Acer C7 Chromebook Boosts e-Learning, Collaboration
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 --
-- Expanded line of C7 Chromebooks available for education customers
-- New model for U.S. provides up to six hours of battery life
-- Security for students; easy manageability for administrators
-- Ideal for schools with multiple users logging on as well as 1-to-1
-- Mobility and multimedia for greater learning
Acer America today debuts new Acer C7 Chromebook models for its
commercial customers, especially schools looking for a way to enhance
student learning with technology that is affordable and impactful.
"Chromebooks are an ideal option for schools and districts that want
to quickly implement a technology program that will significantly
enhance student learning," said Gregg Prendergast, vice president,
U.S. Commercial Sales, Acer America. "The Acer C7 Chromebook delivers
the advanced capabilities that will help students excel in all areas
of their education. In addition, the Acer C7 Chromebook is incredibly
affordable as a stand-alone product, and even more affordable when
schools consider the reduced total cost of ownership thanks to its
manageability and security features."
Students Kept Secure, IT Administrators Can Manage with Ease
Teachers and parents will appreciate that the Acer C7 Chromebook is
automatically updated, so their students have the latest software
version and protection against online threats. The Chrome OS has
security features built in to defend against malware and viruses to
further ensure students' online safety. Also, the available web-based
management console lets administrators set up and manage users, apps
and policies across all Chromebooks in the network, reducing the need
to travel to separate classrooms.
In addition, the Acer C7 Chromebook is an excellent choice for
schools considering a 1-to-1 computing initiative. IT administrators
will be pleased with both the affordable price of the Chromebook as
well as the reduced cost of maintenance and support. The robust
features and capabilities in Google Apps for Education mean there is
no additional required investment in expensive software. Students can
also use Chrome Web Store Apps to find additional educational apps
for enhanced learning.
Collaborate and Safely Store Projects
The Acer C7 line is ideal for schools planning to give multiple
students access to the Chromebooks, either in their classrooms or on
a mobile cart. Each student can log on with their unique account to
access email, documents, website bookmarks and other projects.
Chromebooks come with Google Drive, an online file storage service,
so students and teachers can save and access their files safely
online and won't need to back up manually. Teachers and students can
also access files as well as create and edit Google Docs and use
Gmail offline for greater flexibility.
With Google Docs, it's easy to share and collaborate on school
projects such as presentations and reports that incorporate input
from several students. Students in middle school and high school can
also see calendars set up by the teacher to track homework,
assignments, and projects in various classes. The Acer C7 Chromebooks
quickly connect to campus wireless networks with integrated
802.11b/g/n WiFi, so they can be used in a dedicated classroom or on
a mobile cart.
Education Starts Quickly; Delivers Battery Life and Performance for
Students can take advantage of the many educational websites and
Chrome apps available online for enhanced learning. Students will
also be able to get right to work with the Acer C7; it boasts a
less-than 18-second boot time and can almost instantly resume from
sleep mode. Plus, using Chrome is easy and intuitive for students and
The new Acer C710-2055 Chromebook for customers in the U.S. is
powered by a 6-cell battery that delivers up to six hours of life for
all-day student learning without having to recharge during school
hours.(1) It is powered by an Intel Celeron 847 processor (2MB L3
cache, 1.10GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz) and 4GB of RAM to provide exceptional
speed and responsiveness when running multiple apps and programs.
Mobility and Multimedia Enhance Learning
The Acer C7 weighs only 3.05 pounds, so it's portable enough to move
between classrooms and even outside for projects in classes such as
science and art. It measures only one inch thin, so it can easily be
stored in a classroom, on a mobile cart, or can fit into a backpack
for schools that allow a check-out program. The slim size
incorporates a full-sized keyboard that is comfortable to use for web
browsing, creating presentations and running educational apps.
Multimedia can be incorporated into student learning with the Acer
C7's integrated HD 1.3MP webcam. Video and photos can be captured and
incorporated into presentations, websites and slideshows. Plus, the
Acer C7 has three USB 2.0 ports, so it can be connected to a digital
camera and other devices. It also has an HDMI port for sharing video
and content to external displays for a presentation. Students can
easily view websites, apps, video and more on the C7's 11.6-inch HD
Widescreen CineCrystal(TM) LED-backlit LCD.
Pricing, Availability and Warranty
The new Acer C710-2055 is available now in the U.S. at retailers and
from authorized Acer resellers for $279.99. Additional configurations
are available in the Acer C7 Chromebook line.
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.(2)
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and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives.
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1.) Actual battery life varies depending on product specifications,
computer settings and applications or features launched. All
batteries' maximum capacity diminishes with time and use.
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