Same internals and touchscreen, attractive new color option
Building out the number of SKUs available in its latest Chromebook line, Acer has just announced a new color of the touchscreen C720P model. Aside from the new "Moonstone White" plastic around the outside, this C720P is entirely identical to the original grey model, with a 1366 x 768 11-inch touchscreen display, Intel Celeron 2955U processor, 32GB of storage and 2GB of RAM — all for the same $299 price.
The experience will be much the same as the cheaper C720 models, but offer a little something extra in the touchscreen capabilities. Acer says the new Moonstone White C720P will go on sale "next week" for the aforementioned price, and while specific retail partners aren't mentioned we can expect it to hit the same places the other C720 variants are.
Acer Expands Touchscreen Chromebook Line with New Color Offering
LAS VEGAS, (Jan. 3, 2013) – Acer America today extends its touchscreen Chromebook line, with a new configuration in a new color – the Acer C720P-2600 in Moonstone White.
The new Acer C720P-2600 Chromebook will be shown at Pepcom’s Digital Experience! media event on Monday, Jan. 6. The event previews some of the hottest gadgets and technologies at this year’s 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The striking Moonstone White chassis complements the sleek design of the C720P-2600 Chromebook. The entire chassis is white, giving the device a consistently stylish look from any angle. In addition, customers will enjoy the benefit of touch on the device’s 11.6-inch HD LED back-lit display to do more with Chrome apps, media, games and more.
The 10-point touch display allows customers to interact naturally with the device, using gestures such as swipe, tap and pinch to zoom. This enhances the experience with apps, websites, Google Docs, games and more to make Chrome even more intuitive and personal. In addition, the 1366x768 resolution keeps websites, images and video crisp and clear.
The highly acclaimed Acer C720 Chromebook line has received numerous awards and accolades for its performance, battery life and value. The line includes models for consumers as well as business and education customers.
Like the rest of the new C720 line, the new C720P-2600 touchscreen model is powered by an Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on the Intel Haswell micro-architecture, so it delivers fast performance and excellent multi-tasking such as running multiple tabs and apps. The processor also enhances battery life; it keeps customers going for up to 7.5 hours for extra productivity and fun.(1)
The Acer C720P-2600 Chromebook has a 32GB SSD that provides a fast boot time of less than 7 seconds and quick resuming from sleep.(2) Compact at just 0.78-inches thin and 2.98 pounds, the new C720P-2600 can be taken anywhere for exploring online, staying in touch, running Chrome apps and more. Customers can use the 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and integrated HD webcam for video chats as well as capturing video and photos to share online. The new Chromebook also features 2GB of DDR3 memory.
Acer Chromebooks utilize Chrome OS to give customers access to everything they need to be productive, stay in touch and be informed. Chrome OS is updated automatically, so it always has the latest features and multiple layers of security. The Acer C720P Chromebook users can have separate accounts to ensure their project, Gmail and other information is kept safe if the Chromebook is lost, stolen, or lent to a friend. This makes the Chromebook ideal for situations where the device will be used by multiple users, such as in educational settings and at home.
The new Acer C720P-2600 helps customers stay productive even while on a flight with 12 free Gogo in-air internet passes.(3) The Acer C720P-2600 also comes with up to 100GB of free Google Drive storage for the first two years after purchase, so customers can store files, photos and more safely in the cloud.(4)
Pricing, Availability and Warranty
The Acer C720P-2600 in Moonstone White is available at retailers next week for a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $299.99 in the United States. The new Acer C720P comes with a standard one-year parts and labor warranty, which can be extended to three years with the Acer Advantage service. All Acer Chromebooks are backed by toll-free service and support.(5)
Established in 1976, Acer is an information and communication technology company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's green supply chain delivers environmentally friendly PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Ranked No. 3 for notebooks globally (IDC 2012), Acer employs 8,000 people, and 2012 revenues reached US$14.7 billion. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.
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