Acer’s new i3 Chromebook

Both of Acer’s new Intel Core i3 Chromebooks are in stock and ready for shipping from retail giant Amazon in the US. 

Acer’s iterative update to the successful C720 line was formally introduced earlier this month at which point pre-orders went live at a number of online merchants.

As of this week, the notebook is available to buy in the US.

The model was subject to a barrage of leaks, rumours and accidental store listings, giving buyers plenty of heads-up as to its arrival.

So what’s so special about it?

Acer C720-3871 Specifications

The use of the latest 4th generation Intel Core i3 processor means the notebook should post impressive speeds compared to its Celeron kin but also continue to limit the draw on battery to a minimum.

Despite the power efficiency the Acer C720-3x series models are not fanless.

  • Dual-core Intel Core i3-4005U @ 1.7GHz
  • 2 or 4GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • 32GB SSD
  • 11.6-Inch LED-backlit Display
  • Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • 8.5-hour battery life
  • 1x USB 2, 1x USB 3, Bluetooth, HDMI, SD Card
  • Weighs 1.25 kg

US Pricing & Availability

As expected, the 2GB model is retailing at $349.99 (as of published date) and is listed as ‘In Stock’ on Amazon.com. 

Acer C720 i3 (2GB) Chromebook on Amazon US

The 4GB model is virtually identical to the cheaper model but ships with 4GB of low voltage memory on board rather than 2GB. The price bump is minimal, with an RRP of $379.99. Amazon also lists this model as available for immediate shipping.

Acer C720 i3 (4GB) Chromebook on Amazon US

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