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Acer Chromebook C720

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81 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

As the first Chromebook with a Core i3 processor, the Acer C720 offers modest performance gains over its rivals, along with equally long battery life. You might want to wait and see if other laptop makers come out with something a little better designed -- perhaps with a nicer screen. Even so, at this price, the C720 remains a good value in its own right.

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Pros
  • Core i3 processor offers modest, but noticeable performance gains
  • Battery life keeps pace with lower-powered models
  • Generally a good value, especially considering the price
Cons
  • Screen has poor viewing angles
  • Generally cheap build quality, including a shallow keyboard
  • Only Acer's lower-end Chromebook is offered with a touchscreen

Reviews

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Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 13

89
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 14
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Screen size
11.622
Screen resolution
1366 x 768
Bundled OS
Linux
CPU family
Celeron
Processor speed
1.419
System RAM
41
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
HDMI
Maximum battery life
Up to 8.520
Type
Screen size
Screen resolution
Bundled OS
CPU family
Processor speed
System RAM
Pointing device
Video outputs
Maximum battery life
Ultraportable
11.622
1366 x 768
Linux
Celeron
1.419
41
Trackpad
HDMI
Up to 8.520

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81 Engadget Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

81
 

User Reviews

100
romor3156
Does everything for me that I could possibly want. The keyboard is rock solid....read more
80
droymac
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
100
jamesfromuk
Excellent - does what it says on the tinGoodwhen you connect your phone via...read more
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