REFURBISHED Acer C720 Chromebook - £139 @ Tesco Ebay Outlet
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REFURBISHED Acer C720 Chromebook - £139 @ Tesco Ebay Outlet

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Found 19th Oct 2014
I can't find it cheaper at the minute.

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 System
Intel Celeron Processor 2955u
11.6 LCD Screen
2GB DDR3 Memory
16GB SSD Storage
Acer Crystal Eye HD Webcam
3 -Cell LI-Polymer Battery
All our refurbished Laptops are supplied with batteries that have been tested to ensure they hold a charge however we cannot guarantee that the manufacturers advertised maximum battery life can be achieved. Batteries are a consumable item and may need to be replaced within the lifetime of the product.

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unfortunately , I believe that this can't be used for iTunes .

Thanks for posting, price added

Chromebooks are great, love mine! if anyone hasn't used one, I highly recommend trying one out, nice bit of kit to add to your collection

This is a great deal

Does it have the latest version of android, does it have USB connection, and what's the saving from new?

jumpinoffthbed

Does it have the latest version of android, does it have USB connection, … Does it have the latest version of android, does it have USB connection, and what's the saving from new?



No, this doesn't use Android - It uses the ChromeOS. Yes, they have USB.

jumpinoffthbed

Does it have the latest version of android, does it have USB connection, … Does it have the latest version of android, does it have USB connection, and what's the saving from new?



- It runs off Chrome OS, not android. The OS automatically updates itself.
- 2 USB Ports, 1x 2.0 and 1x 3.0
- New costs around £179, so a saving of £40

Hope this helps

Worth looking for a 4gb version or just go for this?

Worth paying £40 extra for a new one?

So no play store. Sounds decent enough but I think I'd expect a bit more of a saving for a refurb

2gb ram on these is plenty.

jumpinoffthbed

So no play store. Sounds decent enough but I think I'd expect a bit more … So no play store. Sounds decent enough but I think I'd expect a bit more of a saving for a refurb



There's an app store. You'll be able to have a look at the apps available if you use chrome browser on your pc.

Sorry I voted cold when i meant to click hot.. Could someone redeem this ?

I think the 4gb RAM version is US only. You won't find one over here.
I recently bought one of these from the Argos ebay outlet but wasn't happy with the condition it was in. Scratches/scuffs on the screen bezel and dirt on the keyboard and touch pad. It hadn't been "refurbished" at all in my opinion.

However, I loved the device itself so much I sent it back and went out and bought a new one for £180 from PC World. Really happy with it.
Edited by: "spaceghost" 19th Oct 2014

kevessex

unfortunately , I believe that this can't be used for iTunes .



I fail to see what's so unfortunate about it.

jumpinoffthbed

So no play store. Sounds decent enough but I think I'd expect a bit more … So no play store. Sounds decent enough but I think I'd expect a bit more of a saving for a refurb



No Android app store as such. It has recently acquired the ability to run a limited number of Android apps which are available from the built-in 'Web App' store. It's a very limited selection with the most noteworthy probably being the Evernote android app. It's still very much in it's infancy so we can expect a *lot* more to follow.

Another happy C720 user here. Great little machine.

I read that the European C720 is different from (inferior to?) to the US version. Is that true? Reviews are distinctly mixed anyway - this seems to be a very bottom end Chromebook. RAM, screen, storage, CPU, battery ... everything is at the very minimum that is bearable. In one or two years this may look pretty old.

MrPuddington

I read that the European C720 is different from (inferior to?) to the US … I read that the European C720 is different from (inferior to?) to the US version. Is that true? Reviews are distinctly mixed anyway - this seems to be a very bottom end Chromebook. RAM, screen, storage, CPU, battery ... everything is at the very minimum that is bearable. In one or two years this may look pretty old.



you'll find pretty much all chromebooks are of these specs and those that do have differences are very minimal

MrPuddington

I read that the European C720 is different from (inferior to?) to the US … I read that the European C720 is different from (inferior to?) to the US version. Is that true? Reviews are distinctly mixed anyway - this seems to be a very bottom end Chromebook. RAM, screen, storage, CPU, battery ... everything is at the very minimum that is bearable. In one or two years this may look pretty old.



