Acer C7 Chromebook (C710-2847) Review
Posted on: 12/11/2012 11:29 AM posted a review on the Acer C7 Chromebook running Chrome OS

Acer C7 Chromebook (C710-2847) Review

The netbook isn't dead, it just got Chrome'd. With the Acer C7 Chromebook (C710-2847) , Google has finally cut down the price of the Chromebook to an undeniably affordable $200, using a netbook-esque design, but infusing it with the web-centric Chrome operating system. The result isn't as slick as the Samsung Chromebook Series 3 (XE303C12), but it does offer a wider selection of ports, a larger 320GB hard drive, and a keyboard that won't require as much adjustment, and does it all for $50 less.

The Acer C7 Chromebook doesn't have the same slim build of the Samsung Series 3. Instead of resembling the current crop of ultrabooks, the Acer C7 is a dead ringer for the Acer Aspire V5-171, another 11-inch system announced this quarter. With a large vent grille, a bulging battery, and a clunky design, the Acer C7 looks more like last year's budget netbooks than this year's slick ultrabooks.

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