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Acer Chromebook 11 C740

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Acer Chromebook 11 C740. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the price and size. The portability and durability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the image quality and energy efficiency.

performance, durability, portability, size, price

screen, energy, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Chromebook 11 C740 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Juan Martinez (techradar.com)

Acer Chromebook C740 review

 

A laptop a high schooler might love

Pretty matte chassis ; Slim and light enough for backpacks ; Fantastic keyboard

Low-end processor ; HD-only screen ; Limited storage capacity

Packed with a low-end processor, a low resolution screen and very little storage capacity, the Acer C740 is worth skipping – unless you're wowed by its sturdy design.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

New Egg Won't allow me to use the adjectives I've chosen. You get what you pay for.

 

Purchased for my ten year old son with is birthday money. After three months of light use by a child, the SSD soiled the bed.

Cheap.

Cheap.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Fantastic! Small, simple, powerful.

 

Fantastic laptop, extremely happy with price and quality. SSD hard drive is lightning fast.

This laptop is perfect if you are a Google junkie and want to utilize everything web based. Boots right up, screen is responsive, keyboard is nice, trackpad is quick.

None so far. The power cord could have been modular and not some tiny connection but a non issue. Get this and you won't be disappointed!

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not a good refurb experience

 

Small and fast.

Defective unit. After first sleep/wake cycle, the screen failed.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Great hardware, great price, perfect for customiza

 

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 the express purpose of replacing ChromeOS with my...

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Broadwell based ACER Chromebook rocks!

 

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.

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:1

Battery

Battery Capacity:3920 / 3950
Battery capacity (Watt hours):45
Battery life (max):9
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3

Brand-specific features

HP Jumpstart Concierge:N

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam:N

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Education
Market positioning:Educational
Product colour:Black / Grey
Product Type:Chromebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:29.5
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:HD / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:100 / 300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):800 / 850
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:Japanese
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:78
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:No / Y / Yes

Memory

ECC:N
Internal Memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 4
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board / SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No / Y
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

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

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
AC adapters quantity:1
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

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

Performance

GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated:N

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Configurable TDP-down:10
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
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:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:2x4, 4x1 / 2x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Celeron / Intel Core i3-5xxx / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.7 / 2
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:3205U / 3215U / I3-5005U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 32-bit,64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 3000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-5000 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:E0 / F0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® OS Guard:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:84695 / 84809 / 84810
Processor code:SR215 / SR243 / SR27G
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N / No
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Chrome OS

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / SD
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:16 / 32
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA II
SSD capacity:16
SSD interface:Serial ATA II
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.4 / 204
Height :2 / 2.01 / 20.1
Height (front):2 / 2.01 / 2.05
Height (rear):2 / 2.01 / 2.05
Weight:1.3 / 1.4
Width:28.8 / 288