Acer C7 Chromebook joins Samsung Chromebook, forgets Android offers superior battery life

Acer has announced a new Chromebook on Monday, challenging Samsung and its Chromebook offering in the Chrome OS stakes.

The new model, dubbed the Acer C7, will come with a full-size keyboard, fully clickable trackpad and an 11.6-inch display, but just 3.5 hours of battery life.

Powered by an Intel Core processor, the Acer Chromebook will come with a 320GB hard drive and 100GB of free storage on Google Drive, but won't last an evening's worth on the sofa. 

Costing $199 in the US, the Acer C7 will also be available in the UK, but Acer and Google have yet to set a price outside the US.

As previously the case with the Google Chromebooks, many will wonder why they shouldn't just buy a Nexus 7 or Nexus 10 device running Android instead. The company's tablets are not only comparable in price, but also offer much greater battery life and app support.

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