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Acer C720-3605 Chromebook

Specifications

Acer C720-3605 ChromebookNotebook: Acer C720-3605 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: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

Reviews for the Acer C720-3605 Chromebook

Acer C720 Chromebook
Source: Liliputing English
The Acer C720 Chromebook with Core i3 is one of the most powerful Chromebooks to date, but it’s not a perfect laptop. The limited screen viewing angles can be frustrating, and some folks would also probably prefer a model with a larger, or higher-resolution display. It’s easier to overlook the Chromebook’s limitations when the price is right: the Acer C720 with an Intel Celeron processor can be yours for as little as $200.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2014
70% Acer C720-3605
Source: Comp Reviews English
Acer has gone and greatly improved the performance of the Chromebook by using a Core i3 processor with additional RAM which is great but they could have done so much more than what they did. The imrpvoements were only for the processor and little else which means that the design looks no different from the Celeron C720 and all the issues from that still remain except the price has jumped significantly.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Acer C720 Chromebook
Source: Laptop Mag English
The upgraded Acer C720 Chromebook with Core i3 processor is definitely an improvement on the original in power and speed. Its ultra-compact size and 11.6-inch display are great for portability, but I would prefer to see this notebook with a 13-inch display to better take advantage of its productivity potential.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Review: Acer C720 Chromebook with Core i3, best value yet
Source: Zdnet.com English
This Chromebook is one of the best I've tested. The performance is excellent and the user experience quite good as a result. If I was in the market for a Chromebook the Acer C720 with Core i3 processor would be my choice. I do find the Celeron processor (Haswell) in the earlier C720 Chromebook that I own to be quite good, and see no need to upgrade.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%

Comment

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":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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


1.2 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


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


76.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4005U, 1.2 kg

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HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
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HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.18 kg
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HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Acer Aspire S3-392G-54206G50tws
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HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
Lenovo M30-70
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4010U, 13.3", 1.53 kg
Dell Latitude E7240-SM008LE72408GER
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 12.5", 1.4 kg
HP Spectre 13-3010ea
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook U574
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.578 kg
HP EliteBook 820 G1-F1R78AW
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Toshiba Kirabook 2014
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4500U, 13.3", 1.28 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

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HD Graphics (Broadwell), Celeron 3205U, 11.6", 1.3 kg
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HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-08-10 (Update: 2014-08-10)