Acer’s C720 Chromebook is thinner and lighter

Acer’s recently debuted C720 Chromebook may bear a definite similarity to the older Acer C710, although the latest iteration of the ‘book is thinner (measuring 0.75 inches thick) and lighter (weighing 2.76 pounds). Plus, the device offers twice the battery life – all for the same $199 price tag.

According to Notebook Italia, key specs include an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, 8.5 hours of battery life, 16GB solid state drive, 2GB-4GB of RAM and 100GB of free Google Drive storage for 2 years.

There is also an SD card slot for extra storage, two USB ports, an HDMI port, an HD webcam and a 45 WHr battery. In addition, the C720 is equipped with the very same 1.4 GHz Intel Celeron 2955U Haswell processor found in HP’s Chromebook14.

“Despite the Celeron branding, that’s a chip based on Intel’s 4th-generation Core architecture, which means you should get better performance and much better battery life than we saw from older Celeron chips (like the one used in the original Acer C7 Chromebook),” explained Liliputing’s Brad Linder.

For reference,HP’s recently debuted Chromebook is equipped with a 14-inch display, Intel Haswell chip and $300 price tag.

Key specs include 9.5 hours of run time, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, an SD card slot and an HDMI port.