C720P Stories January 3, 2014

Acer adds Moonstone White C720P Chromebook to its touchscreen lineup

In addition to its new low cost tablets and Android-powered All-in-one computers, Acer announced a new color option to its Chromebook lineup ahead of CES next week.

The Acer C720P that debuted last November will soon be available in Moonstone White and debut next week at CES. The Acer C720P retails at $299 and features 32GB of storage, 2GB of RAM, and an HD touch screen at 1366×768 resolution. Like the existing models, the C720P features USB 2/3 ports as well as HDMI for display-output and runs Chrome OS.

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Acer has just announced its new C720P Chromebook, a touchscreen variant of the C720 model that it introduced earlier this month. The C720P will be available in early December from Amazon, Best Buy, and the Acer Store for $299.99.

This is Acer’s first touchscreen Chromebook and is capable of all the normal multi-touch features, such as pinch-to-zoom. As far as specs go, the device is packing an 11.6-inch LED “ComfyView” display with a 1366 x 768 resolution. Acer touts that the device will give up to 7 and a half hours of battery life and boot upon just 7 seconds, thanks in large part to the 32GB SSD. Powering the laptop is an Intel Celeron 2955U, which is based off of the Haswell architecture, as well as 2GB of DDR3 RAM. As you would expect, it supports 802.11a/b/g/n wifi as well.

Along the sides of the laptop, you’ll find USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI connection. The laptop weighs in at 2.98 pounds and is just .78 inches thick.

Finally, Google is offering 100GB of free cloud storage with Google Drive for 2 years and 12 free Gogo wifi passes to anyone who purchases the C720P.

At $299.99, the C720P is a very compelling option for users who want a touchscreen Chromebook and don’t want to shell out the money for a Pixel. I could very well see this being one of the most popular gifts this holiday season.

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