Acer Chromebook

Product now 'in stock,' shipments should be on their way

Update: Amazon's page is now listing the Acer C720P as "in stock" for $299.99 with free shipping — no more pre-order status.

Original story: Those who pre-ordered the latest touchscreen Acer Chromebook from Amazon are being charged for their pre-orders today. Although the product is still indicates on the Amazon page that it hasn't been released yet, if the retailer is taking your money for an order then there's a good chance it's ready to go.

The Acer C720P is nearly identical to the other models of C720 that were released in the previous month, but with the addition of 32GB of storage and a touchscreen — all for $299. That's a pretty attractive package, and the first touchscreen Chromebook outside of the Pixel.

If you're looking to pick up a Chromebook this holiday season and have been holding out for a touchscreen model, chances are if you order now it'll be delivered in short order. You can place an order from the Amazon link below.

More: Pre-order the Acer C720P Chromebook from Amazon

Thanks, Marc!

 

Reader comments

Customers being charged for Acer C720P Chromebook orders from Amazon [update]

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Does Chrome OS have a use for a touch screen? If I were in the market for one, I'd save $50 and get the C720 with 16gb storage and 4gb of RAM. Just save stuff on Drive (which is what ChromeOS is intended for), and you'll get better performance with the increased RAM.

I agree with you. Anything with a physical keyboard like that I really have no desire to use as a touchscreen. Give me a nice trackpad and enough RAM to last through a couple years of updates.

It reminds me of those Windows 8 laptops with a touchscreen. No matter how I sit or think about it a touchscreen on a laptop would not be comfortable to use unless it was one of those convertible models you could fold the keyboard all the way back or remove it.

If you are using Chrome on Android tablet then I believe Chromebook with touch screen should provide you similar experience.

With 32GB SSD, 2GB RAM is enough since swap is now enable and will actually use from 2GB to 3GB of your SSD.

Most of benchmarks showed no difference between machines with 2GB or 4GB RAM in term of performance. With 4GB, you can open more tabs, however with swap space allocated on SSD, you should be able to open as many tabs without noticeable performance degradation.

It really is too bad that Chromebooks aren't that useful. Only if companies like System76 could sell Ubuntu laptops with larger HDDs/SSDs for this cheap. I'd even take a Win 8 laptop over a Chrombook.

It does run Ubuntu via Crouton. Very easy to install and very fast. Much faster than an Ubuntu dual boot as it runs side by side with chrome os. You can switch back and forth with a keystroke.

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I'm selling my c710 after only a few months in order to buy the c720. Ubuntu via crouton runs better than on any other computer I've ever seen! I'm going to be a long time Acer Chromebook customer. Its faster than windows laptops and I can run most any Windows program in Ubuntu via Wine. For $200 its a better performing laptop than many two, even three times as much!

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