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Acer Chromebook C720
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Acer Chromebook C720 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB 32GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB Aug 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 hours of battery life for smooth... More
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Acer Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C720, the Chromebook C720 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price], or the Acer Chromebook C720[plb_2422801_price].

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

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

This laptop'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 type and age.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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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 a comparable type and age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many Chromebooks that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Chromebook C720 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11g WiFi standard found on most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. This Acer notebook PC also have an 802.11a and 802.11b WiFi standard.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of laptop.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4.0+HS Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on Chromebooks that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Light

The average weight of laptops of this type and age is 1.5kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Acer Chromebook C720 is one of the lighter notebook PCs of this age and spec amongst laptops of this age.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP Chromebook 14[plb_1545160_price] (1.8kg), or the Acer Aspire C720[plb_2073703_price] (1.3kg).

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32 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Chromebook C720 has bigger solid-state drive capacity than most of the laptops of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook C720. Most of the laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook C720 only have between 16 and 31 solid-state drive capacity, however this Acer portable PC has 32 solid-state drive capacity.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Chromebook C720 has one of the biggest total storage capacity (32 gigabytes) amongst Chromebooks of this age. The total storage capacity of portable PCs of this type and age range from 16GB to 320GB, and the average total storage capacity is 23GB.

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Narrow

The Chromebook C720 is one of the narrower portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook C720 (only 287 millimeters) amongst Chromebooks of this age. Chromebooks that were released around the same time as the Chromebook C720 have widths of between 200mm and 390mm, and the average width is 310mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years, the Chromebook C720 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 2 gigabytes, the Chromebook C720 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the Chromebook C720. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2GB and the biggest is 8GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Acer Chromebook C720 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Chromebook C720 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to look at including the Acer Chromebook C720[plb_2422801_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Laptops of a similar age and spec to the Chromebook C720 have memory clock speeds of between 800MHz and 1,600MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Chromebook C720 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago.

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7 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 notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many Chromebooks that are a comparable 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.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the HP Chromebook 14[plb_1545160_price] (SSD).

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Average Battery Life

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

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Toshiba CB35[plb_2275441_price] (9h) which is also higher rated.

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.4 gigahertz, the Chromebook C720 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook C720.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Chromebook CB5[plb_2964438_price] (1.6GHz).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 11.6 inches, the Chromebook C720 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook C720.

Other 11.6" laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price] which has better reviews.

If this laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Google Chromebook Pixel[plb_2964645_price] (12.85") which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

At 2 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebook C720 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Chromebook C720.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
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Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
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LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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Optical Drive
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Camera
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WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in 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
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Numeric Keypad
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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 Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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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
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel Virtualization Technology

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 2955, c720p2677, c720p2666, c720p2661, acer 2955u, c72029552g03, c72029552g03a, acer c720p2457, c72029552g03ai, c72029552g03aii, acer c720p29554g03, acer c720p29554g03a, acer c720p29554g03aw, acer c720p29554g03aww
Barcodes 00887899402517, 00887899420160, 00887899529696, 00887899648601, 04713147137435, 04713147140015, 04713147457359, 04713147457366, 04713147457397

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