Reviews and Problems with Acer Chromebook AC700-series
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Loving My Chromebook
James G., Newegg
17 June 2012
Summary: The processing is slower than I'm used to, 1.66 Ghz, but it's not usually a problem since all I do is browse the web. The keyboard takes some getting used to, they took out a few buttons (no caps lock for instance) but it didn't take long to get used to it.
Pros: For a laptop, it can do everything I want. With WiFi networks all over the place now, I can use it just about anywhere without having to have a Verizon plan. It's super light too, I can easily hold it and use it at the same time without having to rest it on anything. Also, I love that it's synced...
Cons: I wish I had at least one more USB port on the computer, with only two, I'm limited with what I can do, I like to use external speakers because the built in ones don't get very loud, but my speakers are USB, so that leaves me with only one port left. I would like three or four ports. Also, a cd t...
Summary: This is a follow up to my earlier review. I took the chromebook on my trip to Europe and it was super easy to pop in a sim card and get mobile data. I ended up getting a Meteor Pay-As-You-Go card in Ireland, 8 euro for 2 GB for 7 days, which was perfect for our trip.
Summary: This is great for what it is meant to do, which is go online. And if you don't have internet access at the time, it even still lets you take some notes or do minor things. If you need something, small, quick, handy, and relatively cheap, I recommend this.
Pros: This thing is lightweight and sturdy enough (more so than my macbook at least). It does everything I wanted it to and even more. I only got this for word processing, news, email, etc., but it runs netflix and streaming video a lot smoother than I thought it would.
Cons: The touch pad is not the smoothest (it's good enough, but not great), and it arrived with a broken key (it is functional, but pops up it I press the top of it).
Summary: I bought this for my wife as a test run for my mother-in-law. We were looking at Tablets and other inexpensive laptops and we decided to go with this because 1. It includes two years of 3G access, which means I can give it to my mother-in-law and feel comfortable that she'll be able to use it for...
Pros: Small, lightweight, includes internet access via VZW
Cons: Touch pad takes getting used to and is a little clickity-clackity
Summary: Great as a light portable supplement, not the best choice for your ONLY computer unless you have extremely light computing needs. It can do pretty much anything a Windows or Mac OS can do but it might take a little more know how to get it done.
Pros: So far it does exactly what I wanted it to. It's fast, it's light, and it's cool. I already have a high end desktop and laptop that I use for most of my heavy lifting (gaming and web development) but they're inconvenient to haul around for misc use. This is great for when I need something to get ...
Cons: No Java. Don't know if they plan on implementing this in the future, but it can cause trouble with some web apps. So far the 2 places I've hit that had trouble was abc's episode streaming site and the online MMO Runescape which both rely on Java Applets to work.
Summary: To really leverage Google products this machine should have dual boot with Android so you can use all those Android apps too. The combined apps and Chrome apps will give the customer real differential whereas just Chrome is lackluster given all that offline non function.
Pros: long bat life fast startup light weight
Cons: lack of function offline moderate performance
Summary: Overall a great computer I use it everyday and it never runs out of battery on me.
Pros: -Battery life is incredible. That fact that the SSD allows you to boot up and boot the computer down so quickly saves a lot of battery and allows me to keep my laptop handy for a full day of class. -Portability of the acer ac700 is amazing. The keyboard is not too small as some netbooks are, so i...
Cons: -The worst part of this buy is the fact that RAM may not be upgraded. I cannot have that many tabs to multi-task as I do on my desktop at home. This may not be an issue for some but I enjoy having 20+ tabs when I am browsing with chrome -Scrolling can be laggy at times on certain pages ex: Facebo...
Summary: The Kindle App is really nice and is easier to read than the Kindle app for the ipad. The SkyDrive App will let you create MS Office Docs. Ericom make a "Cloud Internet Explorer" that will allow all you OWA addicted folks to use Outlook Web Access.
Pros: Not in order: Weight, Startup time, great battery life, Overall usefulness. I'm OK with Google and the whole privacy thing. I grew up in a large family with one bathroom - I'm use to very little privacy. I just hope they keep bringing on the innovations. I work with a lot of people who have very ...
Cons: The touch pad is really not very good. I use a mouse but then I prefer a mouse even on really good laptops. The keyboard took some hours to get use to as well but then any new keyboard takes time. I like it way more than my iPad2. The iPad beats the CB when it comes to any of the imusic and iphot...