Acer’s “Cromia” Chromebook will be released on June 15, 2011.
The Acer Cromia is lower priced than the Samsung Series 5. As with the Series 5, It comes in two editions: The Wi-Fi edition, and the 3G edition (which includes Wi-Fi capability as well).
One of the most noticeable differences between the Acer and Samsung Chromebooks is that the Acer model has the appearance of being more “widescreen.” This is because the Acer has a 11.6″ screen with a more horizontally spacious 1366 x 768 resolution, while the Samsung has a 12.1″ screen with a more vertically roomy 1280 x 800 resolution.
On the outside, the Acer Chromebook is a sleek, minimalist-looking laptop. However, it is missing the smoother, more rounded look of the Samsung Series 5. Its battery is claimed to last for a full 6 hours on a full charge, compared to the Samsung’s advertised 8+. However, the Acer is intended to cost less than its counterpart the Series 5.
11.6″ HD LED Display (1366 x 768 resolution)
Intel Atom N570 Dual-Core 1.66Ghz Processor
2GB DDR3 RAM (Maximum of 2GB)
16GB mSATA Solid-State Drive (SSD)
Built in dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and World-mode 3G (optional)
HD 1MP Webcam
3.5mm Audio In (for using external microphone)
3.5mm Audio Out (for using external speakers)
2 USB 2.0 ports
4-in-1 memory card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)
1 HDMI port
Full-sized island/chiclet-style keyboard
Over-sized multi-touch trackpad
6 hours of continuous battery life
Dimensions: 8.6″ W x .08″ H x 11.6″ D
- The HD 1366 x 768 display resolution is higher than most netbooks.
- The Acer Chromebook comes with the RAM upgraded to 2 GB, unlike most netbooks which are sold pre-built with 1 GB.
- The solid-state drive boosts performance considerably and protects the computer from shock.
- Chrome OS employs multiple layers of virus/malware/security protection including sandboxing, data encryption, and verified boot among other built-in defenses.
- The Acer Chromebook, like its Samsung counterpart, has a full-sized chiclet-style keyboard, to prevent cramped typing and accidental keystrokes.
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