This looks very cool! I kinda want one!
- Size: 11.34” x 8.03” x 0.78”
- Weight: 3.00 pounds
- Display: 11.6” widescreen Touchscreen display with Intel HD graphics
- Resolution: 1366 x 768
- CPU: Intel Celeron 2955U at. 1.4 GHz
- Storage: 32GB
- RAM: 2GB
- Ports: 1 USB 2.0, 1 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI
- Battery: 3950 mAh, rated for up to 7.5 hours of battery life
- WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Built-In HD webcam
- MSRP: $299.99
So, you have to look at a Chromebook as “not quite a desktop/laptop” on the high end, and “more than a tablet” on the low end. Once you make that mental adjustment, you will be VERY happy with the C720P! It has a touch screen, which, to be fair, is not fully supported yet by ChromeOS, but it works, and is nice to have. Do you NEED it? No. But, it IS nice. And, you will feel more “future-proofed.”
The external design is light, small, and pretty sleek! Mine is gun-metal gray, with the usual Google Chrome color logos. The finish is smooth, obviously plastic, but with a solid feel. The rubber feet make it solid on a table top so it doesn’t “scoot around” on you. The ports that you will see are, on the left side (as you face it) – a small socket for the power cable, an HDMI port, a USB 3.0 port, and a headset port (audio/mic). Then, on the right side (again, as you face it) you will find an SD card slot for expansion of your disk space, a USB 2.0 port, and a Kensington lock port.
Flip it open, and the keys, while “Chiclet-like” are very nice, and have a short, but, overall decent travel, with a nice “click” when you depress them.
Overall, the Chromebook is quite light! In fact, compared to a regular laptop, you will think you are not carrying anything!
The power button is at the upper right corner, as you open the Chromebook. If you simply close it when you finish using it, then open it again later, it will “pop back” to where you were. In fact, that is what I usually do. Battery life is good, not great, but good. I can use is most of a day without needing to recharge, but, it is good to plug it in if you are at your desk.
The display is nice and clear, but glare can be a problem in bright light, simply adjust the screen a bit, and you will be OK.
Performance is nice! I find very little lag, and things pop up very quickly on the screen. In fact, the fact that I don’t notice any lag while using it, is a testament to the speed!
I find that the C720P performs VERY well for my Chromebook needs! My wife has the non-touch Acer C720 and she is very happy with it as well.
Overall, I give the C720P a nine out of ten!