Acer ramps up production of second-gen Chromebook (click for full article) Sep. 18, 2012 (10:58 am) By: Lee Mathews "Recognize the humble laptop up there? No? That's not a surprise, since most of the world paid very little attention to the Acer AC700 Chromebook. Only Acer and Samsung have bothered to build Chrome OS hardware so far, and the consumer public hasn't been too interested in paying more for low-power hardware running Google's cloud-first OS than comparably-or-better-equipped Windows machines. But that didn't stop Samsung from introducing a second-gen Chromebook $549.99 at Amazon with a dual-core Atom chip, and it now looks as though Acer wants in on the action, too. According to Digitimes' upstream supplier sources, Acer is already mass-producing a new 11.6-inch model - and shipments could reach a monthly volume of 200,000 units."