Acer releases new C720-2848 Chromebook, available for $200 from Best Buy, Amazon today

If you’ve got Chromebook fever, don’t sweat the fact that the HP Chromebook 11 was taken off the market. Acer’s got a new Chromebook that’s even cheaper than HP’s now-pulled offering.

Acer has just announced the C720-2848 Chromebook, which wields an Intel Celeron 2955U Haswell processor, 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display, a 16GB SSD, 2GB of RAM, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and an integrated webcam. It’s also pretty portable, weighing only 2.76-pounds and 0.76-inches of thickness, which makes it easy to carry around. Port selection includes a single USB 3.0 opening, one USB 2.0 connector and an HDMI option for plugging in extra displays. Acer claims 8.5 hours of battery life for the C720-2848. 

By snagging an Acer C720-2848, you’ll also be entitled to some extras, namely 100GB of free Google Drive storage for two years and 12 free Gogo Inflight passes, allowing you to surf the web while you dart through the skies. The passes are also redeemable for two years after you buy the C720-2848. If you bust your C720-2848 Chromebook, you’re covered by a one-year warranty on parts and labor.

However, the Acer C720-2848 Chromebook’s biggest drawing card could be its price. It costs only $199.99 and can be purchased from Amazon and Best Buy starting today.

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