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Google announces $199 Acer C7 Chromebook to go on sale Tuesday

Published Nov 12th, 2012 2:07PM EST
Google Acer C7 Chromebook

What’s better than a $249 Samsung (005930) Chromebook? How about a Chromebook from Acer (2353) that sells for just $199. Google (GOOG) announced on Monday that Acer’s new C7 Chromebook would go on sale starting Tuesday for just $199 on Google Play and on Best Buy’s (BBY) website. The C7 Chromebook features an 11.6-inch display with a resolution of 1366×768, 100 GB of Google Drive cloud storage and a 320 GB hard disk drive, while weighing in at three pounds. Google’s first super-cheap Chrome-based laptop, the Samsung Chromebook, quickly sold out of stock when it went on sale last month, so it will be interesting to see if the company has similar success with the even-cheaper Acer model.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.