Microsoft today showed off a new low-cost laptop from Acer that could pose new competition for Google Chromebooks.
The 11.6-inch Acer Aspire One Cloudbook will cost $169, and it will come pre-loaded with the new Windows 10 operating system, Acer PR told VentureBeat in an email.
“We will announce specs and availability closer to availability in August,” Acer PR wrote.
Microsoft chief operating officer Kevin Turner talked about the new device today at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Orlando, Fla., according to report from Windows Central. A 14-inch model will also be available, the report said.
It’s good Microsoft has a new low-cost laptop with which it can push Windows 10, as Chromebooks running Google’s Chrome OS have been gradually building up momentum in recent years.