Acer Cloudbook: Like a Chromebook, But With Windows 10 for £180

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Acer has just announced a new pair of computers that offer Windows 10 within a thin-and-light laptop case — and they start at just £180.

The Aspire One Cloudbook comes in 11-inch and 14-inch variants, which refer to their respective screen sizes. They both feature 1.6GHz Celeron processors, 2GB of RAM, and full-size keyboards, along with USB, HDMI and SD card slots. Both are 17.9mm thick. Their batteries last between 6-7 hours, and they come with a free year-long subscription to both Office 365 Personal and 1TB of OneDrive space.

The downside? The 11-inch model is available with just 16GB or 32GB of storage, while the 14-inch model comes equipped with either 32GB or 64GB. On the plus side, these devices come cheap. The 11-inch version, available later this month, starts at £179.99. Its larger 14-inch sibling starts life at £199.99 and will be available in September.

Neither of the computers will be suitable for heavy users, but if all you need is a Windows 10 laptop to send some email, surf the web or write your essays, they could be just the ticket. [Acer]

Acer's Cloudbook: Like a Chromebook, But With Windows 10 for $170