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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cost
by AkAl on Mon 17th Feb 2014 18:54 UTC
AkAl
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2014-02-17

am I wrong ? or isn't the cost much greater as I had understood that Google wants $28 a month to use these web books ? if this is true, the cost of using these is much higher, it is an unending outpouring of money. then as Google often does they decide to drop the service, where are you then ?

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RE: cost
by Eugenia on Mon 17th Feb 2014 22:31 in reply to "cost"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

This is not true, no. I don't use the extra space they offer for 2 years, I don't need it, and I don't expect most people to need it either.

Edited 2014-02-17 22:32 UTC

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