Acer C720 Celeron 11.6 Inch 2GB 16GB SSD Chromebook.Refurbished With a 12 Month Argos Warranty £124.99 @ Ebay/Argos
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Acer C720 Celeron 11.6 Inch 2GB 16GB SSD Chromebook.Refurbished With a 12 Month Argos Warranty £124.99 @ Ebay/Argos

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Found 4th Apr 2015
Product Description

The Acer C720 11.6 Inch Chromebook is a great option for getting the most out of online. Booting up in less than 7 seconds, the Acer C720 syncs with your Chrome and Google devices. Access your external media via the speedy USB 3.0 port for fast transfer. With built-in security, enjoy safe browsing with the Acer C720 11.6 Inch Chromebook.

A huge 8.5 hours battery life will ensure you can browse and work without having to recharge frequently. There is access to thousands of free apps for your enjoyment and convenience, as well as automatic updates that keep your Chromebook fully protected.

CPU, Memory and Operating System:

Intel Celeron 2955U dual core processor.1.4GHz processor speed.2GB RAM.16GB solid state hard drive.Google Chrome OS.

Display features:

11.6 inch screen.High definition display.Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.

Graphics:

Intel HD Graphics.Shared graphics card.

Interfaces and connectivity:

Secure Digital (SD) compatible.1 USB 2.0 port.1 USB 3.0 port.1 HDMI port.Bluetooth.Wi-Fi enabled.Multimedia features:HD webcam.Built-in mic.

General features:

Up to 8.5 hours battery life.Size H1.9, W28.8, D20.4cm.Weight 1.2kg

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67 Comments

Great deal - I love my Chromebook

Cheap way into ChromeOS...

Great alternative to a cheap Windows Laptop if ChromeOS suits your needs.

happymanuk

Great deal - I love my Chromebook



Its funny how anyone who tries them loves them yet CB posts always full of hate from people who have likely never tried one.

I've just whacked a 128Gb SSD upgrade in my HP 14...running a dualboot with Elementary OS via chroot...
Brilliant devices :-)

I've got a Samsung Series 3 - The only downside for me was that I didn't go for the one with 3G. However I've just found that with one of the recent Chrome updates, it seems to work with most of the 3G dongles I've tried

Do you get any deals for Google drive with this chromebook

HGEMAIL

Do you get any deals for Google drive with this chromebook



It will all depend on whether the previous owner took up the offer.

Chrome OS devices are amazing. Just a shame that there is such a resistance from the flat earth society.

I have the touch screen version of this exact chroomebook (no need for the touch screen on chrome so not worth the extra money tbh)...... decent little device and well made with a nice sharp screen.

good cheap little lappy for basic stuff. I really only use mine when travelling for watching movies etc and it's pretty much perfect for that!
Edited by: "superfamiking" 4th Apr 2015

Picked this up on another deal a month back and paid maybe £10 less but a great machine so far.

Still trying to get to grips with the touchpad with its different uses but may by a mouse for it so i am a bit quicker

I had a Samsung series 3 Chromebook from a previous deal posted on here hotukdeals.com/dea…428
Sent it back because the screen kept flickering. From my brief experience the biggest drawback was the touchpad it needs a left and right button, also scrolling down on media heavy pages very laggy.



Edited by: "RiverDragon8" 5th Apr 2015

Have one of these, love it. If the previous owner never took it up then you get 100gb of drive storage for 2 years

yep I have one and love it. the downsides are it has the trademark "netbook" Acer build quality, feels solid but creeks in places.

also the high gloss screen bezel scratches way way too easily, I'm sure the wind would scratch it. so if there is a smudge on the bezel, leave it or you will have surface marks on the plastic.

anyway on to the good, this thing has the haswell processor rather than the newer bay trail.

in testing the new bay trail is slower at multitasking than the haswell. this has a fan where as the baytrail Chromebooks do not. so baytrail cb are thinner but performance is worse than this

not by much but what you really want in a cb is a processor that can handle chrome with many tabs open as everything is web based, any chrome "app" you open is essentially treated like a new tab being opened in chrome.

this cb breezes multitasking.

if you want a good cheap fast cb, this is the one. plus battery life is about 8-9 hours depending on screen brightness.

oh and I should also mention that the boot up time from off, not standby, to ready to use is about 4 seconds, it really is a joy to use

How does cloud storage work with Chromebooks? Do you get a certain amount free or is it dependent on brand? Is the cloud storage a one of payment or annually?

