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Acer unveils the $299 C710-2605 Chromebook

The more capable sibling of the C7 portable PC offers an extended storage, more memory and longer battery life
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The Taiwanese electronics corporation Acer has introduced an upgraded version of its recently launched C7 Chromebook laptop. Dubbed C710-2605, the new mobile computer runs on Google’s Chrome operating system and carries a $299 price-tag.

For the extra $100, users get twice the amount of RAM, which is now 4GB, a 500GB spinning hard drive, 100GB of Google Drive storage (free for two years) and instead of C7’s 2,500mAh battery, the upgraded model sports a 5,000mAh one with an autonomy period of around 6 hours on a single charge.

The rest of the specs seem to be the same. Under the hood, Acer’s latest Chromebook houses a Dual-Core Sandy Bridge Intel Celeron 847 CPU clocked at 1.1GHz, an Intel HD Graphics chip with shared VRAM and a Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/b/n radio.

Other features reportedly include an HDMI interface, three USB 2.0 ports, VGA output and a built-in HD web camera for video calls.

Update: We received an email from Acer stating that the laptop in question was posted on their website in error and that "additional Chromebook models are TBD".

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> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2012 12 > Acer unveils the $299 C710-2605 Chromebook
Ivan Zhekov, 2012-12-12 (Update: 2012-12-14)