How could Acer improve its $199 C7 Chromebook? More battery life please! That’s what the new C7 model gets you: 6 hours versus 3.5 hours. You’ll pay $279.99 for the new model, but it also comes with twice as much memory.
With all three Google Chromebook models in house, it’s time to share some more performance insights and benchmarks. I like that device makers are pushing the prices down, but be forewarned: power users hoping to use this as a primary device may want to spend extra.
Google surprised many with the launch of a $199 Chromebook this week. So what’s the Acer C7 like? Overall the quality and performance is better than I expected for the price and it even has a 320 GB hard drive for those who want local storage.
The new Acer C7 looks more like a tradtional laptop than any prior Google Chromebook because of the Intel Core processor and 320 GB magnetic hard drive. But it’s an aggressively priced Chromebook at $199, which could sway many to give Chrome OS a try.
Twitter’s data center plans are reportedly in disarray according to sources. A few people shared that the microblogging service, which announced plans to build a Utah data center back in April 2010, had plans to abandon the site and move to a data center in Sacramento.