New Acer Chromebooks coming in October?

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 Chromebook
This is the old Acer Chromebook, the new ones coming October 2012.

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.

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