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[5]: Great Linux machines
by Eugenia on Wed 19th Feb 2014 18:21 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Great Linux machines"
Eugenia
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The appeal is that I paid $200. It was a matter of being cheap, AND not needing too much out of my laptop. If I wanted "so much more", I would have gone for a Macbook, as I mentioned in a previous comment. But I only needed a "few more" (e.g. skype), that I was willing to leave behind for the RIGHT PRICE. So that right price is $200.

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