Hugely inspired by Google’s low storage, Chrome OS powered Chromebooks, Acer has come up with a Windows 10 edition of laptops called Cloudbook.
As the name suggests, you are going to use a lot of internet bandwidth because the cloudbook is not a traditional laptop that bundles in a 500GB hard disk or more. Instead, it has a miniscule 32 GB or 64 GB of storage space within which users have to manage their daily computing tasks.
The biggest advantage is that it runs on Windows 10 which allows all your favorite apps, software and games on board. But, given the limited space, it may not do much unless one needs a Windows laptop that is extremely cheap.
Priced at $170, the 11-inch Acer Aspire One Cloudbook features an eleven inch screen with a resolution of 1366 x 768. It is powered by an Intel Celeron processor and 2GB of RAM. The maximum storage option supported in this device is 32GB while the 14-inch version supports up to 64GB of space. The latter is priced at $199 and both models are expected to hit stores in September.
Acer entices users with Microsoft Office 365 yearly subscription and cloud storage solution on the One Drive service. Based on the model, you will receive anywhere from 100GB to 1TB on the cloud.
The pricing is amazing but the limited storage might put off users because it hardly allows you to store anything except for word and excel files. Google Chromebook finally has a worthy competitor that runs on Windows 10. More computer manufacturers might follow this path real soon. A fun fact is that Acer also makes Chromebooks for Google!!!