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Acer Add White Touchscreen Chromebook to C720 Lineup


Acer have announced a new white C720P-2600 touchscreen Chromebook – the latest in their rapidly expanding C720 line.

The new C720P-2600 has the same stats as the C720P released late last year with the same Haswell Intel Celeron 2955U processor, 32GB SSD, 2 GB of RAM, and 11.6-inch screen @ 1366×768. The C720P-2600 is still a svelte 0.78-inches thick and 2.98 pounds with a battery life of 7.5 hours.

The only differentiator is the white chassis dubbed “Moonstone White”. Acer are offering the usual 100GB of Google Drive storage for two years and 12 free passes for Gogo inflight internet.

The C720P-2600 Chromebook will be available in retail outlets this month for $299.99 in the US and €299 in the UK, Switzerland, Germany, France, Russia, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Finland.

The Acer C720 has been the top seller and top rated device in the Laptop Computers category on Amazon US, supplanting the ever-popular Samsung ARM Chromebook – which will be getting an update this year as well. The Chromebook competition is already heating up just a few days into 2014. With Toshiba set to make a Chromebook announcement at CES next week, January’s looking to be a big month for Chrome OS fans!

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  • TechWings

    Does anyone own any variant of the C720? And if you do, how does the screen compare to the HP Chromebook 11?

    • Bob Magilica

      the hp screen is much better. it has an IPS display which is beautiful.

    • Danny McVey

      The screen is awful…so don’t buy a C720 if that’s important to you. Otherwise it’s a great little machine.

      • TechWings

        Good to know.

    • Mike Chase

      I own the C720 and the 11 and the screen is much crisper on the HP but it lacks in the CPU department. The model specs will vary depending on which one you actually buy. Acer sells a number C720s all in different price range.

      The chromebook 11 doesn’t have quite enough power in my opinion also..

      • TechWings

        Yeah, the HP 11 was the first Chromebook I bought. With that amount of lag, it was back at Best Buy 2 hours later. I bought the Pixel and I love it, I just want something that’s not so expensive, but still has a good screen and performance that I can take to school everyday.

  • Lou Farrell

    I own the C720P (charcoal touchscreen) and I love it. That said, the screen/display is definitely the Achilles heel of the system. Viewing angles are average to poor. Typically, I will need to tilt and I have to set it to maximum brightness. It is annoying and I wish it were better, but overall, it is great.

    • qitiq

      Do you know if it supports chromecast streaming?

      • Lou Farrell

        Sorry for the late reply. Yes, you can cast tabs and any services (Netflix, Pandora, Google Play Movies and Music) from the Chromebook.

  • Ongoing Issues

    This will not retail for €299 in the UK as I’m sure you’re all aware we use the Pound, not the Euro (long live the Pound). We’re guessing that it will retail for around £249 in the UK which is we’re sure you’ll all agree, a fantastic price!

    • Jim775A

      Indeed it is and yes all hail the pound ££

  • Tiago

    whats is up with these 11″ screens? show me a 14.5 or at least a 13.3 i really dont want to end up getting a macbook air. i would like to see a more premium line of chromebooks with more ram as well. dont say recommend the pixel either its way over priced

    • Steven

      It’s because a lot of people use these for school and it’s more practical to have a 11′” laptop than a 14″ to carry around you know? I mean it would be cool to have variety just– I think they need to get the 11″ ones out of the way first I guess.

  • Caleb King

    This is really a great deal on a number of levels, the value of the gogo passes and 100 gb drive storage alone amount to about $288, so you’re paying virtually ten dollars for the laptop. Even if you only use the Drive storage its only $180 for the machine itself– pretty awesome if you ask me.

  • Jim775A

    I wonder where this will be sold in the UK because I heard PC World have no plans to stock it.

  • Andrew Carmichael

    has anyone tried using these for sketching on? does the touch screen cut it as an electronic note/sketch book?

    and has anyone found the white version for sale in the UK? Amazon do the charcoal model for £279 but if you can get the same model in the US for $299 that should be £180 in the UK so not really sure where Amazon get such an awful exchange rate from!