Acer Upgrades the C7 Chromebook

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.

About Cliff Boodoosingh

Cliff Boodoosingh has been writing on Internet-based technology for more than 10 years. At Dow Jones he covered the money markets, Canadian dollar and daily hot stocks. He authored Regional Analysis sections and competitor profiles for business intelligence reports on the mobile/wireless markets at Marcus Evans. He recently moved from managing digital publications and media coverage for the Technology Division at VerticalScope to oversee content development at Rates.ca, a new personal finance portal.
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