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Acer Chromebook C720 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB 16GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB Dec 2013
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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 hours1 of battery life for smooth... More
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19 Reasons For

Three Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Chromebook C720 is a laptop that uses three displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C720 only use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook C720 the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 21GB/s to 26GB/s. At 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Chromebook C720 has a fairly fast maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Chromebook C720.

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Acer Has Good Laptop Reviews

On average Acer Chromebooks have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs produced by Acer.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Chromebook C720 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors (16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 14GB.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebook C720 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,000MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,000 megahertz, the Acer Chromebook C720 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook C720.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Chromebook C720 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other Chromebooks that were released around the same time as the Chromebook C720 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Chromebook C720 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Chromebook C720 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most Chromebooks that came out more than two years ago. Most Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also 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 across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

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

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Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Chromebook C720 is a ten PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Chromebook C720 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C720. Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB.

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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 commonly found display resolution on laptops of this age and spec.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Acer Chromebook C720 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it have an 802.11g WiFi standard. In addition, this portable PC have an 802.11a and 802.11b WiFi standard.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all laptops of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook C720.

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

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Light

The lightest Chromebook that has been around for more than two years is 1kg heavy and the heaviest is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Chromebook C720 is one of the lighter notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook C720 amongst Chromebooks of this age.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Chromebook C720 the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 1.7MB. At 2 megabytes, the Chromebook C720 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Chromebook C720.

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3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB Version

This laptop has a 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB version, which is the most frequently found USB version on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Narrow

Across all the Chromebooks that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook C720 the widths range from 200mm to 390mm. With a width of only 287 millimeters, the Chromebook C720 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the Acer Chromebook C720 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Thick

When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and type, the Chromebook C720's height of 203 millimeters is one of the thickest. The average height of Chromebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook C720 is 28mm.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebook C720

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Acer laptop was released over three years ago.

SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on Chromebooks 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.

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Average Battery Life

The Chromebook C720 has a pretty average battery life (8.5 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Chromebook C720.

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.4 gigahertz, the Chromebook C720 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Chromebook C720.

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Average Screen Size

The Acer Chromebook C720 has a pretty typical screen size (11.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Chromebook C720.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the Chromebook C720 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Chromebook C720.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
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Display
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3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
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TV Out Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
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USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
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Total Number of SATA Connectors
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TV Tuner Integrated
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
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Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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7 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(90)
29 April 2015

Powerful and Chromebook? That's about as useful, to be crude, as a right-mouse button on a Mac. And yet that's what Acer is pushing on the latest iteration of its C720 notebook. You'll recognize... Read more…

Gives even the Google Pixel a genuine run for the money
Price
Suitable for light web browsing
100 GB of free Google Drive cloud storage
Seven hours of battery life
Relatively pricey for a Chromebook
Can't handle heavy tasks
Limited use without an Internet connection
Relatively expensive
Narrow viewing angles
12 January 2015

There's a Chromebook for virtually every need and budget. And while we've been looking at some of the newer form factors (like the all-in-one desktop ), it's time to go back to basics. Smooth... Read more…

13 December 2014

Editor's Note: The selection of Mashable Choice applies only to the Acer Chromebook C720.Not all Chromebooks are created equally, but if you look at what's actually in them... they actually are.... Read more…

9 December 2014

Thinking about getting a new Chromebook? Google's Chrome OS platform has grown in leaps and bounds over the last few years, and if you spend most of your time using the Web and Web-centric... Read more…

1 November 2014

The Acer C720 Chromebook is just about the cheapest yet still capable laptop you'll find. If you are comfortable with the limitations of Chrome -- including the constant need for an Internet...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 27 February 2015 by Mikkimoondust
Mikkimoondust would recommend the Acer Chromebook C7 Gen2 C720

I love this laptop! If you have a Google account. All you do is sign into your Google account and you are on the go. It takes less than 30 seconds to boot up which is amazing. I bought it for my 8... Read more…

Reviewed 3 May 2015 by Golfdriver
Golfdriver would recommend the Acer Chromebook C7 Gen2 C720

I have run a C720 for a little over a year. This boots up (counting the time to type my password) in 14 seconds. I now use this as my go to over my Windows PC, which for the most part collects... Read more…

Reviewed 19 April 2015 by CBook
CBook would recommend the Acer Chromebook C7 Gen2 C720

Absolutely love this unit. I think mikkimoondust's review answered it perfectly - and I agree. Mine boots <10 sec - No joke. The average is about 7sec. It has a built in webcam for streaming,... Read more…

Reviewed 21 July 2015 by Rissa
Rissa would recommend the Acer Chromebook C7 Gen2 C720

My husband and I purchased this chromebook on a whim because he needed to do some homework and we forgot our laptop. I am extremely shocked and pleased with its durability. It has survived a... Read more…

Reviewed 22 May 2015 by JenBoo
JenBoo would recommend the Acer Chromebook C7 Gen2 C720

I purchased this for my 13 year old that has been wanting a computer to complete assignments for Middle school and check emails from us and friends. A neighbor suggested to not make the $$$... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer c720, acer c720p, NX.MJAAA.004, acer c720p29554g01, acer c720p29554g01a, acer c720p29554g01ai, acer c720p29554g01aii
Barcodes 00013803007817, 00024294125515, 00887899297403, 00887899441127, 08878992974034, 08878994411278
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