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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|Processor (CPU) Speed||1.4 GHz||2.16 GHz||1.6 GHz||2.42 GHz||1.8 GHz||2.16 GHz|
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|Operating System||Chrome OS||Chrome OS||Chrome OS||Chrome OS||Chrome OS||Chrome OS|
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|System RAM Type||DDR3 SDRAM||DDR DRAM||DDR3 SDRAM||DDR3 SDRAM||DDR3 SDRAM||DDR3 SDRAM|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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I was considering another Samsung, but given that this Acer C720 has almost the same specs - I decided to go for this (it was better priced at the time and a newer machine). Like the Samsung, this feels like a 'proper' laptop. Some reviews refer to it as a bit "plasticky" - but it's no more plasticky than my expensive Windows 8 machine or my old white MacBook, and because this is quite compact - it feels more solid as a result. The grey finish gives it a professional look and the keyboard feels rugged. The keys themselves are well spaced (some smaller machines can feel a bit crammed in, but not this). The screen seems better - they are both 1366 x 768 resolution but to my eye the Acer looks slightly sharper. The viewing angle isn't fantastic, but given that the user tends to be sat infront of the thing, it's never caused a problem!
Boot up time is advertised as less than 7 seconds, and the battery is listed as giving 8.5 hours performance - both of these are bang on and the Chromebook performs as expected.
For those unfamiliar with the Chromebook concept, it is a low spec laptop which effectively runs the chrome web browser. On paper it's a fairly limited machine, but after listing everything my laptop was used for - almost all activity was done through a web browser, it was rare I ever actually opened up another programme other than when I was editing photos or creating audio files. Because all this runs is a web browser it runs incredibly fast - from pressing the power button to actually being on the net takes less around ten seconds and that inludes entering my password! My windows laptop takes minutes to be at full speed. My old Macbook only took seconds, but it cost several times what this Chromebook did.
Once booted up, my children use it for playing flash-based online games (Cbeebies website, that kind of thing), watching funny cat videos on YouTube and creating documents on Google Docs. Google docs enables you to create documents which are compatible with Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint - my eldest loves creating "topics" on her favourite subjects and printing them out. Access to the Chromebook is maintained via a Google account, this provides a Googlemail (Gmail) email address and once signed in you have full access to google docs, YouTube, etc. The beauty of this is that when my kids use my non-Chromebook she can just to go google, sign in and access everything that she did on her Chromebook because it constantly saves all changes. If she ever uses another Chromebook then she signs in as herself and it's as though she's using her own as all settings and bookmarks are associated with her google account. She often signs in at school too to show her teachers what she has created, the system works very well. The HDMI port is often used so that the family can be shown presentations she's done on Google Docs.
In a nutshell: If you want a laptop which is incredibly easy to use, fast, and doesn't require constant other software updates to work, and can play Netflix - then this is the ideal choice. It looks and feels like a solid machine rather than a budget device. Unless you have a specific need to use non-browser applications (such as iTunes, Photoshop, etc) then you may realise that all you need is a good browser. I've even started using this over my Windows 8 machine because it's quicker to boot up and I've found online photo-editing services which are free and do exactly what I need. The truth is - this is the future of computing, why have a super-powerful machine when servers elsewhere can do the number-crunching? All you need is Wifi. Also, it's probably the coolest Christmas present my kids/step kids ever had! Also consider the Samsung as an alternative, I've had one for nearly a year, it gets used practically every day and still meets all their needs. They are very similar machines but with the Acer having a different processor (I've not noticed any difference in performance and from what I've read the Acer's 1.4 Ghz Celeron processor is still quicker than the the 1.7 Ghz chip in the Samsung) and a better webcam (though this is rarely used).
It updates automatically, without configuration on his or my part.
With chrome remote desktop via hangouts, I can take remote control of his machine to help him when required.
He has no need for firewall or anti virus software to slow the computer down.
The screen is more than adequate, bright and large enough for everyday requirements.
The long battery life means it can be used around the house without having to sit at a desk.
Everything runs in a browser tab without hidden sub-menus, whether it be word processing, email, or browsing.
It boots up fast, and loads pages quickly.
Having tried windows 7 and Ubuntu, Chrome OS is his favourite option, because most of his online requirements are via the browser anyway. Installed ghostery and adblock plus extensions so there are even fewer potential issues.
Compatible Eprinters can be purchased relatively inexpensively, so that the whole package costs less than £250.
My father feels confident that he is relatively secure from virus and malware problems, thus making his browsing experience more comfortable. I spend less time providing tech support.
The machine is light, thin and well designed and having a touch screen as well as a keyboard is great.
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