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Acer Chromebook C7

Acer C7 Chromebook (C710-2457) Laptop


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Acer C7 Chromebook (2013)
Google Chromebook Pixel
Acer C7 Chromebook
Samsung Series 3 Chromebook
Dell Vostro 2520
Acer C7 Chromebook (C710-2457) Laptop
Google Chromebook Pixel
Acer C710-2487 11.6-Inch Chromebook
Samsung Chromebook (Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch)
Dell Vostro 2520 Laptop Computer- Intel Core i3-2328M (2.2GHz)
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Release Date
Aug 2013
Apr 2013
Nov 2012
Oct 2012
Aug 2012
Operating System
Display
11.6 in. Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
12.85 in. TFT Active Matrix
11.6 in. HD LED
11.6 in. LED HD
15.6 in. HD WLED Anti-Glare
Hard Drive
16 GB Serial ATA
32 GB SSD
320 GB Serial ATA, 5400 RPM
16GB
320GB SATA, 5400 RPM
Installed Memory
4 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
4 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
4 GB (DDR3 SDRAM)
2 GB DDR3 SDRAM
2GB3 Single Channel DDR3 SDRAM
Operating System
Chrome OS
Google Chrome OS
Google Chrome
Google Chrome
UBUNTU Linux
Processor
Celeron 847 1.1 GHz
Core i5 1.8 GHz
Celeron 1.1 GHz
Exynos 5 Dual 1.7GHz
Core i3 2.2 GHz
Laptop Type
Chromebook
Ultraportable Laptop
Ultraportable Laptop
Ultraportable Laptop
Budget

  • Though it still has a couple of faults, the new version of the Acer C7 Chromebook is faster, longer lasting, and better all around. All this and its very low price tag makes it the best inexpensive Chromebook on the market.


  • Acer's Chromebook delivers Chrome OS for a rock-bottom price, but it's sunk by short battery life and a thicker and heavier design than the competition.


  • Well, you might just prefer having a familiar laptop experience, complete with keyboard and trackpad, and if you're already living the Google life with Docs, Calendar, Gmail, Hangouts, Google+ and more, you'll immediately feel at home as soon as you sign into a Chromebook. And that's fine. If that's you, we think you should consider one.
    Basically, then, we like the idea of a Chromebook; we just don't particularly like this Chromebook. At least, we don't particularly like the Acer C7 Chromebook as a Chromebook.


  • The newest Google Chromebook Pixel is luxurious and laden with impressive features, but even if it's the best Chromebook available—and it is—the thousand-dollar price will be a barrier for many.


  • In the end, the Pixel is a straightforward notebook wrapped in an extraordinary case and display. The high-end hardware ultimately feels limited by the narrow scope of Chrome OS, so most users will likely get a bigger bang for the buck from a more established Windows or Mac platform, both of which can do much more than a Pixel and offer more customization options for lower prices. Buyers looking to install a Linux distro may be the exception, though such actions and resulting repercussions are beyond the scope of this review.


  • The Chromebook Pixel boasts a gorgeous industrial design and superior display, but it doesn't offer enough functionality or endurance to justify its high price.


  • The Acer C7 Chromebook (C710-2847) isn't the slickest laptop out there, but it runs Chrome OS, has a roomy hard drive and a full selection of ports, and sells for a song. We'll overlook a lot for its $200 price tag.


  • Acer's Chromebook delivers Chrome OS for a rock-bottom price, but it's sunk by short battery life and a thicker and heavier design than the competition.


  • At $199, Acer and Google's newest Chromebook is practically an impulse buy-if not a must-buy-for anyone considering a 7-inch tablet but hoping to do productivity work instead of mere content consumption on the Web.


  • The Samsung Chromebook Series 3 (XE303C12) laptop delivers what we wanted from Google all along- a cheap, portable way to get online, with nothing getting in the way.


  • The Samsung Chromebook Series 3 delivers the cloud in a clamshell at a very tempting price.


  • It's easy to be captivated by the Samsung Chromebook. It has many of the same attributes of an Ultrabook including light weight, thinness, an 11.6-inch screen, and comfortable keyboard. Great battery life is another plus. All if this priced less than most tablets.


  • The advantages of Dell's Vostro 2520 are found in the good battery life, decent application performance, 24 month warranty and matte screen. The screen's contrast, black value and brightness are more than acceptable for the laptop's price range. The device can easily cope with routine application scenarios and provides more than enough power for most computer users. Regrettably, Dell has not placed much value on good maintenance. The entire laptop has to be disassembled to exchange the hard drive or clean the fan.


Top 5 notebook with linux:

  1. Acer C7 Chromebook (C710-2457) Laptop
  2. Google Chromebook Pixel
  3. Acer C710-2487 11.6-Inch Chromebook
  4. Samsung Chromebook (Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch)
  5. Dell Vostro 2520 Laptop Computer- Intel Core i3-2328M (2.2GHz)