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Acer America today debuts its new Acer C7 Chromebook, its next-generation mobile computer that runs Google's Chrome operating system and is priced at a low $199. The new Acer C7 Chromebook is the ideal additional laptop for families, students and business people that 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.

 

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Seems like a nice addition to the market of cheap, cloud oriented portable computers. Shame i'm in Canada :( (Looks like it'll also be available in the UK, though 199 pounds as currently advertised seems rather unappealing: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en_uk/chrome/devices/chromebooks.html#ac-c7)


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the thing with chrome o/s is that it needs to compete with andriod tablets at the price and therefore it needs to offer some extra flexibility. So it should have a decent sized local disc with the ability to store things on, this way its more of a hybrid cloud computer. it should also have proper SMB networking for local server shares.

its no good if you cant even type a friken document out when your internet is down or your out and about. Furthermore they should come with a decent AMD APU and be able to play the cloud games + all andriod games (emulated) and potentially have a touch screen option. this would open the laptop up to lots of different target groups and even linux modders.
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200USD? Hmm...might just kill off the netbooks with that. Especially if you throw a nice Linux distro on it. Hmmm...what's the battery life on it though?
     
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the thing with chrome o/s is that it needs to compete with andriod tablets at the price and therefore it needs to offer some extra flexibility. So it should have a decent sized local disc with the ability to store things on, this way its more of a hybrid cloud computer. it should also have proper SMB networking for local server shares.

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Actually, you can edit/create offline google doc files when you don't have internet on chrome OS
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the thing with chrome o/s is that it needs to compete with andriod tablets at the price and therefore it needs to offer some extra flexibility. So it should have a decent sized local disc with the ability to store things on, this way its more of a hybrid cloud computer. it should also have proper SMB networking for local server shares.

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I agree, this one seems to come with a 320GB HDD though as opposed to the Samsung one (next cheapest chromebook) which came with a 16GB SSD if I am not mistaken.

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200USD? Hmm...might just kill off the netbooks with that. Especially if you throw a nice Linux distro on it. Hmmm...what's the battery life on it though?
Netbooks are almost dead anyway (especially since Windows 8 does not work on them, screen resolution is too small).
It is a shame though, I love my netbook. Perfect size and weight to use while sitting in the recliner. Laptops are too big and tablets just don't cut it for me.
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200USD? Hmm...might just kill off the netbooks with that. Especially if you throw a nice Linux distro on it. Hmmm...what's the battery life on it though?


looks like 3.5 hours+ so nothing special...

 

http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromebooks.html#ac-c7

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