Excerpt: Google helps you experience the best of its Chrome operating system and the best of the web with the Acer C7 Chromebook. The C7 improves on the storage issue with Chromebooks by adding a 320GB hard drive on top of the 100GB of cloud storage you get. The drawback to this is the design is thick enough that it brings you back to the days of the first netbook.
Pros: There are more ports on this device than other Chromebooks. You will also get vastly more storage with the 320GB hard drive and 100GB of cloud storage.
Cons: The battery life is low and the startup time is slow. The design is more bland and thicker than what you would expect with Chromebooks.
Conclusion: Though it still has a couple of faults, the new version of the Acer C7 Chromebook is faster, longer lasting, and better all around. All this and its very low price tag makes it the best inexpensive Chromebook on the market.
Pros: More RAM for better, zippier performance. Swappable 6-cell battery lasts longer on the road. Very affordable. Big 320GB hard drive for a Chromebook. Full selection of ports, including Ethernet and VGA. Keyboard blends traditional and Chrome layouts.
Cons: Unchanged design is still clunky. Chrome OS is limited. No 3G option.
Conclusion: The Acer C7 Chromebook (C710-2847) isn't the slickest laptop out there, but it runs Chrome OS, has a roomy hard drive and a full selection of ports, and sells for a song. We'll overlook a lot for its $200 price tag.
Pros: Dirt cheap at $199. Relatively enormous 320GB hard drive. Full selection of ports, including Ethernet and VGA. Swappable battery. Keyboard blends traditional and Chrome layouts.
Cons: Clunky design. Short battery life. Chrome OS is limited. No 3G option
Conclusion: That improvement, coupled with falling prices, means that Chromebooks are becoming more viable every day—and the $199 Acer is viable with a capital "V." Does the platform still have limitations? Absolutely. Is it a knockout blow to tablets? Absolutely not. Reading, to name just one task, will always be better on a portrait-mode tablet than on a landscape-mode laptop. But if you're even casually interested in Chrome OS, Acer is making it hard to resist the experiment.
Pros: Shockingly low price, Plenty of ports, 100GB of free Google Drive cloud storage for two years, Competent screen and keyboard
Cons: Netbooky design, Disappointing battery life, USB 2.0, not 3.0
Conclusion: The Acer C7 Chromebook is by far the most impressive and versatile Chrome OS computer we’ve tested, even if it’s not even the most powerful. At just £199, it’s seriously worth considering if all you’re after is a little netbook for browsing Amazon on the sofa in front of the telly, and sending the odd email. If Acer and Samsung can keep making these thinner and thinner, it’ll soon just be a toss up for customers between a Chromebook and a MacBook Air.
Pros: The Acer C7 Chromebook is one of those rare gadgets that actually looks better in the flesh than in press pictures: it’s a handsome laptop of metallic grey and black, and very portable. It’s incredibly solid for such a low price too: the excellently spaced keyboard shows no sign of give in the centre whatsoever. There’s also a hefty 320GB hard drive on board, so you can happily use the Acer C7 Chromebook as a storage station for all your music and images - make sure t...
Cons: While the keyboard is resoundingly sturdy for such a cheap laptop, it does have a little drawback: tiny cursor keys that are too hard to find, and which rub up too close against the Page Up and Page Down keys. That wouldn’t be so bad were it not for the slightly creaky trackpad, which even on maximum settings is a bit slow and unresponsive - given both Mac OS X and Windows 8’s wonderful use of gestures, this is one area where Google really needs to step up its game. T...
A small and inexpensive laptop for the Google generation
Good Gear Guide.au
19 February 2013
Summary: Acer's C710 is not a laptop that will suit everyone, but if you are already a heavy user of Google's array of services, and if you just want a simple device on which to use those services, you should definitely give this Chromebook a go.
Pros: Good overall performance, Vibrant screen, Good keyboard and touchpad
Cons: Short battery life, Can get noticeably warm, Sticky Backspace key
Review Acer Chromebook C710: com hardware simples e sempre conectado
24 January 2014
Conclusion: O Acer Chromebook C710 é um notebook para os conectados, leve no hardware e no software. É o primeiro aparelho que chega no Brasil com o sistema operacional do Google, o Chrome OS. Não deve agradar os fãs de hardware robusto para jogos ou edições pesadas. Ele ganha na leveza e na rapidez de boot, mas perde muitos pontos com a necessidade de estar sempre conectado à Internet. Custando R$ 1,1 mil, em média, pode afastar muitos dos fãs do sistema por aqui.
Pros: Sistema operacional Chrome OS, baseado no Chome;, Peso leve com 1,38 Kg;, Conectividade com os diversos serviços em nuvem do Google;
Cons: Preço elevado;, Pouco espaço interno;, Sistema dependente da Internet;, Não roda bem games e programas que dependem de alto processamento.
Conclusion: Le Chromebook C7 d’Acer peut convenir aux personnes ultra connectées qui font du Facebook, Twitter, webmail et autres services en ligne mais frustre les personnes qui souhaitent faire de la correction de photos, du montage vidéo ou de travailler sur des fichiers spécifiques. L’ordinateur est stable et constitue une bonne solution en tant que machine secondaire, moins onéreuse qu’une tablette tactile de dernière génération.
Pros: Stabilité du système, Temps de démarrage, Rapidité d’exécution des applications, Espace de stockage
Cons: Impossible d’installer certains programmes dont on peut avoir l’habitude sous Windows, Mac ou Li, Temps d’adaptation nécessaire, Autonomie