Chromebook Unveiled

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Chromebook Unveiled

The Acer AC700 measures 11.24 inches long and 8 inches deep. Users gets about 6 hours of battery life from the AC700's 4,400-mAh battery, compared with 8.5 hours with the Series 5 Chromebook. The extra battery life can mean the difference for users who work the standard 8-hour workday and can't be bothered to recharge.

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Svelte Frame

The notebook—at only 1 inch thick—is a svelte machine.

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A Look at the LCD Screen

Acer branding is prominent between the 11.6-inch high-definition CineCrystal LED-backlit LCD (with a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1366 by 768 resolution) keyboard, which includes a track pad and Web-navigation keys in addition to standard letters and numbers.

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Left Side View

Note the ports for HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) output, USB, and headphone and microphone jacks. There is another USB port on the other side of the machine.

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Chrome Home

The Chrome home screen on the machine includes preinstalled applications and a link to the Chrome Webstore for downloading new applications. The Acer AC700 also has an HD 1.3MP webcam with LED indicator for video chat.

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Right-Angle View

The AC700 also boasts 2GB of DDR3 (double data rate type three) memory, a 16GB SSD (solid-state drive) for storing files, and a 4-in-1 card reader that accepts flash storage.

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Left-Angle View

The notebook, which has the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, has 64MB of dedicated video memory.

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Undercarriage

The underside of the Acer700 chassis won't win any beauty contests with all the screws and angles, but the device appears sturdily built.

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Chromebook Benefits

Acer explains the benefits of the AC700 Chromebook on its Website.

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Where to Buy It

Consumers may preorder the Acer AC700 from Amazon.com for shipment after the July 11 release date.

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