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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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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.

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
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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
James McEwan
Excellent - does what it says on the tinGoodwhen you connect your phone via...read more
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74
Average Critic Score

Durability

71
 

Speed and features

78
 

Portability (size / weight)

85
 

Display

63
 

Noise

80
 

Battery life

85
 

Expandability

73
 

Design and form factor

66
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
81

Engadget

81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
81

Engadget

81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

88
 

User

93
 
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