After its debut towards the latter half of 2012, the Acer Chromebook C7 was almost the perfect balance between the tablet and the full laptop with its Chrome OS and reasonable price. The model has been now upgraded to have better RAM and a longer battery life.
When it launched, the Acer Chromebook C7 sported a tempting price tag of $199 for a 11.6 inch display, 2 GB of RAM and about 3.5 hours of battery life. Now the new model has a 4 GB of RAM, 320 GB of HDD and is powered by a 6-cell battery promising a solid 6 hours of battery life. As expected with bigger specs, comes a price hike -the new model is now priced at $280.
Still, it is a nice option for those looking for a light weight; cloud based computing experience at a low price. The users of Chromebook also receive a 100 GB storage space on Google Drive. With this upgrade in specs, Acer aims to sell these devices to the education customers who are drawn to the low cost of ownership as well as increased security.
With the launch of Googles own Chromebook, dubbed the “Chromebook Pixel”, a high-end touch screen device priced at $1,299, the Chromebook C7 is definitely a much better option for those on a budget.