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Acer introduces $299 touch-screen Chromebook

Acer has announced a $299 Chromebook -C720P – which features a touch-screen. Yes, you heard it right – a touch screen for only $299.

C720P joins Google’s own Pixel Chromebook which comes with a touch-screen and is priced at $1600.

C720P is powered by Intel Celeron 2955U (Haswell), has 2GB DDR3 RAM and comes with 32GB SSD. The most notable feature of the device is its 11.6-inch ComfyView HD ‘touch-screen’ display that has a 1366×768 resolution.

The device runs on Google’s Linux distro Chrome OS, which always stays up-to-date. So unlike Microsoft’s Windows you don’t have to worry about paying for upgrades every time.

C720P will will be available in several configurations in early December at Amazon.com, Best Buy and the Acer Store.

End of Microsoft’s dark ages
Microsoft has been holding the PC hostage with it’s non-innovating technologies for very 3 decades. The only improvement we could think of in the PC space was how much more RAM you could get or what GPU you were running. If Microsoft had a monopoly in the auto industry we would still be moving around in bullock-carts. Google, with help of GnuLinux, has changed that depressing situation.

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Swapnil Bhartiya

Swapnil Bhartiya

A free software fund-a-mental-ist and Charles Bukowski fan, Swapnil also writes fiction and tries to find cracks in the paper armours of proprietary companies. Swapnil has been covering Linux and Free Software/Open Source since 2005.

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