The Acer C7 Chromebook is one of the cheapest laptops money can buy, with a starting price of around $199. But when Acer introduced this low-cost Chrome OS notebook, the company kept prices low by including a hard drive instead of a speedier solid state disk (something found in most other Chromebooks).
Now it looks like a model with an SSD is on the way — and it will still cost just $199.
Best Buy shows the new Acer C710-2833 Chromebook as “coming soon.”
Like the model with a hard drive, this Chromebook features a 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron 847 dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, 3 USB 2.0 ports, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Ethernet, a webcam, and a flash card reader.
But instead of a 320GB hard drive, it has a 16GB solid state disk.
Sure, that’s not a lot of storage space for music, movies, and other content. But it’s plenty of space for apps, since Chrome OS is designed primarily to run web apps — you don’t have to download much data to your device to use a Chromebook.
The notebook measures 11.2″ x 8″ x 1.1″ and weighs about 3.1 pounds.
Acer also offer sa model with a 320GB hard drive and 4GB of RAM for about $250.