Acer is bringing us an upgraded C720 Chromebook. Meanwhile, rumors of the OnePlus Two are starting and Sony updates its SmartWatch 2.
Are you looking to get a new Chromebook but can’t find a powerful enough laptop? We know it makes no sense to purchase the insanely expensive Chromebook Pixel, but soon you will be able to have power, as well as affordability. Acer has announced the new versions of the C720 Chromebook, with Intel Core i3 Haswell processors on board.
Both versions will come with the improved processors, as well as a 32 GB SSD. The rest of the computer will be identical to the other C720 Chromebook versions. The only difference between the two new laptops is the price and amount of RAM. The Acer C720-3871 will feature 2 GB of RAM and cost $349, while the Acer C720-3404 will have 4 GB of RAM and cost $379.
Opinion: Chrome OS is made to run even on lower-end processors, but that doesn’t mean we can’t use a stronger push. Some of us like to do more complex processes with our Chromebooks. Those who like running Ubuntu on Chromebooks will be especially fond of these i3 processors.
@evleaks is at it with yet another rumor, this time revolving the next iteration to the OnePlus family. This time he claims to have an inside scoop on the OnePlus Two, which he claims will be code-named “Lettuce”.
This doesn’t tell us much, but it may make a bit of sense when compared to the OnePlus One’s code name, which is “Bacon”. Either OnePlus is getting ready for a great BLT sandwich or maybe these names mean something. Maybe the OnePlus Two will be lighter? slimmer?
Opinion: Honestly, I feel like lettuce is a downgrade from bacon,but that’s just me! Regardless, it may a bit too soon to be worrying about the OnePlus Two. Hell, most of us can’t even get our hands on a OnePlus One yet.
Android Wear is all the hype in the smartwatch world, but we know many of you are still rocking that Sony SmartWatch 2. If you are, you have an update waiting for you! You can go ahead and pick up the update from the Smartwatch 2 SW2, which is available straight from the Google Play Store.
The main improvement is that the SmartWatch 2 now supports custom wallpapers, adding a personal touch to your device’s background. This can be easily activated and managed from the SmartWatch 2 settings, on your phone. Also added was support for all the languages your smartphone supports, leaving no one in the dark.
Opinion: This is a neat little update for those still sporting the SmartWatch 2. I have a feeling not many were sold to begin with, though.