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Acer Chromebook C740
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Acer Chromebook C740 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 4GB 16GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 1.5GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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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... More
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12 Reasons For

Robust

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.

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Reasonably Priced

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”.

Good Size

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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7 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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Only 16 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Chromebook C740 is a 16 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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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.

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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.

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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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Average Weight

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.

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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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Specification

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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® 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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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel Demand Based Switching
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Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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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 c740c4, c740c5, c740c4p, c740c5d, c740c4pe, c740c5dh, acer c740c4, acer c740c4p, acer c740c4pe, acer nxef2aa002
Barcodes 00887899773891, 04713147975631, 08878997738914

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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 4GB 16GB SSD 11.6"
£ 449.00
Vastly Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
A Lot Faster Processor Clock Speed
Newer by Three Months
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Smaller Processor Cache
8GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

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 4GB 16GB SSD 11.6"
£ 255.00
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A Lot Faster Processor Clock Speed
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