Acer refreshes C720 Chromebook with Intel Core i3, 32GB storage

Acer has announced an updated version to its popular C720 Chromebook, this time around with Intel's fourth generation Haswell Core i3 processor. Starting at $349, the updated model provides faster performance, more base storage and delivers more battery life than last year's C720 that were powered by Intel's Celeron processors.

This year's range will have two models. Both models will be powered by a Haswell Core i3 4005U processor clocked at 1.7GHz and will come with 32GB of SSD storage. The $379 C720-3404 will have 4GB of RAM while the $349 C720-3871 will have 2GB of RAM. Both models will be arriving at U.S. retailers this month, with Amazon already having a pre-order page for the $349 model.

Acer announces C720 Chromebook with Intel Core i3

The Acer C720 models are compact with an 11.6-inch 1366x768 screen that's powered by Intel's HD Graphics 4400 engine. The device will have 8.5 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Are you interested in a Chromebook? Do these Haswell-based Core i3 models interest you?

Source: Acer and Amazon

Chuong H Nguyen