(TS) – Acer has started shipping the C7 Chromebook netbook starting at US$199 with Google’s Chrome OS and Intel’s Celeron processor.
The low-power laptop has an 11.6-inch screen, and is for those who do most of their computing on the web, Acer said Monday. the C7 Chromebook is mainly designed to be a secondary mobile device for those who want to browse the Web, check email or access social networks.
The C7 Chromebook will face competition from Samsung’s Chromebook, which starts at $249 and also runs on Chrome OS. Samsung’s Chromebook, which was announced last month, has the Exynos 5 Dual chip, which is based on ARM’s Cortex-A15 processor design. ARM, which dominates tablets and smartphones, is now trying to enter the laptop market, which is dominated by x86 chips from Intel and Advanced Micro Devices.
Acer states that the C7 Chromebook has security features built-in to defend against malware and viruses. The Acer C7 is automatically updated. It comes with integrated 802.11b/ g/ n Wi-Fi, so customers can quickly connect to hotspots and wireless networks.
The brand claims that 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. Acer Chromebook customers are offered up to 100GB of free Google Drive storage for the first two years after purchase, so files are stored 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.
The Acer C7 is portable and sleek and it weighs only 3.05 pounds and measures one-inch thin, so it can be easily taken anywhere as it fits into a backpack, briefcase, or purse. The slim size houses a full-sized keyboard. The fully-clickable touchpad allows customers to conveniently get things done.
The Acer C7 can be connected to 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 sites.
As of now, there is no word on when the Acer C7 will be available in India
Tags: Acer C7, Chromebook
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