Also is the software reasonable? What's the price for the MS Office equivalent on one of these?

I'm still a dinosaur when it comes to laptops but willing to explore the world of Chromebooks, had a play on friends one and was impressed.

I bought the touch-screen version (C720P) of this in November as a replacement for a smashed 10" Nexus. A Cheaper option than a straight replacement for the Nexus and generally I'm very impressed. The display's not nearly as good as the Samsung, but once I became used to the Chrome o/s, I'm glad I made the choice. Not knowing much about the product before I bought one, I initially thought it was an Android machine - Completely not so !

It's made my HP laptop pretty much redundant.

Editor

MrJinxy

How does cloud storage work with Chromebooks? Do you get a certain amount … How does cloud storage work with Chromebooks? Do you get a certain amount free or is it dependent on brand? Is the cloud storage a one of payment or annually?Also is the software reasonable? What's the price for the MS Office equivalent on one of these?I'm still a dinosaur when it comes to laptops but willing to explore the world of Chromebooks, had a play on friends one and was impressed.



Which offers are available on each Chromebook?

Google Drive storage: All Chromebooks
Google Play Music: All Chromebooks. Offer valid until 31 January 2016, where available.
Gogo in-air passes (U.S. only): All Chromebooks

Do these offers apply to used, refurbished, open-box or preowned machines?

No.

How long can I use the Google Drive offer once I redeem it?

For most devices you'll have storage for 2 years, starting on the date that you redeem the offer. For the Chromebook Pixel, you'll have your storage for 3 years.

What happens to my files on Google Drive when the offer ends?

All of your files will remain in Drive and you can access, download or share them whenever you want. You won't be able to add additional files unless you buy more storage at google.com/set…age.

As far as I am aware, the storage offer on the Chromebook is for 100gb (assuming this is what you are asking).

£15 more will get you a brand new Chromebook at the moment from Amazon/Currys (on the assumption you don't mind white :))

amazon.co.uk/Ace…ook

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml

I've tried 4 different Chromebook (including way more expensive ones) and this is the one. Amazing value for money, super fast and terrific battery life. Mrs and I have one each. No brainer for this price!

RiverDragon8

I had a Samsung series 3 Chromebook from a previous deal posted on here … I had a Samsung series 3 Chromebook from a previous deal posted on here http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-chromebook-xe303c12-a01uk-11-6-inch-laptop-2gb-ram-16gb-hdd-used-good-only-2167428Sent it back because the screen kept flickering. From my brief experience the biggest drawback was the touchpad it needs a left and right button, also scrolling down on media heavy pages very laggy.



replying here on a C720

it does have a physical left mouse button and right mouse button is Apple style (two finger tap)

EliTom

Edited by: "elitom" 5th Apr 2015

i have a Toshiba Chromebook 1. Same specs, just has a bigger screen.

Use it everyday as my main laptop. It's that good.

Great price for the best 11.6" Chromebook out there. Absolute steal.

Kenneth131

yep I have one and love it. the downsides are it has the trademark … yep I have one and love it. the downsides are it has the trademark "netbook" Acer build quality, feels solid but creeks in places. also the high gloss screen bezel scratches way way too easily, I'm sure the wind would scratch it. so if there is a smudge on the bezel, leave it or you will have surface marks on the plastic.



That's rather odd because I can have my laptop open, use 3 fingers to pick up the laptop holding the bottom left or right hand corners and it doesn't flex or creak at all. I've found mine surprisingly robust and that's despite keeping it in the boot of my car, throwing it into sports bags etc.

Not sure how you've scratched the bevels. Yes, you can get fingerprints on it, but I've never understood why people are worried about finger print marks.

My one and only gripe about the Chromebook / ChromeOS (having regard to it's position in the market) is the lack of comprehensive H264 / AC3 codec support. Yes, H265/HEVC player can play many files but it's still pretty rough, and yes, you could dual boot in Ubuntu and use VLC but the 'basic-ness' of the ChromeOS media players is pretty disappointing.

