To offer tough competition to the Chromebooks, Acer has come up with three laptops powered by Windows 10 in its Aspire One Cloudbook series. Launched on Tuesday, these laptops would be priced between $ 169 and $ 199.
The Laptops, Cloudbook 11 AO1-121-C1G9, Cloudbook 11 AO1-131-C7DW and Cloudbook 14 AO1-431-C8G8, may be priced on the lower side but that does not mean they have sluggish hardware. All of these models come with dual-core Celeron N3060 processor with 1.6GHz clock speed with Turbo Boost Technology, which can help the processor acquire speed upto 2.16 GHz. These devices sport 2 GB RAM. While the C7DW model comes with 16 GB internal memory, the rest of them come with 32 GB internal SSDs. Both the Cloudbook 11 series have 11-inch display and the Cloudbook 14 series comes with 14-inch display. All of them have 1366×768 pixels resolution.
The internal storage may be low but you need not worry since Microsoft is offering 100 GB OneDrive voucher with the C7DW and 1 TB voucher with the other two. The storage space on the cloud is available for one year. Moreover, you would also get free subscription plan of Office 365 Personal for one year.
The devices support Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11a/c, USB 2.0, USB 3.0, SD card slots and DHMI on the connectivity front. One thing that you may not like about the laptops is their webcam, which has only 480p image shooting ability. Acer promises that the Cloudbook 11 series laptops will run for 7 hour and 14 series laptop for 6 hours on single charge as far as battery backup is concerned.
The best thing about these laptops is that they all run on Windows 10 Home. The Cloudbook 11 series will hit the market in the US later this month and the Cloudbook 14 series will be available for sale in the next month.