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Pros: great over all design, best CPU and GPU for any chrome book.
Cons: Not built for business or travel as MS office side lacks significantly from online version only and you spend a lot of time trying to connect to stuff instead of getting things done. ADOBE FLASH not full version. •Adobe Connect in presenter mode will not work with this version of the Flash Player. •Installing Adobe AIR Desktop applications from the web will not work. This includes applications such as Pandora’s Desktop music player, Tweetdeck, Flickr Desktop Search, Twhirl and Music Downloader.
Needs better screen with viewing issues and has no touch screen and no delete key.
Other Thoughts: Built for surfing and facebooking, not business person orientated.
Reviewed By:N/A,12/21/2014 7:12:47 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week. Did you find this review helpful?
Pros: Very fast. Price. Light. Touchscreen. Easy to use.
Cons: Software limitations: No desktop icons. Cannot change DPI.
Other Thoughts: I was not sure what to purchase for my grandmother. She wanted a laptop, but I knew a full operating system would be way too complicated for her. I stumbled upon the Chromebooks and couldn't be happier. In the end, I am glad I went with the touchscreen. She took to it far easier than the mouse.
Reviewed By:Artificial,12/21/2014 7:00:01 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
Pros: - Snappy 64 Bit Intel dual core CPU allows this laptop to run any software you would want (even Windows, although not recommended). It's miles better than any Chromebooks with ARM SoC. - It uses an SSD, meaning very fast boot and app launching times. (MUCH faster than typical Hard Drives). My Manjaro install boots up in about 7-8 seconds. - The 4GB is plenty and allows for great multitasking. - Excellent Battery Life. it charges very quickly too. (~2 hours) - It's very quiet, even though it has active cooling. - The display, although only 1368x768 in resolution, looks great in the 11.6' screen. I find colors to be fairly accurate and good looking. It's Matte too, so you won't have any glare. - Usable Keyboard and track-pad, not amazing but I use them well. - Chrome OS, although not meant for everything, can still power 90% of what you daily do with your computer. It's lightweight and very simple to use. It's perfect for elderly people, or anyone who has no knowledge in computers. - It has an option for Coreboot with SeaBIOS, so you can boot Legacy storage through it. A MUST for anyone wanting to run Linux. I was able to boot a Manjaro live USB and install it. - Price is unbeatable for these specs
Cons: - It has only 1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0 ports, which can be lacking if you use them up (I use the 3.0 port for additional storage and the 2.0 for a mouse occasionally). - The screen isn't very bright, viewing in direct sunlight can be hard without cranking brightness to max. The viewing angles are pretty bad too. - The whole Chromebook is made of plastic, giving it a cheap feeling. The touch-pad took getting used to and is a pain to get working in Linux. - The webcam, although capable of HD video, shoots it in only 10 FPS which is disappointing. You can sacrifice resolution for FPS if you want to (in Linux at least). The quality is good enough for Google Hangouts/Skype. - Only 16GB of internal storage means no real space for alot of video or music. You can upgrade to a bigger SSD (up to 256GB!) but you need to first buy one, and then open up the Chromebook to replace it with the old one. I personally use a 64GB USB 3.0 Flash disk for that.
Other Thoughts: I followed some guides on the internet for installing Linux distros on this Chroembook. The easy way is to use Crouton or Chrubuntu, while the slightly more technical way is to use the SeaBIOS (Although for both you need to turn your Chromebook into developer mode). I used the SeaBIOS method to install Manjaro 0.8.10 64bit (Note: I couldn't boot the 64bit 0.8.11 installer for some reason, 0.8.10 works though). Then, I updated the system, the kernel to 3.17.4 and added the standby and touch-pad fixes. Works like a charm now! Now I got the power of Linux to do anything, with the great hardware of the C720. Definitely recommend trying Manjaro out on your Chromebook.
Reviewed By:SirYar,12/17/2014 4:25:50 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week. Did you find this review helpful?
Cons: doesn't run on battery, I've had it serviced by Acer twice under warranty and they, first, replaced the battery and, second, "repaired the mainboard". I unplug it and the display doesn't stay on for no more than 2 minutes.
clearly, Acer's repair department is clueless about how to fix their defective products.
Other Thoughts: yeah, I don't normally write reviews.
Reviewed By:N/A,12/6/2014 9:50:23 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
Pros: Its a Chromebook. Cheap. Decent screen. Portable. Battery life is great.
Cons: Its a Cromebook. Pain to open when closed: you will need two hands to pry it open.Very top heavy: if you even so much as poke the screen it will fall over. Everything about it fells cheap. The keys, screen, ports, and touch pad all feel like what they are: cheap, low density plastic. The casing the monitor is in bends so much that if you arent carefull the screen will snap in half. Some models have a touch pad that dont dipress and act more like a touch screen. This makes it incredibly difficult to drag-and-drop things like moving documents and navigating maps. If you can at all afford a better one: quickly pass this one up.
Other Thoughts: Our school has orderd many of these and they have woroed very well for what we do. They are a pain to use thogh for said reasons.
Reviewed By:NuggetX3,12/4/2014 11:27:53 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat Low and has owned this product more than 1 year.
0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.