Acer Brings C7 Chromebook to Canada: Secure, Speedy and Simple

Acer Brings C7 Chromebook to Canada: Secure, Speedy and Simple 
MISSISSAUGA, ON -- (Marketwire) -- 03/19/13 --  
Editor's Summary: 

--  Available for pre-order now in Canada; available in retail stores and
    Google Play in April
--  Affordably priced starting at only $249.99 CAD
--  Provides hassle-free computing with automatic security and software
--  Great for use as an additional home computer
--  Includes built-in apps for productivity, collaboration and

Acer America today announced that its Acer C7 Chromebook line is
available for pre-order now in Canada. This next-generation mobile
computer runs Google's Chrome operating system and is priced starting
at a low $249.99.  
The new Acer C7 Chromebook is the ideal additional laptop for
families and students, as well as commercial customers such as school
districts 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, creating and sharing Google Docs, keeping up on social
networks, shopping, and paying bills.  
"The Acer C7 Chromebook is skyrocketing in popularity as consumers,
families, and students are spending more time online and want the
security and ease-of-use they provide," said Max Hu, product manager,
Acer Canada. "The Acer C7 Chromebook line delivers the advanced
capabilities that consumers and businesses need. Its affordable price
makes it great for families on a budget, while businesses and schools
will also appreciate the reduced total cost of ownership thanks to
its manageability and security features." 
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
tens of thousands of Chrome apps and games featured in the Chrome Web
Customers will appreciate that the Acer C7 Chromebook has security
features built in to defend against malware and viruses. Plus, since
the Acer 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. Family members and students can have separate accounts and
simply log in to get access to their email, documents, website
bookmarks and other projects. Once on the Acer C7, it's easy to share
and collaborate on documents and projects and share work and personal
calendars. Chromebooks come with Google Drive, an online file storage
service, 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 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
The Acer C7's integrated HD 1.3MP webcam has an LED indicator and
microphone, making it 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.  
Acer Chromebook Built for Performance
 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.  
Configurations, Pricing, Availability and Warranty
 New offerings in
the Acer C7 Chromebook line include models that will be sold via
retail as well as to commercial customers through Acer's authorized
reseller channel.  
The Acer C710-2490 Chromebook is priced at $249.99 CAD and is
available for pre-order now and will be available in retail stores
and on Google Play store in April. This model has a 4-cell battery
for 4-hour battery life. (1)  
The new Acer C710-2478 Chromebook will be available to commercial
customers from authorized Acer resellers for $279 CAD. The Acer
C710-2478 comes with a 6-cell battery and provides up to 6-hours of
battery life. (1) 
Both new Acer C7 models provide the performance specifications to
speed through the web, access files, enjoy video and more; they are
powered by an Intel Celeron 847 processor (2MB L3 cache, 1.10GHz,
DDR3 1333 MHz) and 2GB of DDR3 memory. These new models each have an
ample 320GB HDD for storing files.(2)  
The new Acer C7 Chromebooks come 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  
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technology company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale
and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives.
Acer's green supply chain delivers environmentally friendly PCs,
displays, projectors, servers, tablets and smartphones -- tools our
customers need to explore beyond limits and experience more. Ranked
No. 3 for notebooks globally,(4) Acer employs 8,000 people, and 2011
revenues reached US$15.7 billion. Please visit for more
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