There is a US version with 4GB RAM, which is not available in Europe. That's the only difference. This is certainly not a bottom-end Chromebook though. It's one of the faster ones with an Intel Haswell Celeron, and has great battery life 8.5 hours plus. The screen is a budget TN type with unimpressive viewing angles, but that just makes it a fairly typical Chromebook in that regard.

kevessex

unfortunately , I believe that this can't be used for iTunes .



There's workarounds, you can install a linux distro in numerous different ways and from there do a itunes install using Wine.

jumpinoffthbed

So no play store. Sounds decent enough but I think I'd expect a bit more … So no play store. Sounds decent enough but I think I'd expect a bit more of a saving for a refurb



There was recently an extension for chrome which allows you to open .apk files (files from the playstore) so in essence you could run apps on it.

I know this is a lot cheaper, but if you got the extra £90 get the Dell Chromebook 11. I brought both and I'd get the dell any day. So much better build quality.

Argos also have a spend > £100 & receive £10 voucher currently running so I would go down that route for this nippy machine. £30 more for brand new!


Damn, I want at least 13" screen. Hot.

DealHunter_

- It runs off Chrome OS, not android. The OS automatically updates … - It runs off Chrome OS, not android. The OS automatically updates itself.- 2 USB Ports, 1x 2.0 and 1x 3.0- New costs around £179, so a saving of £40Hope this helps


So this is second hand, with no idea of how much use it has had, the battery which is not guaranteed could go at any time, it "Has minor cosmetic marks or scuffs and show signs of use" and you only save £40 on new. Seems like a bad deal.

jdbigguy

So this is second hand, with no idea of how much use it has had, the … So this is second hand, with no idea of how much use it has had, the battery which is not guaranteed could go at any time, it "Has minor cosmetic marks or scuffs and show signs of use" and you only save £40 on new. Seems like a bad deal.



Iv never bought from Tesco refurb so I wouldn't know im afraid I Bought mine a few months back for £179 Brand New and very happy with it, very speedy little thing

jdbigguy

So this is second hand, with no idea of how much use it has had, the … So this is second hand, with no idea of how much use it has had, the battery which is not guaranteed could go at any time, it "Has minor cosmetic marks or scuffs and show signs of use" and you only save £40 on new. Seems like a bad deal.



These refurbished products are usually like new, they also have one year warranty should they "go at any time"

Messiah

These refurbished products are usually like new, they also have one year … These refurbished products are usually like new, they also have one year warranty should they "go at any time"


The stuff I typed in quotes about it's condition is from the sellers and they also say the battery is a consumable which suggests it has no guarantee. "usually" doesn't apply here which you would have spotted had you looked into it and not guessed.

DealHunter_

Iv never bought from Tesco refurb so I wouldn't know im afraid I … Iv never bought from Tesco refurb so I wouldn't know im afraid I Bought mine a few months back for £179 Brand New and very happy with it, very speedy little thing


I only know because they say so on their site.

anyone know what the browsing experience is like. Is it similar to a PC or more like a tablet. I'm thinking flash / java plugins and not going to mobile sites

DARRUDE

anyone know what the browsing experience is like. Is it similar to a PC … anyone know what the browsing experience is like. Is it similar to a PC or more like a tablet. I'm thinking flash / java plugins and not going to mobile sites



Flash is fine and it won't go to mobile sites (unless the site is set wrongly). Java is a bit more of an issue as it doesn't support it.

MrPuddington

I read that the European C720 is different from (inferior to?) to the US … I read that the European C720 is different from (inferior to?) to the US version. Is that true? Reviews are distinctly mixed anyway - this seems to be a very bottom end Chromebook. RAM, screen, storage, CPU, battery ... everything is at the very minimum that is bearable. In one or two years this may look pretty old.



It is actually one of the best Chromebooks.

RAM - ChromeOS is a very lightweight system, 2GB is ample for almost all users, a dozen or so tabs will only use about half of the available RAM. This probably why Acer haven't really promoted the 4GB version.

