Acer Chromebook 2GB DDR3 16GB SSD Google Chrome OS 11.6" Screen C720-29552G01AIIREFURBISHED WITH A 12 MONTH - EBAY / TESCO OUTLET WARRANTY £119.00
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Acer Chromebook 2GB DDR3 16GB SSD Google Chrome OS 11.6" Screen C720-29552G01AIIREFURBISHED WITH A 12 MONTH - EBAY / TESCO OUTLET WARRANTY £119.00

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Found 10th May 2015
Acer Chromebook C720-29552G01AII 2gb ddr3 16GB SSD Granite Grey Webcam 11.6". A hassle-free, high-performance computer built for speed, simplicity and security Boots up in seconds, updates itself automatically, and comes with all the Google apps you like All you need to work, explore, watch, play and relax. 8.5 hours battery life. RAM size 2GB. Screen 11.6" inches. Memory type DDR3 SDRAM.

16 GB hard drive size. 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.

Google Chrome Operating SystemIntel Celeron Processor 2955u11.6 LCD Screen2GB DDR3 Memory16GB SSD StorageAcer Crystal Eye HD Webcam3 -Cell LI-Polymer Battery

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41 Comments

Why so cold?

Silly price, voted hot

good price - ignore the idiots.

Good price with a 12 month warranty and USB 3 port! I love Chrome is what have people got against it, it auto updates so always latest os, is always free and is easy to operate, all your stuffs safe as its backed up to the free google cloud or to your USB drive if you so wish. A Chromebook suits most peoples needs.They just won't give it a chance its to much effort I think to try a change for the better!

I have this and it is still a fantastic buy. this has the haswell processor so it does have a fan but its silent. the processor is actually more powerful than the newer chips as they have focused on the fanless element rather than power. the newer fanless ones are lighter no question but all out power this ticks the boxes.

touchscreen is to me anyway still pointless on a PC or laptop I would not use it very often.

the only more powerful options would be a chromebox with 4gb ram and you could an Intel i processor but tbh its not needed for chrome os.

great deal voted hot hot hot

Got one. Love it. WiFi drops out though where phone stays and apparently the os won't accept a booster for some bizarre reason.

cancel this run any Mac is?

Mac os even

does a chromebook cast a desktop to a TV via chromecast?

wilson8208

does a chromebook cast a desktop to a TV via chromecast?



Yes

Great price for a Chromebook, and heated. However if you want to run MS Office and fully fledged windows apps, i csnnot recommend the asus x205TA highly enough. This gives me 10h+ battery life, windows 8.1 and expandable storage via a micro sd card. It weighs less than a kilo, in fact you will mistake it for a tablet! The quad core Atom CPU keeps along chugging nicely.

Acer and Chrome OS = cold

mdstone

Acer and Chrome OS = cold



Also a refurb

These were £99 instore a month ago.

This little chromebook is amazing. I paid around £125-130 last month for a refurb and it came in pristine condition. Great for browsing, streaming videos and you can now run android apps on it.

I have this chromebook and it is absolutely brilliant, I'd have been happy if I'd paid £300, I paid £140 brand new from argos when it was on offer last.

This deal is ok but not great, they are generally around this price when on offer now.

adam45417

and you can now run android apps on it.



Tell me more?

mdstone

Acer and Chrome OS = cold



The acer 720 is regarded as one of the best chromebooks, and chrome OS is brilliant.

poor trolling.

banterchicken

I have this chromebook and it is absolutely brilliant, I'd have been … I have this chromebook and it is absolutely brilliant, I'd have been happy if I'd paid £300, I paid £140 brand new from argos when it was on offer last.This deal is ok but not great, they are generally around this price when on offer now.Tell me more?



There are already a handful of android apps on the Chrome Web Store. To try install any android app (not all work) it takes a bit more work. Have a read of this....

pcworld.com/art…tml

I'd forget Chrome OS and put Linux on it if I were buying. I'd much prefer to have a full OS for a laptop in order to be more productive.

omgpleasespamme

I'd forget Chrome OS and put Linux on it if I were buying. I'd much … I'd forget Chrome OS and put Linux on it if I were buying. I'd much prefer to have a full OS for a laptop in order to be more productive.


No need as if you need to do that, just boot Linux live with the USB 3 port on this and it should run plenty fast enough with a good USB thumb drive, don't forget to preserve space on your drive to save your data across reboots and your have a very useful portable OS in your pocket! Ubuntu 15 is now available!

jobibear

Got one. Love it. WiFi drops out though where phone stays and apparently … Got one. Love it. WiFi drops out though where phone stays and apparently the os won't accept a booster for some bizarre reason.


