Jump to content


Sponsored Links

Recent Editorial

  • PaulOBrien's Photo
    Are wearables going to make a social problem even worse?

    PaulOBrien

  • Karucifer's Photo
    Want to write for us?

    Karucifer


Recent Articles

  • icon
    Did you pick up a bargain LG G Pad 8.3 last week?

    PaulOBrien -

  • icon
    Nokia X review

    James Norton -

  • icon
    The removable back cover debate

    James Norton -

  • icon
    EE reduce 4G Sim-Only pricing

    Zarch1972 -

  • icon
    The HTC One (M8) is available to buy today

    PaulOBrien -

  • icon
    HTC One (M8) unboxing

    PaulOBrien -


Recent Article Comments

  • PaulOBrien's Photo
    MMW 68 - *that* selfie...

    PaulOBrien -

  • mrshark's Photo
    Did you pick up a bargain LG G Pad 8.3 last week?

    mrshark -

  • DaveSimonH's Photo
    The removable back cover debate

    DaveSimonH -

  • PaulOBrien's Photo
    MMW 67 - Windows Phone comes of age...

    PaulOBrien -

  • James Norton's Photo
    Nokia X review

    James Norton -

  • PaulOBrien's Photo
    MMW 66 - HOW much for the Surface 2 LTE?!?

    PaulOBrien -


Sponsored Links

Recent Topics

  • 's Photo
    MMW 68 - *that* selfie...

    PaulOBrien -

  • 's Photo
    Bought a new phone!

    akicarkralj -

  • 's Photo
    EFS (IMEI) backup on Y300

    nonobio -

  • 's Photo
    Lock screen alarm

    Earl Dodson -

  • 's Photo
    Additional orange ring on lock screen

    DMurphy94 -

  • 's Photo
    [4.4.2][KK][AOSP] OmniRom [23/4/14]

    eloimuns -


Recent Replies

  • bryfly's Photo
    [OFFTOPIC] China Phone Discussion - UPDATED 30/10/2013

    bryfly -

  • Victod's Photo
    [ALL] [MOD/Other] Disable/Enable *SWAP *zRam *Fstrim

    Victod -

  • kyan31's Photo
    [ROM][GB-B895] GBXTREME ROM - ✰29032014✰ (MULTIBASEBAND)

    kyan31 -

  • PaulOBrien's Photo
    MMW 68 - *that* selfie...

    PaulOBrien -

  • fonz93's Photo
    [JB][4.1.1] SlimStock B199 V1.5 [Y300/G510] [20/04/2014]

    fonz93 -

  • awarner's Photo
    Save apps to SD card WP8

    awarner -


Sponsored Links



- - - - -

Google announces $199 Acer C7 Chromebook


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 Acer C7 Chromebook page at Google for more details!

Posted Image

About the author

PaulOBrien's Photo
Paul O'Brien founded MoDaCo in 2002 as a site focused on Windows Smartphones and has grown it since then by concentrating on providing a friendly community for both experienced and beginner mobile enthusiasts.

  • 0


15 Comments

I'm buying one! The 320GB HDD is the winner!
    • 0
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?
    • 0
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.
    • 0
I would seriously consider one of these if I could do all my Android related stuff on it (adb, fastboot etc)
    • 0

I would seriously consider one of these if I could do all my Android related stuff on it (adb, fastboot etc)


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...
    • 0
Photo
domenico lamberti
Nov 12 2012 08:07 PM
this ,in my eyes, is no way near as pretty as the series 3
    • 0
Photo
NeostarNeko
Nov 12 2012 08:21 PM
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
    • 0

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

With its Ethernet port|(which the Samsung doesn't have), maybe its aimed more at sitting on desks? In schools etc?
    • 0
£199 takes the piss...

P
    • 1
Google says that $199=£125.....?!
    • 0
i am struggling to understand why do you need a chromebook when Nexus 10 can do the job?
    • 0

I would seriously consider one of these if I could do all my Android related stuff on it (adb, fastboot etc)

and if you dont like chromium os you can always install Windows or Ubuntu ...
    • 0
Photo
NeostarNeko
Nov 13 2012 01:18 AM
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
    • 0

£199 takes the piss...

P


Absolutely Paul but how often are gadgets priced at £1 =$1 - far too often!
Grey imports anyone?
    • 0

i am struggling to understand why do you need a chromebook when Nexus 10 can do the job?

Keyboard? Sat on desk/lap doing proper typing? Trackpad?

A far more "productive" little device..... if being productive is your thing. ;)
    • 0