Acer Debuts $199 C7 Chromebook, Beats Samsung on Price

If you thought Samsung’s $249 Chromebook Series 3 was a good deal for a Chrome-based laptop, wait until you see this. Acer just announced its new C7 Chromebook will sell for just $199. With an 11.6-inch CineCrystal LED display, the C7 Chromebook is what old school netbooks should have been.

At the heart of the C7 is a 1.1-GHz Intel Celeron 847 processor with 2GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive. Connection slots include three USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port and an SD Card reader. The C7 also includes a 1.3-megapixel webcam for video chatting. 

To sweeten the deal, Acer has also thrown in 12 free passes for Gogo in-air Internet access, which the company says is a roughly $150 value. However, you better hope that your plane has power jacks. The C7 Chromebook has a rated battery life of just 3.5 hours.

Acer says the C7 Chromebook will go on sale tomorrow and be available through the Google Play store, and Best Buy stores.


Daniel P. Howley
Daniel P. Howley
A newspaper man at heart, Dan Howley wrote for Greater Media Newspapers before joining He also served as a news editor with ALM Media’s Law Technology News, and he holds a B.A. in English from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
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