The Chromebook was originally touted as a cloud-based computing device that isn’t based around impressive internal specs. Recently, Google has upped the ante with the Chromebook Pixel with its impressive high resolution display.
Acer has also decided to improve the C7 Chromebook lineup while keeping things reasonably affordable. The new C710-2055 is equipped with 4GB of RAM, which twice the amount of older C7. There are also 320GB HDD and 6-cell battery, which provides 6 hours of battery life. It’s a little unfortunate that the upgraded model still uses the somewhat underpowered Intel Celeron 847.
The new C7 Chromebook seems to be appropriate in the education market that places less emphasis in above average performance level. The built-in Google Docs and Google Drive features allow teachers and students to share learning materials. Priced at $279.99 (Approx. £180), the updated laptop model is $80 (Approx. £51) more expensive than the original. It’s up to the users to decide whether the bigger RAM and stronger battery worth the extra cash.