Acer C7 C710-2856 Chromebook Review

Acer C7 C710-2856 Review

Acer C7 C710-2856 Chromebook Specifications

Display: 11.6″ 1366×768, 135.1 PPI
Battery: 2500mAh 4 hours
Dimensions: 28.45 x 20.32 x 2.79 cm (11.2 x 8 x 1.1 in)
Weight: 1.38 kg (3.04 lb)
CPU: Intel Celeron 847  Sandy Bridge dual core @ 1.1GHz
Memory: 2GB
Storage: 16GB SSD
Wireless: 802.11a/b/g/n dual band
Connectivity: 1.3MP WebcamMicrophone
Fast EthernetHDMIUSB 2.0 x 3VGASD Card Reader

Summary of Acer C7 C710-2856 Review

The Acer C710-2856 Chromebook is an excellent computer for someone trying to find a computer to do light work, light gaming, and web browsing. You can’t download any applications to it, however there are a ton of apps available to meet nearly every demand (word processing, spreadsheets, photo editing, games, etc. Because of the fact it does not run an OS that is bulky like Windows or OSX, it does not want that much cpu power to breeze through sites really fast. It’s equally as quickly browsing as my i5 computers that are considerably more expensive.

While it just has a 16gb SSD hard disk, you just require it while you transfer files to the cloud, that’s where all your information is saved. The 320GB hard drive is bigger but considerably slower. I picked the smaller and quicker 16gb SSD one as everything is stored by me and it enables the machine to run considerably quicker.

You already have a wireless cloud established printer to print straight from the Acer Chromebook.  Otherwise you must get your cloud files from another PC.  While it hasUSB ports, the restricted plug and play will not work with printers…yet. Hard drives USB mice, cameras, mobile phones, appear to function good though.

Further, the trackpad might require a little getting used to if you are used to right and left mouse buttons, but works great after you get it down (2 finger click both work for right click, or Alt key plus left click).

While a low-cost Windows unit can do more  complex tasks…there is no comparison between this and a low-cost notebook. Side by side, its much faster, simpler, and is only overall more suitable to use. Think of Chromebook like a sports car, and windows like a pick-up tuck. You can do more with a pick-up, but it is not interesting or as quick as a sports car. That along with cloud computing, zero maintenance, and the very fast boot up times, makes it easy and so quick.

The Acer C7 C710-2856 is upgradable. It is also possible to swap out battery and the SSD for better ones in the event you’d like something different. One thing to note is that the battery life on Acer is not fantastic. Appearance wise, the Samsung has a finer feeling, and has considerably better battery life. The Samsung Chromebooks are built a little better, but not upgradable.

While it’s not for everybody, in the event you are trying to find a computer to simply browse the web, view videos, program and web based gaming, do word and spreadsheets, photo editing, video chat, etc… Essentially what 90% of folks do with a computer anyhow…this is the one to get. If you would like to play games which you must put in to the hard disk, run a serious company, or have a spotty or slow internet connection this isn’t the computer for you.


Acer C7 C710-2856 Review
  • 7.2/10
    Performance - 7.2/10
  • 6.2/10
    Design and Features - 6.2/10
  • 6.2/10
    Battery - 6.2/10
  • 7/10
    Screen - 7.0/10
User Review
3.67 (3 votes)


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