Acer unveiled today an updated model of its C7 Chromebook, which is geared towards schools, that features extended battery life and increased RAM.
The original C7 Chromebook provided just 4 hours of battery life, compared to the 6 hours now being promised by Acer. The company also upgraded the RAM from 2GB to 4 GB.
The C7 Chromebook includes various features that aim to make it a low-cost notebook solution for schools, including automatic updates, increased security to fight malware and viruses and a web-based management console that allows administrators to manage multiple Chromebooks on a network.
The Acer C7 is powered by an Intel Celeron 847 processor and the newly updated 4 GB RAM. It weighs 3.02 pounds and it one inch thick, and has a HD 1.3 MP webcam, three USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port and 11.6-inch LED-backlit LCD screen.
The new model of the Acer C7 Chromebook is priced at $279.99 at the time of this writing, up from the $199 the original Acer C7 model cost.