ACER C7 Chromebook £145.78 @ PC world Business
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ACER C7 Chromebook £145.78 @ PC world Business

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Found 24th May 2013
Processor - Intel® Celeron® 847 processor (1.10 GHz, 2 MB L3 Cache)
Operating System - Chrome OS
RAM - 2 GB (Expandable to 4 GB)
Graphics card - Intel HD Graphics 128 MB of dedicated system memory
Hard drive - 320 GB
Screen size - 11.6" HD

67 Comments

1.1 ghz? what a joke!!

Original Poster

Orcinus_orca

1.1 ghz? what a joke!!


I guess the deal will go cold then ?

its a good deal but 1.1ghz is embarrassing from acer/google

Original Poster

Orcinus_orca

its a good deal but 1.1ghz is embarrassing from acer/google


probably more to do with battery life than anything.

Orcinus_orca

1.1 ghz? what a joke!!


It's running Chrome which is a very very lite O/S so I can't imagine it's an issue.

Poor battery life - expertreviews.co.uk/lap…k/2

Good deal

Orcinus_orca

its a good deal but 1.1ghz is embarrassing from acer/google



No.

You should learn what you are talking about before posting. The celeron 847 is sandybridge based and is very decent for what it is aimed at.

17w TDP gives good battery life whilst giving performance of around a 1.6ghz core 2 duo.

It's not all about GHZ or we'd still be using Pentium 4's...

Before any more moaning trolls complain about the 1.1ghz processor try reading up what a chrome book actually is and you will see that size does not matter and that its a perfect example of 'less is more'. It's designed for cloud computing and not for installing chunky bits

....of software!!

Would rather prefer the Samsung one....pretty worried about the noise from the fan

Orcinus_orca

1.1 ghz? what a joke!!



Here we go, it's more than sufficient for the kind of user this is aimed at.

HOT from me!

I cannot tell if this is exactly what I want, or slightly lacking.

^^^^^^^^^^^^ phone a friend

Is it OK for me to STILL h8 acer for taking £80 off me in restocking fees when I had to return a Vista lappy when Vista was new? Is it time to let it go, lol?

(not voting btw)

wide if you did it under distance selling then look at the dti guidelines on distance selling. restocking fees can be nonsense.

Cpu has a 1000 passmark benchmark, should be fine for a chromebook

Dont see the point of the chromebook, a tablet will do everything the chromebook will.
Might be better to buy a windows netbook which can run office etc and can be used to do usefull work

It is slow compared to an macbook but not compared to windows 7, and it is superfast if you compare it to Vista

Orcinus_orca

1.1 ghz? what a joke!!



Orcinus_orca: what a joke!!!!

Benchmark (Passmark) of 1036 (or 1136 if its the Celeron 847E) is about 50% more than the fastest Atom netbook - and is using a far lighter (less resource demanding) operating system than windows starter. Downside is the processor (17W) is using two and a half times the power of Atom 2800 (6.5W) & five times that of the Atom 2600 (3,5W).

Reviews say it will happily run HD video & has HDMI beating many netbooks (along with an 11.6 1,366x768 res screen).

OK - its an Acer - so build is probably not great - but look at the price.

From the reviews I would guess its only a 3 cell battery - so probably fine for an hour on train & back - but forget it for all but short haul flights.

All its features combined with its price, make it a brilliant contender for a machine to leave beneath the seat in your car (in a well padded bag).

Dedicated google machine for basic work admin plus presentations and the such.

And at under £150 Not sure what's not to like.

Beats carrying my alienware around.

wide

Is it OK for me to STILL h8 acer for taking £80 off me in restocking fees … Is it OK for me to STILL h8 acer for taking £80 off me in restocking fees when I had to return a Vista lappy when Vista was new? Is it time to let it go, lol?(not voting btw)[/quo[quote=wide]Is it OK for me to STILL h8 acer for taking £80 off me in restocking fees when I had to return a Vista lappy when Vista was new? Is it time to let it go, lol?may have been illegal to have charged you that amount for restocking. surely they didnt incur £80 loss from it and thats all a company can charge(not voting btw)

I hope they're not trying to take on Apple with this thing?

