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Google announces $199 Acer C7 Chromebook

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Google have just revealed another new Chromebook hot on the heels of the recent Samsung Series 3 announcement - the $199 Acer C7.

Featuring an Intel Celeron 847 processor clocked at 1.1GHz, 11.6" (1366x768) display, 320GB hard disk, dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Ethernet, HD camera, 3 USB ports, a HDMI port and a VGA port, the 1 inch thin / 1.4 kg device is said to provide ~3.5 hours of battery life.

Aimed squarely at the low end with it's $199 price tag (UK price TBC), the C7, like it's Samsung sibling, includes 2 years of 100 GB Google Drive space and 12 free sessions of Gogo Inflight Internet.

The device will be sold in the UK in the Play Store, at PC World and at Amazon from tomorrow (13th November), when pricing will also be revealed.

[Edit: UK pricing confirmed... £199!!!]

Head on over to the [url=http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/acer-c7-chromebook.html#overview]Acer C7 Chromebook page at Google[/url] for more details!

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[url=http://www.modaco.com/page/news/_/android/google-announces-199-acer-c7-chromebook-r903]Click here to view the item[/url]
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I'm buying one! The 320GB HDD is the winner!
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As my Series 3 Chromebook hit the doormat today, i'm confused by this release...... and even more confused with what to do with my Series 3... take it back?

Why the hell didn't Google release this and the Samsung at the same time, give punters a choice?
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I am also puzzled by how little fanfare these Chromebooks are getting from Google...... I can only compare it to the way Apple treats "Apple TV" as a"hobby" device of theirs.

Maybe not worth an 'event' of their own, but surely you'd think they'd get more love, attention and most importantly lots of publicity and advertising.
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I would seriously consider one of these if I could do all my Android related stuff on it (adb, fastboot etc)
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[quote name='Michealtbh' timestamp='1352746573']
I would seriously consider one of these if I could do all my Android related stuff on it (adb, fastboot etc)
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You can. ChromeOS is a linux base, so linux CLI tools function on it just fine. Open a terminal (ctrl alt T) and run 'em... just have to get a copy of adb and fastboot compiled for the CPU on the Chromebook itself - this looks like an intel one so that shouldn't be hard to find at all...
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this ,in my eyes, is no way near as pretty as the series 3
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The Samsung has better battery life over 6+ hours compared to this, I don't think it'd be very useful if you have to charge this Acer every 3 hours
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[quote name='NeostarNeko' timestamp='1352751682']
The Samsung has better battery life over 6+ hours compared to this, I don't think it'd be very useful if you have to charge this Acer every 3 hours
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With its Ethernet port|(which the Samsung doesn't have), maybe its aimed more at sitting on desks? In schools etc?
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£199 takes the piss...

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Google says that $199=£125.....?!
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i am struggling to understand why do you need a chromebook when Nexus 10 can do the job?
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[quote name='Michealtbh' timestamp='1352746573' post='2051609']
I would seriously consider one of these if I could do all my Android related stuff on it (adb, fastboot etc)
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and if you dont like chromium os you can always install Windows or Ubuntu ...
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One advantage of this Chromebook is that it uses an Intel processor and a reasonable size hard drive, you could in theory do a lot more with this by installing linux software
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[quote name='PaulOBrien' timestamp='1352753652']
£199 takes the piss...

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Absolutely Paul but how often are gadgets priced at £1 =$1 - far too often!
Grey imports anyone?
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[quote name='vertico' timestamp='1352756201']
i am struggling to understand why do you need a chromebook when Nexus 10 can do the job?
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Keyboard? Sat on desk/lap doing proper typing? Trackpad?

A far more "productive" little device..... if being productive is your thing. ;)
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