I think that might be your AP. I've a couple of these and there are no issue with WiFi at home are work or travelling

Can I play Football Manager on this if I install Linux on the side?

mdstone

Acer and Chrome OS = cold



So why did you even bother looking at the deal?

Magister

So why did you even bother looking at the deal?



Misread Acer for Asus!

banterchicken

The acer 720 is regarded as one of the best chromebooks, and chrome OS is … The acer 720 is regarded as one of the best chromebooks, and chrome OS is brilliant.poor trolling.


Does it still fail to recognise printer via USB?

frg2014

Does it still fail to recognise printer via USB?



Thanks for mentioning the USB port this one has USB3 unlike some of the later models an so i/o is blindingly fast. When this unit was launched Chromebooks were new so they had to have very high specs. In Q2 2014 Chromebooks outsold Windows Laptop shipments. computerworld.com/art…tml or this computing.co.uk/ctg…-us or

Sure this can print fine. I can print at home over Wi-Fi and Scan all fine. I can even print at home when I'm out and about, if I need to! Printing on this Chromebook is great! I've printed 600 page documents over Wi-Fi without any issues. I suppose if you had slow Wi-Fi you could use the Ethernet cable for huge photos but I can print RAW multi gigabyte files without any issues.

Here is a simple guide cnet.com/uk/…ok/ this one covers PDF, Cloud Print and Photos hope this helps dell.com/sup…/EN

The reason you never use a USB printer directly is to do with security. Chromebooks are a secure platform that is easy to use and simple to manage. Local printing over USB means loading untrusted code = compromised security. This is true even for Phones. Connect a phone to a Charger that is really a USB cable provided access to secure part of your devices (e.g. a Chromebook, Phone, PC with Windows, Mac, Linux PC etc) by design Chromebooks reject any device with custom USB Drivers like printers.
One reason that Chromebooks are the MOST secure computing platforms (they regularly beat Mac, Windows, etc) is that the run a hardware platform that by default is locked down for security (Trusted Platform Module) and Secure Boot. This means they CANNOT run unsigned code (like printer drivers) by design. pcworld.com/art…tml

For the avoidance of doubt Chromebooks where never designed to allow unsigned code (like printers drivers) to run as this would provide a huge security hole. Even the FAQs for consumers cover this: http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10397/~/printing-with-the-acer-chromebook

Even with the latest HP Printers with instant ink (you know they get low on supplies and HP send out consumables automatically - you don't pay for consumables just a flat price per page) the Chromebooks work fine printing even to these super smart printers. I also have no issues with HP4200TN which is from 2005.I use this for printing large manuals often several hundred pages double sided etc. no issues. en.wikipedia.org/wik…ies.

I use the cloud print on 3 printers at home from Chromebooks and Android all work flawlessly. Evening Scanning over Wi-Fi double sided in colour with OCR works in seconds. I'm not sure what you are trying to do but printing works fine as does scanning.

This is one of the best Chromebooks even made, build, speed, specification, upgradable (larger SSD), superb security lightning fast operation.

Some might say your question is like the Grouch Marx opener "have you stopped beating you wife" http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_GF_X5q0eY90/SngTlgoi7xI/AAAAAAAABWw/2jUJcXAuonk/s400/Bugs01.jpg Taken from this blog minniesboys.blogspot.co.uk/200…tml I'd rather quote Abraham Kaplan's, in 1964: "I call it the law of the instrument, and it may be formulated as follows: Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding." popularised as Maslow's hammer, popularly phrased as "if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail” en.wikipedia.org/wik…ent



Edited by: "frownbreaker" 10th May 2015

Chromebooks are fantastic!

alexandertwilson

Can I play Football Manager on this if I install Linux on the side?


Yes and the SSD on this is a real mSATA really easy to upgrade the SSD and simple to install ubuntu et al.

