Tuesday, June 18th 2013

Faster Acer C7 Chromebook at Walmart for $199

Acer America today announced that a new model in its Acer C7 Chromebook line, the Acer C710-2856, is now available at 2,800 Walmart stores for the low price of only $199. The new Acer C710-2856 Chromebook has a 16GB Solid State Drive (SSD) that provides fast boot times and quick access to apps and media for speedier all-around performance.

The affordable price and wide range of capabilities make the new Acer C7 Chromebook the ideal additional laptop for families, students and professionals who need a fast, easy and secure way to get online to do their computing in the cloud, such as using Gmail, keeping up on social networks, shopping and paying bills. The new model is available at an ideal time, since many consumers are looking for a portable computer for summer travel, or are already planning ahead for back-to-college.

"The expansion of our Acer C7 Chromebook line to Walmart is a clear indication of its growing popularity for anyone who wants a new or second mobile PC for web-based computing," said Sumit Agnihotry, vice president of product marketing, Acer America. "The new configuration with a speedy and responsive SSD at only $199 is an especially notable value."

Acer C710-2856 Ideal for On-the-Go Computer Users
The Acer C710-2856 boots up in just 8 seconds and resumes nearly instantly from sleep mode. Easy to use and navigate, Acer C7 Chromebooks give customers access to their favorite apps with a single click through the app launcher, and allows them to conveniently find new favorites from the thousands of Chrome apps and games featured in the Chrome Web Store.

Families and professionals will appreciate that the Acer C7 Chromebook has security features built in to defend against malware and viruses. Plus, since the Acer C7 is automatically updated with the Chrome OS, customers can be assured that they have the latest software version and protection against online threats. It comes with integrated 802.11b/g/n WiFi, so customers can quickly connect to hotspots and wireless networks.

The Acer C7 Chromebook line is great for travel and taking to classes thanks to its slim size, 3.05-pound design and up to four hours of battery life. The 11.6-inch HD Widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit LCD vibrantly highlights websites, movies, apps and more. The Acer C710-2856 is powered by an Intel Celeron 847 processor (2MB L3 cache, 1.10GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz) and 2GB of DDR3 memory. It has an HD 1.3MP webcam with a microphone for video chatting, as well as capturing video and photos.

Pricing, Availability and Warranty
The Acer C710-2856 is available now at 2,800 Walmart stores and on Walmart.com for the price of $199. Acer C7 Chromebooks come with a standard one-year parts and labor warranty.
Add your own comment

3 Comments on Faster Acer C7 Chromebook at Walmart for $199

#1
T4C Fantasy
CPU & GPU DB Maintainer
199? finally a descent pricepoint... but is it worth it? since it looks like a laptop can I upgrade the ssd to like 256gb and put windows on it?
Posted on Reply
#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: T4C Fantasy
199? finally a descent pricepoint... but is it worth it? since it looks like a laptop can I upgrade the ssd to like 256gb and put windows on it?
You can, but it's a Celeron-based system. Windows will run slower than Chrome OS. Chrome OS is heavily optimized for the limited hardware resources Chromebook has.
Posted on Reply
#3
Trovaricon
by: T4C Fantasy
199? finally a descent pricepoint... but is it worth it? since it looks like a laptop can I upgrade the ssd to like 256gb and put windows on it?
For dirty cheap non-atom netbook you may look at Acer Aspire One 756. New baseline model of 756 have replaced Celeron 847 (SB, 2c, 1.1GHz) used in this chromebook with Ivy Bridge ULV Celeron 1007 (1.5 GHz).
I don't know why, but to me it seems that it is not similar, but exactly the same chasis and hardware (except hdd/ssd) as older baseline model of aspire one 756.
Posted on Reply