Acer’s new Windows 10 laptops arrive with Chromebook-like prices – Computerworld

Acer has come out with new Windows 10 laptops, and they’ll arrive with low prices to compete against Google’s Chromebooks.

The Aspire One Cloudbook series was announced on Tuesday, and it comes in two screen sizes, 11-inch and 14-inch. The smaller laptop will start at $169, while the larger will be priced at $199.

That puts them in the same price range as Chromebooks, which have been competing against Windows PCs. Although Microsoft’s operating system still dominates the PC market, Google’s Chrome OS has been seeing rising adoption.

Like the Chromebooks, Acer’s new Windows 10 laptops will also leverage cloud-based software, but from Microsoft. Both laptops come with a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal, and at least 100 GB of online storage through Microsoft OneDrive.

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