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Revised Acer C7 Chromebook with SSD Gets Outed by Best Buy


The C7 Chromebook by Acer

The device, marked as ‘Coming Soon’, is listed as coming with a 16GB solid-state drive (SSD) in place of 320GB mechanical hard-disk the C7 original shipped with.

Other parts, from the 1.1Ghz dual-core CPU to the 11.6″ matte screen, remain unchanged.

Acer first released the C7 laptop in November 2012. A revised model with double the amount of RAM and improved battery life followed in March of this year.

So far only Best Buy are listing the revised model, and no formal word on its release has been given by Acer. But that’s not unusual. The RAM-bump to the C7 released earlier this year arrived to virtually zero publicity.

But is swapping the HDD for an SSD a good move on Acer’s part? I certainly think so.

As a web-centric device without (and it pains me to say it) proper local-media playback features, the 320GB HDD that the device originally shipped with always seemed like over kill. An SSD will not only give the C7 faster start-up timea and more pep in performance, but also some battery gains, too.

Want in? You’ll need to be stateside, have $199 to spare.

Update 26 May: The Acer C7 SSD model is now listed as in stock and ready for dispatch.

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  • Chromelover

    When will there be new low price range models like this? (real new model with new processor and so on….)

  • mthsbr

    Since when does it have a ‘matte’ 11.6″ screen? It’s shiny, glowing, mirroring 11.6″

  • shadowguy14

    I still say the Samsung Chromebook is the best! All Acer did was pick some Windows laptop and install Chrome OS on it. At least Samsung tried to be unique, an extra $50 is worth that.

  • Chrome Dome

    I have both the Samsung and just got the Acer with the SDRam. They are both great machines. Acer keyboard feels a little wonky but it has some nice features ethernet in, hdmi and VGA, removable battery, and a delete key as well as a normal caps lock key which is good. The feel of the keyboard takes a little getting used to but I like it in general. I think the battery life will be about 4 hours which is less than the samsung but not by much.

  • Cimmay Rivard

    The big mechanical HDD on the C7 was not too bright. A small SSD is brilliant. They may follow HP and blank out one of the two ram slots.