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Acer Chromebook C740
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Acer Chromebook C740 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 2GB 16GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 2GB Jan 2015
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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.

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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.

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12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Chromebook C740 is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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Good Brand

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.

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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.

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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.

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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 this age and spec.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Narrow

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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5 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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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 (£277.28) (4GB).

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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 (£154.80).

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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 Chromebook 14 (£276.49) (SSD), or the Acer Chromebook 15 (£268.59) (SSD).

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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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Average Weight

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.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP Chromebook 11 (1.3kg), or the DELL Chromebook 11 (£154.80) (1.3kg).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Chromebook C740 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Chromebook 15 (£268.59) (32GB), or the Chromebook C910 (£294.59) (32GB) both from Acer.

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Specification

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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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

25 August 2015

Chromebooks can be impressive laptops. We've seen some excellent options come from Samsung, ASUS, and even Acer. Some might be on the pricey side, but Acer recently introduced the Acer Chromebook... Read more…

Proven strong build quality
Good keyboard and trackpad
Great performance
Battery life meets 9 hour rating
Sturdy Inexpensive
Subpar screen
A little heavy compared to modern competition
Design is a bit tired at this point
Scratchprone Unspectacular design
Scratch, prone Unspectacular design
7 August 2015

It's hard to argue with Acer's approach, making small changes to a best-selling model, but this Chromebook is starting to show its age.The C740 Chromebook is a basic upgrade over the best-selling... Read more…

24 January 2015

This laptop is ideal for small children who've never previously owned a laptop. It can withstand the bumps and bruises brought on by even the most ruthless child...

24 January 2015

This laptop is ideal for small children who've never previously owned a laptop. It can withstand the bumps and bruises brought on by even the most ruthless child...

22 January 2015

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 19 August 2015 by HydeParker
HydeParker would recommend the Acer Chromebook C740 (Verified Purchase)

This Chromebook is a solid improvement over the c720. The processor is the fastest in any Chromebook to date. It's sturdy while still being light - on my wrists and my wallet. I purchased it with... Read more…

Reviewed 29 July 2015 by Helpguy
Helpguy would recommend the Acer Chromebook C740 (Verified Purchase)

Very fast! I replaced the 16gb drive with a 128gb. Even faster after the bigger SSD swap. This is my daily driver for all things internet related. Apps available for most everything I need...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer c740c3p1, acer nxef2aa001, acer nxef2aa001b, acer nxef2aa001bu, acer nxef2aa001bun
Barcodes 00887899773884, 08878997738846

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