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Acer Chromebook C730

Acer Chromebook C730 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB 16GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB Aug 2014
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Good Brand

Acer has good average reviews for its Chromebooks as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Chromebook C730 is 770MHz. The Chromebook C730 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter burst frequency (792 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Chromebook C730.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of this type and age is 1.1GHz and the fastest is 2.4GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.16 gigahertz, the Chromebook C730 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 2.16GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the Lenovo N20 Chromebook which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other Chromebooks that have been available for more than two years, the Acer Chromebook C730 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Samsung XE303C12 which has better reviews.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Chromebook C730 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook C730 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C730 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.1GHz to 2.6GHz. The Chromebook C730 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (2.58 gigahertz) amongst Chromebooks of this age.

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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 the most frequently found USB version on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 792 megahertz, the Chromebook C730 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst laptops of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook C730 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 900MHz.

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Very Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The Chromebook C730 has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths (only 21.32 gigabytes per second) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of laptops that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C730 is 21GB/s, the fastest is 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 24GB/s.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 8 gigabytes, the Chromebook C730 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago is 14GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Chromebook C730 is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Chromebook C730 is a four PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the Acer Chromebook C730 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 11.6 inches, the Acer Chromebook C730 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The screen sizes of Chromebooks that were released around the same time as the Chromebook C730 range from 11" to 16", and the average screen size is 13".

Alternative 11.6" portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo N20 Chromebook, or the Samsung XE303C12.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Google Chromebook Pixel (12.85") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Chromebook C730 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Chromebook C730 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider including the Acer Chromebook C720 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Cache Memory

The Acer Chromebook C730 has a quite small cache memory (only 1 megabyte) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for more than two years. The smallest cache memory of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook C730 is 1MB and the biggest is 2MB.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The Chromebook C730 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 1 megabyte) amongst Chromebooks of this age. Portable PCs of this age and spec have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 1.7MB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebook C730 is 8.1GB, the biggest is 17GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8,192 megabytes, the Chromebook C730 has one of the smaller maximum internal memories amongst Chromebooks of this age.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Chromebook C730 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11g WiFi standard found on most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebook C730

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Acer portable PC was released over two 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 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.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops that have an SSD storage media and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba CB35 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the HP Chromebook 14 (SSD).

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 1.4 kilograms, the Chromebook C730 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Chromebook C730.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Asus Chromebook C300MA (£199.99) (1.4kg).

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Average Internal Memory

At 2 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebook C730 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook C730.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Chromebook C730 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C730.

There are a number of alternative 16GB total storage capacity laptops currently available which you might want to consider including the Toshiba CB35 which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
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
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
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

27 October 2014

I Chromebook, dopo qualche anno di attesa, sono arrivati finalmente in Italia . Da tempo si sente parlare del fenomeno Chromebook e di come questi portatili a basso costo stiano facendo benissimo... Read more…

User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 10 October 2015 by Davey.
(Verified Purchase)

Arrived as informed, would use again...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c730c8t7, acer c730c8t7
Barcodes 00887899752636, 04713147554171

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Chromebook 14 vs Chromebook C730

HP Chromebook 14 vs Acer Chromebook C730
HP Chromebook 14
2 core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB 32GB SSD 14"
Acer Chromebook C730
2 core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB 16GB SSD 11.6"
£ 295.20
Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)
Sixteen Bigger Solid-State Drive Capacity
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
A Lot Bigger Cache Memory
One Less USB 2.0 Port
56% Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

ThinkPad 11e vs Chromebook C730

Lenovo ThinkPad 11e vs Acer Chromebook C730
Lenovo ThinkPad 11e
4 core Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 4GB 16GB Flash 11.6"
Acer Chromebook C730
2 core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB 16GB SSD 11.6"
£ 263.60
Two More Processor Cores
Bigger Cache Memory
50% Bigger Internal Memory
Four Processor Threads
Only One USB 2.0 Port
User Review Rating is Significantly Worse

Chromebook C300MA vs Chromebook C730

Asus Chromebook C300MA vs Acer Chromebook C730
Asus Chromebook C300MA
2 core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB 32GB Flash 13.3"
Acer Chromebook C730
2 core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB 16GB SSD 11.6"
£ 199.99
Bigger Total Storage Capacity
1.7" Bigger Screen Size
Newer by Two Months
2MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Slightly Slower Maximum Turbo Frequency
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