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Acer Chromebook C720

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3002 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and price. The portability and usability are also appreciated.

performance, usability, portability, price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Chromebook C720 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the battery and portability. 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)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the battery and price. The portability and usability also get good views.

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

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (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 products in the same category on Amazon.ca. People really like the portability and design. The usability and price also get good views. Some have doubts about the sound and reliability. There are some mixed reviews about 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)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Acer C720 Chromebook

 

A £200 Chromebook that delivers a solid all-round performance

Good battery life, Zippy performance, Great value for money

Unresponsive touchpad, Average screen quality, Lack of USB charging, Chrome Web Store is still growing

Feb, 2014

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Acer C720 Chromebook review

 

Acer's take on the browser-based Chromebook might just be the low-cost, low-power laptop we've been waiting for

Cheap ; Plenty of ports ; Decent battery life

Below-par screen ; Tinny speakers ; Lacks power

The Acer C720 is the most capable and useful Chromebook we’ve seen so far

Feb, 2014

Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by : Ken Feinstein (techradar.com)

Acer C720 Chromebook review

 

Acer's Chromebook balances power and price, but Chrome is still an underpowered OS

Inexpensive ; Fast processor ; Light ; Very fast boot-up ; Good battery life

Mushy keyboard and trackpad ; Tinny underside speakers ; Chrome OS is limited

For those times when you just want to get on the web quickly to answer emails or look something up, the C720 is ideal.

Dec, 2013

PC Advisor Recommended

Expert review by : Martyn Casserly (techadvisor.co.uk)

Acer C720 review

 

Acer has recently supplanted Samsung as the number one seller of Chromebooks worldwide, mainly due to the success of the C720 range. This particular variant of the C720 sits at the entry level point of Acer's Chromebook range, eschewing the...

The C720 doesn’t excel in any particular department, but it scores highly enough in most of them to make it a good all-rounder. Lightweight, fast, cheap, and actually quite a cool looking device. The keyboard is a little underwhelming, but for the...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by : Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer C720 Chromebook review

 

Cheap, powerful and well made; this is Acer's best Chromebook yet

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : James Pikover (mashable.com)

The best Chromebooks so far: Acer C720 and Chromebook 13 [REVIEW]

 

Acer's Chromebook 13 and updated Chromebook C720 offer incredible battery life and performance, respectively -- and they aren't too pricey, either.

Blazing-fast performance ; Solid eight hours of battery life ; Good keyboard and trackpad

Display quality is barely okay ; No 13-inch model with a 1080p screen

The Acer Chromebook C720 is so good, it could be your full-time laptop.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Acer Chromebook

 

A Chromebook is an option to a standard Android Tablet. It works in much the same way and the biggest problem it had at first launch of not being able to work offline is now overcome although there are currently less options than with other Android...

This offering from Acer is 28.5x20x2cm the last measurement is at the rear with the thickness at the front only 1cm. It weighs less than 1.2kilos. Startup is less than four seconds and shutdown only two seconds. Close the lid and open it again for...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Garry Clark (coolsmartphone.com)

Acer C720 Chromebook review

 

A good thin and light laptop but hurt by lack of 3g

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Garry Clark (coolsmartphone.com)

Acer Chromebook C720 unboxing

 

Here is a little something different. A thin and light laptop on Coolsmartphone. What's going on? Am I reading the correct site do I need an eye test? Whoa there before you run off to Optical Express, relax because even though this is a laptop it share...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Lee Bell (theinquirer.net)

Acer C7 Haswell Chromebook hands-on review

 

A quick play with Acer's Haswell Chromebook

We don't have any firm resolution specifications for the Acer C7 yet, but from our hands-on with it, it seemed to have relatively low resolution for the 11.7in screen size. However, it doesn't look too bad in general use. It doesn't look like it will...

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:3920 / 3950
Battery capacity (Watt hours):45
Battery life (max):8.5
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

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Graphite / Grey / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Education
Product colour:Black / Black, grey / Graphite / Grey / Silver
Product Type:Chromebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:29.5
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:HD / HD Ready / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:TFT
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

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
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / 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 ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI

Keyboard

Built-in touchpad: Yes
Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:No / Y

Memory

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

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / 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 / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

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

Performance

Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes

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
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
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 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
PCI Express configurations:1x2, 1x4, 4x1 / 1x2,1x4,4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 1x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Celeron / 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
Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / D0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

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:22
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: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:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: No
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 Iris Pro Graphics: No
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:Y / Yes
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 Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y / 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: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):N / No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / 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):No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No / Yes
Intel® Insider™:N / No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® OS Guard:N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No / Y / 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:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
OS Guard: No
Processor ARK ID:2955U / 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 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N / No

Software

Operating System Architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Chrome OS

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / 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:Serial ATA II
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.2 / 20.3 / 20.4 / 204
Height :1.9 / 1.91 / 1.99 / 19.1 / 2.03
Weight:1.25 / 1.35
Width:28.7 / 28.8 / 288