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...
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One customer who purchased it concluded that it was well made. One Acer Chromebook C740 owner who purchased the Acer Chromebook C740 concluded that it was strong and durable.
Good Product Quality
One Acer Chromebook C740 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Talkandroid.com wrote “Proven strong build quality”.
64-Bit Processor Operating Modes
This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.
Some people who reviewed this laptop reckoned that it was cheap. Techradar.com said on expert review site Techradar “These low-cost, lightweight devices don't offer much in the way of storage or processing speed.”. Talkandroid.com mentioned “Sturdy Inexpensive”.
One person wrote in their reviews that it was lightweight.
12 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness
Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age only have between 4 and 11 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however the Chromebook C740 has 12 maximum number of PCI Express laness.
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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs
Acer Chromebooks have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs Acer is one of the superior manufacturers.
Has a Front Camera
The Acer Chromebook C740 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook C740 also have a front camera.
There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at including the Toshiba Chromebook CB30[plb_2729661_price], or the Acer Chromebook 11[plb_2793394_price] which has better reviews.
Intel Celeron Processor Family
This laptop has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of this type and age.
1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many Chromebooks that came out around the same time as it.
802.11n Wi-Fi Standards
The Chromebook C740 has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an 802.11a wi-Fi standards. This notebook PC also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g wi-Fi standardss.
An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook C740.
Across comparable types of portable PC the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
The Chromebook C740 has a fairly big battery capacity (3,920 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook C740. The smallest battery capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Chromebook C740 is 45mAh and the biggest is 4,000mAh.
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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The Chromebook C740 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (only 100 megahertz) amongst Chromebooks of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Chromebook C740 is 240MHz.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Acer Chromebook C740 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other Chromebooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the Chromebook C740 do have a full-size keyboard.
We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Acer Chromebook C910[plb_2860373_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.
Very Small Display Diagonal
The smallest display diagonal of Chromebooks that are a similar age to the Chromebook C740 is 11" and the biggest is 16". With a display diagonal of only 11.6 inches, the Chromebook C740 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst Chromebooks of this age.
There are a number of alternative 11.6" portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at including the Acer Chromebook 11[plb_2793394_price] which has better reviews.
If this portable PC display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Chromebook C910[plb_2860373_price] (15.6" and higher rated).
Very Slow Processor Frequency
With a processor frequency of only 1.5 gigahertz, the Chromebook C740 has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst portable PCs of this age. The processor frequencys of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 1.3GHz to 2.3GHz.
If this laptop processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Chromebook C910[plb_2860373_price] (2.2GHz) which is also higher rated.
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Does Not Have a Touchscreen
The Acer Chromebook C740 does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago also do not have a touchscreen.
Only 16 Solid-State Drive Capacitys
The Chromebook C740 is a 16 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.
Only Three Number of Battery Cellss
The Chromebook C740 is a three number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Chromebook C740 have three number of battery cellss.
5 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebook C740
Released Over Two Years Ago
This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.
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 around the same time as 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.
We compared all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think the Chromebook C910[pl_2860373_price], and the Chromebook C910[pl_2860373_price] both from Acer which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Chromebook C740 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including the Acer Chromebook 11[plb_2793394_price], or the Toshiba Chromebook CB30[plb_2729661_price] which has better reviews.
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At 1.3 kilograms, the Chromebook C740 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Chromebook C740.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 16 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebook C740 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Chromebook C740.
We compared this laptop to all the other 16GB total storage capacity laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Chromebook CB30[plb_2729661_price], and the Acer Chromebook 11[plb_2793394_price] is also worth considering.
Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Chromebook C910[plb_2860373_price] (32GB) which also has a higher rating.
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