Acer America announced today a new line of touchscreen Chromebooks along with a new hardware configuration and a new color; the Acer C720P-2600 in Moonstone White.
The new Acer C720P-2600 Chromebook will be shown at Pepcom’s Digital Experience media event on Monday, Jan. 6 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The entire chassis of the new Chromebook is white and features an 11.6-inch HD LED back-lit display with 10-point touch. The new touchscreen allows customers to interact naturally with the device and the Chrome apps more like a tablet or smartphone. The 1366×768 resolution won’t win any awards but is enough for streaming 720p videos online.
Like the rest of the new C720 line, the new C720P-2600 touchscreen model is powered by an Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on the Intel Haswell micro-architecture, so it should deliver plenty of performance for the Chrome OS and provide ample battery life of up to 7.5 hours.
The Acer C720P-2600 Chromebook is just 0.78 inches thin and weighs 2.98 pounds and features a 32GB SSD that delivers a fast boot time of less than 7 seconds and quick resuming from sleep. Additional features of the C720P-2600 include 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and integrated HD webcam for video chats as well as capturing video and photos to share online. The new Chromebook also features 2GB of DDR3 system memory.
Chrome OS is updated automatically on this Chromebook, so it always has the latest features and multiple layers of security. Each person who uses the Acer C720P Chromebook can have separate accounts to ensure their project, Gmail and other information is kept safe if the Chromebook is lost, stolen, or lent to a friend. This makes the Chromebook ideal for situations where the device will be used by multiple users, such as in educational settings or in a home with multiple family members.
The new Acer C720P-2600 comes with 12 free Gogo in-air internet passes for use during flights and up to 100GB of free Google Drive storage for the first two years after purchase, so customers can store files in the cloud.
Pricing and Availability
The Acer C720P-2600 in Moonstone White is available at retailers next week for $299.99 in the United States. The new Acer C720P comes with a standard one-year parts and labor warranty, which can be extended to three years with the Acer Advantage service. All Acer Chromebooks are backed by toll-free service and support.