Acer C720-2802 Chromebook Specifications
|Display:||11.6″ 1366×768, 135.1 PPI, 220 cd/m²|
|Battery:||3950mAh 8 hours, 30 minutes|
|Dimensions:||28.7 x 20.32 x 1.91 cm (11.3 x 8 x 0.75 in)|
|Weight:||1.25 kg (2.76 lb)|
|CPU||Intel Celeron 2955U Haswell dual core @ 1.4GHz|
|Wireless:||802.11a/b/g/n dual band and Bluetooth 4.0|
|3.5mm Headset JackHDMIUSB 2.0USB 3.0
Summary of Acer C720-2802 Review
One of the first things that users will notice is that the Acer C720 is very light and it is considerably thiner than it appears in the images. The build is extremely pleasant for a $199 notebook. It uses a durable matte coloured plastic that is really quite attractive. It does not seem toy-like.
The screen acceptable, although it is some thing which a lot of other reviewer have complained about. The computer keyboard is nicely spaced as well as the keys feel ok at best. I can comprehend why the people say that the keys are extremely shallow. The touch pad is OK It’s a fine feel that is smooth and it is reactive. It does make a loud clink but should you turn on “tap to click” you will just really need to make a loud clink when you’ve got to catch and drag something.
The battery is quite impressive as well especially considering how light this notebook is. Users can expect roughly 9 hours of battery life when not making heavy use of the laptop.
Some complaints criticisms C720-2802 would be the display quality and download speed when using multiple tabs. The display is what you expect for a low end laptop and there are not many surprises there. However, some times the downloads appeared to be a little slow. It is most likely a deficiency of RAM so the only option was to simply be patient and let each program end downloading and installing before continuing to another. Both of these ‘problems’ tend to be likely due to users being used to faster full service laptops.
In short, this is a very capable and practical little laptop thanks to the simplified and user-friendly OS. The low price adds some SERIOUS value to it. Chrome OS and Chromebooks are headed for a bright future, and the C720 is a great step.
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