Acer C720 Chromebook 11.6-Inch Review Battery Life – 8.5 hours

Acer C720 Chromebook 11.6-Inch Review

Chromebooks have become quite popular in the recent times for many reasons.

This Chromebook is a best seller on amazon, the Acer C720

Acer C720 Chromebook 11.6-Inch, 2GB by Acer #1 Best Seller in Laptop Computers By AmazonHowever, poor battery back up and limited choice were two major factors that restricted the growing market demand.

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Fortunately, Acer has come up with its new model to make the dream of a perfect chromebook a reality.

In this Acer C720 Chromebook 11.6 inch review, we are going to discuss about all the basic features and performance that will help you make a better choice.

The C720 is lighter, sleeker and faster than any other chromebook available in the market currently. Available at a price of $249, the model is quite reasonably priced for the features being offered.

It seems like Acer has finally got the right combination of features, performance, price and battery life.

Key Features

● Intel Celeron 1.4 GHz 2955U
● 16 GB Solid State Drive
● 11.6 inches anti glare screen
● Intel HD Graphics
● HDMI port
● Battery Life – 8.5 hours

Build / Screen / Keyboard / Design

The new Acer 11.6 inch chromebook is quite indistinguishable in comparison to a small ultrabook.

am Case 11.6-inch Sleeve Case for Acer C720 C720P ChromebookThe exterior of the chromebook is similar to any small sized ultrabook with 11.6 inch screen.

amCase 11.6-inch Sleeve/Case for Acer C720/C720P Chromebook

However, the body that looks like an aluminium is actually a brushed plastic with matte finish. But, this is all you can expect from a laptop that is available at such a low price.

The chromebook boasts 11.6 inches matte display, 1366 x 768 pixels. anti-glare screen and 220 nits brightness levels, giving a perfect display.

It offers good levels of brightness, contrast, and colors to make the views sharper and clearer.


The Acer C720 Chromebook 11.6-inch runs on Google Chrome OS, which comprises of Chrome browser, and a wide range of desktop featuring applications.

Best part is that the operating system is capable of supporting a lot of users.

Except of some everyday user applications like videos, calculator, pictures and music player, everything else runs in the Google Chrome browser.

However, you’ll not be able to create documents, new spreadsheets, presentations and PDFs when Chromebook is offline. Which can be a major drawback when the system is out of internet coverage area.

In this chromebook by Google, the application manager also offers a lot of Google’s services. Google is also offering 100 GB free space in sync service, Google Drive and Cloud storage for a period of two years.


Acer C720 features Intel Celeron processor and 2GB RAM. It is based on Haswell architecture, which focuses more on power and performance optimization.

The boot time of the chromebook is just 7 seconds, which is definitely quite fast as compared to its predecessors. The battery life is quite powerful, giving about 7 hours of backup time.

Final Words 

This Acer C720 Chromebook 11.6-Inch review is definitely going to appeal to a lot of users, looking for high performance in an affordable set up.

It’s lightweight, thin, and sports comfortable keyboard, making it a perfect computing device for modern age.

Since most of the work nowadays is done online, the Chromebook offers a perfect integration with all the applications and services provided by Google.

Search the internet and you will find a lot of reviews praising this Chromebook.