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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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With cutting-edge 802.11ac wireless technology firing on dual channels, the new Chromebook 11 transmits and receives airborne data up to three times faster than the average laptop does2.1. Battery... More
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7 Reasons For

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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.

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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.

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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 Chromebooks that are a comparable age to it.

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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.

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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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4 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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6 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebook C740

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.

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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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Average Weight

The Chromebook C740 has a fairly average weight (1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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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.

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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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Specification

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Intel Segment Tagging
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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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
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
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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
Barcodes 00887899773884, 08878997738846

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Chromebook 11 vs Chromebook C740

DELL Chromebook 11 vs Acer Chromebook C740
DELL Chromebook 11
2 core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB 16GB Flash 11.6"
Acer Chromebook C740
2 core Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 2GB 16GB SSD 11.6"
£ 255.00
68% Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
31% Faster Processor Frequency
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1MB Smaller Processor Cache
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Chromebook 11 vs Chromebook C740

DELL Chromebook 11 vs Acer Chromebook C740
DELL Chromebook 11
2 core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 16GB Flash 11.6"
Acer Chromebook C740
2 core Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 2GB 16GB SSD 11.6"
£ 449.00
211MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Bigger Internal Memory
0.66GHz Faster Processor Clock Speed
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Vastly Smaller Processor Cache
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