Acer C720 Chromebooks with Intel Core i3 Processors Are Now Official

July 10, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Acer has made some pretty decent Chromebooks lately, and now their most powerful Chromebook yet has just been made Official. This is the first Chromebook with an Intel Core i3 processor inside. These Chromebooks are $349 and $379. The $349 model features 2GB of RAM while the $379 model features 4GB of RAM. I’d definitely recommend the 4GB of RAM model myself. Other specs include a 11.6-inch 1366×768 resolution display, Intel Core i3-4005U processor (1.7GHz), Intel HD Graphics 4400, 32GB SSD hard drive, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 ports and about 8.5 hours of battery life which is still pretty insane. 

We had heard from the Google/Intel event back in May that Acer was working on a Chromebook that featured an Intel Core i3 processor, and now that Chromebook is official. Although we don’t have any idea on when it will be available for purchase, it shouldn’t be too much longer, we hope. According to the Press release:

“This is an incredibly exciting time to be a leader in the Chromebook market, since customers are responding with tremendous enthusiasm for the product’s performance, capabilities and value, ” said Eric Ackerson, senior product marketing and brand manager, Acer America.  “We’ve been breaking new ground with our Chromebooks since 2011, and our new Intel Core i3 model will deliver more of what our customers love about our Chromebooks, including excellent performance and all-day battery life. Acer has been a leader in the Chromebook space and the new C720 based on 4th generation Intel Core i3 processors marks a new class of Chromebook with enhanced performance and battery life,” said Navin Shenoy, vice president and general manager of Intel Mobile Client Platforms Group. “As one of the most powerful Chromebooks on the market, the additional performance of Core i3 enables an extremely responsive experience while surfing multiple tabs of web pages.   Students, families and business users will recognize the difference in how snappy the new Acer C720 is with Intel Core i3.”

How many of you are interested in the Acer Chromebook C720 with the Intel Core i3 processor inside? Let us know in the comments below.