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Acer Chromebook C720P 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB 32GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB May 2014
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The Acer C720 boots up in less than 7 seconds and never slows down. Continually updated, the Acer C720 Chromebook gets better over time. From the first login, you'll be immersed in the Google... More
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16 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Acer is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Acer also has good ratings for its Chromebooks.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

At 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Chromebook C720P has a quite fast maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook C720P. The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 24GB/s.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 16 gigabytes, the Chromebook C720P has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebook C720P. Across all the Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C720P the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The Acer Chromebook C720P has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price], and the Acer Chromebook C720[plb_2422801_price] is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Chromebook C720P supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This Acer portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all Chromebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook C720P.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Chromebook C720P is a ten PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB. With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Chromebook C720P has one of the bigger internal memory amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Google Chromebook Pixel[plb_2964645_price] (16GB) which also has a higher rating.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on Chromebooks that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Chromebook C720P has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Chromebook C720P 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 because of it's better review score, the Acer Chromebook C720[plb_2422801_price].

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Acer Chromebook C720P has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11g WiFi standard found on most Chromebooks that came out more than two years ago. In addition, this Acer notebook PC has an 802.11b WiFi standard.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Chromebook C720P.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst Wi-Fi standard across similar types of notebook PC.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many Chromebooks that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Light

The lightest portable PC of a similar age and type to the Chromebook C720P is 1kg heavy and the heaviest is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Chromebook C720P is one of the lighter portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook C720P amongst Chromebooks of this age.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Aspire C720[pl_2073703_price] (1.3kg), or the Chromebook C720[pl_2186109_price] (1.3kg) both from Acer.

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32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Chromebook C720P has bigger solid-state drive capacity than most of the comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Chromebook C720P. Most of the laptops of this type and age only have between 16 and 31 solid-state drive capacity, however this Acer notebook PC has 32 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 32 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebook C720P has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other Chromebooks that were released around the same time as the Chromebook C720P. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebook C720P is 16GB and the biggest is 320GB.

There are a number of other 32GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the Acer Chromebook CB5[plb_2964438_price] which has better reviews.

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Narrow

With a width of only 288 millimeters, the Chromebook C720P is fairly narrow compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook C720P. Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the Chromebook C720P the widths range from 220mm to 390mm, and the average width is 320mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Chromebook C720P has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebook C720P. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook C720P range from 200MHz to 350MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Chromebook C720P do not have a full-size keyboard. The Chromebook C720P is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of Chromebooks that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook C720P is 11", the biggest is 16", and the average screen size is 13". With a screen size of only 11.6 inches, the Chromebook C720P has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst Chromebooks of this age.

Other 11.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price].

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Google Chromebook Pixel[plb_2964645_price] (12.85" and higher rated).

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook C720P range from 1.1GHz to 2.4GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.4 gigahertz, the Acer Chromebook C720P has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook C720P.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Chromebook CB5[plb_2964438_price] (1.6GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The Acer Chromebook C720P has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 7.5 hours) amongst Chromebooks of this age. The battery lifes of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 3.5h to 14h, and the average battery life is 8.5h.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo N20 Chromebook[plb_2572829_price] (8h) which also has a higher rating.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebook C720P

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this laptop was released.

SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age. 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Chromebook 14[pl_1545160_price] (SSD), or the Chromebook 14[pl_2350765_price] (SSD) both from HP.

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is typical of many Chromebooks that have been around for a comparable time 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 the most frequently found display resolution on similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Expert Reviews

(40)
24 December 2014

The Acer C720P is a really nice little device?it has a small footprint and a small price tag, but performs very well and the touchscreen display is a joy to watch and to use. I appreciate the...

Now I say I've been getting on well with it. And yes, on several occasions when I've been running around London, I've taken just the Chromebook and not been paranoid about leaving it in taxis... Read more…

11 July 2014

So a good amount of my review concentrated on what Touch gives you that is harder to get without Touch.The first thing that springs to mind is the enlargement ? or reduction ? of web pages by... Read more…

18 June 2014

For some things, you need an expensive computer. But most people don?t do those things. If you?re not trying to play games or run Photoshop, if all you want is a computer that?s great for watching... Read more…

15 April 2014

Education ain't cheap and being a student isn't exactly a cakewalk ? we get that. We were students too, not long ago, and understand your pain. What wouldn't we give for a lightweight, decent... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 October 2014 by Jeg3698
Jeg3698 would recommend the Acer Chromebook C7 Gen2 C720P (Verified Purchase)

Was searching the internet to find the 4gb ram 32 gb HD version of the 720P, not only was it hard to find but the ones I found were WAY over priced or not in stock. Decided what the heck and gave... Read more…

Reviewed 7 August 2014 by Jnllbll

If I could rate Acer and the Chrome OS separately, I would give Acer 5 stars and Chrome 3 stars. I bought this chromebook because of the price. I understood that it was web-based, but I expected... Read more…

Reviewed 9 November 2014 by Vjschromebookreview
Vjschromebookreview would recommend the Acer Chromebook C7 Gen2 C720P

Among all the chromebooks, this is the best! Has touch screen, ample SSD 32GB space, lightweight and runs just like a normal laptop would. Highly recommended!

Reviewed 26 August 2013 by Anonymous
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Reviewed 24 May 2013 by Clifton S.
(Verified Purchase)

After receiving dead pixels on my first 2 AOC monitors, I was skeptical on my 3rd replacement (no dead pixels). Just a massive head ache to RMA 3 times. All in all, a banging deal for 200 bucks... Read more…

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Barcodes 00887899648601, 04713147056705, 04713147140022, 08878996486014
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