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Acer Chromebook C740
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Acer Chromebook C740 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 4GB 16GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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The new Acer Chromebook 11 (C740 model) features four design improvements that make it much tougher than its predecessor. With reinforced corners, increased cover thickness, additional rib panels... More
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17 Reasons For

Robust

One person considered that the product was well made. Talkandroid.com mentioned “Proven strong build quality” . One person who purchased this laptop concluded that it was strong and durable.

Good Product Quality

One Acer Chromebook C740 owner reckoned that it was good quality.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Reasonably Priced

Several customers who purchased the Acer Chromebook C740 considered that it was cheap. Techradar.com mentioned “These low-cost, lightweight devices don't offer much in the way of storage or processing speed.” in their review of this laptop. Talkandroid.com mentioned in their review “Sturdy Inexpensive”.

Good Size

One Acer Chromebook C740 reviewer who bought the product concluded that it was lightweight.

12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Chromebook C740 only have between 4 and 11 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Chromebook C740 has 12 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Acer Has Good Laptop Reviews

Based on 2,666 user and expert reviews, Acer has good reviews for its portable PCs. Acer also has good reviews specifically for its Chromebooks compared to other manufacturers.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the Chromebook C740 has a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus Chromebook C200MA, and the Toshiba Chromebook CB30 is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Chromebook C740 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most Chromebooks that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Acer laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all Chromebooks that came out more than a year ago.

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

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

The Chromebook C740 has a better processor cache level than most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, whereas most Chromebooks that were released around the same time as it have a L2 processor cache.

This portable PC's processor cache level (L3) is actually the best processor cache level across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook C740.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst processor cache level is L2.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Chromebook C740 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This portable PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most laptops that were released one year ago have an 802.11b WiFi standard. In addition, this notebook PC have 802.11a and 802.11ac and 802.11g WiFi standards.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all laptops that are a similar age to the Chromebook C740.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other laptops of this type and age that we have checked, the maximum internal memory of the Chromebook C740 of 16,384 megabytes is one of the biggest. Laptops that were released around the same time as the Chromebook C740 have maximum internal memories of between 8.1GB and 17GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 10GB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

Across all the Chromebooks that came out more than a year ago the battery capacities range from 45mAh to 7,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,200mAh. At 3,920 milliamperes * hour, the Chromebook C740 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Chromebook C740.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

The cache memories of Chromebooks that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook C740 range from 1MB to 2MB, and the average cache memory is 1.4MB. At 2 megabytes, the Acer Chromebook C740 has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Narrow

With a width of only 287 millimeters, the Acer Chromebook C740 is one of the narrower portable PCs of this age and spec amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the Chromebooks that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook C740 the widths range from 200mm to 390mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Chromebook C740 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 100 megahertz) amongst Chromebooks of this age. Laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebook C740 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 320MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 260MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have a full-size keyboard, however the Chromebook C740 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Chromebook C910, or the Chromebook CB3 both from Acer.

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Very Small Screen Size

The Chromebook C740 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 11.6 inches) amongst Chromebooks of this age. Portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook C740 have screen sizes of between 11" and 16", and the average screen size is 13".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 11.6" laptops currently available including the Asus Chromebook C200MA, or the Acer Chromebook 11 which has better reviews.

If this laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Acer Chromebook C910 (15.6") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.5 gigahertz, the Acer Chromebook C740 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook C740. Notebook PCs of this age and type have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 2.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.9GHz.

If you are looking for a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Chromebook CB3 (2.16GHz), or the Chromebook C910 (2.2GHz) both from Acer which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs that were released more than a year ago do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Chromebook C740 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Chromebook C740 have between two and three battery cells, including the Acer Chromebook C740 which has three battery cells.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebook C740

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs 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.

Other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Chromebook CB30, the Acer Chromebook C910, or the DELL Chromebook 11 (£199.88).

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Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Acer Chromebook C740 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 9h battery life notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Toshiba Chromebook CB30 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Chromebook 11 (£199.88) (10h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Chromebook C740 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus Chromebook C200MA, or the Toshiba Chromebook CB30.

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Average Weight

At 1.3 kilograms, the Acer Chromebook C740 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for more than a year.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the Chromebook C740 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 16GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus Chromebook C200MA, or the Toshiba Chromebook CB30.

If this Acer notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Acer Chromebook C910 (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Turbo Boost Technology
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Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
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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 c740c5, c740c5d, c740c5dh, acer c740c4, acer c740c4p, acer c740c4pe, acer nxef2aa002
Barcodes 00887899773891, 04713147975631, 08878997738914

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200MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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