Acer has recently announced the industry’s first touchscreen Chromebook – the Acer C720P Chromebook, featuring an 11.6-inch multi-touch screen supporting 10-point finger touch. Touch screens are popular nowadays, that not only smartphones and tablets are taking advantage of this technology but Notebooks, Laptops and Ultrabooks as well. The Acer C720P Chromebook sports the same design and body as with its non-touch predecessors. But there are a few changes under the hood. The C720P is still powered by the same Intel Celeron 2955U Haswell processor with Intel HD Graphics, but it will only have 2GB of memory, same with the cheaper Acer C720. The good thing is, aside from having a touch display, storage capacity is doubled to 32GB solid state drive. Check out more information below.
According to Arif MAskatia, CTO for Acer, “Our new touchscreen C720P gives customers an intuitive way to browse sites online, enjoy apps, and do more with the Chromebook,”. He further added that “the Acer C720 Chromebook line has been praised for its performance and battery life, and this new touchscreen model allows us to address the needs of an even wider range of customers with exciting new capabilities. We’re certain many holiday shoppers will jump at the chance to get a touchscreen Chromebook for just $299.99.”
The Acer C720P’s touch capabilities are enjoyed on its vibrant 11.6-inch ComfyView HD display that has a 1366×768 resolution to keep websites, images and video crisp and clear. The multi-touch display allows customers to use gestures such as swipe, tap and pinch to zoom to interact in a natural way with the Chromebook so they can better enjoy educational apps, browse websites, scroll through Google Docs, play games and more.
Like the rest of the new C720 line, the new Acer C720P touchscreen model is powered by an Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on the Intel Haswell micro-architecture, so it delivers fast performance and excellent multi-tasking such as running multiple tabs and apps. The processor also enhances battery life; it keeps customers going for up to 7.5 hours for extra productivity and fun.
The Acer C720P Chromebook gets customers working and connecting quickly with its 32 GB SSD that provides a fast boot time of less than 7 seconds and quick resuming from sleep. The large SSD also provides ample storage capacity for saving video, photos and other files. In addition, the C720P touch Chromebook features 2 GB of DDR3 memory. Plus, the Acer C720P quickly connects to hotspots and wireless networks via 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi.
Thin and Lightweight Design Includes all the Extras
The Acer C720P Chromebook measures only 0.78-inches and weighs only 2.98 pounds, making it easy to carry to meetings, classes, and anywhere life takes today’s busy consumers. The C720P’s compact chassis houses everything needed to stay productive, connected and entertained on the go. It features an integrated HD webcam for video chats as well as capturing video and photos to share online. The new Chromebook features a dual speaker design that delivers crisp and clear stereo audio during online chats as well as for enjoying music and movies. Connecting to popular external storage, including digital cameras and smartphones, is easy and convenient with the Chromebook’s USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports. Its HDMI port can be used to provide video and content to external displays and HDTVs.
Security for Multiple Users, Collaboration
Customers will appreciate that the Chrome OS is updated automatically, so it always has the latest features. Multiple layers of security features including data encryption and verified boot defend the Acer C720P Chromebook against online threats, malware and viruses. The Acer C720P Chromebook keeps data safe when the device is used by multiple users, such as for collaboration in the classroom and for projects for home, school or work. Users can have separate accounts to ensure their project, Gmail and other information is kept safe if the Chromebook is lost, stolen, or lent to a friend.
Chromebooks Are Ready to Work and Play
Acer Chromebook customers are provided several extras to make use of their new C720P touchscreen Chromebook right out of the box. They can access up to 100 GB of free Google Drive storage for the first two years after purchase, so files, documents, photos and more are stored safely in the cloud. Also, the new Acer C720P Chromebook model comes with 12 free Gogo Inflight passes to allow customers to stay online even while on a flight. Acer Chromebooks are easy to start enjoying, as they come with popular Google products built in including Search, Gmail, YouTube, and Hangouts.
Acer C720P Chromebook Specifications
Display: 11.6-inch HD Widescreen LED-backlit Display, Multi-touch screen, supporting 10-finger touch
Processor: Intel Celeron Processor 2955U (1.4GHz, 2MB L3 cache), Haswell micro-architecture
Operating System: Google Chrome OS
Storage: 32GB SSD Drive (Solid State Drive)
Memory: 2048MB DDR3L SDRAM Memory
Graphics Processor: Intel HD Graphics with 128MB of dedicated system memory
Connectivity: Acer InviLinkTM NplifyTM 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.0
I/O Ports: 1- USB 3.0 Port, 1- USB 2.0 Port, 1- HDMI Port
Input Devices: Built-in HD Webcam, Full-size Acer FineTip Keyboard, Multi-Gesture Touchpad
Audio: Two built-in stereo speakers
Dimensions: 11.34 x 8.03 x 0.78 inches
Weight: 2.98 lbs.| 1.35 kg (system unit only)
Color: Granite Gray
Battery: 3-Cell Li-Polymer Battery Up to 7.5-hours Battery Life
Price and Where to Buy
The Acer C720P touch Chromebook has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $299 only and comes with free shipping when you order here. Shipping will start by December, but you can order now to secure your unit as availability might be limited for the first batch. It also comes with a limited 1 year warranty for parts and labor and can be extended up to three years through the Acer Advantage service.