Google just announced on its Chrome Blog that it would sell a new Chromebook from Acer on Google Play starting tomorrow. The new Acer C7 Chromebook will debut for $199 in the U.S. at Best Buy and through Google Play. In the U.K., customers will be able to get their hands on the new Chromebook this coming week through various retailers including: Google Play, Amazon UK, PC World, and Currys.
As for specs, Google’s Chromebook website said it includes an 11.6-inch (1,366-by-768) display, 3.5 hours of battery life, an Intel Core processor, three USB ports, HD camera, HDMI, a full-sized keyboard, and a “fully clickable trackpad.” Acer is also including a 320GB hard drive and the usual free 100GB Google Drive account.
The $200 price point is obviously extremely aggressive pricing, as it is $50 under Samsung’s newest Chrome OS powered offering. With an included free 100GB Google Drive account (usually $60 per year from Google), the new C7 pays for itself in a little over three years in a way.
The full specs from Google are below:
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- 11.6’’ (1366×768) display
- 1 inch thin – 3 lbs / 1.4 kg
- 3.5 hours of battery1
- Intel® Core™ processor
- 100 GB Google Drive Cloud Storage2 with 320 GB Hard Disk Drive
- Dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Ethernet
- HD Camera
- 3x USB 2.0
- 1x HDMI Port, 1x VGA port