Acer says that Chromebooks get better with age – even if the time span is just a month.
The C7 Chromebook introduced in mid-November for $200 has a laundry list of hardware upgrades and a price hike of $100.
Version two contains a larger hard drive, a larger battery, and double the RAM, from 2GB to 4GB. Local storage capacity jumps from 320GB to 500GB and battery run time is elevated from 3.5 hours to an estimated 6 hours.
Acer explains the highlights: “Start in seconds and have that new computer feeling — every time. Chromebook’s cloud-based Chrome OS and built-in virus protection refresh on reboot. No updates to track, no discs to insert, and backups are automatic, too. Unlike other computers, Chromebooks get better with age. Plus, Chrome OS’s intuitive interface makes it all so simple.”
For added enjoyment, Acer has included an HD webcam, a multi-gesture touchpad and Google’s Chrome OS keyboard to the newly-released $299 C7 Chromebook.