Friday, August 14, 2015

Acer Windows 10 Cloudbooks Aim to rival Chromebooks

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If you are on a budget and needed a cloud-enabled laptop that prefer Windows 10 than Google's Chrome OS then you may want to check out Acer Windows 10 Cloudbooks.

Acer a Taiwanese based tech company has unveiled the Aspire One Cloudbook 11 and Aspire One Cloudbook 14 which are cloud capable laptops for user that don't need large storage and can work with mid-range hardware specs.

Bundled to this Cloudbooks you will also get a one-year subscription to Microsoft Office 365, access to Microsoft's OneDrive to store and sync your files online, and use of Acer's own cloud-enabled apps.

These Cloudbooks are aimed to rival Google Chromebooks.

The Aspire One Cloudbook comes in 11-inch and 14-inch variants both display are 1366 x 768. They are powered by Intel Celeron processor with 2GB of RAM. The 11-inch model is available with 16GB or 32GB of storage, while the 14-inch model are available in 32GB or 64GB. Both versions are 17.9mm thick. Acer includes a one-year subscription to Microsoft's Office 365 Personal and 100GB to 1TB of OneDrive storage depending on the model. The 11-inch weighs in at 2.5 pounds. Both come with Windows 10 Home edition.

Both are equipped with dual digital microphones with enhanced digital signal processing (DSP) that gives clear and crisp online phone calls and chats with Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant. They also feature the new wireless standard, 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Further, the laptops are also equipped with full-sized ports for HDMI, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, and SD cards. The chiclet keyboard have large touchpad which are designed to ease the experience of typing and tapping your way around Windows 10. Both come with a 640x480-pixel webcam.

The  11-inch model which is expected to be released this month has a starting price of $169, and the 14-inch model which will be available in September will have a starting price of $199.

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