Acer C720 Chromebook Review (College Review)

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The Acer C720 is one of the best Chromebooks out there. It’s got everything you need that will pack the best punch a Chromebook can throw, so let’s dive into the details with the college-exclusive Acer C720 Chromebook Review.


Features

  • Runs ChromeOS, the cloud-based operating system used on Chromebooks
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • HD Webcam
  • Two stereo speakers
  • 1-USB 3.0 Port
  • 1-USB 2.0 Port
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad

Specs

  • Screen Size: 11.6 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1366×768
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz Intel Celeron
  • Memory: 2GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • Hard Drive: 16GB or 32GB Flash Memory
  • GPU: Intel HD Graphics
  • Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Average Battery Life: 8.5 hours
  • Weight: 2.76 lbs.

Specs Review: First off, the screen size/resolution resembles a modern laptop, so if you’re worried that you won’t get the same feel as a non-Chromebook, you’ll be fine. Chromebooks don’t require very strong specs so the processor/memory/GPU that seem weak will work just fine. The battery life is very nice, 8.5 hours will be able to last through a regular day’s work.


Customer Review Summary (from online reviews)

  • “Amazing combination of price and experience.”
  • “I’d recommend this to anyone looking for a travel laptop, or a work laptop, its great for on the go work.”
  • “It’s very light and fast.”
  • “Inexpensive.”

Conclusion for College Students: I will repeat what I said in my What is a Chromebook guide, Chromebooks aren’t for everyone. People who need a laptop for heavy-duty applications won’t be able to use a Chromebook since it is mainly for online based applications like Google Docs, Netflix, etc. If you CAN make use of a Chromebook, the Acer C720 should be one of your top picks. The only reason why it isn’t an automatic #1 in Chromebooks, is because it’s battery life isn’t stellar like the ASUS Chromebook 12-inch.

Check out our full college-exclusive Chromebook Roundup!

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