Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sat 15th Feb 2014 22:02 UTC
Google When my 3+ year old DELL laptop died a few weeks back, I decided to give Chromebooks a try. So the Acer C720, at just $199, became my new laptop. This is my experience with it so far.

The Acer C720 is similar in specs to other Chromebooks currently on the market. It's a Haswell architecture with a dual core Celeron, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB flash, HDMI-out, 3 USB, webcam, Bluetooth, and a 1366x768 px screen. It's 0.8" tall, and weighs just 2.76 lbs. Its battery life is rated for 8.5 hours but in real world usage rated at about 7 hours. You can view its specs in detail here.

The laptop feels very light, sturdy and of a good build quality. Its keyboard is easy to get accustomed to, and I had no trouble at all, coming from a radically different keyboard design on the DELL. The ChromeOS function keys are really handy too, e.g. to change brightness, volume etc. The touchpad has the right size, position and responsiveness too.

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RE: Great Linux machines
by Eugenia on Sun 16th Feb 2014 01:02 UTC in reply to "Great Linux machines"
Eugenia
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2005-06-28

This is not possible on the C720, the model reviewed, or any other model currently sold by Google. This was one of my problems with the current models (they're ALL low RAM/HDD). Your discontinued model, the C710, has a 320 GB of HDD, which allows for Ubuntu. The C720 only has 16 GB of flash, and the C720P has only 32 GB of flash, which makes Ubuntu problematic. Your model can be found only on overstock sites now, for over $100 over its original price.

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