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Acer Expands Award-Winning Acer C720 Touchscreen Chromebook Line With New Color Offering

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 01/03/14 --


Editors' Summary:

  • Best-selling and award-winning C720 Chromebook line expanded with attractive new color option
  • Acer C720 Chromebook currently ranked No. 1 on the Amazon Top Rated list of laptop computers and No. 1 on the Amazon Notebook Best Sellers list.(5)
  • Consumers will enjoy touch computing on bright 11.6-inch HD LED back-lit display
  • Secure Chrome OS gives customers access to everything they need to be productive, stay in touch and be informed

Acer is extending its touchscreen Chromebook line with a new model in a new color -- the Acer C720P-2600 in Moonstone White.

The new Acer C720P-2600 Chromebook will be shown at Pepcom's Digital Experience! media event on Monday, Jan. 6. The event previews some of the hottest gadgets and technologies at this year's 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The striking Moonstone White chassis complements the sleek design of the Acer C720P-2600 Chromebook. The entire chassis is white, giving the device a consistently stylish look from any angle. In addition, customers will enjoy the benefit of touch on the device's 11.6-inch HD LED back-lit display to do more with Chrome apps, media, games and more.

The 10-point touch display allows customers to interact naturally with the device, using gestures such as swipe, tap and pinch to zoom. This enhances the experience with apps, websites, Google Docs, games and more to make Chrome even more intuitive and personal. In addition, the 1366x768 resolution keeps websites, images and video crisp and clear.

The highly acclaimed Acer C720 Chromebook line has received numerous awards and accolades this fall for its performance, battery life, and value. The line includes models for consumers as well as business and education customers.

Like the rest of the new C720 line, the new Acer C720P-2600 touchscreen model is powered by an Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on the Intel Haswell micro-architecture, so it delivers fast performance and excellent multi-tasking such as running multiple tabs and apps. The processor also enhances battery life; it keeps customers going for up to 7.5 hours for extra productivity and fun.(1)

The Acer C720P-2600 Chromebook has a 32GB SSD that provides a fast boot time of less than 7 seconds and quick resuming from sleep.(2) Compact at just 0.78-inches and 2.98 pounds, the new Acer C720P-2600 can be taken anywhere for exploring online, staying in touch, running Chrome apps and more. Customers can use the 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi and integrated HD webcam for video chats as well as capturing video and photos to share online. The new Chromebook also features 2GB of DDR3 memory.

Acer Chromebooks utilize Chrome OS to give customers access to everything they need to be productive, stay in touch and be informed. Chrome OS is updated automatically, so it always has the latest features and multiple layers of security. The Acer C720P Chromebook users can have separate accounts to ensure their project, Gmail and other information is kept safe if the Chromebook is lost, stolen, or lent to a friend. This makes the Chromebook ideal for situations where the device will be used by multiple users, such as in educational settings and at home.

The new Acer C720P-2600 helps customers stay productive even while on a flight with 12 free Gogo in-air internet passes.(3) The Acer C720P-2600 also comes with up to 100GB of free Google Drive storage for the first two years after purchase, so customers can store files, photos and more safely in the cloud.(4)

The Acer C720 Chromebook is currently ranked No. 1 on the Amazon Top Rated list of laptop computers and No. 1 on the Amazon Notebook Best Sellers list.(5)

Pricing and availability
The Acer C720P-2600 in Moonstone White will be available from early January in the United States at US$299.99, and in EMEA it will be available in Switzerland, Germany, UK, France, Russia, Netherlands, Sweden and Finland with a starting price of EUR 299. For details about availability, product specifications and prices in specific markets, please contact your nearest Acer office or retailer, or see www.acer.com.

About Acer
Established in 1976, Acer is an information and communication technology company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's green supply chain delivers environmentally friendly PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones -- tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Ranked No. 3 for notebooks globally (IDC 2012), Acer employs 8,000 people, and 2012 revenues reached US$14.7 billion. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.

© 2014 Acer Inc. All rights reserved. Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and/or service marks, indicated or otherwise, are the property of their respective owners.

1. Actual battery life varies by model, configuration, applications, power management settings, operating conditions, and utilized features. A battery's maximum capacity decreases with time and use.
2. Accessible capacity varies: (MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes)
3. The Acer C720 Chromebook comes with 12 free Gogo® in-air Internet passes (estimated $150 value, redeemable for two years after Chromebook purchase) usable on continental U.S. flights of participating airlines. For more information: https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/goodies.html
4. More information on Google Drive on Chrome devices: https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/2703646?p=driveoffer&rd=1
5. Information correct as of Jan. 2, 2014.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/top-rated/pc/565108
http://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Computers-Accessories-Laptop/zgbs/pc/565108/ref=zg_bs_nav_pc_1_pc

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Acer Incorporated
Lisa Emard
Tel: 949-471-7705
E-mail: lisa.emard@acer.com

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