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Three Displays Supported by On-Board Grap
Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago only use two displays supported by on-board grap, however the Chromebook C720P uses three displays supported by on-board grap.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many Chromebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Fairly Fast Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
At 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Acer Chromebook C720P has a quite fast maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of Chromebooks that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook C720P is 24GB/s, and the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 21GB/s to 26GB/s.
Acer Has Good Notebook PC Reviews
We calculated the average ratings for all Acer laptops and also specifically for Acer Chromebooks and found that in both cases Acer had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.
Has a Front Camera
Like most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Chromebook C720P, the Chromebook C720P has a front camera.
It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the Samsung XE303C12, or the Acer Chromebook C720 which has better reviews.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Chromebook C720P supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.
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Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)
Most laptops of this spec and age have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Acer Chromebook C720P which has ten PCI Express lanes (max).
Fairly Big Internal Memory
Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C720P have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 3.1GB. The Acer Chromebook C720P has a fairly big internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C720P.
If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Google Chromebook Pixel (16GB) which also has a higher rating.
1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on Chromebooks that were launched around the same time as it.
802.11n WiFi Standard
The Chromebook C720P has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an 802.11g WiFi standard. In addition, this portable PC has an 802.11b WiFi standard.
An 802.11n WiFi standard is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.
The worst Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of notebook PC is 802.11a.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Acer Chromebook C720P has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Chromebook C720P which do not have a touch sensitive screen.
There are a number of other laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Acer Chromebook C720.
4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this age and spec.
The lightest laptop of this type and age is 1kg heavy and the heaviest is 2.2kg. At only 1.3 kilograms, the Chromebook C720P is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook C720P.
If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Aspire C720 (1.3kg), or the Chromebook C720 (1.3kg) both from Acer.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
The smallest processor cache of Chromebooks that were released around the same time as the Chromebook C720P is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB. At 2 megabytes, the Chromebook C720P has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook C720P.
32 Solid-State Drive Capacity
The Acer Chromebook C720P is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebook C720P only have between 16 and 31 solid-state drive capacity.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years that we have checked, the total storage capacity of the Acer Chromebook C720P of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 16GB and the biggest is 320GB.
The narrowest notebook PC of a similar age and type to the Chromebook C720P is 200mm wide, the widest is 390mm, and the average width is 310mm. The Chromebook C720P is quite narrow (only 288 millimeters) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C720P.
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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Chromebook C720P does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth noting that most of the other Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago also do not have a full-size keyboard.
Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
At only 1.4 gigahertz, the 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. Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 1.1GHz to 2.4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.7GHz.
If this Chromebook processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Acer Chromebook CB5 (1.6GHz).
Quite Short Battery Life
With a battery life of only 7.5 hours, the Chromebook C720P has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this age and type have battery lifes of between 3.5h and 14h.
If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad 11e (8h).
4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebook C720P
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Acer released the Chromebook C720P.
SSD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and spec. 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.
If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the HP Chromebook 14 (SSD).
Intel Celeron Processor Family
This portable PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of this spec and age.
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Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 11.6 inches, the Chromebook C720P has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been available for more than two years.
We compared all the other 11.6" laptops to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung XE303C12 is also worth considering.
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.
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