Edited by: "Picard123" 5th Apr 2015

elitom

replying here on a C720it does have a physical left mouse button and … replying here on a C720it does have a physical left mouse button and right mouse button is Apple style (two finger tap)EliTom



I've no idea what RiverDragon8 is talking about either. It does have left and right click buttons on the trackpad. The trackpad is also surprisingly good. The one on my £850 Windows is worse than this for example. Never, ever had a problem with scrolling pages either, even media heavy pages. 2 finger drag anywhere on the trackpad and you're golden. In fact, the 2 finger drag is something they should incorporate on all laptops because it's excellent, instead of the right side trackpad drag zones.
Edited by: "Picard123" 5th Apr 2015

how do these handle 720p or 1080p video?

ringtonsbuff

how do these handle 720p or 1080p video?



ha - you have found the Achilles heel of CB !!!

1080p video is fine - no problem whatsoever

but the big issue is mkv files - it is hit and miss if the audio works! Something to do with Google and licensing

mp4 1080p = no problem however

EliTom

So generally, even though this is a refurb, it is still a good deal?

Very pleased with mine too. Bye bye tablets.



Depends what type of video you're talking about. Streaming, no problem, older Xvid / DivX stuff, fine....H264/AC3 and big file sizes eg. 4gb....that's put the cat amongst the pigeons

ringtonsbuff

how do these handle 720p or 1080p video?

ringtonsbuff

how do these handle 720p or 1080p video?



Yeah, H264/AC3 encoded files in .mkv containers can be problematic. AC3 is a proprietary Dolby format, so providing codec compatibility would mean Google paying them a license fee of some sort, which they don't want to do for some reason. No idea why.

Are you using H265/HEVC player from the Chromestore? That will play more (though not all) .mkv files
Edited by: "Picard123" 5th Apr 2015

Picard123

Depends what type of video you're talking about. Streaming, no problem, … Depends what type of video you're talking about. Streaming, no problem, older Xvid / DivX stuff, fine....H264/AC3 and big file sizes eg. 4gb....that's put the cat amongst the pigeons :DYeah, H264/AC3 encoded files in .mkv containers can be problematic. AC3 is a proprietary Dolby format, so providing codec compatibility would mean Google paying them a license fee of some sort, which they don't want to do for some reason. No idea why.Are you using H265/HEVC player from the Chromestore? That will play more (though not all) .mkv files



no - not tried H265/HEVC player - did not know it existed TBH as I don't really used it so much for movies, only when travelling. Will give it a go now though !!

EliTom

^ It's a bit of a resource hog so make sure you have nothing running in the background when using it eg. multiple windows, internet tabs etc.

Other workaround is to install Ubuntu as a dual boot or Crouton and access VLC through that (though it does need technical fiddling):

howtogeek.com/162…on/
pcworld.com/art…tml

Edited by: "Picard123" 5th Apr 2015

Picard123

^ It's a bit of a resource hog so make sure you have nothing running in … ^ It's a bit of a resource hog so make sure you have nothing running in the background when using it eg. multiple windows, internet tabs etc.Other workaround is to install Ubuntu as a dual boot or Crouton and access VLC through that (though it does need technical fiddling):http://www.howtogeek.com/162120/how-to-install-ubuntu-linux-on-your-chromebook-with-crouton/http://www.pcworld.com/article/2864153/new-tool-lets-chromebooks-run-linux-in-a-desktop-window.html



Have you tried loading an Android media player via Archon and using that?

archon-runtime.github.io/

I haven't tried, it was just an idea.

I use Plex to watch any videos the CB can't decode the audio to itself. Works great with the free Plex client for Chrome.

Or alternatively as stated above, dual boot with Ubuntu.

can anyone tell if this is an international keyboard or a proper UK keyboard layout?

mcek

can anyone tell if this is an international keyboard or a proper UK … can anyone tell if this is an international keyboard or a proper UK keyboard layout?



I haven't seen a UK keyboard on one of these, I could be wrong and there are UK keyboard versions about. Google images and eBay don't show any though. There isn't a capslock key either but that's usual for Chromebooks.

