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Last week, Google had launched two of its latest Chromebooks in the Indian market and now these devices are already up for pre-order on Flipkart. Acer C720 Chromebook and HP Chromebook 14 will also be available at select Reliance Digital and Croma stores in Delhi and Mumbai from today onwards, according to the company. When it comes to pricing, the Acer C720 Chromebook comes at Rs. 22,999 and HP Chromebook 14 costs Rs. 26,990.
Lets take a look at the specs of these devices:
Display and Dimension
The new Acer C720 has a design that is more than 30 percent thinner than its predecessor, measuring only 1.9 cms (0.75 inches) thick. It includes a full-sized keyboard. The device weighs only 1.25 kg. Acer C720 comes in a 11.6 inches ComfyView HD display offering a resolution of 1366x768. The display is also accompanied by a matte, anti-glare property, enabling users to work outside in sunlight. On the other hand, the HP Chromebook 14 features a 14-inch WLED BrightView display with the resolution of 1366x768pixels.
OS, Processor and RAM
The Acer Chromebook is powered by an Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on the Intel Haswell micro-architecture, so it delivers a noticeable boost in both performance and battery life. On top of that it also features a 2GB of DDR3 RAM. The battery keeps consumers productive for up to 8.5 hours. Moreover, the company claims that the device boots up in less than 7 seconds and resumes nearly instantly from sleep mode. The HP Chromebook will be powered by an Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on Haswell micro-architecture and will also be supported by 4GB of RAM. Both laptops run on Google's Chrome operating system.
The Acer C720 also comes with an integrated HD webcam and also features a microphone for video chatting. There is a dual speaker design which ensures crisp and clear stereo audio for enjoying music, video and more. Sadly, there is no information pertaing to the camera of the HP Chromebook 14.
The Acer C720 comes with connectivity options like hotspots and wireless networks via 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi. Apart from that it includes USB 3.0, USB 2.0 port, HDMI port. While the HP Chromebook features Wi-Fi, an HDMI port, memory card slot, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 port.
The Acer C720 comes with and internal storages of 16GB SSD. Other media and files can also be accessed through the SD card reader. The HP Chromebook comes with a 16GB SSD storage. Both the devices will come with an additional 100 GB of free storage on Google Drive.
The latest Acer C720 Chromebook runs on Chrome OS which will be updated automatically. On top of that multiple layers of security features including data encryption and verified boot defend the Acer C720 Chromebook against Online threats, malwares and viruses. The Acer C720 Chromebook also keeps data safe when the device is used by multiple users. Users can have separate accounts to ensure their project, Gmail and other information is kept safe if the Chromebook is lost or stolen. It also has a Kensington lock to secure them to a classroom or mobile cart.