Screen - Almost all Chromebooks have been given fairly poor low-res TN display panels, and there is not much difference between most models. The Pixel has a good display and an eye-watering price. The original HP11 had an excellent IPS screen, but was given a slow processor.

Storage - 16GB is typical for Chromebooks, and no worse than most. Additional storage may be added via USB or SD card. This is not Windows or Mac OS.

CPU - The Haswell 2955u is the best CPU in any Chromebook other than the i5 in the Pixel, or the i3 in the new C720. The Baytrail Celerons and ARM CPU's just do not compete when it comes to a smooth user experience.

Battery - 8.5 Hours is enough for most. I would not sacrifice performance to extend it.

To my mind the only other Chromebooks worth considering at the moment would be the Toshiba 13" Chromebook 2, and the Dell 11" Chromebook. The Toshiba has a 13" full HD IPS panel in what they describe as a 12" footprint. Unfortunately Toshiba have used a Baytrail Celeron, so while it has a good display the performance has suffered. The Dell is reputedly well made, but it really rather chubby, more reminiscent of a Netbook than a 2014 Chromebook.

"In one or two years this may look pretty old." That my friend is IT and the modern world. lol

Excellent price and great bit of kit. Chromebooks are fantastic if you want a fast web browser and not much else. The C730 is coming out, hence the price drop.

ShaneC

Excellent price and great bit of kit. Chromebooks are fantastic if you … Excellent price and great bit of kit. Chromebooks are fantastic if you want a fast web browser and not much else. The C730 is coming out, hence the price drop.



The price drop is cos it's refurbished.

bytemaster

It is actually one of the best Chromebooks.RAM - ChromeOS is a very … It is actually one of the best Chromebooks.RAM - ChromeOS is a very lightweight system, 2GB is ample for almost all users, a dozen or so tabs will only use about half of the available RAM. This probably why Acer haven't really promoted the 4GB version.Screen - Almost all Chromebooks have been given fairly poor low-res TN display panels, and there is not much difference between most models. The Pixel has a good display and an eye-watering price. The original HP11 had an excellent IPS screen, but was given a slow processor.Storage - 16GB is typical for Chromebooks, and no worse than most. Additional storage may be added via USB or SD card. This is not Windows or Mac OS.CPU - The Haswell 2955u is the best CPU in any Chromebook other than the i5 in the Pixel, or the i3 in the new C720. The Baytrail Celerons and ARM CPU's just do not compete when it comes to a smooth user experience.Battery - 8.5 Hours is enough for most. I would not sacrifice performance to extend it.To my mind the only other Chromebooks worth considering at the moment would be the Toshiba 13" Chromebook 2, and the Dell 11" Chromebook. The Toshiba has a 13" full HD IPS panel in what they describe as a 12" footprint. Unfortunately Toshiba have used a Baytrail Celeron, so while it has a good display the performance has suffered. The Dell is reputedly well made, but it really rather chubby, more reminiscent of a Netbook than a 2014 Chromebook."In one or two years this may look pretty old." That my friend is IT and the modern world. lol



Good synopsis, the Acer Chromebook 13 is another to look out for Tegra K1 SOC and also a model with 1080p screen.

Gizmodo don't really like the screen though

gizmodo.co.uk/201…en/

kevessex

unfortunately , I believe that this can't be used for iTunes .



Said no one ever...

The HP 14 Chromebook is available with 4GB & has same processor as Acer C720 and is available at John Lewis for £229.90 for those who require more RAM & bigger screen. Be careful with buying that model though as it looks to me that there are 2GB RAMS HP 14's knocking about and some outlets can gets specs wrong!


Got one of these and been using it a few months now, absolutely love it - boots up quick it's really quick as it has a SSD

If you only do facebook/amazon/hotdeals/general browsing etc and not really doing heavy duty office work or photo editing, this is absolutely ideal - a good laptop for "civilians" and light use - ChromeOS is not so much targeted by malware as Windows and Mac now.

If you're nerdy, you can also load up Ubuntu and get skype going on it as ChromeOS does not support Skype

My laptop has just laid down and died. Should I buy a bottom end laptop replacement(between 200-250) or buy a chrome book. Only used for browsing, music and some occasional kids homework?
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