According to DigiTimes, Acer plans to release a few new models of its Chromebooks, the second-generation laptops will run on Google’s browser-based operating system and will be released in mid-October.
According to the source that gave DigiTimes the heads up on the new Chromebooks, the decision is a bit of a passive-aggressive response to Microsoft, whose Windows 8-based Surface is coming out around the same time.
Acer is also hoping that Chromebooks can bolster their declining netbook business. The new Chromebooks will be powered by a dual-core 1.66GHz Atom processor, 16GB Solid State Drive, 2GB of RAM, an integrated 1.3-Megapixel front-facing camera and an 11.6-inch LCD display.
The new model is expected to feature a better processor, and possibly more storage space. The insider also revealed that Acer plans to sell up to 200,000 Chromebooks a month which is a pretty high goal, but anything is possible, look at the new iPhone 5 sales.