Moonstone White Chromebook from Acer Runs Intel Celeron

Acer revealed on Friday that it has updated its popular line of touch-based Chromebooks with a new model sporting a new color: Moonstone White. The entire chassis is white, from the spaces between the keyboard keys to the frame around the Chromebook's 11.6-inch display to the multi-gesture touchpad. The hardware, it seems, remains the same as all the other C720 models.

The specs show that this new Chromebook sports an 11.6-inch LED-lit display with ten-point touch input and a 1366 x 768 resolution. This screen is powered by an Intel Celeron 2955U "Haswell" processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, 2 GB of DDR3L-1333 SDRAM, Intel HD Graphics, and a 3-cell Li-Polymer battery promising 7.5 hours.

Acer's Chromebook also provides a 32 GB SSD, dual-band Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and an integrated HD webcam. There's also one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, two built-in speakers, HDMI output, and a full size Acer FineTip keyboard. The Chromebook measures just 0.78 inches thin and weighs 2.98 pounds.

"Acer Chromebooks utilize Chrome OS to give customers access to everything they need to be productive, stay in touch and be informed. Chrome OS is updated automatically, so it always has the latest features and multiple layers of security," explains Acer's press release.

Acer believes its Chromebook line is ideal for situations where the device will be used by multiple users, such as in educational settings and at home. Like Microsoft's Windows, Chrome OS allows users to have separate accounts so that their emails aren't read and their Tumblr trolling isn't seen by other users.

The Acer C720P-2600 in Moonstone White will be available from early January in the United States at $299.99 USD. In EMEA, the Chromebook will be available in Switzerland, Germany, UK, France, Russia, Netherlands, Sweden and Finland with a starting price of €299.

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  • JD88
    Very nice model. Much better looking than the silver version. Performance and battery life should also be impressive.
  • popatim
    While you are entitled to your opinion, what do you base it off?

    My co-worker has been using one for over a year with only some file compatibility problems. While I'm not a fan of the OS (yet) the laptop itself seems to be reliable. He uses it everyday at work.
  • WebsWalker
    Stupid question maybe, but why does companies like Acer still use Pentium over last gen Atom for the "low power" laptop?
    Are the Atoms that much more expensive? I guess they would provide a really much more powerful computer no?
    However I don't like the Chrome OS, I spend too much time on the road without stable internet to really enjoy an OS like this one ^^ But it's a matter of user habits and tastes I guess...