Acer has launched a new line of affordable notebooks, branded Aspire One Cloudbooks. The name may sound familiar, and it rightfully should as these new laptops are effectively the company's attempt to produce a Windows 10 variant of its existing Google Chromebooks. Both the 11.6-inch and 14-inch models will be available below $200.
First up is the 11.6-inch Aspire One Cloudbook, which sports a display with a resolution of 1366x768, 1.6GHz Intel Celeron N3050 CPU, 16GB of storage (32GB available for extra $20), 2GB of RAM, HDMI, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and other features commonly found in laptops. It won't power through intense applications, nor will it survive The Witcher 3. The 11.6-inch model will be priced at $169.99.
As for the 14-inch option, you've got similar specifications, aside from improvements in the storage department. The larger laptop from Acer will come with either 32GB or 64GB of storage, and will be just under a pound heavier. Since we're looking at a larger notebook, the price is also a small step up from the 11.6 version, available from $199.99.
You'll be ready to go with Office 365 for a year, and will have the option to take advantage of the included 1TB worth of OneDrive storage - perfect for getting around the small amounts of on-board memory. The 11.6-inch Acer Aspire One Cloudbook will be arriving later this month, while the 14-inch will hit shelves in September.