Confirming an earlier rumor, Acer has officially unveiled the C720P Chromebook -- with touchscreen display. As the C720 in the name suggests, this latest Acer branded Chromebook is another in the growing lineup. And aside from being multi-touch capable, the display measures in at 11.6-inches and sits with a resolution of 1377 x 768. Perhaps the key here, Acer has the C720P paired with what seems to be an attractive price point.
The Chromebook is $299. Along with the touchscreen display, the C720P feature set includes an Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on the Haswell architecture with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of SSD based storage. There is WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n for connectivity and similar to what we see with other Chromebooks -- a fast boot time. In this case, Acer is touting less than 7 seconds.
The battery life will likely vary from person to person, however it is said to be able to last upwards of 7.5 hours. Otherwise, the Acer C720P weighs in at 2.98 pounds and measures in at 0.78-inches thick. Along with the specs already mentioned, those considering a purchase can also expect a dual speaker setup as well as HDMI, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports.
This particular model will be available beginning in early December and will be found with several retailers including Amazon and Best Buy. Acer will also be selling this model direct. In addition to the hardware, there are other perks that come with buying a Chromebook and this model is no exception to that rule. Those picking up an Acer C720P Chromebook will get 100GB of Google Drive storage (free for two years) and 12 free Gogo Inflight passes so you can work while in the clouds.