Acer C720  Chromebook - was £199 NOW £179.99 @ Ebuyer (daily deal).
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Acer C720 Chromebook - was £199 NOW £179.99 @ Ebuyer (daily deal).

£179.99Ebuyer Deals
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Found 9th Apr 2014
The Acer C720 is small but powerful. It's easy to pop in your bag, yet packs the latest Intel® processor based on the Haswell micro-architecture, plus up to 8.5 hours of battery life for smooth sailing all day. This exceptional Chromebook also boots up in seconds and resists viruses, so you don't need to wait or worry. The final touch: It's available with a touchscreen.

Processor
Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4GHz
Dual Core
Memory
2GB DDR3L SDRAM
16GB SSD
Software
Operating system: Chrome OS
Display
29.5 cm (11.6") Active Matrix TFT Colour LCD
ComfyView
LED Backlit
Resolution: 1366 x 768
Graphics
Intel HD Graphics
Audio
Integrated Speakers
Networking
WLAN: IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0 + HS
Power Supply
3 Cell Lithium Polymer (Li-Polymer)
Capacity: 3950 mAh
Up to 8.5 hours
Dimensions
Width 288 mm
Depth 202 mm
Height 19.1 mm
Weight 1.25 kg
Interfaces
1 x HDMI
1 x USB 2.0
1 x USB 3.0
Acer Converter Port
Warranty / Miscellaneous
1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
Webcam

32 Comments

Good price! Bought mine a few days ago and should be coming today ... good reviews on the net

Nice, managed to get one from Tesco for £169 last week. Really pleased with it.

Good price, had quite fancied one to put OSX on and have a cheap Macbook Air equivalent - unfortunately the support for it isn't quite there yet - still tempted to get one as a pre emptive thing at this price.

was just going to purchase one until i read the reviews where you can't get skygo on this machine Sad because it does look great value!

never really understood why someone would buy what is basically a very restricted, dumbed down laptop.

EazyDuz

never really understood why someone would buy what is basically a very … never really understood why someone would buy what is basically a very restricted, dumbed down laptop.



Great battery life, light, quick boot and performance, low price, ability to work in offline apps and generally achieve 90‰ or more of most common tasks for the majority of people.

Wireless LAN only? Think I would want wired if no hard drive.

It has a hard drive. Solid state as well. You can also use a large SD card if you want extra storage. With the release of MS Office on-line as a free offering you can work away in the Cloud without any problems.

morgie

Great battery life, light, quick boot and performance, low price, … Great battery life, light, quick boot and performance, low price, ability to work in offline apps and generally achieve 90‰ or more of most common tasks for the majority of people.



most apps won't work offlinr

EazyDuz

most apps won't work offlinr



I'm using Gmail Offline, Google Docs, Pocket for reading any webpages I've sent to it, as well as playing videos and MP3 locally offline at the moment.

EazyDuz

never really understood why someone would buy what is basically a very … never really understood why someone would buy what is basically a very restricted, dumbed down laptop.



Dumbed down? Really? You should try using one. Makes windows look like a slug.

dms05

It has a hard drive. Solid state as well.



It's just a 16GB SSD drive, no HDD.

I don't have an issue with the 16GB SSD, its plenty big and fast enough for local use. But what I also want is secure and fast access to my 2TB of docs/photos/backups etc. stored on NAS.

grandwazoo

I don't have an issue with the 16GB SSD, its plenty big and fast enough … I don't have an issue with the 16GB SSD, its plenty big and fast enough for local use. But what I also want is secure and fast access to my 2TB of docs/photos/backups etc. stored on NAS.



You can FTP. Does your NAS have a web interface? I use that on my NetGear Stora for easy access to files.

have some cash in ebuyer account this or £150.00 tablet new to chromebook but have had several tablets before advice welcome basic surfing youtube movies ect. thanks

Touch screen??

Captainbeavus

Touch screen??



Unfortunately nope, that's the C720P. Price for that version us about £270 off amazon, which is pricier, but considering it's the only other touchscreen chromebook (bar chromebook pixel from google)

EazyDuz

never really understood why someone would buy what is basically a very … never really understood why someone would buy what is basically a very restricted, dumbed down laptop.



Don't even know why you make such a comment. It adds nothing to this thread - if it's not for you, don't bother commenting.

For people who do understand the advantages of using a Chromebook this is a good deal.

ArsenalFc2007

was just going to purchase one until i read the reviews where you can't … was just going to purchase one until i read the reviews where you can't get skygo on this machine Sad because it does look great value!

Just log in through the web interface?

According to Google you get 100Gb of free storage for two years google.co.uk/int…tml which if you paid for it would be worth $48 (which could entice someone who wants to commit to the cloud)

It's not for me but I have plenty of family members that it would suit...

fiendishlyclever

According to Google you get 100Gb of free storage for two years



Yes, for anyone that's purchased, don't forget to (within the first 60 days of adding your first account) get over to google.co.uk/int…tml to claim:

* 100GB of Google Drive Storage for 2yrs

* 60 day trial of unlimited music from Google Play - although note, after this they will start to charge you £9.99 per month if you don't cancel so set a reminder!

Just bought the discontinued 4GB model from the states. About to upgrade the SSD to 128GB and throw Ubuntu on it.

I bought one of these for my Mum at Christmas, she loves it.

Open lid and it's ready to go, no viruses to worry about, battery lasts ages.

Ace.

heat from me, wish I had the money to buy it....next **** it won't be there..

cd0nc

Just bought the discontinued 4GB model from the states. About to upgrade … Just bought the discontinued 4GB model from the states. About to upgrade the SSD to 128GB and throw Ubuntu on it.



No criticism of you doing that, you have your reasons. Although it absolutely breaks the ethos of a Chromebook. A Chromebook will start in around 8 seconds. Ubuntu will give more functionality in some respects of course. Ubuntu for all its worth is Linux and whilst it's a great attempt at simplicity it can't hold a candle to the simplicity of a Chromebook.

well this is cheap coz there is nothing inside, for spec, it may cost them less than 50 pounds , no os so its obvious it will boot fast, u guys r over depending on Google, when people can cheap laptop and download chrome and do whatever anything u want,,,,,,,
online office is free,

Would this run XBMC and Excel ok?

UnicornRiver

Would this run XBMC and Excel ok?



Excel online, yes or Google Docs equivalent.

XBMC - I think you could only do this by installing Linux on the machine first.
Edited by: "morgie" 10th Apr 2014

Banned

cd0nc

Just bought the discontinued 4GB model from the states. About to upgrade … Just bought the discontinued 4GB model from the states. About to upgrade the SSD to 128GB and throw Ubuntu on it.



You sure it takes a standard sized ssd?

xela333

You sure it takes a standard sized ssd?



Just to chip in - not sure on that model referenced, but the C720 (that this thread is about) takes the M.2 "NGFF" (Next Generation Form Factor) SSD.

Use my Samsung chromebook all the time now for going online.
Brilliant concept.
Hot from me
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