Since most of the PC makers are already entering into the Chromebook business, most of these makers are upgrading their own offerings nowadays. One of the recent one that has been upgraded comes from Acer. The company has already announced the upgraded version of its C720 Chromebook in the US market.
The new variant is powered by Intel's 4th generation Core i3-40005U processor instead of the Intel Celeron processor normally found in Chromebooks.
Eric Ackerson, senior product marketing and brand manager, Acer America, said, "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."
The senior product marketing and brand manager further said, "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."
According to Acer, new version of C720 Chromebook will be available in two models, one (C720-3404) with 4GB of RAM and price-tag of $379.99 (approx. Rs. 22,808) , other (C720-3871) with 2GB of RAM and price-tag of $349.99 (approx. Rs. 21,008).
To remind you, Acer C720 features an 11.6-inch HD display with a 1366×768 resolution, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, HD webcam, microphone, HDMI port, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports.
In addition, Chromebooks will be allowed to run Google apps such as Chrome (for whom the Chromebook is named) and Gmail, and a 32GB Solid State Drive (SSD) will boot the Acer C720 in seven seconds or less. These models will be available this month at retailers in North America.
There is no word on the release of the new Acer Chromebook in other markets at the moment.