Google announced the launch of the 11.6-inch Acer C7 Chromebook notebook on Monday, which is priced at $199 and the lowest price of the Chromebook notebook by far.
The Acer C7 uses the Chrome OS operating system based on Google cloud computing. Previously, Samsung has also launched several Chromebook notebooks.
Acer C7 adopts Intel processor and integrated full-size keyboard and touchpad. This notebook uses 320GB hard drive, and it provides Google Drive based 100GB two years free storage space. Google said, the C7 startup speed is 18 seconds and the battery life is 3.5 hours.
Lower price also led to the weakening of the performance. Compared to the $50 more Samsung Chromebook notebook, the Acer C7 battery life is three hours shorter. In addition, it is thicker, slower start, and does not support 3G network.
However, for most consumers who deal with the computational work through the Internet, the $199 Acer C7 is still a good choice for this year’s Christmas shopping season. Google emphasized in marketing, in share content aspect, Chromebook is more convenient than traditional notebooks. Users need simply to log in to a Google account, then you can access to your own files.
Acer C7 will be on sale for the U.S. consumer this Tuesday through Google Play online store, and will also be sold through Best Buy website and some stores. In the UK, consumers can purchase it through Google Play, Amazon UK, PC World and Currys. Google said, this notebook will soon be available in more countries.