"World's First" Touch Chromebook Hits Oz

Written by Oonagh Reidy     13/03/2014 | 13:11 | Category: HOME OFFICE

Acer Chromebook C720P costs a cool $499

"WorldIn a dreamy new Moonstone White chassis design, the new 11.6-inch Chromebook with HD LED back-lit display (1366x768) runs Intel Celeron 2955U processor, based on the Intel Haswell micro-architecture. 

It operates on Google Chrome's eco system, apps, Docs, Gmail and costs AU$499 and NZD$599.  The C720P has a 16GB SSD that provides a fast boot time of less than 7 seconds and quick resuming from sleep.

It's ultra mobile at 19.8mm thin and weighing 1.35kg, and runs 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi. Acer claims the touchbased Chromebook keeps going for up to 7.5 hours. 

It also features 2GB of DDR3 memory, and 100GB of free Google Drive storage for the first two years after purchase.

Acer C720 Chromebook is currently ranked No. 1 on the Amazon Top Rated list of laptops and No. 1 on the sites Notebook Best Sellers list. 

"The Chromebook C720P is an important part of our mobile lineup at Acer," said David Sunton, General Manager, Product Management, Acer Australia. 

"It is designed from the ground up focusing on productivity using cloud applications within the Google eco system."Acer says it's good for personal use and an excellent business and education tool. 

"It also has a high return on investment as it is cost effective to roll-out, requiring a lower financial outlay when it comes to IT infrastructure, maintenance, training and security."