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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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  • A hassle-free, high-performance computer built for speed, simplicity and security
  • Boots up in seconds, updates itself automatically, and comes with all the Google apps you like
  • All you need to work, explore, watch, play and relax
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Technical Details
BrandAcer
Item Weight1.2 Kg
Product Dimensions20.2 x 28.8 x 1.9 cm
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Item model numberNX.SHEEK.001
SeriesChromebook C720-29552G01AII
ColorIron
Screen Size11.6 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCeleron
Processor Speed1.4 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size2 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size16 GB
Graphics Card DescriptionShared
Graphics RAM TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Wireless Type802.11A, 802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Operating SystemChrome OS
Average Battery Life (in hours)8.5 hours
Lithium Battery Energy Content14.62 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Weight140 grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB00GX9HSKM
Best Sellers Rank 388 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.2 Kg
Date First Available22 Nov 2013
  
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Acer C720 11.6-inch Chromebook

The Acer C720 is small but powerful. It's easy to pop in your bag, yet packs a powerful Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on the Haswell micro-architecture, plus offers up to 8.5 hours of battery life for smooth sailing all day. This Chromebook also boots up in seconds and resists viruses, so you don't need to wait or worry.

Acer C720 11.6-inch Chromebook
Acer C720 11.6-inch Chromebook
Acer C720 11.6-inch Chromebook
Acer C720 11.6-inch Chromebook
All-Day Power

The C720 is extremely powerful, thanks to the Intel Celeron 2955U processor based on the Haswell micro-architecture. You can zip through your tasks and have fun too, without recharging, because the C720 has up to 8.5 hours of battery life.

Internet Life

Log in once and you're set. The C720 syncs and safely backs up all your data in the cloud: docs in Google Drive, emails in Gmail, and even open browser tabs and bookmarks. Collaborate in real time or go solo with hundreds of apps that can be used while offline.

Apps Galore

Play and work from the get-go with your favorite Google apps. Find thousands more in the Chrome Web Store. Everything looks stunning on the C720's 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display. Plus, you can access your media on external drives super-fast via the USB 3.0 port.

Quick and Easy

The C720 makes life easier for you. It starts within just 7 seconds, so you can wait less and do more. You won't be bothered by updates, as they're done automatically. The C720 has virus protection built-in, so it stays healthy -- which reduces your stress too.

Store More

You can save more files on your Chromebook, which comes with 16GB Solid State Drive (SSD), and a SD card reader. It also offers up to 2GB of onboard dual-channel DDRB3L system memory, making it ideal for both work and play.

Google Chrome

The Acer C720 features the Google Chrome OS interface. Fast and intuitive, this new interface allows you to easily pin your favourite apps using right-click, customise the background or resize windows in order to create the best fit computing environment.

HDMI-out Port

If you need a bigger screen, the HDMI interface supports exceptional high-definition viewing on a full range of peripherals. Perfect for connecting to a big-screen HDTV, plugging a HDMI cable into your Chromebook allows the transmission of both audio and high-definition video, up to a 1080p resolution. You'll find lots of compatible HDMI devices are available, or already in your home, so the C720 will fit perfectly into your digital life.

Get Connected

Surf the Internet and stay in touch with your people with reliable, high-speed connectivity via Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth 4.0. A Wi-Fi Certified wireless-N network connection enables long-range, fast, reliable wireless Internet. Acer SignalUp with Nplify technology increases transfer speeds, and reduces dead spots and dropped connections.

The Acer C720 also offers DC-in jack for AC adapter, SD card reader, headphone/speaker jack and USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports. USB 3.0 allows you to transfer files from your PC to external device up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0.

Acer Crystal Eye HD Webcam with Built-in Microphone

The integrated high-performance HD webcam, with 1280 x 720 resolution, and built-in microphone offer optimal video capture and sound clarity for engaging in high resolution face-to-face communication.

Box Contains

Acer Chromebook
Battery
AC Adapter
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect laptop for the right person 11 Jan 2014
By Craig
Style Name:Non-touch screen 16GB SSD
If you use a lot of native Windows apps: iTunes, Skype, Photoshop, and you're not willing to switch to web-based alternatives (Spotify, Hangouts, Pixlr), then stop reading this review now. This is not the laptop for you.

For everyone else, you can't go wrong with the Acer C720. The most impressive part of this laptop, other than the 9 hour battery life (which lives up to its promise), is the silicon powering it. The Intel Celeron processor (based on the Haswell architecture found inside the latest Macbook Air, etc), combined with the ample 2GB of RAM and the lightweight Chrome OS, make this thing absolutely fly. If you're used to browsing on a cheap Windows laptop or one of 2012's Chromebooks, browsing on the Acer C720 will be a significant step up. If you're used to browsing on a top of the line PC or Macbook, this thing offers an equal browsing experience. What this Chromebook does well, it does very well.

The screen is an 11.6 inch matte display with 1366x768 resolution. This is a resolution commonly found on Chromebooks and other reasonably cheap laptops, but it a step above the netbooks of a few years ago. It's a fine display. As it's matte, you don't have to worry about reflections. On the other hand, it's not great in bright sunlight. However, I think this display is perfectly adequate for browsing and watching video. Also, the speakers are really loud. I was surprised that something this small could produce such a noise. The quality of the sound itself is a little bit tinny and lacking in bass, but, again, it's more than good enough for the price.

