Dec 10, 2014 News
Unlike previous offerings, the new C740 Chromebooks will offer some distinctions between the commercial and consumer products; most notably, the processor.
At this point it’s only speculation as to which model may receive what processor. The new Broadwell U chips haven’t been officially unveiled yet, so at this point it’s really anyone’s guess.
Not only will the Broadwell U variants offer significant performance improvements, their power-sipping low voltage design will offer improved battery life as well.
It’s more than likely that the less-expensive consumer offering of the C740 will contain the older, yet solid performing, Haswell processor from Intel. The education sector may be the first to reap the benefits of the new Broadwell U CPUs.
The new C740 is being built with durability in mind. Sales in the education sector have been a driving force behind Acer’s stellar performance in the Chromebook market.
The new design is said to include brushed metal steel case and reinforced hinges. This will help to prevent the wear and tear levied on devices toted to and from school.
Tentative specs for the new Acer C740 Chromebook include:
No full HD display, but still very respectable specs overall. It will certainly be a laptop with a lot of power, modern features and a bargain basement price.
Prices will run about $259-$279 for the 2GB and 4GB models, respectively. The release date is set for March, 2015.
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