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Acer Chromebook C730

Acer Chromebook C730 4 Core Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 4GB 16GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 4GB Feb 2015
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The Acer Chromebook 11 C730 is value-packed and highly portable with up to 8.5 hours of battery power to last a full school day on a single charge. Plus, its fast wireless connection delivers... More
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter burst frequencies of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook C730 range from 750MHz to 860MHz. The Acer Chromebook C730 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter burst frequency (854 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook C730.

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Acer Laptops Have Good Reviews

Acer is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Acer also has good reviews for its Chromebooks.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook C730 range from 100MHz to 320MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 260MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 313 megahertz, the Acer Chromebook C730 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Chromebook C730 has a front camera. Most of the other Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C730 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Chromebook CB3[pl_3012594_price], or the Chromebook C740[pl_2841270_price] both from Acer which has better reviews.

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is typical of many Chromebooks that have been available for more than a year.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Four Processor Threads

The Chromebook C730 has more processor threads than most of the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Chromebook C730. Most of the laptops of this age and type only have between two and three processor threads, however this portable PC has four processor threads.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 854 megahertz, the Chromebook C730 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook C730. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs that are a similar age to the Chromebook C730 is 830MHz.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Across all the Chromebooks that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook C730 the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 21GB/s to 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 23GB/s. At only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the Chromebook C730 has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Acer Chromebook C730 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Chromebook C730 is 8GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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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.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Acer Chromebook C730 is a four PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Chromebook C730 have between 4 and 11 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Chromebook C730 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook C730.

Other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the Chromebook CB3[pl_3012594_price], or the Chromebook C910[pl_2860373_price] both from Acer which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Screen Size

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the screen sizes range from 11" to 16", and the average screen size is 13". With a screen size of only 11.6 inches, the Chromebook C730 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Chromebook C730.

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Very Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 8 hours, the Chromebook C730 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C730. The battery lifes of Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C730 range from 8h to 13h, and the average battery life is 9.3h.

If you want a laptop with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Acer Chromebook C740[plb_2841270_price] (9h), or the DELL Chromebook 11[plb_2961001_price] (10h) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Chromebook C730 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other Chromebooks that came out around the same time as the Chromebook C730 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the DELL Chromebook 11[plb_2864982_price] is also worth considering.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Chromebook C730 is a three battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between two and three battery cells.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.25 gigahertz, the Acer Chromebook C730 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other Chromebooks that were launched more than a year ago. The maximum turbo frequencies of Chromebooks that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebook C730 range from 2.1GHz to 2.7GHz.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Chromebook C730 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most Chromebooks that have been around for around the same time as it. Most Chromebooks that were released around the same time as it have an 802.11b WiFi standard.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard across all Chromebooks that came out more than a year ago.

Across similar types of notebook PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebook C730

Released Over a Year Ago

This Acer portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of a comparable age and spec 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 you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the HP Chromebook 14[plb_2353301_price] (SSD).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebook C730 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.83 gigahertz, the Acer Chromebook C730 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook C730.

Other 1.83GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Acer Chromebook 11[plb_2793394_price].

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Average Weight

At 1.4 kilograms, the Chromebook C730 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Chromebook C730.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the Chromebook C730 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the Chromebook C730.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Acer Chromebook C910[plb_2860373_price] (32GB and higher rated).

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Specification

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Camera
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Networking
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WiFi Standard
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3G Network Access Module
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SmartCard Slot
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
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USB 3.0 Port
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Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
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Intel 64
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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 acer c730, apple c730, acer c730e, acer n28404, apple c730e, acer c730ec, acer n28404g, acer n28404gb, acer memory16, acer memory16g, apple c730enet, acer memory16gb, apple c730enetw, apple c730enetwo, apple c730enetwor, apple c730enetwork, apple c730enetworkc, apple c730enetworkca, apple c730enetworkcar, apple c730enetworkcard, apple c730enetworkcardn, apple c730enetworkcardno
Barcodes 00887899824579, 04713147662081

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Chromebook C910 vs Chromebook C730

Acer Chromebook C910 vs Acer Chromebook C730
Acer Chromebook C910
2 core Intel Core i3-5xxx 2GHz 4GB 32GB SSD 15.6"
Acer Chromebook C730
4 core Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 4GB 16GB SSD 11.6"
£ 294.59 £195.99
12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
16GB Bigger Total Storage Capacity
34% Bigger Processor Cache
Only Two Processor Cores
Lower User Review Score

Chromebook 11 vs Chromebook C730

DELL Chromebook 11 vs Acer Chromebook C730
DELL Chromebook 11
2 core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB 16GB SSD 11.6"
Acer Chromebook C730
4 core Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 4GB 16GB SSD 11.6"
£ 199.88 £195.99
Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)
One More USB 3.0 Port
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Two Less Processor Threads
Only Two Processor Cores

Chromebook 11 vs Chromebook C730

DELL Chromebook 11 vs Acer Chromebook C730
DELL Chromebook 11
2 core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB 16GB SSD 11.6"
Acer Chromebook C730
4 core Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 4GB 16GB SSD 11.6"
£ £195.99
Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
One More USB 3.0 Port
One More USB 2.0 Port
Only Two Processor Cores
Two Less Processor Threads
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