Acer C720 Chromebook upgraded with fourth-gen Intel Core i3, starts at $350

12 July 2014, 4:22 am EDT By Alexandra Burlacu Mobile & Apps

Acer is bolstering its Chromebook offerings with the addition of two new Acer C720 models that pack Intel Core i3 processors under the hood.

The two new Chromebook models from Acer are the C720-3871 and C720-3404, and prices start at $350.

The base model, i.e. the Acer C720-3871 priced at $350, comes with 2GB of RAM, an Intel Core i3 processor, Intel HD Graphics, and a 32GB solid state disk (SSD). The Chromebook has an 11.6-inch HD display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and offers a strong battery performance of up to 8.5 hours. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, and USB 3.0.

Acer has also launched a higher-priced model for $380, the C720-3404. This model comes with the same specs as the C720-3871, but with 4GB of RAM.

"Acer introduces its new Chromebook the C720 - the best performance 11.6" Chromebook with speed, simplicity and security all built in. Continually updated, always new, the Acer C7 Chromebook keeps getting better and better. It starts in seconds, is powered by a 4th Generation Intel Processor and offers a battery life giving you all day to run your favorite Google apps or access your photos, videos, music and documents from anywhere," reads the product description on Amazon.

"The Acer C720 Chromebook is fast, light and portable. It boots in less than 7 seconds, and automatically stays up-to-date (and virus free) without interrupting you. Powered by a 4th gen Intel Core i3 Processor, the Acer C720 Chromebook delivers an amazing experience on the web. It loads content-rich webpages quickly, provides crisp video playback, and enables you to multitask effortlessly by allowing multiple pages to run at the same time."

Furthermore, the third-generation Acer Chromebook is 30 percent thinner than its predecessor and weighs in at just over two pounds, allowing for greater portability. The 11.6-inch HD display is anti-glare, which means that users can enjoy the Chromebook even outside, in the sunlight. When it comes to data storage, the Acer C720 Chromebook automatically backs up all files online, keeping them secure. The device also comes with 100GB of free online storage on Google Drive for two years.

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