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Google outs the affordable Acer C7 Chromebook

The 11.6-inch laptop comes with a Celeron chip, 2GB of RAM and 100 GB of Google Drive Cloud Storage in addition to the built-in HDD

Google has introduced its latest Chromebook notebook, dubbed C7. The device is manufactured by the Taiwan-headquartered corporation Acer and is now available to customers in the Unites States and the United Kingdom, priced at $199 and £199, respectively.

Running on a cloud-based Google Chrome operating system, the laptop is powered by a second generation (Sandy Bridge) ultra-low voltage Intel Celeron 847 central processing unit with two cores clocked at 1.1GHz and the integrated Intel HD Graphics card. Moreover, users are provided with an 11.6-inch widescreen display of 1366-by-768 pixels native resolution.

Under the hood, the Acer’s C7 reportedly features 2GB of RAM, a built-in battery that lasts for around 3.5 hours on a single charge and a 320GB mechanical hard drive (but still boots in under 20 seconds). In addition to the HDD, Google is offering another 100GB of Drive Cloud Storage (for two years).

Other specs apparently include LAN and Wireless LAN 802.11 a/b/b/n modules, three USB 2.0 ports, one VGA output, an HDMI interface and an integrated HD web camera for video conferencing.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-11-14 (Update: 2012-11-14)