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Deal: £179 Acer C7 Chromebook

If you want to try out Google's innovative Chrome OS operating system, then have a look at the Acer C7 Chromebook which costs only £179 once you enter the e-coupon TDX-KQ9V at check out. The offer comes with free delivery as well as 199 Clubcard points.

The Acer C7 is essentially a netbook that has been slightly modified to run Google's Chrome OS. The modifications are mostly on the keyboard.

There's an Intel Celeron 847 CPU clocked at 1.7GHz, one which is based on the Sandy Bridge architecture, an 11.6in 1,366 x 768 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, Wi-Fi, a webcam, a battery life of up to 3.5 hours, three USB ports plus a HDMI one.

The keyboard is where the biggest changes happen. Some of the keys (like Shift and Delete) now serve different purposes which may make them difficult to grasp at the beginning.

Furthermore, the very concept of the Chrome OS, one where everything, in theory, resides in the cloud may make some uncomfortable for privacy or practical reasons. You can read our review of the Acer C7 Chromebook here.

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