Acer C7 Chromebook with SSD Comes to Walmart for $199

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In my opinion there’s just too many choices when it comes to laptops really.. and it seems there’s always a new one coming out every other week or so?! Today Acer announced that you’ll be able to get their Chromebook with SSD at Walmart for only $199. The SSD inside is only 16gb, but really that’s all you need for a Chromebook I would think as I don’t think you’ll be gaming or anything on it as it’s meant to be used for mobile computing and cloud based applications.

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Acer America today announced that a new model in its Acer C7 Chromebook line, the Acer C710-2856, is now available at 2,800 Walmart stores for the low price of only $199.

The new Acer C710-2856 Chromebook has a 16GB Solid State Drive (SSD)(1) that provides fast boot times and quick access to apps and media for speedier all-around performance.

The affordable price and wide range of capabilities make the new Acer C7 Chromebook the ideal additional laptop for families, students and professionals who need a fast, easy and secure way to get online to do their computing in the cloud, such as using Gmail, keeping up on social networks, shopping and paying bills.  The new model is available at an ideal time, since many consumers are looking for a portable computer for summer travel, or are already planning ahead for back-to-college.

“The expansion of our Acer C7 Chromebook line to Walmart is a clear indication of its growing popularity for anyone who wants a new or second mobile PC for web-based computing,” said Sumit Agnihotry, vice president of product marketing, Acer America. “The new configuration with a speedy and responsive SSD at only $199 is an especially notable value.”

Acer C710-2856 Ideal for On-the-Go Computer Users

The Acer C710-2856 boots up in just 8 seconds and resumes nearly instantly from sleep mode.  Easy to use and navigate, Acer C7 Chromebooks give customers access to their favorite apps with a single click through the app launcher, and allows them to conveniently find new favorites from the thousands of Chrome apps and games featured in the Chrome Web Store.

Families and professionals will appreciate that the Acer C7 Chromebook has security features built in to defend against malware and viruses. Plus, since the Acer C7 is automatically updated with the Chrome OS, customers can be assured that they have the latest software version and protection against online threats. It comes with integrated 802.11b/g/n WiFi, so customers can quickly connect to hotspots and wireless networks.

The Acer C7 Chromebook line is great for travel and taking to classes thanks to its slim size, 3.05-pound design and up to four hours of battery life(2).  The 11.6-inch HD Widescreen CineCrystalTM LED-backlit LCD vibrantly highlights websites, movies, apps and more. The Acer C710-2856 is powered by an Intel Celeron 847 processor (2MB L3 cache, 1.10GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz) and 2GB of DDR3 memory.  It has an HD 1.3MP webcam with a microphone for video chatting, as well as capturing video and photos.

Pricing, Availability and Warranty

The Acer C710-2856 is available now at 2,800 Walmart stores and on Walmart.com for the price of $199.  Acer C7 Chromebooks come with a standard one-year parts and labor warranty.(3)

About Acer America Corp.

Established in 1976, Acer is an information and communication technology company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale and support of innovative products that enhance people’s lives. Acer’s green supply chain delivers environmentally friendly PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones — tools our customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Ranked No. 3 for notebooks globally(4), Acer employs 8,000 people, and 2012 revenues reached US$14.7 billion. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.

© 2013 Acer Inc. All rights reserved. Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and/or service marks, indicated or otherwise, are the property of their respective owners.  All brands and product names mentioned herein include trademarks of their respective companies and are used solely to describe or identify the products.

  1. Accessible capacity varies: (MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes).
  2. Actual battery life varies depending on product specifications, computer settings and applications or features launched.  All batteries’ maximum capacity diminishes with time and use.
  3. For the warranty footnote, add "Limited warranty agreement applies.  For a copy, write to Acer Customer Service, P.O. Box 6137, Temple, TX 76503."
  4. IDC  2012
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