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Rumour – Acer Preparing Touchscreen And 8GB RAM Chromebook



/ 3 years ago
The most recent Acer C720 Chromebook

The most recent Acer C720 Chromebook

Acer’s Chromebooks have proved hugely popular thanks to their super low prices and their newest C720 Haswell-powered Chromebook has caught the attention of consumers once again. According to Chrome Story’s anonymous tip-off Acer is now preparing a touchscreen enabled Chromebook with 8GB of RAM. The specifications sheet, shown below, also reveals three other touch-screen Acer Chromebooks with different configurations of memory and SSD storage.

Pricing is given in Swedish Krona so is drastically inflated over the typical American retail prices. For example their C720 base-version costs 2490 SK which is $391, the U.S MSRP for that unit is $250 – meaning in Sweden it is 56.4% higher. By that logic the cheapest touchscreen model should cost $300 and the most expensive one $350 if we apply a currency conversion and divide by the 56.4% inflation of pricing in Sweden compared to the USA.

new-acer-chromebooks

Production of these touchscreen Chromebooks is scheduled to begin in November so that they will be in stores and at online retailers for December and the holiday shopping season. Stay tuned for this one as it could be really interesting to see how really cheap touchscreen Chromebooks change the notebook market.

Image #1 courtesy of Acer and image #2 courtesy of ChromeStory


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  • Adam Greenblum

    Google faced a lot of skepticism when they first released the Chromebook, and I give them credit for sticking with it. As Google and its hardware partners continue to improve the Chromebook, more consumers and even organizations will begin to view it as a viable computing option.

    But what about Chromebook users that need to access Windows applications like Microsoft office? They can try products like Ericom AccessNow, an HTML5 RDP solution that enables Chromebook users to connect to Terminal Servers and/or VDI virtual desktops, and run Windows applications or desktops in a browser tab.

    There’s nothing to install on the Chromebook, so AccessNow is easy to deploy and manage.

    For an online, interactive demo, open your Chrome browser and visit:
    http://www.ericom.com/demo_AccessNow.asp?URL_ID=708

    Please note that I work for Ericom