Acer Adds New Budget-Friendly C7 Chromebook Targetting Students

A brand new Acer C7 Chromebook will hit the shelves by March 17th.

At a cost of $279.99, the new Acer C710-2055 Chromebook is powered by a 6-cell battery for up to six hours of use. Additionally, it is driven by an Intel Celeron 847 processor (2MB L3 cache, 1.10GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz) and 4GB of RAM to provide exceptional speed and responsiveness when running multiple apps and programs.

“Chromebooks are an ideal option for schools and districts that want to quickly implement a technology program that will significantly enhance student learning,” said Gregg Prendergast, vice president, U.S. Commercial Sales, Acer America.

Prendergrast continues: “The Acer C7 Chromebook delivers the advanced capabilities that will help students excel in all areas of their education. In addition, the Acer C7 Chromebook is incredibly affordable as a stand-alone product, and even more affordable when schools consider the reduced total cost of ownership thanks to its manageability and security features.”

Weighing in at just over 3 pounds, the slim Acer C7 sports a 11.6-inch HD Widescreen and remains portable enough to move between classrooms and tuck into a backpack. The integrated HD 1.3MP webcam will help in video and photo presentations as well as slideshows, plus three USB 2.0 ports makes it easy to connect to a digital camera or other devices.
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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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