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Acer Launches New C7 Chromebook

Acer has announced the launch of a new Chromebook called the Acer C7 Chromebook. This little notebook computer runs the Google Chrome operating system and is priced as low as $199. Acer says little machine is aimed at families, students, and business people that want fast, easy, and secure way to get online and do their computing on the cloud. The machine is designed specifically for using services like Gmail and for social networking and shopping online.

The top-of-the-line Acer C7 Chromebook is the Acer C710-2847 and it uses an Intel Celeron 847 processor. The processor operates at 1.1 GHz and the machine has 2 GB of RAM. It also offers 320 GB of storage space. Other features include an integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam and the computer has an 11.6-inch HD resolution LED backlit display.

The machine also ships with 12 free passes to use Gogo in-flight Internet connectivity. The machine is available today via the Google Play store, in Best Buy retail outlets, and online for $199. Other features of the machine include three USB 2.0 ports, and an HDMI output. The machine also has an integrated memory card reader.

 

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