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Acer Chromebook C720

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3044 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. People really like the battery and price. 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 88/100 = Very good 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. Reviewers really like the battery and portability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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)

Dec, 2017

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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the battery and price are overall positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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

Dec, 2017

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. People really like the portability and design. The usability and price also get good reviews, whereas reviews are divided on the keyboard. The sound and reliability get critical reviews.

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)Acer C720 Chromebook (11.6-Inch, 2GB)

Dec, 2017

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 is brimming with features and has appeal for the power Chrome OS user. It's noticeably faster than Celeron-powered Chromebooks and may satisfy those who need a bit more power. However, at $379.99, it's one of the most expensive...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Acer C720 Chromebook (Core i3)

 

Acer recently updated its original C720 Chromebook with an Intel Core i3 processor, adding power and speed to the original model. It's also the first Chromebook to feature an i3 processor--and coming in at $349.99, it's still priced lower than many...

Aug, 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: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Acer C720 Chromebook (C720-2800)

 

Acer's latest C720 Chromebook improves battery life and portability, but it could still use some improvement.

Quite light and thin. Chrome OS is constantly updated. Matte finish on display. Quick boot times. HDMI and USB 3.0 ports. 6.5 hour battery life.

Chrome OS offers limited offline use. No 3G option. No Touch screen.

The Acer C720 Chromebook (C720-2800) comes closer to Chromebook nirvana, but still has to overcome the short 16GB of storage and the fact that its screen pales in comparison to that of the HP Chrombook 11's IPS display. If there's any system that's...

Oct, 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

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3920 / 3950 / 45
Battery capacity (Watt hours):45
Battery life (max):8.5
Battery performance:3920 / 3950
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Graphite / Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Education
Product type:Chromebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:11.6 / 12
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:TFT / TN
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230
AC adapter power:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad: Yes
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:No / Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Power cord included: Yes

Performance

Ambient light sensor: Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:2
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10
PCI Express configurations:1x2, 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 1x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:2955U / 2957U / i3-4005U
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Celeron / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.7
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:2955U / 2957U / i3-4005U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / D0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:N
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® OS Guard:N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75105 / 75608 / 78942
Processor code:SR16Y / SR1DV
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Chrome OS

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:16 / 32
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.95 / 7.99 / 8 / 8.03
Height:0.748 / 0.752 / 0.783 / 0.799 / 1 / 7.99
Weight:2 / 2.76 / 2.98
Width:11 / 11.3