Acer launched its affordable, Haswell-inspired C720 Chromebook last fall, and the laptop is getting a fresh coat of paint in time for CES 2014. The manufacturer announced today that the new C720P-2600 configuration of its touchscreen Chromebook will go on sale next week in a new Moonstone White hue for $299.
This new Chromebook sports an 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 LED touch display and an Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on Haswell micro-architecture. The 2.98-pound, 0.78-inch thick notebook is built for easy portability, and has a 32GB SSD with 2GB of RAM.
As with other Chromebooks, the C720P-2600 runs Google’s web-based Chrome OS with automatic updates and support for multiple users. The laptop comes with up to 100GB of Google Drive storage for the first two years after purchase.
We liked the original C720 for its solid performance, strong battery life, and low asking price, though we weren’t sold on the notebook’s bland aluminum-brushed design. The new Moonstone White color looks like a much sexier take on the device, and we look forward to going hands-on with the refreshed Chromebook at CES 2014.