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Acer Cloudbook laptops with Windows 10 coming soon

First Acer Cloudbook laptop launches next month for $169 USD
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The first Cloudbook Windows 10 notebook will allegedly launch next month for a starting price of only $169 USD.

Laptop prices have been going down for a while now, but seeing them cost as much as a low-end smartphone is quite a surprise to many. Earlier this week at the Worldwide Partner Conference in Orlando, Florida, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner unveiled a new low-end Windows 10-ready machine from Acer. This laptop will start at just $169 USD, the all-time low for Windows laptops.

Unfortunately, the hardware details have not been disclosed yet. All we know for sure is that Acer will launch the 11.6-inch model next month for the price mentioned above and this notebook will also have a larger sibling. The larger Aspire One Cloudbook will have a 14-inch display, but its date of arrival and price are both unknown for now.

Since Google Chrome OS-powered laptops start at less than $150 USD, the upcoming Acer portable may offer an interesting alternative to Windows users on a very tight budget. There is no doubt that it will have a low-resolution display, a cheap dual-core processor and low amounts of memory and internal storage, but sacrifices must be made to offer such a low price. We will get back to the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook as soon as we hear more about it, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-07-17 (Update: 2015-07-17)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.