Where I work, we've tried to sell Chromebooks refurbished, but they just don't sell, the general consumer doesn't understand them or they want to use Skype without faffing about. I think Chromebooks are limited but great machines, perfect for web browsing due to the super fast boot and browser based OS.


Edited by: "fishmaster" 5th Apr 2015

fishmaster

I haven't seen a UK keyboard on one of these, I could be wrong and there … I haven't seen a UK keyboard on one of these, I could be wrong and there are UK keyboard versions about. Google images and eBay don't show any though. There isn't a capslock key either but that's usual for Chromebooks.Where I work, we've tried to sell Chromebooks refurbished, but they just don't sell, the general consumer doesn't understand them or they want to use Skype without faffing about. I think Chromebooks are limited but great machines, perfect for web browsing due to the super fast boot and browser based OS.



Mine is a qwert uk keyboard.

Kenneth131

Mine is a qwert uk keyboard.



Aye, it will be QWERTY, does it have a £ symbol on the number 3 key though?

Or does it look like this? > cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-…jpg

Edited by: "fishmaster" 5th Apr 2015

Using my C720 now and it's brilliant. I rarely use my laptop or Nexus 7 these days. Highly recommended!

Extremely tempted by a Chromebook - can anyone advise if they have used a Chromebook with Citrix Receiver in order to access work computers? How well does this work?

Was planning to get the "Acer CB3-111" from PC world tomorrow. Anyone knows how C270 compares with the new CB3-111.

For a start, I know the C270 has a fan but the CB3 does not have a fan.

C270 has Intel Celeron 2955U dual core processor - 1.4GHz
CB3 has Intel Celeron Processor N2830 - 2.16 GHz

cpuboss shows that the former is older but the winner:

cpuboss.com/cpu…55U




In the CB3 deal thread on here, someone says the 720 is better.
Here you go
kaku_lala

Was planning to get the "Acer CB3-111" from PC world tomorrow. Anyone … Was planning to get the "Acer CB3-111" from PC world tomorrow. Anyone knows how C270 compares with the new CB3-111. For a start, I know the C270 has a fan but the CB3 does not have a fan.C270 has Intel Celeron 2955U dual core processor - 1.4GHz CB3 has Intel Celeron Processor N2830 - 2.16 GHzcpuboss shows that the former is older but the winner:http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Celeron-N2830-vs-Intel-Celeron-2955U

oddfellows

how does this compare with the Argos deal for an acer Chromebook C720?



Edited by: "ashleylangford503" 5th Apr 2015

Just bought one :). Hopefully it's in good condition. Does any one know how well it handles youtube and twitch streams ?

BuzzDuraband

Which offers are available on each Chromebook?Google Drive storage: All … Which offers are available on each Chromebook?Google Drive storage: All ChromebooksGoogle Play Music: All Chromebooks. Offer valid until 31 January 2016, where available.Gogo in-air passes (U.S. only): All ChromebooksDo these offers apply to used, refurbished, open-box or preowned machines?No.How long can I use the Google Drive offer once I redeem it?For most devices you'll have storage for 2 years, starting on the date that you redeem the offer. For the Chromebook Pixel, you'll have your storage for 3 years.What happens to my files on Google Drive when the offer ends?All of your files will remain in Drive and you can access, download or share them whenever you want. You won't be able to add additional files unless you buy more storage at https://www.google.com/settings/storage.As far as I am aware, the storage offer on the Chromebook is for 100gb (assuming this is what you are asking).£15 more will get you a brand new Chromebook at the moment from Amazon/Currys (on the assumption you don't mind white :))http://www.amazon.co.uk/Acer-Aspire-CB3-111-11-6-inch-Chromebook/dp/B00NWHUXIC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1428219380&sr=8-2&keywords=chromebookhttp://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/chromebooks/acer-cb3-111-11-6-chromebook-white-10071506-pdt.html#cat-0



Thanks for the detailed response Buzz

To me a laptop seems better value over few years period, unless of course you use hard drives to store data instead of cloud storage. The constant yearly fee seems a killer for me. As soon as you have committed to a 100GB of data in a cloud your kinda of committed to paying
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