Acer C720 Chromebook (2013)

Expert Reviews - Acer C720 Chromebook review

"The C720 is Acer's latest Chromebook and it improves on its predecessor, the Acer C7, in almost every way. Its thinner chassis has been completely redesigned, taking more than a few design cues from Samsung's Series 3 Chromebook, and its tapered sides now measure just 19mm thick. This shaves more than half a centimetre off the original C7, and the C720 looks all the better for it." full review

Acer C720 Chromebook review:
Written by: Katharine Byrne Published: 01/29/2014

Hot Hardware - Acer C720 Chromebook review

"The Acer C720 Chromebook doesn't have dazzling specs, but they are solid, especially for a device that runs such a lightweight operating system as Chrome OS. It has a dual-core Intel Celeron 2955U (Haswell) processor clocked at 1.4GHz with the associated integrated Intel HD graphics as well as 4GB of DDR3 RAM and 16GB of onboard SSD storage." full review

Acer C720 Chromebook review:
Written by: Seth Colaner Published: 12/03/2013

iTechTriad - Acer C720 Chromebook Review

"The Acer C720 is a beautiful laptop in my opinion. It's design is great in almost every aspect. The color was a great choice and contrasts well with the Chrome and Acer logos on the outside. The paint, while a fingerprint magnet, seems to me like it will stand up to the test of time much better then Samsung's Chromebook from last year which is what I previously owned." full review

Acer C720 Chromebook review:
Written by: Ben Schoon Published: 11/25/2013

PC Mag - Acer C720 Chromebook (C720-2800)

"The Acer C720 Chromebook (C720-2800) is an evolution of Acer's C7 Chromebook line, in a redesigned thinner and lighter chassis. If you need more power and functionality than a mobile tablet, but less cost and complexity than a full-fledged Windows PC, then the C720 Chromebook is a good fit. With the C720 Chromebook, you can browse the real Internet, not just the truncated mobile version." full review

Acer C720 Chromebook review:
Written by: Joel Santo Domingo Published: 10/30/2013

Computer Shopper - Acer C720 Chromebook Review

"The performance is snappy, as Chromebooks go, and the very basic Haswell-generation processor inside contributes to both that and its good battery life. But this machine's body lets it down. It feels underdesigned, with a chattery, shallow keyboard and a humdrum aesthetic and overall feel." full review

Acer C720 Chromebook review:
Written by: John Burek Published: 10/29/2013

Laptop Mag - Acer C720 Chromebook Review

"Most Chromebooks are meant to serve as cheap alternatives to traditional laptops, but that doesn't mean you need to sacrifice performance. The $249.99 Acer Chromebook C720 is powered by an Intel Celeron processor based on Haswell microarchitecture, resulting in a thinner machine that can juggle multiple Chrome tabs along with apps. But is this enough to make this clamshell more appealing than HP's new Chromebook 11? " full review

Acer C720 Chromebook review:
Written by: Lisa Eadicicco Published: 10/29/2013

Slash Gear - Acer C720 Chromebook review

"Google's segment of portable computers loaded with Chrome OS is growing, and among recently announced new models is Acer's latest offering -- the Acer C720, an inexpensive laptop that utilizes Intel Haswell. Like other Chromebooks, the C720 is aimed at those who need a computer for school, for working on the go, or for fun without shelling out hundreds more for unneeded hardware." full review

Acer C720 Chromebook review:
Written by: Brittany Hillen Published: 10/25/2013


Ars Technica - Acer and Haswell give Chrome OS the battery life it deserves

"Acer's newest Chromebook is only a modest improvement over last year's product in most ways, with one exception: it gains a new CPU based on the Haswell architecture, along with the power-saving enhancements that implies. The original C7 was already faster than both ARM Chromebooks with an older Sandy Bridge-based processor, and by leap-frogging the Ivy Bridge architecture and going straight to Haswell, Acer is only going to widen that gap." full review

Acer C720 Chromebook review:
Written by: Andrew Cunningham Published: 10/25/2013

The Verge - $249 buys more computer than you might think

"Enter Acer's Chromebook C720. An update to last year's pretty terrible C7, the C720 is sleeker, lighter, and faster than before. And most importantly, it promises more than double the battery life of the previous model while still improving performance. " full review

Acer C720 Chromebook review:
Written by: Dan Seifert Published: 10/23/2013

Computer World - Acer C720 Chromebook review: High on power, low on panache

"The Acer C720, on sale now for $249 and expected to ship later this month, is a stark contrast to the recently released and similarly priced HP Chromebook 11. Under the hood, it's a superior product -- especially in the realm of processing power, where the system's Haswell-based architecture helps it achieve new levels of performance for an entry-level Chrome OS system. On the outside, however -- the parts of the laptop you view, touch and interact with -- it falls frustratingly short." full review

Acer C720 Chromebook review:
Written by: JR Raphael Published: 10/18/2013

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

"The C720 features an Intel Celeron 2955U CPU running at 1.40 GHz. Using the Haswell micro-architecture and built on a 22 nm process, this 64-bit CPU features two cores and 2 MB of cache. Acer has coupled it with 2 GB of DDR3L SDRAM. It also features Intel HD Graphics running at a 200 MHz base frequency and 1 GHz max dynamic frequency. That is more than enough processing power for anything the Chromebook is designed to do. It might even be a bit of overkill for the very light-on-its-feet Chrome OS." full review

Acer C720 Chromebook review:
Written by: Ken Feinstein Published: 10/09/2013


James has been a Chromie ever since 2012, when he accepted a seasonal position as a Google Specialist, educating customers about Chromebooks in his local Best Buy. Since then he's converted his home to 100% Chrome OS, and has owned over half a dozen Chrome OS devices over the years. He currently uses the 2015 Google Pixel at home, and an Asus Chromebox for work.


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