Acer has quietly launched a new version of its already available Chromebook C720. The current line-up of Chromebook C720 has a 1.4GHz Celeron processor with a 16GB SSD. It is also priced at US $200 which is really cheap compared to the prices of the high-end mobile phones out there. There was some news recently about another upcoming chromebook from Acer – the CB5.
Although this might have been a perfect configuration for a Chromebook or any netbook but may be the good folks at Acer do not think the same and have come up with an advanced version of the Acer Chromebook C720.
Powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core i3 processor (i3-4005U) CPU clocked at 1.7GHz this will be the first Chromebook to have such a powerful processor. It will also have a 32GB SSD, comes in 2GB and 4GB RAM options and it is speculated that the battery life would definitely come down from 8.5-hour battery life that the Chromebook C720 offers as of now owing to the huge upgrades this new version has (the processor being the most power consuming).
Coming to the price of the new C720 Acer Chromebook, there will be a US $349.99 price tag on the 2GB Model of the C720 Chromebook and another 4GB version will be priced at US $379.99. The Acer Chromebook C720 can be bought online from Amazon. All this is good but our question is would you pay $150 more for the upgrades?