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Acer Announces New C7 Chromebook: Secure, Speedy and Simple

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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.

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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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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.
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'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. ;)
It has both HDMI and VGA.
 
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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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Then why did 3870x2 complain?? :confused:
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.