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New Acer Chromebook To Offer Touchscreen Option?

The New Acer ChromebookAcer’s new Chromebook will include a touchscreen, it has been reported.

Word comes courtesy of Fredrik Linnander, a Google Apps Certified Specialist from Swedish company Online Partners, who recently got a ‘hands on’ with the device.

According to Linnander, Acer’s Haswell-powered 11.6″ Chromebook – the C720 – will be available in as many as 5 configurations, one of which will include a touchscreen.

A model with 4GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD will also be on offer, as will options with 3G.

“The most expensive model will retail at a maximum of $545 USD.”

But what about price? Will a touchscreen-toting Chromebook see the devices edging back to their old, less-attractive prices?

Again, Linnander says not. A rep he spoke to said that the most expensive model – presumably touchscreen, 4GB, 32GB SSD and 3G – will retail at a maximum of $545 USD.

That’s not a bad price for quite a powerful model, and bodes well for the pricing of those that come without the extras.

Would a touchscreen Chromebook tempt you?

  • JPB

    When will these be out? Seriously considering getting one as a lightweight surfing machine.

    • http://omgubuntu.co.uk/ Joey-Elijah Sneddon

      nearer christmas.

    • Will Palmer

      November 3rd for the haswell hp chromebook 14 which was announced alongside this acer model at IDF. I guess they would release around the same time?

  • joedoe47

    this would be a nice alternative to the pixel. I’d love to someday upgrade when my first acer c7, the one with one gig of ram, actually dies. xD
    I have had less problems with this chromebook than with any ubuntu machine.

  • shoryuken

    Eek.

    Don’t know about how you feel guys.
    But damn: every time I take a look at Chromebooks, just keep feeling like: ” they’ll soon be mine! All mine! Muhahahahah “.

    No, seriously: I’m experiencing such an addiction.

    So hardcore.

  • Curtis Mitchell

    Ugh, 3G? Everything else sounds good though. Rather have backlit keyboard. Still, props to Acer for being on the right track.

  • wyllie chilunga

    Chromebooks with ubuntu by default anyone? :D

  • http://wonderfullymundanelife.wordpress.com/ Naptunian

    I’ve been waiting for a reasonably priced touch chromebook. The pixel was far outside my price range…. $545 is a bit more than I’d hoped but understandable.

  • wiff0

    I have the older model and its good that they’ve increased battery life but I need the 320gb hard drive