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Acer C720-3404 Chromebook

Specifications

Acer C720-3404 ChromebookNotebook: Acer C720-3404 Chromebook (Chromebook C7 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 4005U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.2kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Acer C720-3404 Chromebook

70% Acer C720 Chromebook (C720-3404)
Source: PC Mag English
The Acer C720 Chromebook is brimming with features and has appeal for the power Chrome OS user. It's noticeably faster than Celeron-powered Chromebooks and may satisfy those who need a bit more power. However, at $379.99, it's one of the most expensive Chromebooks we're reviewed, though well short of the $1,500 Google Chromebook Pixel. The extra power is welcome, but general users working in Google Docs or simply surfing the Web may not notice the speed bump unless they add lots of extensions to Chrome and expect 20 open tabs to still respond quickly. The HP Chromebook 11 (Verizon LTE) is still our Editors' Choice for Chromebooks with cellular wireless capability and a better IPS screen at a list price that's almost $100 less.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Acer C720-3404
Source: Computer Shopper English
Chromebooks and the Chrome OS are getting better by the day, or at least the month. (Our time with the Acer included the easiest and most successful time we've had with several offline apps, as well as our first experience with Google Docs' new ability to edit Microsoft Office files without having to upload and convert them first.)
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Model:

Beautifully simple, is the first thing potential users might think about the Acer C720-3404 Chromebook. Chromebook devices are certainly gaining popularity especially if they are elegant. The Acer C720-3404 Chromebook is just that with its matte dark grey finish and black island-style keyboard. The Chrome OS device comes with enough juice to perform everyday tasks with its Intel Core i3 4005U dual core processor clocked at 1.70 GHz, 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM and Intel HD 4400 graphics. Storage on the Acer C720-3404 Chromebook is a 32 GB solid state drive which makes the Chromebook’s operation much snappier.

Users can increase storage space with an SD card. The 11.6 inch Active Matrix TFT Colour LCD uses ComfyView technology. The limitation in screen real-estate is understandable especially since the device weighs only 2.76 lb (1.25 kg) and is only 0.8 inch (2.03 cm) thick. Other features include a webcam, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, 1 USB 3.0 port, 1 USB 2.0 port and HDMI output. The 3-cell lithium polymer battery rated at 3950 mAh can power the Acer C720-3404 Chromebook for at least 8 hours.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4005U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz without Turbo Boost support. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.6": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.2 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Acer reviews


65%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme
Core i5 4300U, 2.72 kg
» Acer C720-3605 Chromebook
Core i3 4005U, 1.2 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3
Core i5 4300U, 1.2 kg
» HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
Core i5 4300U, 1.3 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA
Core i7 4500U, 1.703 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-P1121C5ER2
Core i7 4500U, 0.9 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-P1121M2E
Core i5 4200U, 0.9 kg
» Sony Vaio Pro 11 SVP121M2EB.G4
Core i5 4200U, 0.86 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-P11215PXB
Core i7 4500U, 0.9 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Acer Aspire E5-571-3205
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» Acer Aspire R7-371T-55DQ
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» Toshiba Tecra C50-B1503
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» Toshiba Satellite Z30T-A-111
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» Acer Aspire R7-371T-55DJ
Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Dell Inspiron 15-7537-3290
Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Samsung 940X3G-K07DE
Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-C4034H
Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L50-B-177
Core i3 4005U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Dell Latitude 12 E5250
Core i5 4310U, 12.5", 1.67 kg
» Lenovo Edge 15-80H10004US
Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.418 kg
» Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.46 kg
» HP Pavilion 13-a051sr
Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-08-12 (Update: 2014-08-12)