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Acer Chromebook C720

Acer Chromebook C720
alaScore 90

2982 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2982 reviews of Acer Chromebook C720. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and price are generally positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback.

performance, usability, portability, price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Chromebook C720 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Chromebook C720

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 268 user reviews of Acer Chromebook C720 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the battery and portability are generally positive. The price and usability also get good feedback.

performance, usability, price, portability, battery

95% 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 (Silver) - (Intel Celeron 1.4GHz, 2GB RAM, 16GB 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)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Chromebook C720

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2088 user reviews of Acer Chromebook C720 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the battery and price. The portability and usability are also appreciated.

performance, usability, portability, price, battery

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

This summary is based on the products: 2014 Newest Model Acer C720 Chromebook (11.6-Inch Haswell micro-architecture) 4GB 16GB SSD USB 3.0 8.5 Hours Battery Intel HD Graphics with 128MB of d2014 Newest Model Acer C720 Chromebook (11.6-Inch Haswell micro-architecture) 4GB 16GB SSD USB 3.0 8.5 Hours Battery Intel HD Graphics with 128MB of d

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Acer Chromebook C720

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Acer Chromebook C720 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The usability and price also get good views. Some have doubts about the sound and reliability, and views are divided on the keyboard.

performance, price, usability, design, portability

reliability, sound

87% of the reviews on Amazon.ca 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, 2GB & 32GB SSD)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Gordon Ung (maximumpc.com)

Acer C720-3404 Review

 

Powerful and Chromebook? That's about as useful, to be crude, as a right-mouse button on a Mac. And yet that's what Acer is pushing on the latest iteration of its C720 notebook. You'll recognize the model number, of course, as we've reviewed it before...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by: Steve Schardein (notebookcheck.net)

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...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

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...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Vallentina Palladino (laptopmag.com)

Acer C720 Chromebook (Core i3) Review

 

The updated Acer C720 Chromebook is a faster, more powerful improvement on the original model, but is it worth the upgrade?

Faster than the original C720; Lightweight and ultra-portable; Good battery life

Bland design; Limited app selection

The Core i3 version of the Acer C720 Chrombeook is a faster, more powerful improvement on the original.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

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

 

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...

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

It seems I end almost every Chromebook review with the same disclaimer: They're not for everyone. And I stand by that. As I wrote the above section on Windows alternatives, I was reminded that I cannot, in good faith, recommend a Chrome OS device to...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Epstein (NotebookReview.com)

Acer C720 Chromebook Review

 

The Acer C720 Chromebook is designed for easy web browsing and document editing in Google's suite of web apps, all in a portable, easy-to-use device that's in a low-price category all its own. Can Chromebooks deliver a quality computing experience?

very cheap ; extremely portable ; excellent battery life ; durable design ; ChromeOS

poor speakers ; dim display ; limited ports ; ChromeOS

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: SlashGear (slashgear.com)

Acer C720P Touch Chromebook Review

 

There was a lot to like about the Acer C720, and there's even more to like about the C720P. The laptop is very solid when held, and though plastic from top to bottom, it doesn't necessarily feel like a machine that costs $299 USD. The touchscreen is a...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Lisa Eadicicco (laptopmag.com)

Acer C720 Chromebook Review

 

The Acer C720 Chromebook offers smooth performance and other improvements for a budget-friendly price.

Better performance than ARM Chromebooks; Matte display reduces glare; Runs cool; Affordable price; Good battery life

Dim display; Bland design; Limited app selection

The Acer C720 Chromebook offers smooth performance and other improvements for a budget-friendly price.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Brittany A. Roston (slashgear.com)

Acer Chromebook C720 Review

 

Google's segment of portable computers loaded with Chrome OS is growing, and among recently announced new models is Acer's latest offering -- the Acer C720, an inexpensive laptop that utilizes Intel Haswell. Like other Chromebooks, the C720 is aimed at...

The Acer C720 Chromebook is a speedy, sharp Chrome OS laptop that has a simple design and boasting rights in the performance department. The laptop is a step ahead of many other competing Chromebooks, and is more than able to hold its own as an...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Acer C720 Chromebook review

 

The perfect Chromebook has long been a pipe dream. All Google needed to do was release a model with great battery life and speedy performance for a price that well undercuts a typical Windows...

Snappy performance ; Great battery life ; Cheap price tag

Bland design ; Tinny speakers ; Sticky headphone jack

A $250 laptop always makes compromises, but the C720 makes the right ones

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Rear camera: No

Design

Intel segment tagging:Education

Display

HD type: No
Panel Type:TN

Graphics

Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® OS Guard: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
OS Guard: No
Processor ARK ID:75105 / 75608
Processor package size:40
UART: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington