Acer on Tuesday announced a touchscreen version of its C720 Chromebook, the C720P Chromebook, which will be available early next month through a handful of retailer for $299.99.
The device sports an 11.6-inch HD LED back-lit display (1366×768), 32GB SSD, estimated 7.5 hours of battery life and 7-second boot time. It’s also equipped with an Intel Celeron 2955U processor (based on Intel’s fancy new Haswell chip), 2GB of DDR3 memory and support for 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi.
Like Google’s own Chromebook Pixel, the C720P’s touchscreen display promises a more immersive experience, allowing users to tap, swipe and pinch-to-zoom their way through Google’s operating system; it’s the first such device to offer a touchscreen at this price point. Acer didn’t provide an exact launch date, but we imagine it will be available from the usual retail suspects, such as Best Buy, and online from the Google Play store when it’s available next month.