Acer C7 Chromebook, India
It's still a dream to every Indian, "Will Google sell their hardwares in India?" We missed Google's Nexus smartphones and tablets and now we are going to miss the latest chromebook " Acer C7 Chromebook˝. This device was released on November 7 2012 with price $199. This price reminds us Asus Nexus 7 tablet's price. If we convert this US dollar into Indian rupee it will be Rs.12,000 maximum. But Nexus 7 tablet is sold for the cost Rs.17,000 in several online portals. So I expect the cost of Acer C7 Chromebook will be Rs.18,000 approx. Google's products released so far have good market and popularity. Chromebook versions missed to get their popularity in laptop wars. To increase this device popularity Google has tried to gain the market by reducing the cost. Let's see what this laptop has got.
I think you may have heard about Chrome OS. This OS is developed by Google for its Chromebook. This OS looks like a lite version of Ubuntu. You can see the interface that contains folders like etc, mnt, proc and that proves its a Linux version. This Chromebook is fully meant for browsing internet. I had tried this OS in my PC by downloading from Google's official site. This OS is very similar to Ubuntu and more importance was given to accessing internet.
Display of C7 is large as expected. When measured diagonally display measures 11.6inch. I can assure you there won't be any laptop with this screen size comparing with price. I have browsed many netbooks that runs Windows and those were priced above 19K. I am impressed with this laptop dimension. Its just one inch thick and the weight of this laptop is 1.4 kg.
Battery backup mentioned by Google slightly dissapoints me. Indians need long lasting battery. I am from Tamilnadu and face serious power cut problem. For me battery backup is important. So this will be a issue for those who face severe power-cuts like me.
Processor used in this laptop is Intel Celeron and the number of core available is two. The processor may look dull but for this lite OS this will rock you. I used netbooks with Celeron processor and it worked without any hiccups. Internally this laptop has got 320GB SSD. This storage will be enough for this generation people and in addition you have 100GB space subscription available in Google Drive. This 100GB subscription is valid for two years. Such offers won't available in other netbooks.
Wi-Fi feature has given importance. C7 has dual band Wi-Fi means you have two antennas to access Wi-Fi connectivity. This dual band antennas will provide good connectivity. This feature will not be present in all laptops.
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