Android Holiday Gift Ideas 2013 Day #1: Acer C720 Chromebook

December 2, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Here we’ve got the Acer C720 Chromebook, which I recently reviewed and very much like this Chromebook. I’d actually say that it’s the best Chromebook under $500. The Acer C720 comes in two flavors. There’s one with 2GB of RAM and one with 4GB of RAM. Otherwise, the specs are the same. It’s sporting a 11.6-inch 1366×768 resolution display, along with the Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4GHz processor, which is using the Haswell micro-architecture. There’s also a 16GB Solid State Drive inside. As well as an HDMI port and it’s promising over 8 hours of battery life.

The 2GB of RAM version of the Acer C720 (aka C720-2848) is going for $199 right now while the 4GB model (just the plain C720) is selling for $249. I’d recommend the 4GB model, not because it’s more money, but for $50 more you can get double the RAM, which you’re going to want. As Chrome uses a ton of RAM on every platform.

Some of you might be wondering if a Chromebook is the best thing for you. Or if it can replace your laptop. I’d say no, unless you do everything in the browser, or Chrome. The reason why I say that is it’s basically just the Chrome browser and that’s about it. Nothing more, nothing less. It’s a great device to compliment your other devices around the house. Say for instance you want to surf the web and check out our website while you’re on the couch watching a movie? You can do that very easily with the Chromebook, and it gives you everything you need to do so. I have a Chromebook of my own (the Samsung ARM Chromebook), but it’s not my only laptop. I use it when I’m only working on writing and such.

So the Acer C720 is a great Chromebook, if you haven’t read my review, I’d suggest you do so before purchasing this one. If you do purchase the Acer C720, be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.

Acer C720 Chromebook (11.6-Inch, Haswell micro-architecture, 2GB)

Acer C720 Chromebook (11.6-Inch, Haswell micro-architecture, 4GB)