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Images of Acer’s 2nd Gen Chromebook Leak Online

Images of Acer’s second-generation Chromebook have reportedly been leaked online.

Spanish tech blog Minimachines purports to show the device, dubbed the AC710 although doesn’t provide any details beyond this.

The design of the device won’t win any awards for beauty or originality. The Taiwanese company are instead recycling the case mould from the (bland looking) Aspire V5-17.


Rumours that Acer were gearing up for another crack at the Chromebook market were circulated back in September with an expected release date of ‘October’.

The rumour was surprising given sales of their first Chromebookd, the Acer AC700, had been, as one Acer rep told us, ‘incredibly disappointing’.

We do know that the AC710 will have an 11.6″ screen, but beyond that nothing has been formally confirmed. One would expect it to follow in the footsteps of the Samsung Series 5 rather than the Samsung ‘Series 3’.

I doubt we’ll be seeing this sporting an ARM processor or luringly low price-tag.

Excited for it? What would it need to have to persuade you?

Via (Spanish)

  • Looks okay. Hopefully it does use the ARM architecture.

  • ojdon

    Been reading elsewhere that it#s powered by an Intel i5 Processor. I believe it’s a rebrand of one of their Windows 7 machines. Good to see Acer still has an interest in Chrome OS though!

  • Sebastiaan Franken

    It would be nice if we could even BUY it where I live (The Netherlands). Chromebooks/boxes are only available in the US or the UK, neither of which share our power outlets (different sockets).
    It’s a real shame I would LOVE to get my hands on a chromebox from Samsung but I can’t :(

  • Hi, it’s not a spanish blog, but a french blog !

    • Chrome auto-translated it – and said “from Spanish” to “English”.

      • Marc

        It is indeed in french dude.

        (From a french canadian.)

  • Why google do that? They have android… and why this site is not showing some android news, there is so much android user :)

    • PhantomTurtle

      Well this is a website about chrome so it doesn’t really have as much Android news unless its related to Chrome. Also Google made this because Android is more of a mobile or tablet OS that works best with a touch screen while ChromeOS is a browser os that works best with netbooks.

  • shadowguy14

    The first Acer chromebook was ugly and boring. I like this one.
    I hope it sells!

  • it’s not a spanich blog but a french blog !!

  • Namida12

    Every time I purchase a Acer C7 for family member or with a co-worker the Best Buy employee goes into a long speech that the C7 is not a computer, but i can show you the new Win8 system.

    I use the Chromebook as my go to computer, and to see this same routine happen on the last 4 purchases I made by different sales people, there must be some coaching, or a cash bonus being offered for a Win8 sale.

    I look forward to a larger screen, 10 hours of use with stock battery, and an off line word processor.