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Acer Chromebook C720
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Acer Chromebook C720 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB 16GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB Jan 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 hours1 of battery life for smooth... More
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook C720 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 890MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,000 megahertz, the Chromebook C720's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is one of the fastest amongst notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebook C720.

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Has a Front Camera

The Chromebook C720 has a front camera. Most of the other Chromebooks that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook C720 also have a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on Chromebooks that have been around for a similar time to it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Chromebook C720 has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. Most Chromebooks that have been available for a similar time to it have an 802.11g wi-Fi standards. In addition, this notebook PC have an 802.11a and 802.11b wi-Fi standards.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook C720.

The worst Wi-Fi standard across similar types of portable PC is 802.11a.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on Chromebooks that are a similar age to it.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Acer Chromebook C720 is quite light compared to most of the other Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C720. The lightest Chromebook that is a similar age to the Chromebook C720 is 1kg heavy and the heaviest is 2.2kg.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 2 megabytes, the Chromebook C720 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other Chromebooks that came out more than two years ago. The processor caches of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook C720 range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 1.7MB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Chromebook C720 have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 5.3GB. At 4 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebook C720 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C720.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook C720 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 350MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Chromebook C720 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook C720.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Chromebook C720 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebook C720 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1.4 gigahertz, the Acer Chromebook C720 has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook C720. Chromebooks that were released more than two years ago have processor frequencys of between 1.1GHz and 2.4GHz.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz. The Chromebook C720 has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,066 megahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Chromebook C720 do not have a touchscreen. The Chromebook C720 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebook C720

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Acer released the Chromebook C720.

SSD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many notebook 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.

Other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider include the Toshiba CB35[plb_2275441_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 8.5 hours, the Chromebook C720 has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook C720.

If this portable PC battery life (max) is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba CB35[plb_2275441_price] (9h) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Acer Chromebook C720 has a fairly standard display diagonal (11.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C720.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 11.6" notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price].

Portable PCs with a bigger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Google Chromebook Pixel[plb_2964645_price] (12.85") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 2 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebook C720 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C720.

Other 2GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price] which has better reviews.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Asus Chromebook C200MA[plb_2671976_price] (4GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the Chromebook C720 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C720.

Alternative 16GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

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Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
Keyboard
Built-In Touchpad
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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

(29)
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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers acer 116, acer c720, acer 116q, acer 2955, nxsheaa006, nxsheef002, acer 2955u, nxsheeg001, acer c720p, acer 116qu, acer 116quo, acer 116quot, c72029552g01, c72029552g01a, c72029552g01ai, c72029552g01aii
Barcodes 00012303838556, 00013803007725, 00887899315954, 00887899398186, 00887899670794, 04713147117994, 04713147118649, 04713147124312, 04713147132683, 04713147272099, 04713147449958, 04713147460830, 08878993981864

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