Chromebooks have yet to exactly take off, mainly because not everyone has a constant Internet connection or the desire to use nothing but web apps. Still, Google has kept pushing their platform, despite less than great reception. Are things looking up for the cloud-based platform? They are certainly starting to look that way.
First, we had the Samsung Chromebook. The ARM-based Chrome laptop is doing quite a bit better than past offerings, in large part due to its reasonable $249 starting price. Now, things are getting even cheaper, thanks to the newly announced Acer C7 Chromebook.
The Acer C7 Chromebook has a 1.1GHz Celeron Processor, 2GB of RAM, an 11.6-inch 1366×768 display, 3 USB ports, a 320GB HDD and an HDMI-out port. The only major downside is the battery in this thing is awfully weak, with about 3.5 hours of life.
The new C7 Chromebook is arriving on November 13th in the United Kingdom and United States, as mentioned before, it will cost just $199. What do you think, tempted or not?[ source ]