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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Has anybody evaluated it?


PS Does anybody in this forum is aware of a full grown
web based IDE? Eclipse Orion is quite limited. Especially I need full UML 2.4.1 and MDD support.

Edited 2014-02-16 16:17 UTC

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calden Member since:

Have even bothered looking in the Chromestore. A simple search would have found the IDE web app you are looking for. I personally use Codenvy but there are many, many more;

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pica Member since:

Many thanks for the tip.

But, Cloud9 also lacks UML modelling and MDD features.


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