Acer C720-3404 Chromebook
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer C720-3404 Chromebook
Source: Maximum PC Archive.org version
Overall, the new Core i3 720P gives up a lot of performance when compared to the Google Pixel, but ultimately, do you really need to pay for it? The Celeron C720 with 4GB of RAM is $330. You’ll need to pony up another $50 for the Core i3 part. Once you’ve done that, you’ll realize you just put up almost $400.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
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%
Source: Computer Shopper Archive.org version
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%
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.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
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Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.
66.67%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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