Menu
Acer's new Windows 10 laptops arrive with Chromebook-like prices

Acer's new Windows 10 laptops arrive with Chromebook-like prices

The 11-inch model will launch in August in North America

The Acer Aspire Cloudbook One comes in 11-inch and 14-inch versions. This is the 14-inch version.

The Acer Aspire Cloudbook One comes in 11-inch and 14-inch versions. This is the 14-inch version.

Acer has come out with new Windows 10 laptops, and they'll arrive with low prices to compete against Google's Chromebooks.

The Aspire One Cloudbook series was announced on Tuesday, and it comes in two screen sizes, 11-inch and 14-inch. The smaller laptop will start at US$169, while the latter will be priced at $199.

That puts them in the same price range as Chromebooks, which have been competing against Windows PCs. Although Microsoft's operating system still dominates the PC market, Google's Chrome OS has been seeing rising adoption.

Like the Chromebooks, Acer's new Windows 10 laptops will also leverage cloud-based software, but from Microsoft. Both laptops come with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, and at least 100 GB of online storage through Microsoft OneDrive.

Over the last year, Acer has been developing its own cloud-based apps, which will also be installed on the two laptops. Acer's software lets users store their multimedia files online, and sync that data between PC, smartphones and tablets.

The Aspire One Cloudbooks, however, feature little onboard storage. The 11-inch version can be bought in 16 GB or 32 GB configurations, while the 14-inch version has 32 GB or 64 GB of storage.

The laptops have 1366 by 768 pixel screens, 2GB of RAM, and use Intel's newest Celeron mobile processors.

The 11-inch model weighs 1.15 kg, while the 14-inch weighs 1.6 kg. In addition, the two products have HDMI, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and SD Card ports. Acer has also fitted dual microphones on the laptops, for better access to Microsoft's Cortana personal assistant.

The 11-inch model will arrive in North America in August, and then in Europe in September. The 14-inch version will come a month later in both regions.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags acerhardware systemslaptopsWindows laptops

Featured

Slideshows

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ

Partners are actively building out security practices and services to match, yet remain challenged by a lack of guidance in the market. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable - in association with Sophos - assessed the making of an MSSP, outlining the blueprint for growth and how partners can differentiate in New Zealand.

The making of an MSSP: a blueprint for growth in NZ
Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018

The leading players of the New Zealand channel came together to celebrate a year of achievement at the inaugural Reseller News Platinum Club lunch in Auckland. Following the Reseller News Innovation Awards, Platinum Club provides a platform to showcase the top performing partners and start-ups of the past 12 months, with more than ​​50 organisations in the spotlight.​​​

Reseller News Platinum Club celebrates leading partners in 2018
Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ

HP has honoured its leading partners in New Zealand during 2018, following 12 months of growth through the local channel. Unveiled during the fourth running of the ceremony in Auckland, the awards recognise and celebrate excellence, growth, consistency and engagement of standout Kiwi partners.

Meet the top performing HP partners in NZ
Show Comments