Acer has just announced that by the end of this month, the Acer C720 Chromebook which was initially powered by Haswell CPU will now be shipped with Intel Core i3-4005U processor. So performance wise, it is going to be a very noticeable difference if you compare it with the previous 1.4GHz Celeron CPU.
Acer has also announced that not a lot else would change from the C720 Chromebook as users will have the option to get a 2GB or a 4GB RAM model. The internal storage on the new and upgraded Acer C720 Chromebook is however increased to 32GB which is a plus. The battery life which is officially quoted to be 8.5 hrs is also claimed to be unchanged which is another plus.
Now it all boils down to the price point and how badly one would want to have a Chromebook with Intel Core i3 processor. The starting price for the previous Acer C720 Chromebook was $199 while the one with the 4th generation Intel CPU will have a starting price of
$350 only. But if you are lucky enough you can available limited time discount on this page (courtesy Amazon).
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