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Acer launches Intel Core i3-powered C720 Chromebook

Acer C720 Chromebook now powered by a 1.7 GHz Intel Core i3-4005U dual-core
Acer C720 Chromebook
This new ultrabook is the first Chrome OS-powered portable to feature a Core i3 processor from Intel's Haswell family.

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Back at IDF 2013, Acer revealed the first Haswell-powered ultrabook loaded with Chrome OS which used a Intel Atom processor. That Chromebook now receives an update and helps Acer to become the first company that releases a Chrome OS-powered laptop with a Intel Core i3 Haswell processor under the hood.

The two new Acer C720 Chromebook models have similar configurations, the main difference being the amount of installed memory:

  • Processor: dual-core 1.7 GHz Intel Core i3-4005U with 3 MB cache and Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • Memory/Storage: 2 GB/4 GB RAM; 32 GB SSD
  • Display: 11.6-inch anti-glare ComfyView with 1,366X768 pixels
  • Camera: HD webcam
  • Connectivity: HDMI, dual band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 1XUSB 3.0, 2XUSB 2.0, SD card reader
  • Operating system: Chrome OS
  • Battery life: up to 8.5 hours on a charge
  • Weight/Dimensions: 2.76 pounds; 8X11.3X0.8 inches

The 2 GB C720-3871 sells for $349.99 USD, while the C720-3404 has 4 GB of memory and a price of $379.99 USD. For more information, please check the press release below.

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Codrut Nistor, 2014-07-11 (Update: 2014-07-23)
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.