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Acer Announces New C7 Chromebook: Secure, Speedy and Simple

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  1. btarunr

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    Acer America today debuts its new Acer C7 Chromebook, its next-generation mobile computer that runs Google's Chrome operating system and is priced at a low $199. The new Acer C7 Chromebook is the ideal additional laptop for families, students and business people that 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.

    "Today's computer users are doing more online heightening the need for enhanced security, quicker online access and an easy-to-use interface," Jim Wong, corporate president, Acer Inc. "The Acer C7 Chromebook provides all this at an affordable price, making it the right choice for families and students on a budget as well as anyone who wants a new or second mobile PC for web-based computing."

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    "The core of Google's Chromebook vision is creating a better, more simple computing experience and making it available to everyone," said Sundar Pichai, senior vice president, Chrome and Apps, Google. "We're excited about the Acer C7 Chromebook, the newest addition to the Chromebook family. The Acer C7 delivers a hassle-free computing experience with the speed, security and simplicity that users expect of Chromebooks built in."

    Speedy, Secure Online Access
    Customers can get online quickly with the Acer C7; it boots up in less than 18 seconds and resumes nearly instantly from sleep mode. The overall Chromebook experience is easy-to-use and navigate. Users can access their favorite apps with a single click through the app launcher and find new favorites from the thousands of Chrome apps and games featured in the Chrome Web Store.

    Customers 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, 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.

    Safe Storage, Convenient access to Content
    The Acer C7 Chromebook is easy to maintain and share with others around the home, school or work. Users can have separate accounts and simply log in to get things done. Once on the Acer C7, it's easy to share and collaborate on documents and projects and share work and personal calendars. Acer Chromebook customers are offered up to 100GB of free Google Drive storage for the first two years after purchase, so files, documents, photos and more are stored safely in the cloud even if the Acer C7 is lost, damaged or stolen. Customers can also access files offline, or create and edit Google Documents and use Gmail offline as well.

    Sleek Design for the Mobile Lifestyle
    The Acer C7 is portable and sleek for today's on-the-go mobile lifestyle. It weighs only 3.05 pounds and measures a mere one inch thin, so it can be easily taken anywhere as it fits into a backpack, briefcase or purse. The slim size still houses a full-sized keyboard, so customers can comfortably create and edit documents and spreadsheets. The fully-clickable touchpad allows customers to conveniently get things done.

    The Acer C7's integrated HD 1.3MP webcam w/ LED indicator and microphone is great for video conferencing, as well as capturing video and photos for sharing online. Websites, documents, photos and high-definition video look crisp and clear on the C7's 11.6-inch HD Widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit LCD.

    Appealing to frequent travelers, the Acer C7 Chromebook also enables users to get online at 30,000 feet with free Gogo in-air internet passes. It comes with 12 free passes (estimated at $150 value) that can be used over two years on domestic U.S. flights.

    Acer Chromebook Built for Performance
    The premiere offering in the Acer C7 Chromebook line is the Acer C710-2847. Powered by an Intel Celeron 847 processor (2MB L3 cache, 1.10GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz) and 2GB of DDR3 memory, the Acer C7 provides the performance to speed through the web, access files, enjoy video and more. It also has an ample 320GB HDD for storing files.

    The Acer C7 connects to popular consumer electronics devices such as camcorders, digital cameras and smart phones via its three USB 2.0 ports. It also has an HDMI port for pushing video and content to external displays and HDTVs. In addition, its card reader supports SD card and MMC, so customers can play their music and video directly from the card, or upload photos, video and music to their favorite sites.

    Pricing, Availability and Warranty
    The Acer C710-2847 will be available starting tomorrow on the Google Play store, at Best Buy stores and on BestBuy.com for customers in the United States for $199.00.
    The new Acer C7 comes with a standard one-year parts and labor warranty, which can be extended to three years with the Acer Advantage service. All Acer Chromebooks are backed by toll-free service and support.
     
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    I thought ChromeOS was dead. Guess I was wrong.

    It has a VGA-out also. I am guessing that they forgot they had these in a warehouse out back and decided to go ahead and sell them.

    Shouldn't HDMI be a standard? or at least Display Port. For the love of all things, they should know the first rule of making a product is to produce something that the customer wants.
     
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    I've never seen chromeOS, it looks cool.
     
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    I just get this "AOL Vibe" when I think of this thing.
     
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    It's not very rare that low end laptops (and similiar things) have VGA and no HDMI. For $199 I'm not complaining.

    In fact, I think this looks fantastic. Install your favourite Linux distro, or even Windows 7, and you have a great little machine. Just remember it costs $199. ;)
     
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    I might be picking up one of these for my kids. Seem perfect for their little school projects.

    It has both HDMI and VGA.
     
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    Frick says thanks.
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    Then why did 3870x2 complain?? :confused:
     
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    Indeed it is. I'm very curious about how the keyboard is. My netbook (in sig) is alright but the keyboard is too mushy. If this one is good enough it'll be a killer for me too.
     
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    The majority of laptops are still produced with VGA, and have been for far too long. VGA should not be included on laptops anymore.

    The price is right I guess. I would be interested if it didn't have the processing power of a solar powered calculator.
     

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