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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

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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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-12-12 (Update: 2012-12-14)