Acer planning new Chromebook?

Acer AC710 images and details leaked

Google’s Chromebook format could be in line for a shot in the arm following rumours that Acer is planning to release a powerful new Chromebook into the wild

Acer doesn’t seem to be straying too far into the realms of originality with this new release - labelled the AC710 - as it’s believed to share the same look and feel as the Aspire V5-171 notebook.

But instead of being loaded with Windows it’ll be running Google’s web-based Chrome operating system.

While nothing has been made official yet, some specs have been leaked and are hinting at an 11.6-inch display with an Intel Core i5 processor tucked under the bonnet.

As with previous Chromebooks, such as this year's Samsung Series 5, hard drive space will be limited and the focus will be on cloud-based storage and applications.

Chrome OS may not be for everyone (it constantly requires an internet connection) but Google's model undoubtably wins in the value stakes.

Chromebooks are cheaper than conventional laptops or tablets so if you need to save the pennies for Christmas, it might be worth keeping an eye on what Acer are cooking up.

If you’re highly connected with the Google suite of services such as Gmail, Drive, Calendar and Documents then expect to be swayed by whatever the Taiwanese company has in store.

No official release date or prices have been announced as of yet, but we'll update you with all the information when it becomes available.

Via: Mini Machines