Cheapness, not performance, continues to fuel the popularity of Chromebooks. Their inexpensiveness relative to Windows and Mac laptops makes them an attractive proposition for light tasks such as document processing and web browsing. But NVIDIA wants to change that perception. Announced this morning, the Acer Chromebook 13 packs a Tegra K1 processor, the same found in NVIDIA’s SHIELD Tablet. (more…)
Acer announced a new colorway for the C720 Chromebook this afternoon, a Moonstone White, which will be on display next week during CES. Besides the color, the specs for this touchscreen device are the same as the original model – 11.6″ LED HD backlit display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB SSD, an Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on the Intel Haswell micro-architecture, and a webcam built into the bezel. (more…)
Thanks to Amazon, we now know that Acer is looking to introduce a C7 Chromebook that features an 11.6″ touchscreen display. This laptop, once officially announced, will be the second Chromebook to feature a touchscreen after Google’s own Chromebook Pixel. What’s great about the C7 with a touchscreen is that it appears Acer is pricing this one quite affordably, right around $400. Compared to Google’s $1300 offering, this is dirt cheap. (more…)
A new Chromebook is soon to hit Amazon, made by Acer and based on their already-impressive C720 offering. The newly-announced $199 C720-2848 is almost identical to the $250 C720, but Acer decided to cut this model’s RAM offering in half from 4GB to just 2GB. Both models feature identical 11.6″ 1366 x 768 displays, as well as the same Intel Haswell Celeron processor. (more…)
One of the biggest selling points of the Chromebook lineup was supposed to be the dependable battery life, thanks to the light Chrome operating system and hardware. When Acer launched their take on the Chromebook a few weeks back, it was criticized for the fact that it only came with 3-4 hours of advertised battery life. Acer took that criticism to heart and is now releasing an upgraded C7 laptop with better specs. (more…)
Acer made a bit of a splash at CES this year by announcing the Iconia B1, a $150 7″ tablet that comes equipped with Jelly Bean. Acer has their sights set squarely on the Nexus 7′s low price point and is looking to do them one better, but there might be more tablets coming down the pipe sometime soon. Linxian Lang, from Acer’s China division, said that a 8 and 10″ tablets with “aggressive pricing” should be expected from them. (more…)
Acer was one of the first companies out of the gate to announce a new device during CES. The Iconia B1-A71 is a new 7″ tablet that ships with Jelly Bean that isn’t meant to take a huge chunk out of your wallet. Packing a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB, WSVGA screen and 8 GB of memory are aimed at keeping the price low.
The device is only $150, but for that price you won’t be blowing away anyone with your specs. The only real downside to the B1-A71 is that there isn’t a firm date for when we can get our hands on it. We will be sure to keep an ear out however and let you know when it’s coming so you can plan for this impulse buy.
It’s Day 4! This week, we have teamed up with NVIDIA to bring our readers the “Week of Holiday Tegra” event. They have been extremely generous with the holiday gifts, so make sure to check out the Tegra Zone, where you can find the best mobile games available for Android.
Yesterday, we gave away a Transformer Pad Infinity tablet, matching lapdock, and a Logitech controller for an ultimate mobile gaming experience. We even decided to announce our winner on The Droid Life Show, which was a nice change of pace. Today, we have two Acer A110 tablets, coupled with two $25 AMEX gift cards. Ready to get your Tegra on? (more…)