Acer announces new C720 Chromebook with Intel Core i3 processor

Taiwanese device maker Acer has recently announced its new C720 Chromebook, which will be powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core i3 processor.

The Acer C720 Chromebook will be available in two models - C720-3871 and C720-3404 - which will both have ComfyView 11.6-inch displays with a 1366 x 768p screen resolution. In addition, both the models will also feature 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, along with HDMI, USB 3.0, and USB 2.0 ports.

Moreover, both the new C720 Chromebook models have a 32GB Solid State Drive (SSD); built-in webcam; and microphone. The snappy new devices can boot in less than seven seconds; and can run Google apps such as Chrome.

However, while the $350-priced Acer C720-3871 Chromebook model will have 2GB of RAM; the $380-priced Acer C720-3404 Chromebook model will have 4GB of RAM.

About the new C720 Chromebook, Navin Shenoy - VP and general manager of Intel Mobile Client Platforms Group - said that "Acer has been a leader in the Chromebook space;" and added that the groundbreaking "new C720 based on 4th generation Intel Core i3 processors marks a new class of Chromebook with enhanced performance and battery life."