Good for the money but worth paying a little bit extra for a whole lot more!

shuwaz

I hope they're not trying to take on Apple with this thing?


You've lost me... completely.

For cooler running, better battery life and reduced noise, it looks like a 16GB SSD version is out shortly;

engadget.com/201…on/

kingostix

You've lost me... completely.



Since when did Apple fans make any sense?

Just after buying my dad one of these for £180... These Chromebooks are not aimed at the technically demanding of us, they are aimed at those wanting easy access to the internet without the issues of updating, virus protection etc. I gotta say, my dad absolutely loves it too (he's never really got the hang on Windows). I wouldn't use it myself as it lacks the functionality I would require, but these are excellent for those who aren't big computer-users. It all just works (and works well too).

Digitalrift

Just after buying my dad one of these for £180... These Chromebooks are … Just after buying my dad one of these for £180... These Chromebooks are not aimed at the technically demanding of us, they are aimed at those wanting easy access to the internet without the issues of updating, virus protection etc. I gotta say, my dad absolutely loves it too (he's never really got the hang on Windows). I wouldn't use it myself as it lacks the functionality I would require, but these are excellent for those who aren't big computer-users. It all just works (and works well too).



This debate has been raging on Engadget comments as well. I guess most consumers will take a tablet over this, as you get the web experience, low price, decent security - but you get better battery life, and native apps.
The best use cases being corporates who are 100% web app and/or Google Apps. Or a home user who insists on a keyboard.
Very niche though. 145 quid make is an intriguing option. Not a fan of Googles privacy stance myself. Not sure whether this is hot or not - such a good price.

Would this do as a cheap secondary machine just to keep about 8 -10 bookies websites permanently open? Or would it struggle with that?
Tnx
Edited by: "LadyLuck" 25th May 2013

How would this handle YouTube 1080p streaming?

allowed

It is slow compared to an macbook but not compared to windows 7, and it … It is slow compared to an macbook but not compared to windows 7, and it is superfast if you compare it to Vista



What!!!????

reasonably good review on
the register basically says Samsung and acer is closely matched

shuwaz

I hope they're not trying to take on Apple with this thing?


kingostix

You've lost me... completely.



Quite! Kingostix.......

Shuwaz they're not taking on Apple because it's plain to see this is a cheap Chromebook and not anything remotely like what Apple make.

My main concern is that they're actually trying to take on Massey Ferguson but have failed on every single aspect right from it not having big tractor wheels or even capable of carrying out any agricultural activities whatsoever*



*comment added to restore the off tangent comment about Apple.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 25th May 2013

my phone is 1.2 GHz stock

billy653

my phone is 1.2 GHz stock



Arm & x86 processors have very different architectures, and the latter will be significantly more performant per clock-cycle, so you're not really comparing like with like.

In fact, here's quite a good article on the differences, if you're interested. About 1/3 down you can see some results between various chips:

iltsarnews.blogspot.co.uk/201…tml


Edited by: "thekanester" 25th May 2013

It'll also take more than 4GB, mine's got 8GB in it - not that it really needs it.

I run ChrUbuntu mostly although the ChromeOS is quick for just email and browsing - there are lots of sitels showing how to set them up to dual boot.

i was in pcworld today its 199 in there
i had a quick go and it is very nice build speedy
there was a samsung next to it 249 the acer looked better and worked better

very very nice deal

Bah - ordered one. My poor Mrs is always hunched over a tiny little netbook - at least this is a bit roomier, plus I know my daughters Samsung Chromebook is a really neat little bit of kit. Thanks to OP.

This is basically a tablet with a keyboard. For £150 you can't go wrong. It's means for browsing and minor tasks. Good deal if you ask me. Good for kids or as a lappy to take around without the worry of it getting nicked or broken

Does anyone know If you can fit a SSD drive, along with the 320 gb HDD?

Don't forget topcashback 6%.

mine tracked almost immediately
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