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Acer C720-2800 Chromebook

Acer C720-2800 Chromebook
alaScore 92

1512 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1512 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and value for money. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, portability, performance, value for money, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer C720-2800 Chromebook is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer C720-2800 Chromebook

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 57 user reviews of Acer C720-2800 Chromebook from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

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91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer C720 11.6-inch Chromebook (Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4GHz Processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Google Chrome)Acer C720 11.6-inch Chromebook (Silver) - (Intel Celeron 1.4GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB SSD, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Google Chrome)

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Amazon.com review summary for Acer C720-2800 Chromebook

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1419 user reviews of Acer C720-2800 Chromebook from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer C720 Chromebook (11.6-Inch, 2GB & 32GB SSD)Acer C720 Chromebook (11.6-Inch, 4GB)Acer C720 Chromebook (11.6-Inch, 2GB)

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Review Acer C720-2800 Chromebook

 

Back to basics. While efforts continue to try and rework the Chromebook equation to provide a more enticing balance of performance and build quality, Acer sees no harm in sticking to the original plan, with a budget plastic case design, an understated...

Extremely portable; Excellent battery life; Good application performance; Smooth video playback and output to external monitor; Good touchpad

Cheap plastic build; Unremarkable display panel; Below-average, clattery keyboard; Mediocre audio performance; Warranty void sticker prevents access to internals

Perhaps, then, it would be better off viewing the Acer C720-2800 Chromebook as an alternative to a tablet or netbook than a replacement for a full-blown computer. Approached from this perspective, it serves as a logical candidate for someone who is in...

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Acer C720 Chromebook (C720-3404)

 

The Acer C720 adds an Intel Core i3 processor to the company's Chromebook lineup. Chrome OS power users who rely on dozens of extensions and plugins should feel the benefit, but they'll pay.

Seven hours of battery life. 4GB of memory and a Intel Core i3 CPU. HDMI and USB 3.0 ports

Relatively expensive. Narrow viewing angles. Drab design

The Acer C720 Chromebook (C720-3404) ($379.99 as tested) is a power user's Chromebook, which at first seems to be an oxymoron. If you've already had experience with Chrome OS-based laptops, but want a system with a bit more power for multitasking or...

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Acer C720 review (Core i3): a more powerful Chromebook

 

Whether rightly or wrongly, Chromebooks have earned a reputation for being the new netbooks. Slowly, though, things are starting to change. The designs

Core i3 processor offers modest, but noticeable performance gains ; Battery life keeps pace with lower-powered models ; Generally a good value, especially considering the price

Screen has poor viewing angles ; Generally cheap build quality, including a shallow keyboard ; Only Acer's lower-end Chromebook is offered with a touchscreen

As the first Chromebook with a Core i3 processor, the Acer C720 offers modest performance gains over its rivals, along with equally long battery life. You might want to wait and see if other laptop makers come out with something a little better...

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Acer C720 Chromebook Unboxing

 

We strip down the Acer C720 retail packaging. It is a $200 Intel Haswell Chromebook meaning that it has the potential to be much useful than a normal Chromebook.

Included: The power cord and AC adapter, the C720, and some literature. Stay tuned for the full review soon.

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Great machine!

 

Very good chromebook.

4gb + i3 = FAST and lag free. Great battery life (7+ hours with reasonable screen brightness). Bluetooth and WIFI antennas seem strong. Lightweight and good size. Decent keyboard and trackpad

Screen and viewing angles not unusable, but nothing to brag about

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Happy with product

 

Happy with this purchase. Fast computer for what it is made to do. I would purchase again. I like this better than Samsung's Chromebook models. Design is nicely updated from previous Acer model.

Excellent speed. Chrome is excellent for my uses which are internet, e mail, and banking activities. Chrome is more secure than Windows PCs for finance uses. Build is excellent. Keyboard is smooth. Keys are larger than the previous Acer model

Printing is more of a task. Applications not made to simplify process from Chromebooks as of yet. Battery life is good but could be better

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very good laptop replacement

 

I bought this to take on business trips - to keep my work-stuffs separate from my non-work-stuffs. The light weight and no need to take a charger made it a simple decision that I haven't regretted.

Fast boot time. Syncs with all my Google-Chrome-Browser settings that I have on my work laptop. Battery life is great - for my use of 1-2 hours a night, I only charge it once a week! I don't even take the charger along if I'm on a business trip....

As other have stated, the keyboard keys are full size, but there are fewer of them in the small form factor. Not a big deal to learn, just use the built in reminder by pressing "ctrl-alt-?" and it will display all of the hidden keys ; As some mention -...

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Very goog so far.

 

Bought this for my parents - just for web brosing, doing research online. The only thing it's missing that they use - skype client. Intel Haswell based cromebooks just make sense - it's basically an 11 inch notebook, 2-core, 1.4GHz and with 32GB models...

price, decent build quality, fast (i mean really - fast)

none so far

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Good buy

 

This is an awesome buy. I am glad I did it.

Super light, looks good, 8hr battery life, webcam is good, sound is pretty good, fast, awesome price, etc ; It has been a dream to bring this to classes after my old 7lb Toshiba. A DREAM

There are only two cons that are worth stating (i.e. not obvious ones based on facts about it being a chromebook or small or whatever): one is that the speakers being on the bottom mean you pretty much always want to use headphones, because it's going...

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Very Nice Product

 

Very fast (solid-state hard drive). Easy to use. Mainly stream sports to my HDTV via HDMI and Chromecast (as the most taxing function); works great.

value, Easy to Use, Lightweight, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance