A touchscreen Chromebook from Acer has been listed on Amazon France.
Whether by accident or design, its appearance does confirm earlier speculation that a touchscreen version of the company’s C720 range of Chrome OS notebooks was on the way.
It is the first entry-level Chromebook to feature a touchscreen, with Google’s developer-orientated premium-grade Chromebook Pixel having the honour of being the first to feature touch capabilities.
Work on tailoring Chrome OS to work with touchscreen has been on-going for some time. Recent updates has seen support for a number of touch gestures, including a three-finger swipe down from the top bezel to open the application switcher, added.
Touchscreen & 32GB SSD
Two major differences from both the $199 C720-2848 (formally revealed earlier today) and fractionally more expensive C720 are listed:
- 11.6″ Touchscreen
- 32GB SSD
All other specifications match the 2GB model; the same Haswell CPU, selection of ports, estimated battery life and chassis all feature in this iteration.
Amazon France have the laptop priced at €299 (roughly $400/£250).
Outside of this listing we know little else about its availability. Hit the link below to view the device in more detail (and in French) lest Amazon pull it.
- Source: Amazon France, Via Reddit