Acer C7 Chromebook Line Expanded for Education, Business Customers
SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/18/13 --
-- New models feature SSD for quick boot times, performance
-- Productivity with up to 6-hour battery life
-- Easy to manage, ideal for range of education and business environments
-- Models start at $259 ESP
Acer America today announced that it has expanded its line of Acer C7
Chromebook models for its commercial customers, including schools and
businesses that need reliable, fast and affordable technology for
their students and work forces.
The two new models both have a fast 16GB Solid State Drives (SSDs),
which enhance boot times and access to apps, as well as a 6-cell
battery that delivers up to 6-hour battery life(1) for all-day
learning and productivity. Customers have the choice of two new
models -- the Acer C710-2826 with 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and the Acer
C710-2815 with 4GB DDR3 RAM.
Our new Acer C7 Chromebooks deliver exactly what the K-12 education
market and so many businesses require -- solid performance at an
affordable price with up to 6-hours of battery life," said Gregg
Prendergast, vice president, U.S. Commercial Sales, Acer America.
"Acer C7 Chromebooks will help our customers at schools -- students,
teachers and administrators -- as well as our business customers, get
to work and be productive right away for longer."
Productivity Abounds with Fast Boot, Performance and Online
Students and professionals will also be able to get right to work
with the Acer C7 models; they boot in just 8-seconds and can almost
instantly resume from sleep mode. Powered by an x86 architecture
Intel Celeron 847 dual-core processor (2MB L3 cache, 1.10GHz, DDR3
1333 MHz), the Acer Chromebooks provide the performance needed for
solid all-around productivity. Customers will enjoy a fast and
reliable online connection with dual band a/b/g/n WIFI, making them
ideal for use on an office or campus wireless network.
Administrators Can Keep Acer Chromebooks Secure, Managed; Backed By
Acer C7 Chromebooks are designed with security features to protect
customers as well as the device. The Chrome O/S is automatically
updated and guards against changing and new online threats, such as
viruses and malware. Also, the Chromebooks have a Kensington lock, so
they can be secured to a wireless cart or lab.
Administrators will find setting up and managing Chromebooks to be
intuitive and efficient. The web-based management console allows
management of apps and policies across all Chromebooks in the
network.(2) Identified Acer customers in the K-12 education market
have access to U.S.-based Acer Premier Care that is designed to
address the needs of schools, students and administrators. These Acer
customers can also take advantage of the Acer Educare Warranty
Program to further protect their investment with solutions such as
battery replacement, paid two-way shipping, and accidental damage
Features Make Acer C7 Chromebook Flexible for Range of Environments
The Acer C7 is incredibly portable, weighing only 3.05 pounds, and
measuring only an inch thin, so it can be conveniently transported by
students and employees for collaboration on presentations, documents,
calendars and more. Schools will consider them ideal for 1:1
initiatives as well as labs, classrooms and mobile carts, since the
C7 Chromebooks support multiple user sign on for secure access to
email, documents and other projects.
The Acer C7 Chromebooks are equipped with the features that help
people do more. The 11.6-inch HD Widescreen CineCrystal(TM)
LED-backlit LCD vibrantly shows websites, video and Chrome apps. It
has a HD webcam with 1280 x 720 resolution for capturing quality
video and photos. Customers have added flexibility with a range of
ports including HDMI, three USB ports, VGA and Ethernet, as well as
an SD card slot for accessing data and media files.
Pricing, Availability and Warranty
The new Acer C710 Chromebooks are now available through Acer
authorized resellers. The Acer C710-2826 with 2GB of DDR3 RAM
available for $259 ESP, and the Acer C710-2815 with 4GB DDR3 RAM for
$279 ESP. Both new models 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)
Established in 1976, Acer is an information and communication
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 www.acer.com for more
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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.
Console is sold separately, and/or may require a monthly activation
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.
4. IDC 2012
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