Acer unveils Windows 10-powered Aspire One Cloudbook to take on Chromebooks

Acer unveils Windows 10-powered Aspire One Cloudbook to take on Chromebooks

Acer today unveiled Aspire One Cloudbook with Windows 10 operating system to take on Google’s Chromebooks. The new Aspire One Cloudbook features cloud services integration to give an advanced computing experience.

The Acer Aspire One Cloudbook comes in 11- and 14-inch variants. Both the variants have HD (1366×768) 16:9 LED-backlit display and are powered by the latest Intel Celeron mobile processors along with 2GB of DDR3L RAM.

The Aspire One Cloudbook 11 weighs 1.15kg, while the Aspire One Cloudbook 14 is 1.6kg in weight. There is a full-sized HDMI, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and an SD card reader.

Acer has provided a full-sized chiclet keyboard and a large touchpad with Windows 10 gesture support. The notebooks come with 32GB and 64GB eMMC storage. In addition, there is one-year free 100GB OneDrive storage.

Acer Aspire One Cloudbook

Acer Aspire One Cloudbook

The Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 and 14 has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac connectivity. On the productivity front, there is one-year free subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal. The company has additionally provided cloud-based adApps which include abPhoto, abMusic, abDocs and abFiles.

Both the notebook variants have dual-digital microphones with digital signal processing technology to let users easily use Microsoft’s Cortana personal digital assistant.

On unveiling the Aspire One Cloudbook, Jerry Kao, president of Notebook Business Group, Acer, said:

“The Aspire One Cloudbook series is the perfect answer for those looking for an online-oriented and portable notebook with a full Windows experience. With cloud-enabled services1 such as Microsoft Office 365, OneDrive, and Acer’s Build Your Own Cloud (BYOC), consumers can enjoy the convenience and value the cloud brings with these exciting new products.”

The Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11 and 14 will debut in North America later this month. The 11-inch model will be available with a price tag of $169 and the 14-inch model will be available for $199.

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