When the world is talking about cheap tablets, Google along with Acer touched a new low with new Chromebook pricing. Yes, it is even cheaper than the recent Samsung Chromebook ($249) at $199.
The search giant just took the wraps off Acer C7 Chromebook, which comes with a 11.6-inch 1366x768p display, Intel processor, 320GB of hard disk space and Chrome OS. The device reportedly lasts 3.5 hours on the battery and packs Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity.
There are 3 USB2.0 ports, 1HDMI port and VGA out. C7 Chromebook weighs just 1.4 kgs and measure 1inch thick.
Sundar Pichai, SVP, Chrome & Apps noted on the official Chrome blog:
“Creating a better, simpler computer and making it available for everyone is at the core of the Chromebook vision. It’s exciting to see people using Chromebooks as the perfect additional computer in the home, and we continue to work with our partners to make them easy-to-use and more affordable. Today, we’re delighted that our partner Acer is introducing a new addition to the Chromebook family: the new Acer C7 Chromebook.”
The Acer C7 will be available starting tomorrow for $199 in the U.S. on Google Play, BestBuy.com and rolling out this week in select Best Buy stores. In the U.K., it’s available on Google Play, Amazon UK, PC World and Currys.
Google adds that it is working hard to bring it to more countries soon.
This is the second consecutive Chromebook launch in the recent days after Samsung Chromebook.