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We checked 1,310 expert and user reviews for Acer portable PCs and found that on average Acer has good ratings. We also found that Acer has good ratings specifically within its Chromebooks range.
Good Battery Life
Several Acer Chromebook C720 reviewers thought it had a good battery life. In September last year Makeuseof.com said “Decent battery life”. Makeuseof.com also mentioned “Great boot times and battery life”. Makeuseof.com also mentioned “Better battery life than most previous Chromebooks”.
Two Acer Chromebook C720 owners said in their reviews that it was a good design. Makeuseof.com wrote in their review of this laptops “Attractive blackandwhite design”. Makeuseof.com also wrote “Lightweight and slim design”.
One person concluded that the Acer Chromebook C720 was well designed. Makeuseof.com wrote last year “Well designed keyboard”. One Acer Chromebook C720 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was smooth. Last year Makeuseof.com mentioned “Smooth performance and a budget friendly price – is this the Chromeboo”.
One customer who reviewed the product thought it was compact. Makeuseof.com mentioned “Format compact parfait pour le transport” in their review of this laptops. One person who purchased it reckoned that it was thin. Makeuseof.com wrote in their review of this laptops “Lightweight and slim design”.
One Acer Chromebook C720 owner concluded that it was lightweight. Makeuseof.com said “Chromebooks are known for being speedy little machines, as Googles OS is lightweight and nimble”.
Good Product Quality
One person who purchased the Acer Chromebook C720 reckoned that it was good quality. Makeuseof.com wrote “Well designed keyboard” in their review of the Acer Chromebook C720.
Easy to Use
One Acer Chromebook C720 owner who bought it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Makeuseof.com wrote in their review of this laptops “Comfortable keyboard”.
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One customer who reviewed it considered that it was well made. Makeuseof.com wrote in September last year “Solid battery life” in their Acer Chromebook C720 review.
Large Storage Capacity
One person who reviewed the Acer Chromebook C720 mentioned that it had good storage. Makeuseof.com wrote in their review of the Acer Chromebook C720 “It also has more onboard storage 32GB) than most entry-level Chromebooks”.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook C720, the Acer Chromebook C720 has a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years, the Chromebook C720 has a front camera.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Acer Chromebook C720 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all Chromebooks that came out around the same time as the Chromebook C720.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
The Acer Chromebook C720 has a fairly big internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 3.2GB.
Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Google Chromebook Pixel (16GB) which is also higher rated.
1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Acer Chromebook C720 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook C720 do not have a touch sensitive screen.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including the Google Chromebook Pixel which has a better Rating.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of this age and type.
9.5 Intel Active Management Technology Version
This portable PC supports a 9.5 Intel Active Management Technology version, which is the most frequently supported Intel Active Management Technology version on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.
802.11g WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.
4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 320GB, and the average total storage capacity is 24GB. The Acer Chromebook C720 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (32 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.
We compared all the other 32GB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Aspire One C720, and the Chromebook C720P both from Acer which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
32 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The Acer Chromebook C720 is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.
At only 288 millimeters, the Chromebook C720 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook C720. Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 200mm and 390mm.
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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
The Chromebook C720 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook C720 have one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Laptops that were released around the same time as the Chromebook C720 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 350MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Chromebook C720 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst Chromebooks of this age.
Very Small Screen Size
The Acer Chromebook C720 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 11.6 inches) amongst Chromebooks of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the screen sizes range from 11" to 16", and the average screen size is 13".
There are a number of other 11.6" portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Chromebook C720P, or the Aspire One C720 both from Acer.
If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Google Chromebook Pixel (12.85") which also has a higher Rating.
Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1.1GHz and the fastest is 2.4GHz. At only 1.4 gigahertz, the Acer Chromebook C720 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 1.4GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire One C720, or the Toshiba CB35 which has a better Rating.
If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Acer Chromebook CB5 (1.6GHz).
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Quite Short Battery Life
The Acer Chromebook C720 has a quite short battery life (only 7.5 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Chromebook C720 have battery lifes of between 3.5h and 14h, and the average battery life is 8.5h.
Other 7.5h battery life portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the Acer Chromebook C720P which has a better Rating.
Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Chromebook C730 (8h).
Only Three Battery Cells
The Chromebook C720 is a three battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other Chromebooks that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebook C720 have between two and five battery cells.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
The Acer Chromebook C720 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.
SSD Storage Medium
This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs that have been on the market for 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.
If you want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the HP Chromebook 11 (SSD).
Intel Celeron Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of this type and age.
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At 1.4 kilograms, the Acer Chromebook C720 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook C720.
Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Asus Chromebook C300MA (1.4kg).
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