Acer C720 Chromebook gets processor, price bump

Acer launched the industry’s first Chromebook running a 4th Generation Intel Core i3 processor Thursday. The Acer C720 Chromebook is now available in two models powered by the Intel Core i3 processor to provide customers faster and more responsive performance for multi-tasking, while also providing up to 8.5 hours of battery life.

Eric Ackerson, senior product marketing and brand manager, Acer America:

“This is an incredibly exciting time to be a leader in the Chromebook market, since customers are responding with tremendous enthusiasm for the product’s performance, capabilities and value. We’ve been breaking new ground with our Chromebooks since 2011, and our new Intel Core i3 model will deliver more of what our customers love about our Chromebooks, including excellent performance and all-day battery life.”

Navin Shenoy, vice president and general manager of Intel Mobile Client Platforms Group:

“Acer has been a leader in the Chromebook space and the new C720 based on 4th generation Intel Core i3 processors mark a new class of Chromebook with enhanced performance and battery life. As one of the most powerful Chromebooks on the market, the additional performance of Core i3 enables an extremely responsive experience while surfing multiple tabs of web pages. Students, families and business users will recognize the difference in how snappy the new Acer C720 is with Intle Core i3.”

The Acer C720 Chromebook will be available in two models with a 1.7GHz Intel Core i3-40005U processor. The Acer C720-3404 will have 4GB of RAM and will be priced at $379.99, while the C720-3871 will have 2GB of RAM and will be priced for $349.99. They will be available this month at North American retailers.

Source: Acer

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