Acer America's New C7 Chromebook: Secure, Speedy and Simple

Acer America's New C7 Chromebook: Secure, Speedy and Simple 
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/12 --  
Editor's Summary: 


 
--  Available for purchase starting tomorrow in the U.S. through Google
    Play, Best Buy stores and BestBuy.com at an affordable $199
--  Provides hassle-free computing with automatic security and software
    updates
--  Great for use as an additional home computer
--  Includes built-in apps for productivity, collaboration and
    entertainment

  
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.  
"Today's computer users are doing more online heightening the need
for enhanced security, quicker online access and an easy-to-use
interface," Jim Wong, corporate president, Acer Inc. "The Acer C7
Chromebook provides all this at an affordable price, making it the
right choice for families and students on a budget as well as anyone
who wants a new or second mobile PC for web-based computing." 
"The core of Google's Chromebook vision is creating a better, more
simple computing experience and making it available to everyone,"
said Sundar Pichai, senior vice president, Chrome and Apps, Google.
"We're excited about the Acer C7 Chromebook, the newest addition to
the Chromebook family. The Acer C7 delivers a hassle-free computing
experience with the speed, security and simplicity that users expect
of Chromebooks built in." 
Speedy, Secure Online Access 
Customers can get online quickly with the Acer C7; it boots up in
less than 18 seconds and resumes nearly instantly from sleep mode.
The overall Chromebook experience is easy-to-use and navigate. Users
can access their favorite apps with a single click through the app
launcher and find new favorites from the thousands of Chrome apps and
games featured in the Chrome Web Store. 
Customers will appreciate that the Acer C7 Chromebook has security
features built in to defend against malware and viruses. Plus, since
the A
cer C7 is automatically updated, 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.  
Safe Storage, Convenient access to Content 
The Acer C7 Chromebook is easy to maintain and share with others
around the home, school or work. Users can have separate accounts and
simply log in to get things done. Once on the Acer C7, it's easy to
share and collaborate on documents and projects and share work and
personal calendars. Acer Chromebook customers are offered up to 100GB
of free Google Drive storage for the first two years after purchase,
so files, documents, photos and more are stored safely in the cloud
even if the Acer C7 is lost, damaged or stolen. Customers can also
access files offline, or create and edit Google Documents and use
Gmail offline as well. 
Sleek Design for the Mobile Lifestyle  
The Acer C7 is portable and sleek for today's on-the-go mobile
lifestyle. It weighs only 3.05 pounds and measures a mere one inch
thin, so it can be easily taken anywhere as it fits into a backpack,
briefcase or purse. The slim size still houses a full-sized keyboard,
so customers can comfortably create and edit documents and
spreadsheets. The fully-clickable touchpad allows customers to
conveniently get things done.  
The Acer C7's integrated HD 1.3MP webcam w/ LED indicator and
microphone is great for video conferencing, as well as capturing
video and photos for sharing online. Websites, documents, photos and
high-definition video look crisp and clear on the C7's 11.6-inch HD
Widescreen CineCrystal(TM) LED-backlit LCD.  
Appealing to frequent travelers, the Acer C7 Chromebook also enables
users to get online at 30,000 feet with free Gogo in-air internet
passes. It comes with 12 free passes (estimated at $150 value) that
can be used over two years on domestic U.S. flights. 
Acer Chromebook Built for Performance 
The premiere offering in the Acer C7 Chromebook line is the Acer
C710-2847. Powered by an Intel Celeron 847 processor (2MB L3 cache,
1.10GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz) and 2GB of DDR3 memory, the Acer C7 provides
the performance to speed through the web, access files, enjoy video
and more. It also has an ample 320GB HDD for storing files.(2)  
The Acer C7 connects to popular consumer electronics devices such as
camcorders, digital cameras and smart phones via its three USB 2.0
ports. It also has an HDMI port for pushing video and content to
external displays and HDTVs. In addition, its card reader supports SD
card and MMC, so customers can play their music and video directly
from the card, or upload photos, video and music to their favorite
sites.  
Pricing, Availability and Warranty 
The Acer C710-2847 will be available starting tomorrow on the Google
Play store, at Best Buy stores and on BestBuy.com for customers in
the United States for $199.00.  
The new Acer C7 comes with a standard one-year parts and labor
warranty, which can be extended to three years with the Acer
Advantage service. All Acer Chromebooks are backed by toll-free
service and support.(3)  
About Acer  
Since its founding in 1976, Acer has broken barriers between people
and technology, enabling users to explore, create and grow. Acer
ranks No. 2 for notebook PCs globally.(1) The Acer Group employs
8,000 people across the globe, and revenues for 2011 reached US$15.7
billion. 
Acer's channel business model is instrumental to the company's
success, while its multi-brand approach integrates Acer, Gateway, and
Packard Bell brands in worldwide markets. Acer designs
environmentally friendly products and, with its vendors, has
established a green supply chain. 
Acer is proud to be a Worldwide Partner of the Olympic Movement. That
includes supporting the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and
London 2012 Olympic Games. 
More information is at www.acer-group.com. 
Copyright 2012 Acer America Corp. All rights reserved. Acer and the
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are the property of their respective owners. All offers subject to
change without notice or obligation and may not be available through
all sales channels. Prices listed are manufacturer suggested retail
prices and may vary by location. Applicable sales tax extra. 
1.) Source: Gartner data, FY 2011 
2.) Accessible capacity varies: (MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion
bytes). 
3.) Limited warranties and service agreements apply. May not be
available in all locations. Availability varies. Other conditions
apply. For a copy, write to Acer Customer Service, P.O. Box 6137,
Temple, TX 76503 
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Tel: 949-471-7705
E-mail: lisa.emard@acer.com 
 
 
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