The keyboard is great. It's a chiclet keyboard and is very responsive.
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47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I'm hooked. 9 Dec 2013
Style Name:Non-touch screen 16GB SSD
My girlfriend and I bought an Acer C720 for ourselves as an early Xmas present. Her laptop died recently so she needed something to replace it (we also have my laptop), and I wanted something portable for around the flat and for taking on tour with my band. We both wanted something with the portability of a tablet, but that offered my girlfriend the desktop browsing experience and a keyboard. We're also on a bit of a budget, so the Chromebook seemed perfect.

My laptop is five years old but still works fine, as a result I haven't really touched any new laptop-type devices in many years. The first thing that amazed me about the Chromebook is the weight of it, it's incredibly light! I can pick it up with one hand, I'd say it's about the weight of a hardback book. My laptop is so heavy in comparison, and noisy with its constantly whirring fan. The Chromebook is so quiet and a delight to perch on my lap whilst sitting on the sofa.

I already used Chrome as my primary browser before purchasing the Chromebook and I use/own a few other Google products (gmail, google calendar, Android smartphone) so there wasn't much in the way of a learning curve. My girlfriend didn't previously use Chrome but that posed no real problem for her, she also has an Android.

The battery life on this is fantastic. I get about 8 hours out of it (though I've not yet run the battery all the way down), my laptop can give me 90 mins at a push. I use it mainly for browsing the web, watching Youtube / iPlayer, and listening to Spotify.

I think the battery life and portability (as well as the excellent price, £179 from Currys PC World) are the Chromebook's strengths. I love the fact that I can just move anywhere with it around the flat and not worry about having to plug it in everywhere I go.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic device for the money 27 Dec 2013
Style Name:Non-touch screen 16GB SSD
I got this as a Christmas present, for myself, and I am really happy with it.

Whereas a Mac Book or Ultrabook laptop revels in it's expensive components and extensive 'do everything and anything' operating system and applications, this Chromebook revels in it's cheapness of components and single-minded focus on "just" being a browser.

There's a lot of comment about what a Chromebook can't do or doesn't have, but this is it's strength! There's only the bare minimum hardware and software to run a browser (Chrome, naturally). And it runs this browser really quickly and smoothly.

It boots from 'off' in seconds and wakes from sleep in the time it takes to open the lid. To get the same speed in boot and wake-up from Windows or MacOS, you'd need top of the range hardware specs!

As well as 2.4ghz, it supports 5ghz wifi which gives me the full 100Mb speed of my internet connection all around the house.

The screen, which I was expecting to be a bit ropey, is fine! Viewing angles aren't wide, and it wouldn't be perfect for movie viewing, but for browsing web pages and YouTube clips it's great.

The touchpad is far better than I would expect. It is thoroughly useable, with Mac-style two-finger scrolling and press to click/select (admittedly, the click mechanism itself feels cheap).

There's not much you need to do on a laptop that you can't do in the browser, especially considering the strength of Google's web-based mail/office/music/video services.

You can view photos and videos you download, and from the SD-Card, using a built-in media-player that supports the expected video formats (no wmv or ac3 audio) albeit with basic controls.

I am sure if this was the *only* computer in my house, as a geek, the limitations would quickly make it unsuitable. But as a super cheap, grab-able, quick, web browser it is perfect.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Really impressed and what a bargain
I'd been hesitating over buying a Chromebook for a while but needn't have worried. Standard mode does everything I need to do in a browser, which is almost everything. Read more
Published 12 hours ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars perfect balance between laptop and bulky laptops.
I used to be against 11 inch laptops because the icons are small and the keyboard is small and it gets frustrating,
now with a touch screen it becomes easier to use it. Read more
Published 1 day ago by A Elmi
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little laptop, handy to carry around
Brought it for travel abroad & trips to the coffee shop,and its perfect for its purpose. Very handy to download maps, etc to Google drive when travelling, and having the amazon... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Flowerscat
5.0 out of 5 stars Acer Chromebook
Excellent, well worth it if you want something better than a tablet but not a full blown laptop.
Quick, lots of apps, nice size. Excellent battery life. Read more
Published 8 days ago by Martyn Parsons
4.0 out of 5 stars Sexiest thing in the world - if you know your type
I have bought this Chromebook for internet surfing, reading, working from afar and it does it's job awesomely. Plus hipster points. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Andrei Romila
1.0 out of 5 stars acer c720
Only good for connecting to internet.
No word facilities no other programs .
No good for drawing photo editing spreadsheet etc
Published 10 days ago by Edwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for a Uni student
I'm a Research Masters student, so I'm now in my 4th year of universtity education and I cannot rate this device highly enough. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Thomas Mason
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Very good
fulfills the expectations.
recommend this machine
Lightweight, innovative design and battery for many hours
very fast to start.
Published 12 days ago by Joćo Pedro Gomes
5.0 out of 5 stars great
this is the best buy i have made in a long while i am still learning to use it so far so good
Published 13 days ago by sbs
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb product, so guick to start up and does all i want. Tremendous...
Always starts as soon as i open the top. Easy to use keyboard, pity it doesn't have a caps lock though! Read more
Published 17 days ago by David Tate
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