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Acer Chromebook C720
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Acer Chromebook C720 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB 32GB 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 hours of battery life for smooth... More
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11 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 2,561 owner and expert reviews for Acer notebook PCs and found that on average Acer has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Acer has good reviews specifically within its Chromebooks range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many Chromebooks that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The Acer Chromebook C720 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also have a front camera.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider including the Samsung XE303C12, or the Acer Chromebook C720 ($279.84) which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Chromebook C720 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. This Acer portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all Chromebooks that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook C720.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on Chromebooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Chromebook C720 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11g WiFi standard found on most portable PCs of this age and spec. In addition, this notebook PC have an 802.11a and 802.11b WiFi standard.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook C720.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Chromebook C720 is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The weights of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook C720 range from 1kg to 2.2kg, and the average weight is 1.5kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the HP Chromebook 14 (1.8kg), or the Acer Aspire C720 (1.3kg).

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32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Acer Chromebook C720 has bigger solid-state drive capacity than most of the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Chromebook C720. This laptop is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop compared to most of the portable PCs of this type and age which only have between 16 and 31 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of Chromebooks that have been on the market for more than two years is 24GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Chromebook C720 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C720.

We compared all the other 32GB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Chromebook CB5 is also worth considering.

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Narrow

Laptops of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook C720 have widths of between 220mm and 390mm. With a width of only 287 millimeters, the Acer Chromebook C720 is one of the narrower laptops that were released more than two years ago amongst Chromebooks of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Chromebook C720 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of Chromebooks that came out around the same time as the Chromebook C720 is 4GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 2 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebook C720 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst Chromebooks of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook C720 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.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the Acer Chromebook C720 ($279.84) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of Chromebooks that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebook C720 range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 5.5GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the Chromebook C720 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Chromebook C720.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of laptops of this age and spec is 1,500MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Chromebook C720 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebook C720

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many Chromebooks that have been around for more than two years. 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.

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Chromebook 14 (SSD), or the Chromebook 14 (SSD) both from HP.

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Average Battery Life

At 8.5 hours, the Chromebook C720 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the Chromebook C720.

If you want a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Toshiba CB35 (9h) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on Chromebooks that came out more than two years ago.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on Chromebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.4 gigahertz, the Chromebook C720 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

If this Chromebook processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Acer Chromebook CB5 (1.6GHz and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 11.6 inches, the Acer Chromebook C720 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other Chromebooks that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook C720.

We compared all the other 11.6" notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the Samsung XE303C12 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Google Chromebook Pixel (12.85") which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

At 2 gigabytes, the Chromebook C720 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other Chromebooks that came out more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 2GB internal memory portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the Samsung XE303C12 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Acer Chromebook C720 ($279.84) (4GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Memory
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Maximum Internal Memory
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Internal Memory
Storage
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Memory Card
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Installed SSD
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Full HD
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Optical Drive
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Audio
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Camera
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Front Camera Resolution
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Networking
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Headphone Out Port
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HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
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SATA III Connector
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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
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer 2955, c720p2677, c720p2661, acer 2955u, acer c720p2457, acer c720p29554g03, acer c720p29554g03a, acer c720p29554g03aw, acer c720p29554g03aww
Barcodes 00887899402517, 00887899420160, 00887899529696, 00887899648601, 04713147137435, 04713147140015, 04713147457359, 04713147457366, 04713147457397
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