by October 10, 2013 0 comments

Acer India today debuts its new Acer C720 Chromebook line that features processors based on the Haswell micro-architecture for faster performance and up to 8.5 hours of battery life. Encapsulated in a compact form factor, the notebook also features an anti-glare display, making it ideal for families and students who want a Chromebook that can be enjoyed in a range of settings, even outdoors in sunlight. The new Acer C720 Chromebook builds on the popular Acer C710 Chromebook, which was lauded for its performance and integration of Google’s Chrome operating system in key western markets earlier this year. It meets the needs of students, families, anyone on a budget, and the growing number of consumers who enjoy the Google ecosystem for school, work and entertainment.

“The Acer C720 is a significant step forward for our highly-acclaimed Acer Chromebook line, as it delivers speedy performance, quick boot times, a matte anti-glare display and a slimmer design that is portable enough for anywhere use,” said Mr. S. Rajendran, CMO, Acer India. “These key advances allow families and students to continue collaborating, learning and playing in exciting ways, all while staying secure since Chrome OS includes multiple layers of protection from online threats.”

Speedy Performance and Long Battery Life

Consumers can begin their online fun, research and social networking quickly with the Acer C720 Chromebook. It boots up in less than 7 seconds and resumes nearly instantly from sleep mode. The new Chromebook is powered by an Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on the Intel Haswell micro-architecture, so it delivers a noticeable boost in both performance and battery life. The battery keeps consumers productive for up to 8.5 hours, ideal for all day productivity and fun. Consumers can power through web pages and docs, and will also enjoy fluid HD video and apps with the support of up to 2GB of DDR3 memory. Plus, the Acer C720 quickly connects to hotspots and wireless networks via 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi.

Security for Multiple Users, Collaboration

Consumers will appreciate that the Chrome OS is updated automatically, so it always has the latest features. Multiple layers of security features including data encryption and verified boot defend the Acer C720 Chromebook against online threats, malware and viruses. This is especially useful for parents and school administrators who are responsible for protecting students. IT administrators can also manage the Chromebooks remotely for speedier app roll-outs and increased efficiency.

The Acer C720 Chromebook also keeps data safe when the device is used by multiple users, such as for collaboration in the classroom and for projects for home, school or work. Users can have separate accounts to ensure their project, Gmail and other information is kept safe if the Chromebook is lost, stolen, or lent to a friend. Storage on Google Drive protects files, documents, and photos safely in the cloud, and ensures that the most current version is always available. Consumers can also access files offline, and even open and edit MS Office documents as well as Google Documents. Schools will appreciate that the Acer C720 Chromebooks have a Kensington lock to secure them to a classroom or mobile cart.

Thin and Light Design with all the Extras

The new Acer C720 has a design that is more than 30 percent thinner than its predecessor, measuring only 1.9 cms (0.75 inches) thick. It includes a full-sized keyboard, so consumers can comfortably create and edit documents and spreadsheets. The device weighs only 1.25 kg, making it easily portable device in a backpack or bag. The slim and sleek size of the Acer C720 provides for a vibrant 29.5 cms (11.6 inches) ComfyViewTM HD display with a 1366×768 resolution that keeps websites, images and video crisp and clear. Also, the display has a matte, anti-glare property, enabling students and families to enjoy the Chromebook outside in sunlight for classwork, reading, playing games and more.

The Acer C720’s integrated HD webcam delivers sharp and detailed images and rich color saturation. Combined with the microphone, the Chromebook is great for video chatting as well as capturing video and photos for sharing online. Plus, the dual speaker design ensures crisp and clear stereo audio for enjoying music, video and more. The Acer C720 connects to popular consumer electronics devices such as camcorders, digital cameras and smart phones via its fast USB 3.0 port as well as a USB 2.0 port. It also has an HDMI port for pushing video and content to external displays and HDTVs. In addition, consumers can easily access their content at home or on the go – with 100 GB of free storage on Google Drive for two years. By visiting the Chrome Web Store users can customize their Acer C720 Chromebook with applications for work or play. Other media and files can also be accessed through the SD card reader.

Pricing, Availability and Warranty

The Acer C720 is available at Croma & Reliance Digital stores in Mumbai and Delhi. Consumers across the country can also purchase the Acer C720 online from Flipkart. The Acer C720 has been launched with 2GB of memory and a 16GB SSD at a retail price of only Rs. 22,999 in India. Acer has introduced some unique offerings for the benefit of consumers. With Easy Financing schemes from Bajaj Finance at nominal processing fee, owning an Acer C720 is simple and easy. The consumers will also benefit from Acer’s hassle-free customer service & support as the Acer C720 comes with a 2 year warranty.

Users can also enjoy high speed wireless connectivity on their Acer C720 through exciting data bundle plans by Airtel and Tikona, the service is only available in selected locations depending on the service provider. At just Rs. 2499, consumers can opt for a free Airtel 4G dongle worth Rs 1500 with monthly 10 GB data for 2 months, or choose a free Airtel 3G dongle worth Rs. 1299 along with monthly 6 GB data for 3 months. Consumers desiring broadband connectivity at home can get a free 4 mbps speed Tikona home broadband connection of 8GB data with a validity of 45 days or 100 GB data with a validity of 20 months at just Rs. 3499. Consumers can also receive a free Wi-Fi router along with 100 GB data with a validity of 20 months at just Rs. 4999.

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