This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
Acer Has Good Portable PC Reviews
On average Acer Chromebooks have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs manufactured by Acer.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C720, the Chromebook C720 has a front camera.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung XE303C12, or the Acer Chromebook C720.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Chromebook C720 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. This Acer notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this type and age.
Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many Chromebooks that have been around for a comparable time to it.
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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 laptops of a similar spec and age to it. This Acer notebook PC also 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 similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.
An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of laptop.
4 Bluetooth Version
This portable PC supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on Chromebooks that have been available for a similar time to it.
The average weight of laptops of this type and age is 1.5kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Acer Chromebook C720 is one of the lighter notebook PCs of this age and spec amongst laptops of this age.
The Chromebook C720 has bigger solid-state drive capacity than most of the laptops of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook C720. Most of the laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook C720 only have between 16 and 31 solid-state drive capacity, however this Acer portable PC has 32 solid-state drive capacity.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
The Chromebook C720 has one of the biggest total storage capacity (32 gigabytes) amongst Chromebooks of this age. The total storage capacity of portable PCs of this type and age range from 16GB to 320GB, and the average total storage capacity is 23GB.
The Chromebook C720 is one of the narrower portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook C720 (only 287 millimeters) amongst Chromebooks of this age. Chromebooks that were released around the same time as the Chromebook C720 have widths of between 200mm and 390mm, and the average width is 310mm.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years, the Chromebook C720 does not have a full-size keyboard.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
At only 2 gigabytes, the Chromebook C720 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the Chromebook C720. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2GB and the biggest is 8GB.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Acer Chromebook C720 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Chromebook C720 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to look at including the Acer Chromebook C720 which also has a higher rating.
Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed
Laptops of a similar age and spec to the Chromebook C720 have memory clock speeds of between 800MHz and 1,600MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Chromebook C720 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
Acer released the Chromebook C720 over two years ago.
SSD Storage Medium
This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many Chromebooks that are a comparable age 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.
Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the HP Chromebook 14 (SSD).
Average Battery Life
The Chromebook C720 has a fairly average battery life (8.5 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.
If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Toshiba CB35 (9h) which is also higher rated.
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Intel Celeron Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.4 gigahertz, the Chromebook C720 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook C720.
If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Chromebook CB5 (1.6GHz).
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 11.6 inches, the Chromebook C720 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook C720.
Other 11.6" laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include the Samsung XE303C12 which has better reviews.
If this laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Google Chromebook Pixel (12.85") which is also higher rated.
Average Internal Memory
At 2 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebook C720 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Chromebook C720.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Samsung XE303C12 which has better reviews.
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