July 10, 2014

The First Chromebook With a Core i3 Processor is Here

Chromebooks are best known for being simple, pared-down devices that browse the web and don't do much else. As a result, aside from the exhorbitantly expensive Chromebook Pixel, most Chromebooks have underpowered processors when compared with more fully featured laptops. Google and Intel promised that would change to some extent earlier this year, and now Acer is launching the first Chromebooks with Intel's more powerful Core i3 processor.

The Acer C720 is now available with a 1.7GHz Core i3 processor and 2GB of RAM for $349.99 or 4GB of RAM for $379.99. Both versions have 32GB of internal storage, twice that of most Chromebooks. That's a slight bump in price over the earlier C720 models, which featured a weaker Intel Celeron processor....

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