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Acer is one of the superior laptop brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Acer also has good reviews for its Chromebooks.
Has a Front Camera
The Chromebook C740 has a front camera. Most of the other Chromebooks that were released around the same time as the Chromebook C740 also have a front camera.
We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the DELL Chromebook 11 which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Intel Celeron Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of this spec and age.
1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many Chromebooks that are a comparable age to it.
802.11n Wi-Fi Standards
The Chromebook C740 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This portable PC has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards, whereas most laptops that came out around the same time as it have an 802.11a wi-Fi standards. This Acer laptop also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g wi-Fi standardss.
An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.
An 802.11a wi-Fi standards is the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of portable PC.
Very Big Battery Capacity
The battery capacitys of Chromebooks that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebook C740 range from 45mAh to 4,000mAh. When compared to other Chromebooks that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook C740 that we have assessed, the Chromebook C740's battery capacity of 3,920 milliamperes * hour is one of the biggest.
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Fairly Big Processor Cache
The smallest processor cache of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Chromebook C740 is 1MB, the biggest is 3MB, and the average processor cache is 1.7MB. With a processor cache of 2 megabytes, the Chromebook C740 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst portable PCs of this age.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook C740 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 320MHz. The on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Chromebook C740 of only 100 megahertz is one of the slowest amongst portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C740.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Chromebook C740 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other Chromebooks that were released more than a year ago do have a full-size keyboard.
Very Slow Processor Frequency
The Acer Chromebook C740 has a quite slow processor frequency (only 1.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C740 have processor frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 2.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 1.9GHz.
If this Chromebook processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Chromebook 11 (1.83GHz) which is also higher rated.
Does Not Have a Touchscreen
The Chromebook C740 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Chromebook C740 also do not have a touchscreen.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
Acer released the Chromebook C740 over two years ago.
SSD Storage Media
This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable 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.
There are a number of alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Acer Chromebook C910.
Average Display Diagonal
The Chromebook C740 has a pretty standard display diagonal (11.6 inches) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C740.
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The Chromebook C740 has a fairly average weight (1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.
Average Internal Memory
At 2 gigabytes, the Chromebook C740 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the Chromebook C740 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook C740.
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