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Acer Chromebook C720
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Acer Chromebook C720 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB 32GB 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 hours of battery life for smooth... More
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Acer Chromebook C720 Review
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

Based on 1,714 expert and user reviews, Acer has good reviews for its notebook PCs. Acer also has good reviews specifically for its Chromebooks compared to other brands.

Has a Front Camera

The Acer Chromebook C720 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Chromebook C720.

Alternative laptops with a front camera currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price].

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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 Chromebooks that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Chromebook C720 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Chromebook C720 which do not have a touchscreen.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a touchscreen currently available including the Lenovo N20 Chromebook[plb_2572829_price] which has better reviews.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Acer Chromebook C720 has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than most Chromebooks that were launched more than two years ago. Most Chromebooks that were launched around the same time as it have an 802.11g wi-Fi standards. This notebook PC also has an 802.11b wi-Fi standards.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is actually the best Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs of this age and type.

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

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Very High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 1.3 megapixels, the Chromebook C720 has a very high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebook C720. The front camera resolution (numeric)s of Chromebooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the Chromebook C720 range from 0.9MP to 1.3MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1MP.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0+HS bluetooth version, which is typical of many Chromebooks that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Light

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook C720 the weights range from 1kg to 2.2kg. The Acer Chromebook C720 is fairly light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Chromebook C720.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Chromebook C720 that we have checked, the total storage capacity of the Acer Chromebook C720 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook C720 is 16GB and the biggest is 320GB.

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32 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Chromebook C720 is a 32 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C720 only have between 16 and 31 solid-state drive capacitys.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other Chromebooks that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook C720, the Acer Chromebook C720 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of Chromebooks that were released around the same time as the Chromebook C720 range from 3.5h to 4,000h. With a battery life (max) of only 7.5 hours, the Acer Chromebook C720 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 2 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebook C720 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C720. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook C720 is 2GB and the biggest is 8GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Chromebook C720 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that came out more than two years ago. Across all the Chromebooks that came out around the same time as the Chromebook C720 the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 64GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Chromebook C720 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Chromebook C720. The memory clock speeds of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Chromebook C720 range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,500MHz.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebook C720

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Acer notebook PC was released.

SSD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type. 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 laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Toshiba CB35[plb_2275441_price].

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.4 gigahertz, the Chromebook C720 has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Acer Chromebook C720 has a relatively typical display diagonal (11.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 11.6" laptops to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price] is also worth considering.

If this laptop display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Google Chromebook Pixel[plb_2964645_price] (12.85") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 2 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebook C720 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Samsung XE303C12[plb_1570733_price].

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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)
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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

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c720p2677, c720p2666, c720p2661, acer c720, acer 2955, acer c720p, acer 2955u, acer ram32, acer 2955u4, acer ram32g, acer ram32gb, acer 2955u4g, c72029552g03, acer 2955u4gb, c72029552g03a, c72029552g03ai, c72029552g03aii
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