Acer’s first Chromebook with an Intel Core i3 processor is coming this summer, and according to listings at a few retail websites, it’ll likely sell for around $350 to $375.
The Acer C720-3605 Chromebook could be one of the most powerful Chrome OS laptops when it launches, thanks to its Core i3-4005U Haswell processor and Intel HD 4400 graphics.
Acer’s new Chromebook will likely have an 11.6 inch display, 4GB of RAM, and 32GB of solid state storage. It’s expected to offer up to 8.5 hours of battery life thanks to a 3950mAh battery.
What really makes it stand out from other members of the Acer C720 series though, is the processor. While Acer’s other Chromebooks feature 1.4 GHz Intel Celeron 2955 dual-core Haswell chips, the new model has a 1.7 GHz dual-core chip with Intel HD 4400 graphics.
The Core i3 chip has the same 15W TDP as the Celeron processor, which means that while you can expect better performance, you should see similarly long battery life from this model.
That helps explain why the new Acer C720-3605 Chromebook looks almost exactly like its less powerful siblings, but will likely sell for over $100 more.
via Notebook Italia