Acer C720 Chromebook 11.6″ Laptop with 1.4GHz Intel Celeron 2955u Processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB SSD (Scratch and Dent)
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Acer C720 Chromebook 11.6” Laptop (Scratch and Dent)
Designed for users who spend most of their computer time online, the Acer C720 Chromebook primarily runs internet applications and saves a majority of files into cloud storage. Since it requires less hardware to operate than most laptops, it’s able to maintain a slender, travel-friendly size that makes it easy to bring to the coffee shop, library, or office.
Cloud-Based Chrome OS
This Chromebook can forego the components that make most laptops bulky and heavy, thanks to its web-based Chrome OS. Rather than store applications and files on a built-in hard drive, Chrome syncs with your pre-existing Google account to store everything, from documents and spreadsheets to MP3 files and video, entirely online. This system not only saves space on your computer; it makes your files accessible from anywhere you can log into your Google account, such as your smartphone.
Solid-State Drive: Speed and Reliability
The built-in solid-state drive (SSD) performs the same duties of a traditional hard-disk drive, but up to 100 times faster. Unlike hard-disk drives, SSDs don’t rely on moving parts to write, store, and retrieve data; instead, they use flash memory chips that can boot up your computer and launch apps in mere seconds. Without the moving parts, SSDs are also lighter, take up less space within your computer, and are less susceptible to damage and data loss from computer bumps.
Speedy Data Transfers with USB 3.0
A USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port transfers files to and from your computer at more than 10 times the speed of USB 2.0, which is especially helpful when you have a gigantic project on a flash drive, or you want to backup all of your files to an external hard drive. If your connected device uses USB 2.0, the port can still move bits and bytes with no sweat at 2.0 speeds, thanks to its backward compatibility.
Video Chat with Anyone, Anywhere
A built-in webcam can make it feel like people miles away are in the room with you, helping you connect more clearly than with a phone call or email. Collaborate with colleagues in other offices, listen as your niece or nephew rapturously explains their finger painting, or laugh every time your friend’s cat walks across their keyboard.
- Product number: C720-2848
- Operating system: Google Chrome
- Screen: 11.6” anti-glare widescreen Cinecrystal LED-backlit display
- Resolution: HD
- Processor: 1.4GHz Intel Celeron 2955u dual-core
- Graphics processor: integrated Intel HD Graphics
- RAM: 2GB
- Storage: 16GB solid-state drive (SSD)
- Optical drive: no
- Memory-card slot: SD
- Webcam: yes
- WiFi: 802.11a/b/g/n
- Bluetooth: 4.0
- Ports: 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI
- Battery: 3-cell 3,950mAh lithium-polymer
- Battery life: up to 8.5 hours
- Weight: 2.76lb.
- Product dimensions: 11.3” (L) x 8” (W) x 0.8” (H)
- Condition: Scratch and Dent
- What’s in the box: laptop and charger
Acer is a classic success story: it began as a husband-and-wife team with a handful of employees and grew into one of the bestselling names in laptop computers. In 2007, after acquiring both Gateway and Packard Bell, Acer was the No. 2 bestselling brand in the world for notebooks. But like many companies with humble roots, Acer has remained committed to its values, winning dozens of awards for sustainability and product design. Those two values meet in products such as recyclable notebook computers and the V6 series monitors, which were made with post-consumer recycled material. And the public notices: at the close of 2014, Acer landed a top spot on Amazon’s holiday bestseller list with its Chromebook, and the Aspire V laptop won a PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Award, promising much of what the brand is known for: “an entry-level gaming laptop with some real muscle, showing impressive performance and solid battery life without the expense of a premium system.”