In February Google launched the Chromebook Pixel, a touchcsreen laptop powered by the company’s Chrome OS. At a whopping $1,299 for what was essentially a glorified netbook, the Pixel’s price tag was a big turn-off for many. Now it seems Acer is poised to release a new Chrome OS-powered machine sporting a touchscreen and a much lower price point.

According to a Google+ post spotted by GigaOM, Acer’s upcoming C720 Chromebook will be available in several configurations, including one with a touchscreen. The laptop will also be available with a variety of hard drive and RAM options, up to 4 GB of RAM with a 32 GB solid-state drive. The computer’s internals won’t be user-modifiable, so whichever model you buy is the one you’ll be stuck with.

The C720 is set to go into production later this month. More photos are available after the break.


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2 Responses to “More Chromebooks will get touchy-feely starting with Acer C720”

  1. I love my C710, and I plan to upgrade as soon as the next generation with its improved processors and battery life comes on the market, but I don’t think I’ll be opting for the touchscreen, since these machines are almost exclusively internet clients, and the internet isn’t really a touch interactive environment right now, but rather a keyboard and cursor environment. Perhaps in a few years, especially with the wide adoption of tablet computers, things will be different.

  2. Mike Corbett says:

    I am a huge fan of chromebooks!