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Review Acer C720-2800 Chromebook
« on: November 27, 2013, 10:38:09 »
Back to basics. While efforts continue to try and rework the Chromebook equation to provide a more enticing balance of performance and build quality, Acer sees no harm in sticking to the original plan, with a budget plastic case design, an understated appearance, and an x86 chipset—all for $249. How does it compare?

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Review-Acer-C720-2800-Chromebook.105937.0.html

Paul Park

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Re: Review Acer C720-2800 Chromebook
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 16:36:46 »
x86 makes it attractive as a Linux laptop, especially if you want to install Ubuntu.

Andrew

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ssd
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2013, 21:11:58 »
ssd is not msata (((

JohnS

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Re: Review Acer C720-2800 Chromebook
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2013, 01:35:07 »
I've got one of these and 100% agree with this excellently written review. The reviewer has nailed the key points.

eebrah

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Re: Review Acer C720-2800 Chromebook
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2014, 17:52:38 »
It is very easy (relatively) to install linux on this device and the perfomance there is good, that being said, the article is on point. This is not the best laptop out there, but it is just amazing! ... for that price.

John S

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Re: Review Acer C720-2800 Chromebook
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2014, 12:11:12 »
Having bought a C720 the only dreadful thing about this inexpensive Chromebook is Chrome OS. Its still in need of far more features and flexibility. It needs more Plug and Play ability because this market the Chromebook is focused on are generally people who need support for printers, and other Peripherals. I bought my C720 at $199 which is a deal and will stay with Chrome OS only because you defeat much of the boot security when using developer mode. Too bad you have to defeat this to install Linux.

plop

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Re: Review Acer C720-2800 Chromebook
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2014, 23:57:06 »
Are you sure it's an msata ssd ?
Looks like the connector is in 3 parts.

systemBuilder

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Re: Review Acer C720-2800 Chromebook
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2014, 07:28:53 »
This is the #1 or #2 seller on Amazon for the past 9 months ... and you gave it ... a 73% ??  Are you guys nuts?

Wil Barath

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Re: Review Acer C720-2800 Chromebook
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 12:35:31 »
I have a 2G model, the C720-2420 and it rocks.

Use crouton (google it) to install ubuntu trusty 32-bit with xfce4, then up the display resolution to 1708x960 with:

$ xrandr --output eDP1 --scale 1.25x1.25 --fb 1708x960 --panning 1708x960

This makes the machine super productive.  I hardly use my 15" Sony VAIO SVS15 any more.  It may be faster, but it can't touch the convenience of this little gem, and if this gets lost or stolen?  Oh well, I can buy another one for less than a 1 year Sony warranty, lol, and nobody can steal my data!  :-)

 

 
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