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.
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.
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?