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Three Displays Supported by On-Board Grap
The Acer Chromebook C740 is a notebook PC that uses three displays supported by on-board grap.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.
12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
The Chromebook C740 is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.
Acer is one of the superior laptop brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Acer also has good reviews for its Chromebooks.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
The Acer Chromebook C740 has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Chromebook C740. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Chromebook C740 is 8GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 11GB.
Has a Front Camera
The Chromebook C740 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year also have a front camera.
We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Chromebook CB3, and the Samsung Chromebook 2 is also worth considering.
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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Acer Chromebook C740 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. In addition, this 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 comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.
Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
Intel Celeron Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is typical of many Chromebooks that were launched more than a year ago.
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 this age and spec.
802.11n WiFi Standard
The Chromebook C740 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most Chromebooks that have been available for around the same time as it have an 802.11b WiFi standard. This portable PC also have 802.11a and 802.11ac and 802.11g WiFi standards.
An 802.11n WiFi standard is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.
Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
With a battery capacity of 3,920 milliamperes * hour, the Chromebook C740 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook C740. The battery capacities of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 45mAh to 7,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,200mAh.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
With a processor cache of 2 megabytes, the Acer Chromebook C740 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst Chromebooks of this age. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for more than a year the processor caches range from 1MB to 3MB.
The average width of Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C740 is 320mm, and the widths range from 200mm to 390mm. With a width of only 287 millimeters, the Chromebook C740 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other Chromebooks that were released around the same time as the Chromebook C740.
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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of Chromebooks that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook C740 range from 100MHz to 320MHz. At only 100 megahertz, the Acer Chromebook C740 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other Chromebooks that were released one year ago.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Chromebook C740 have a full-size keyboard, however the Acer Chromebook C740 does not have a full-size keyboard.
There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to consider including the Chromebook CB3, or the Chromebook C910 both from Acer which also has a higher rating.
Very Small Internal Memory
With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Chromebook C740 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C740 the internal memory range from 2GB to 4GB, and the average internal memory is 3.3GB.
If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Acer Chromebook 15 (4GB).
Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
The processor clock speeds of laptops of this age and type range from 1.3GHz to 2.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.9GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.5 gigahertz, the Chromebook C740 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other Chromebooks that were released one year ago.
If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Acer Chromebook 11 (1.83GHz) which also has a higher rating.
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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook C740, the Chromebook C740 does not have a touch sensitive screen.
There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might also want to look at including the DELL Chromebook 11.
5 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 laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for a similar time 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.
If the storage medium of this Chromebook is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the HP 14-q073cl (SSD), or the Acer Chromebook 15 (SSD).
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 11.6 inches, the Chromebook C740 has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
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With a weight of 1.3 kilograms, the Chromebook C740 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other Chromebooks that came out around the same time as the Chromebook C740.
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