Acer is launching a new line of low-cost laptops that ship with Windows 10 software. The Acer Aspire One Cloudbook will be available in North America in August with prices starting at $170 for a model with an 11.6 inch display or $200 for a 14 inch model.
This isn’t the first time Acer has offered a low-cost laptop. The company has a range of Chromebooks running Google’s Chrome OS software, as well as a few Windows laptops with starting prices as low as $200.
But the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook series are some of the first Windows 10 notebooks designed to ship with Windows 10.
The Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 features an 11.6 inch display and a 4,200 mAh battery for up to 7 hours of run time, while the Cloudbook 14 has a 14 inch display and a 4,780 mAh battery for up to 6 hours of battery life.
The rest of the specs are the same for both models, including:
- 1366 x 768 pixel TN display
- Intel Celeron N3050 Braswell processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB to 32GB of storage + microSD card reader
- 802.11ac dual-band WiFi
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port, HDMI, headset, and power jacks
- Dual digital microphones with background noise cancellation for voice calls, Cortana commands
- Windows 10 software + a 1-year subscription to Office 365 Personal
Hoping for a model with more than 2GB of RAM or 32GB of storage? Acer currently has no plans to offer those options, and I’ve been told that the RAM is not user upgradeable.
Acer will offer two versions of the Cloudbook 11 and one of the Cloudbook 14:
- Cloudbook 11 with 16GB of storage for $170
- Cloudbook 11 with 32GB of storage for $190
- Cloudbook 14 with 32GB of storage for $200
The smaller model measures 11.5″ x 8″ x 0.7″ and weighs 2.5 pounds, while the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 14 measures 13.4″ x 9.3″ x 0.7″ and weighs 3.5 pounds.
We first learned that Acer was developing a low-cost line of laptops under the Cloudbook name in July.