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Acer Chromebook C740
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Acer Chromebook C740 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 4GB 16GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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The new Acer Chromebook 11 (C740 model) features four design improvements that make it much tougher than its predecessor. With reinforced corners, increased cover thickness, additional rib panels... More
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17 Reasons For

Robust

One person who reviewed this laptop thought it was well made. One customer who reviewed this laptop considered that it was strong and durable.

Good Product Quality

One person said that the Acer Chromebook C740 was good quality. Talkandroid.com wrote “Proven strong build quality” in their Acer Chromebook C740 review.

Acer Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 2,561 user and expert reviews for Acer notebook PCs and found that on average Acer has good ratings. We also found that Acer has good ratings specifically for its Chromebooks.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Good Size

One customer who bought it concluded that it was lightweight.

12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Chromebook C740 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. This notebook PC is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) laptop compared to most of the comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago which only have between 4 and 11 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Has a Front Camera

The Chromebook C740 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Chromebook C740 also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Chromebook CB30, or the Acer Chromebook 11.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Chromebook C740 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this type and age. In addition, this Acer laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this type and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

The Chromebook C740 has a better processor cache level than most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have a L2 processor cache.

A L3 processor cache is actually the best processor cache level across all comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Chromebook C740.

A L2 processor cache is the worst processor cache level amongst similar types of laptop.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Chromebook C740 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11g WiFi standard found on most Chromebooks that were released more than a year ago. In addition, this Acer laptop have 802.11a and 802.11ac and 802.11b WiFi standards.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebook C740.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on Chromebooks that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16,384 megabytes, the Acer Chromebook C740 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook C740. The maximum internal memories of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook C740 range from 8.1GB to 17GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 11GB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C740 is 45mAh, the biggest is 7,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,200mAh. With a battery capacity of 3,920 milliamperes * hour, the Acer Chromebook C740 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

At 2 megabytes, the Acer Chromebook C740 has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The average cache memory of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C740 is 1.5MB, and the cache memories range from 1MB to 2MB.

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Narrow

The widths of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook C740 range from 200mm to 390mm. With a width of only 287 millimeters, the Acer Chromebook C740 is one of the narrower portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C740 amongst Chromebooks of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of Chromebooks that came out more than a year ago is 260MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 320MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 100 megahertz, the Acer Chromebook C740 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst Chromebooks of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Chromebook C740 have one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port, including the Acer Chromebook C740 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Chromebook C740 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age do have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Toshiba Chromebook CB30, or the Acer Chromebook C910 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Screen Size

The Chromebook C740 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 11.6 inches) amongst Chromebooks of this age. Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook C740 have screen sizes of between 11" and 16", and the average screen size is 13".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 11.6" notebook PCs currently available including the Acer Chromebook 11 which has better reviews.

If this Acer portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Chromebook C910 (15.6") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of Chromebooks that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebook C740 range from 1.3GHz to 2.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.9GHz. The Acer Chromebook C740 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.5 gigahertz) amongst Chromebooks of this age.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Chromebook CB3 (2.16GHz and higher rated), or the Chromebook C910 (2.2GHz and higher rated) both from Acer.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Chromebook C740 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook C740 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Chromebook C740 is a three battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other Chromebooks that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook C740 have between two and three battery cells.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebook C740

Released Over a Year Ago

Acer released the Chromebook C740 over a year ago.

SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to 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.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Chromebook CB30, and the Chromebook CB30 both from Toshiba or the Acer Chromebook C910 is also worth considering.

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Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Chromebook C740 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the DELL Chromebook 11 ($228.27) (10h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

The Acer Chromebook C740 has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

Other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the Chromebook 11, or the Chromebook C910 both from Acer which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.3 kilograms, the Chromebook C740 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebook C740.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebook C740 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook C740.

We compared all the other 16GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Chromebook CB30, and the Acer Chromebook 11 is also worth considering.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Acer Chromebook C910 (32GB and higher rated).

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Specification

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Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
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Full HD
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
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Microphone in Port
DVI Port
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USB 3.0 Port
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Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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Expert Reviews

25 August 2015

Chromebooks can be impressive laptops. We've seen some excellent options come from Samsung, ASUS, and even Acer. Some might be on the pricey side, but Acer recently introduced the Acer Chromebook... Read more…

Proven strong build quality
Good keyboard and trackpad
Great performance
Battery life meets 9 hour rating
Sturdy Inexpensive
Subpar screen
A little heavy compared to modern competition
Design is a bit tired at this point
Scratchprone Unspectacular design
Scratch, prone Unspectacular design
7 August 2015

It's hard to argue with Acer's approach, making small changes to a best-selling model, but this Chromebook is starting to show its age.The C740 Chromebook is a basic upgrade over the best-selling... Read more…

24 January 2015

This laptop is ideal for small children who've never previously owned a laptop. It can withstand the bumps and bruises brought on by even the most ruthless child...

24 January 2015

This laptop is ideal for small children who've never previously owned a laptop. It can withstand the bumps and bruises brought on by even the most ruthless child...

22 January 2015

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 19 August 2015 by HydeParker
HydeParker would recommend the Acer Chromebook C740 (Verified Purchase)

This Chromebook is a solid improvement over the c720. The processor is the fastest in any Chromebook to date. It's sturdy while still being light - on my wrists and my wallet. I purchased it with... Read more…

Reviewed 29 July 2015 by Helpguy
Helpguy would recommend the Acer Chromebook C740 (Verified Purchase)

Very fast! I replaced the 16gb drive with a 128gb. Even faster after the bigger SSD swap. This is my daily driver for all things internet related. Apps available for most everything I need...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c740c4, c740c5, c740c4p, c740c5d, c740c4pe, c740c5dh, nxef2aa002, acer c740c4, NX.EF2AA.002, acer c740c4p, acer c740c4pe, acer nxef2aa002
Barcodes 00887899773891, 04713147975631, 08878997738914
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