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Acer Chromebook Specifications & Information

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Acer Chromebook Specifications and Information

The Acer Chromebook is the future of computing. In a stylish simplified design with 11.6″ HD display, it’s the ideal device for users who live and breathe online, craving the speed to go from one site to the next in an instant. Acer Chromebook is powered by Intel® dual-core processor, Chrome OS, and anywhere connectivity, delivering a ground-breaking user experience that’s fast, simple, and unlike any other. State-of-the-art security keeps you protected each and every time you turn the Chromebook on. Now there’s nothing standing between you and the web!

Key Features

11.6” HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LED-backlit LCD: (1366 x 768) resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio
Intel® Atom™ Dual-Core Processor(1.66GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 667MHz FSB)
2GB DDR3 Memory
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3150
16GB Solid State Drive
1.3 Megapixel HD Webcam (1280 x 1024)
High-Definition Audio Support
Two Built-in Speakers
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
2- USB 2.0 Ports
1- HDMI™ Port
Chrome OS Keyboard
6-cell Lithium-Ion BatteryUp to 8-hours battery life
2.95 lbs(system unit only)

Fast and Powerful Connectivity

No more painfully waiting for your PC to start up, Acer Chromebook boots in about 10 seconds and resumes instantly from sleep. Your favorite websites load quickly and run smoothly, with the full support for the latest web standards and Adobe® Flash.
Get more done with dual-core power! The Intel® Atom™ N570 Processor sports two cores and provides additional system responsiveness, as well as an enhnaced online experience like you’ve never seen before!
With built-in WiFi, you can stay in touch with friends and family at home or on-the-go. And no matter where you are, you can access all of your information and data since it’s stored online in the cloud- much like the hard drive on a computer.

Take your entertainment to the big screen. HDMI™ port lets you connect to an external monitor or HDTV through a single cable!

Simple and Easy-to-Use

This Chromebook is small on size but big on usability with its 11.6″ HD Widescreen CineCrystal™ LE-backlit Display and full-size Chrome OS keyboard. The silver matte finish with high-gloss black decorative edge and simplified design make this device stylish and easy-to-use.
Not only is the Acer Chromebook stunning to look at, it’s also easy to use. If you know how to use a browser, then you know how to use Chrome OS. There is nothing to install, and there are no applications to manage because everything is on the web.
Every time you turn it on, the Chromebook upgrades itself to latest features and fixes, with no nagging updates! It also syncs your favorite themes, extensions, bookmarks, and apps across Chrome. The bottom line is that your Chromebook will always have the latest version. No update discs required.

Security Built-in

Worried about safety and security? Fear not. The Chromebook is actually a lot safer to use than an ordinary computer. It’s designed to keep your browser secure and protected against the bad things, like malware and viruses, that are out there on the web.
Every time you boot your Chromebook, it does a self check called a “verified boot.” If it detects that your operating system has been tampered with or corrupted, the operating system is restored automatically from a known good back-up. Best of all: your Chromebook does all this on its own so you don’t have to worry about it.
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Does anyone have any detailed information about the different security features?
I love this review of the Acer Chrome book. I was wondering what the average price ranges within and like the OP has stated, what are the security features?
Does anyone have any detailed information about the different security features?
I don't think Google has said anything about their security system is specifics at least. To help prevent any hacking to already be developing.

As for the intel atom core, i think they are alright cores but they could be better, and maybe they should even throw in A2DP with of course Bluetooth2.0 Support!
Here is what has been said so far about security:


Security Built In
In today's world, any website - even well-known, legitimate ones - may be infected with malware. Just by visiting an infected web page, ordinary computers can get infected as well. Malware can exploit flaws in the browser to steal passwords, company and personal data, and financial information. It happens to millions of people without their knowledge.

Chrome OS is the first operating system designed with this ongoing threat in mind. It uses the principle of "defense in depth" to provide multiple layers of protection, so if any one layer is bypassed, others are still in effect. So while it's still important to take precautions to protect your data, Chromebooks let you breathe just a little bit easier.

Automatic Updates

The most effective way to protect against malware is to make sure all software is up to date and has the latest security fixes. This can be difficult to manage on traditional operating systems with many software components from many vendors all with different update mechanisms and user interfaces. Chromebooks manage updates automatically so Chromebooks are always running the latest and most secure versions.

On a Chromebook, each web page and application runs in a restricted environment called a "sandbox." So if the Chromebook is directed to an infected page, it can't affect the other tabs or apps on the computer, or anything else on the machine. The threat is contained.

Verified Boot
Even if malware manages to escape the sandbox, the Chromebook is still protected. Every time the Chromebook starts up, it does a self check called Verified Boot. If it detects that the system has been tampered with, or corrupted in any way, typically it will repair itself without any effort, taking the Chromebook back to an operating system that’s as good as new.

Data Encryption
When using web apps on a Chromebook, all important data is stored safely in the cloud. Certain kinds of files, like downloads, cookies, and browser cache files, may still be present on the computer. The Chromebook encrypts all this data using tamper-resistant hardware, making it very difficult for anyone to access those files.

If anything goes wrong with your Chromebook, you can simply push a button to enter the hardware-backed recovery mode and restore the operating system to a known good version.
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The Recovery mode is Genius to have a fail safe switch just to reboot the whole computer and wipe the OS and reload it, sounds like its the perfect button for Hackers, and Modders willing to Modify the platform!

Now if only android phones had a fail safe recovery mode...
Google is on the right track with Sandboxing each page and app, great feature.
I don't get a lot of viruses or problems on my PC, but it is nice to know that I won't have to worry at all with a chromebook.
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