Close

Loading image...
Acer Chromebook C720
3 Images + 19 Videos

Acer Chromebook C720 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 32GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

techradar.com/au/ Recommended Techradar Recommended hothardware.com Recommended Expert Reviews Budget Buy PC Advisor.co.uk Recommended
2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB May 2014
Processor Cores Processor Family Processor Frequency Internal Memory Release Date
The C720 is the most powerful 11" Chromebook you can get, thanks to the latest Intel processor based on the Haswell micro-architecture. You can zip through your tasks and have fun too, without... More
Available from international sellers only
Tell Me When It Becomes Available
You are subscribed to price alerts for this product
Unsubscribe
Searching for international prices ...

Assumed Exchange Rates

Searching for prices in ...
Acer Chromebook C720 Review
Unboxing Chromebook Acer C720 - Primeras impresiones
Acer C720 Chromebook Review and Chromebooks Explained
Acer C720 Chromebook Haswell Unboxing & First Look

16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many Chromebooks that came out around the same time as it.

Chart Edit

Good Brand

On average Acer Chromebooks have good reviews as do all laptops manufactured by Acer.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Chromebook C720 has a full-size keyboard.

Chart Edit

Has a Front Camera

The Chromebook C720 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Acer Chromebook C720 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most Chromebooks that are a comparable age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of a similar age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Acer notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all Chromebooks that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebook C720.

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

Read more Less Chart Edit

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Chromebook C720 has a very big internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 3.1GB.

Chart Edit

1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

Chart Edit

L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of this type and age.

Chart Edit

802.11n WiFi Standard

The Chromebook C720 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. This Acer portable PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most Chromebooks that are a similar age to it have an 802.11g WiFi standard. In addition, this Acer laptop have an 802.11a and 802.11b WiFi standard.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook C720.

The worst Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of portable PC is 802.11a.

Read more Less Chart Edit

Four Processor Threads

The Chromebook C720 has more processor threads than most of the laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook C720. Most of the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago only have between two and three processor threads, however this notebook PC has four processor threads.

Chart Edit

4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

Very Big Processor Cache

The processor cache of the Acer Chromebook C720 of 3 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst notebook PCs of this age and type. The processor caches of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Chromebook C720 range from 1MB to 4MB.

Chart Edit

Very Light

The lightest Chromebook that has been on the market for more than two years is 1kg heavy, the heaviest is 2.2kg, and the average weight is 1.5kg. At only 1.3 kilograms, the Chromebook C720 is fairly light compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook C720.

Chart Edit

32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Chromebook C720 is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for more than two years only have between 16 and 31 solid-state drive capacity.

Chart Edit

Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 320GB, and the average total storage capacity is 23GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Chromebook C720 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

Chart Edit

Narrow

The Chromebook C720 is quite narrow (only 287 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Chromebook C720. The average width of Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook C720 is 310mm, and the widths range from 200mm to 390mm.

Chart Edit

4 Reasons Against

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 Chromebooks that came out more than two years ago have one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

Chart Edit

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Acer Chromebook C720 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Chromebook C720. Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 350MHz.

Chart Edit

Very Small Screen Size

The Chromebook C720 has a quite small screen size (only 11.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook C720. The average screen size of Chromebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook C720 is 13", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 16".

Chart Edit

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Acer Chromebook C720 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Chromebook C720 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Chart Edit

5 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebook C720

Released Over Two Years Ago

Acer released the Chromebook C720 over two years ago.

SSD Storage Medium

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

Chart Edit

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Acer Chromebook C720 has a better processor family than most similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. This Acer notebook PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have an AMD E processor family.

Chart Edit

Average Battery Life

At 8.5 hours, the Chromebook C720 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook C720.

Chart Edit

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Chromebook C720 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook C720.

Chart Edit

Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
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
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
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)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

7 Awards

3dnews.ru Editor's Choice techradar.com/au/ Recommended Techradar Recommended itndaily.ru Recommended hothardware.com Recommended Expert Reviews Budget Buy PC Advisor.co.uk Recommended

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...

« Prev 1 of 18 Next »

User Reviews

(27)
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…

« Prev 1 of 6 Next »

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nxsheaa017, c72034054g03, c72034054g03a, c72034054g03ai, c72034054g03aii
Barcodes 00887899561566, 00887899670480, 08878995615668
Feedback