Summary: - Acer's C720P is essentially the same C720 Chromebook but with a touchscreen based display. Thanks to their low pricing, this puts it only slightly more expensive than competing Chromebooks but with more local storage on it and touch. It would have been nice to see a design update but that would have likely increased the overall cost which is critical to many consumers. Is it worth the upgrade over the standard C720?
Summary: - The Acer C720 has a number of things going for it that make it perfect for those wanting a Chromebook. It is certainly the most affordable on the market while still providing a good level of performance and better battery life than the competition. Even with these factors, there are some things that can be annoying to some buyers.
Conclusion: The Acer C720 Chromebook is just about the cheapest yet still capable laptop you'll find. If you are comfortable with the limitations of Chrome -- including the constant need for an Internet connection to get the most out of your laptop -- the C720 is the one to get.
Pros: Price, Suitable for light web browsing, 100 GB of free Google Drive cloud storage
Cons: Can't handle heavy tasks, Limited use without an Internet connection
Summary: The upgraded Acer C720 Chromebook with Core i3 processor is definitely an improvement on the original in power and speed. Its ultra-compact size and 11.6-inch display are great for portability, but I would prefer to see this notebook with a 13-inch display to better take advantage of its productivity potential. For that reason, I prefer the $279 Toshiba Chromebook, which may not be as powerful, but gets the job done in a more stylish and longer-lasting package.
Conclusion: The Acer C720P Chromebook is a solid laptop. The processor is adequately quick, the keyboard and touchpad hold up under heavy use, and the battery offers plenty of life for a system of this size. Given these traits, it’s easy to see why some consumers are picking Chromebooks instead of Windows-based alternatives. And this system holds its own when compared to its peers. The HP Chromebook 11 is slightly less expensive, but lacks touch and is a tad slower.
Pros: Attractive black-and-white design, Pleasing keyboard and touchpad, Quick processor, Solid battery life, Good value
Summary: The $299 Acer C720P Chromebook is one of the least-expensive touch-enabled notebooks available, offering an attractive design, plenty of ports and long battery life. Those who primarily use their computer for surfing the Web and light productivity will have no issues replacing their everyday laptop with this budget-friendly machine.
Summary: C720 Chromebook get good performance from Haswell-powered CPU, and the Acer C720 is better than low-cost competition. But Google Chrome OS is not good enough for offline experience, but Google is clearly making an effort.
Conclusion: The Acer C720 Chromebook is a speedy, sharp Chrome OS laptop that has a simple design and boasting rights in the performance department. The laptop is a step ahead of many other competing Chromebooks, and is more than able to hold its own as an everyday laptop for those who do basic tasks: media, email, Internet, chatting, word processing, and such.