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

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2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB Jun 2014
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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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Acer Chromebook C720 Review
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19 Reasons For

Popular Choice

According to Amazon sales data, the Chromebook C720 is one the fastest selling notebook PC currently available for sale.

Three Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Chromebook C720 is a notebook PC that uses three displays supported by on-board grap.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Fast Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Chromebook C720 has a fairly fast maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Chromebook C720. The maximum processor memory bandwidths of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Chromebook C720 range from 21GB/s to 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 24GB/s.

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Acer Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Acer has good average ratings for its Chromebooks as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 16 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebook C720 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this type and age have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Acer Chromebook C720 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebook C720. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook C720 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 900MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C720 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Chromebook C720 has a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available including the HP Chromebook 14[plb_1545160_price] which is cheaper.

Other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider include the Chromebook 14[pl_1545235_price], or the Chromebook 14[pl_2350765_price] both from HP.

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Has a Front Camera

The Acer Chromebook C720 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Lenovo ThinkPad 11e[plb_2553733_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Acer Aspire C720[plb_2073703_price], or the HP Chromebook 14[plb_2350765_price] is also worth considering.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. This notebook PC also 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 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook C720.

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

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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 notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Chromebook C720 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an 802.11g WiFi standard. This notebook PC also 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 amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.

The worst Wi-Fi standard across similar types of portable PC is 802.11a.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many Chromebooks that have been around for around the same time as it.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Very Light

The lightest portable PC of a comparable age and spec to the Chromebook C720 is 1kg heavy and the heaviest is 2.2kg. The Chromebook C720 is fairly light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook C720.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the HP Chromebook 14[plb_1545160_price] (1.8kg and cheaper).

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to 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 fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age 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 typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook C720 is 5.3GB. With a maximum internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Chromebook C720 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook C720.

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Narrow

The average width of portable PCs of this age and spec is 310mm, and the widths range from 200mm to 390mm. At only 287 millimeters, the Acer Chromebook C720 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook C720.

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4 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 200MHz to 350MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 260MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Chromebook C720's on-board graphics adapter base frequency is one of the slowest amongst Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C720.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this age and type do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Acer Chromebook C720 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the Lenovo N20 Chromebook[plb_2572829_price] or the Lenovo ThinkPad 11e[plb_2553733_price].

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,066 megahertz, the Chromebook C720 has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst laptops of this age. The slowest memory clock speed of laptops that have been around for more than two years is 800MHz, the fastest is 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,500MHz.

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Very Thick

At 203 millimeters, the Acer Chromebook C720 is very thick compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Chromebook C720. Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook C720 have heights of between 16mm and 230mm.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebook C720

Released Over Three Years Ago

Acer released the Chromebook C720 over three years ago.

SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable type 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.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media and we think the Chromebook 14[pl_1545160_price], and the Chromebook 14[pl_1545160_price] both from HP which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the HP Chromebook 14[plb_1545235_price] (SSD), or the Acer Aspire C720[plb_2073703_price] (SSD).

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Average Battery Life

The Chromebook C720 has a fairly typical battery life (8.5 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

If this Acer notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Chromebook CB5[plb_2964438_price] (9h and cheaper).

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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 Chromebooks that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.4 gigahertz, the Chromebook C720 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook C720.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Acer Chromebook CB5[plb_2964438_price] (1.6GHz and cheaper), or the Lenovo ThinkPad 11e[plb_2553733_price] (1.83GHz and cheaper); or the Lenovo N20 Chromebook[plb_2572829_price] (2.16GHz and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 11.6 inches, the Acer Chromebook C720 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C720.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Acer Chromebook CB5[plb_2964438_price] (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

The Chromebook C720 has a relatively typical internal memory (2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

Alternative 2GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to look at include the HP Chromebook 14[plb_1545160_price] which is cheaper.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad 11e[plb_2553733_price] (4GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Chromebook C720 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 16GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP Chromebook 14[plb_1545160_price].

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Acer Chromebook CB5[plb_2964438_price] (32GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Built-In Touchpad
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
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Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
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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

(29)
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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer 116, acer c720, acer 116q, acer 2955, nxsheaa006, nxsheef002, acer 2955u, nxsheeg001, acer c720p, acer 116qu, acer 116quo, acer 116quot, c72029552g01, c72029552g01a, c72029552g01ai, c72029552g01aii
Barcodes 00012303838556, 00013803007725, 00887899296956, 00887899315954, 00887899398186, 00887899670794, 04713147107766, 04713147117994, 04713147118649, 04713147124312, 04713147132683, 04713147272099, 04713147449958, 04713147460830, 08878993981864

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