Details and pricing of yet another new Chromebook from Acer have leaked online.
The Acer Chromebook CB3 is an 11.6-inch notebook that looks remarkably similar to the Tegra K1 device from the company that appeared online last month.
But rather than the 13.3-inch screen and Tegra SoC that that model is purported to use, the CB3 features an 11.6-inch screen, Intel Celeron N2830 (Bay Trail) processor chugging along at 2.13GHz and paired with 2GB of DDR3 RAM.
In short: fairly standard specifications. Or is it…
Faster, Cheaper, Expandable
Mobilegeeks.de report that the device will go on sale in Europe priced at €219, which isn’t a bad price by any stretch. Better yet, they also report that the memory is not soldered on to the board but housed in a slot. This means, theoretically at least, that owners should be able to swap the 2GB RAM stick for something larger.
The now ubiquitous 1366×768 resolution features, albeit with a glossy rather than matte finish, and there’s 16GB of eMMC storage for housing all your files (but not too many offline Google Play Movies!).
Ports and expandability-wise there are a pair of USB ports (1x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0) and a full-sized HDMI out. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and webcam are all included, and the built-in battery is good for 8 hours.
If pricing and specifications are accurate, the CB3 would fill an interesting slot in Acer’s Chrome device lineup. Compared to the Acer Chromebook C720, the newer model is a little less powerful, but far more power efficient.
With the C720 retailing at €230 in Europe the arrival of a cheaper, faster device means that prices could fall into super tempting territory in the near future….