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Acer Chromebook C720
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Acer Chromebook C720 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB 16GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB Jan 2014
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The Acer C720 is small but powerful. It's easy to pop in your bag, yet packs the latest Intel processor based on the Haswell micro-architecture, plus up to 8.5 hours1 of battery life for smooth... More
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17 Reasons For

Best Seller

The Chromebook C720 is one the top selling laptop currently on the market according to sales data from Amazon.

Acer Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Acer has good average reviews for its Chromebooks as well as across its entire portable PC range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Three Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Chromebook C720 only use two displays supported by on-board grap, however the Chromebook C720 uses three displays supported by on-board grap.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Chromebook C720 has a fairly fast maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebook C720. Across all the Chromebooks that have been available for a comparable time to the Chromebook C720 the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 21GB/s to 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 24GB/s.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Acer Chromebook C720 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (16 gigabytes) amongst Chromebooks of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of this type and age is 14GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Chromebook C720 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,000MHz. At 1,000 megahertz, the Chromebook C720 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C720.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Chromebook C720 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP Chromebook 14 ($253.43) is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Chromebook 14, or the Chromebook 14 both from HP.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the Chromebook C720 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including the Lenovo N20 Chromebook which has better reviews.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Acer Aspire C720, or the HP Chromebook 14 is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Chromebook C720 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most Chromebooks that have been available for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebook C720 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Acer Chromebook C720 which has ten PCI Express lanes (max).

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many Chromebooks that are a similar age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Chromebook C720 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This Acer laptop has an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it have an 802.11g WiFi standard. In addition, this portable PC have an 802.11a and 802.11b WiFi standard.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all Chromebooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst Wi-Fi standard across similar types of laptop is 802.11a.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Very Light

The average weight of Chromebooks that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebook C720 is 1.5kg, and the weights range from 1kg to 2.2kg. At only 1.3 kilograms, the Acer Chromebook C720 is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Chromebook C720.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP Chromebook 14 ($253.43) (1.8kg and cheaper).

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3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB Version

This laptop has a 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Narrow

The widths of Chromebooks that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook C720 range from 220mm to 390mm. The Chromebook C720 is fairly narrow (only 287 millimeters) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the processor clock speeds range from 1.1GHz to 2.4GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.4 gigahertz, the Chromebook C720 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Chromebook 13 (2.1GHz and cheaper), or the Chromebook C730 (2.16GHz and cheaper) both from Acer; or the Acer Chromebook CB5 (1.6GHz and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Chromebook C720 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at including the Lenovo N20 Chromebook.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Chromebook C720 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of Chromebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook C720 is 5.5GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have memory clock speeds of between 800MHz and 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,500MHz. At only 1,066 megahertz, the Acer Chromebook C720 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Very Thick

When compared to other Chromebooks that have been available for more than two years, the Chromebook C720's height of 203 millimeters is one of the thickest. Across all the Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago the heights range from 16mm to 230mm.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebook C720

Released Over Two Years Ago

Acer released the Chromebook C720 over two years ago.

SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many Chromebooks that came out around the same time as it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

Other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the Chromebook 14 ($253.43), or the Chromebook 14 ($253.43) both from HP.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Chromebook 14 (SSD), or the Acer Aspire C720 (SSD).

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Average Battery Life

At 8.5 hours, the Chromebook C720 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Chromebook C720.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Acer Chromebook 13 (11.5h and cheaper); or the Acer Chromebook CB5 (9h and higher rated).

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Average Screen Size

The Acer Chromebook C720 has a fairly typical screen size (11.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Acer Chromebook 13 (13.3" and cheaper) or the Acer Chromebook CB5 (15.6" and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

The Acer Chromebook C720 has a fairly typical internal memory (2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 2GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the HP Chromebook 14 ($253.43).

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Chromebook C730 (4GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebook C720 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 16GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think the HP Chromebook 14 ($253.43) which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Acer Chromebook CB5 (32GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Subwoofer
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
TV Out Port
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
GPS Function
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer 116, acer 116q, acer 2955, nxsheaa006, nxsheef002, acer 2955u, nxsheeg001, acer 116qu, acer 116quo, acer 116quot, c72029552g01, c72029552g01a, c72029552g01ai, c72029552g01aii
Barcodes 00012303838556, 00013803007725, 00887899296956, 00887899315954, 00887899398186, 00887899670794, 04713147117994, 04713147118649, 04713147124312, 04713147132683, 04713147272099, 04713147449958, 04713147460830, 08878993981864
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