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Acer offers upgraded C7 Chromebook for $280

Upgraded Chromebook features a larger battery and more memory

Back when Acer unveiled their C7 laptop in November of 2012, it shined thanks to a $199 tag but disappointed with below average specifications. Thankfully, Acer has gone about remedying the hardware aspect, and they're introducing an expanded lineup aimed at students and schools.

Acer unveiled the updated device in a press release today, adding a larger battery and more memory. The C7 now features 4GB of RAM and a 6-cell battery good for 6 hours per charge, compared to the old 3.5 hour battery and 2GB of RAM. Sadly, the processing on the device remains the same, with a dual-core 1.1GHz Celeron 847 CPU churning on the inside. Other features include an 11.6", 1366x768 pixel display, Integrated HD Graphics and a 320GB HDD with a less than 20 second boot time.

The company's press release also listed the Chromebook's various education benefits, touting its automatic update abilities, built-in security features and access to Google Docs and Google Drive. The updated C7 can currently be purchased in the US, where it retails for $280.


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Omar Qudsi, 2013-03-12 (Update: 2013-03-12)