Acer's C7 Chromebook has some surprising specs for a $199 laptop. The Chromebook is set apart from Samsung's similar offering by a 320GB HDD in place of Samsung's 16GB SSD. It has a number of connectivity offerings, including 3 USB 2.0 ports, as well as VGA and HDMI out. It also includes Ethernet support, an uncommon trait for Chromebooks. The higher-spec $299 version features a larger battery, 500GB HDD, and twice the RAM.
Nov. 13, 2012
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- Includes 100GB of Google Drive storage for 2 years
Chrome OS is in the midst of a sort of existential crisis. Google's web-based OS was originally used on full-fledged, full-powered and full-priced laptops, but its niche now seems to be cheaper, smaller computers. But even in that world, there's plenty of variation.
Samsung's new Series 5 Chromebook costs $249, and looks and feels like a regular laptop, but it's powered by an ARM processor that you're more likely to find in a tablet or a cellphone. Acer has gone the opposite direction with...
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