frownbreaker

Thanks for mentioning the USB port this one has USB3 unlike some of the … Thanks for mentioning the USB port this one has USB3 unlike some of the later models an so i/o is blindingly fast. When this unit was launched Chromebooks were new so they had to have very high specs. In Q2 2014 Chromebooks outsold Windows Laptop shipments. http://www.computerworld.com/article/2871664/chromebooks-spank-windows.html or this http://www.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2320746/google-chromebook-outsells-macbooks-and-android-tablets-in-us or Sure this can print fine. I can print at home over Wi-Fi and Scan all fine. I can even print at home when I'm out and about, if I need to! Printing on this Chromebook is great! I've printed 600 page documents over Wi-Fi without any issues. I suppose if you had slow Wi-Fi you could use the Ethernet cable for huge photos but I can print RAW multi gigabyte files without any issues. Here is a simple guide http://www.cnet.com/uk/how-to/how-to-print-from-a-chromebook/ this one covers PDF, Cloud Print and Photos hope this helps http://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/SLN288094/ENThe reason you never use a USB printer directly is to do with security. Chromebooks are a secure platform that is easy to use and simple to manage. Local printing over USB means loading untrusted code = compromised security. This is true even for Phones. Connect a phone to a Charger that is really a USB cable provided access to secure part of your devices (e.g. a Chromebook, Phone, PC with Windows, Mac, Linux PC etc) by design Chromebooks reject any device with custom USB Drivers like printers. One reason that Chromebooks are the MOST secure computing platforms (they regularly beat Mac, Windows, etc) is that the run a hardware platform that by default is locked down for security (Trusted Platform Module) and Secure Boot. This means they CANNOT run unsigned code (like printer drivers) by design. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2030521/chrome-os-holds-firm-against-hackers-at-pwnium-2013.htmlFor the avoidance of doubt Chromebooks where never designed to allow unsigned code (like printers drivers) to run as this would provide a huge security hole. Even the FAQs for consumers cover this: http://acer.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/10397/~/printing-with-the-acer-chromebookEven with the latest HP Printers with instant ink (you know they get low on supplies and HP send out consumables automatically - you don't pay for consumables just a flat price per page) the Chromebooks work fine printing even to these super smart printers. I also have no issues with HP4200TN which is from 2005.I use this for printing large manuals often several hundred pages double sided etc. no issues. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_LaserJet_4000_series#LaserJet_4200.I use the cloud print on 3 printers at home from Chromebooks and Android all work flawlessly. Evening Scanning over Wi-Fi double sided in colour with OCR works in seconds. I'm not sure what you are trying to do but printing works fine as does scanning.This is one of the best Chromebooks even made, build, speed, specification, upgradable (larger SSD), superb security lightning fast operation.Some might say your question is like the Grouch Marx opener "have you stopped beating you wife" Taken from this blog http://minniesboys.blogspot.co.uk/2009/08/wideo-wabbit.html I'd rather quote Abraham Kaplan's, in 1964: "I call it the law of the instrument, and it may be formulated as follows: Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding." popularised as Maslow's hammer, popularly phrased as "if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_the_instrument


This was a genuine question as I was interested in buying this but have the hp2510 printer.

Acer. Cold.

frg2014

This was a genuine question as I was interested in buying this but have … This was a genuine question as I was interested in buying this but have the hp2510 printer.



Should be fine via the classic route
support.google.com/chr…=en
support.hp.com/gb-…255 for the most recent drivers

gorgo2015

Acer. Cold.



I've open one of these up when some split water on one and the build quality is well above average for this price point. The specs for the support chips are also well above average. CPU, cooling, case and even the keyboard are very good. Battery life is excellent as are start / resume / shut-down times. Had a couple of these since launch no issues. Acer make some high end kit like the S7 which is a great unit. Sure a lot of the brands OEM their bottom end kit but this is not one of the low end units.

Moonwolf1976

No need as if you need to do that, just boot Linux live with the USB 3 … No need as if you need to do that, just boot Linux live with the USB 3 port on this and it should run plenty fast enough with a good USB thumb drive, don't forget to preserve space on your drive to save your data across reboots and your have a very useful portable OS in your pocket! Ubuntu 15 is now available!



Running linux from a chroot is much tidier than Live from a USB stick on a chromebook, you can also run both OS's simultaneously. Switching between with just a quick keypress....a 16gb SSD is plenty to run both a nice chroot like elementaryOS and chrome together

Still don't understand why I need to use a chromebook? Aside from the fact that it's got fast boot up times and insta-internet I guess!
Edited by: "waqasahmed" 10th May 2015

Tesco had two prices on ebay, this and another c720 at £125. Anyone know the difference?
I got the Argos refurb, it had serious skip damage, heavy wear and the battery was stone cold dead.
Dos anyone know why so many refurbs? if they are all returns then they are not reliable and if they are secondhand from a yuppie office then they are worn out.

got this last year - still going strong, great "civilian" laptop for home use - got Skype working on it too! coolsmartphone.com/201…ow/

an Intel processor so can run Linux.
hot

What's an HUKD pick? Did they get paid to promote them?

I bought one of these, looks brand new, great product for what it is and I must have gotten lucky because I received the 100gb free google drive storage.
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