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Acer's Cloudbooks offer Windows 10 from just $169

•, By Chris Wood

Known as the Aspire One Cloudbook 11 and 14, the systems are designed to used in a similar way to a Chromebook, with a focus on cloud storage.

Both the 11 and 14-inch versions of the Aspire One Cloudbooks are powered by Windows 10, with Intel Celeron processors, 2 GB RAM and 1,366 x 768 LED backlit displays. There's also built-in 802.11ac wireless, a full-sized HDMI port, a pair of USB ports and an SD card slot included.

The systems will ship with a choice of just 16, 32 or 64 GB internal storage, but that's combined with between 100 GB and 1TB of OneDrive cloud storage (dependant on storage tier) for one year. The highest tier internal storage option is reserved for the larger of the two notebooks.

These machines are essentially designed to function in the same way as Chromebooks – not offering much in the way of internal storage space, but instead relying on the cloud. Chromebooks have the benefit of running on Google's stripped-back Chrome OS platform, though, meaning they don't need much horsepower to run smoothly.