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Acer C720-3871 11.6-Inch Chromebook (Intel Core i3, 2 GB) Granite Gray

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  • Intel Core i3-4005U 1.7 GHz (3 MB Cache)
  • 32 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 11.6-Inch Screen, Intel HD Graphics 4400
  • Chrome, 8.5-hour battery life
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Processors Core i3 4005U 1.7 GHz Celeron 2955U 1.4 GHz Tegra 2.1 GHz celeron 1.4 GHz
Operating System Chrome Chrome Chrome Chrome
Storage 32 GB 32 GB 16 GB 16 GB
Graphics Coprocessor Intel HD Graphics 4400 Intel HD Graphics NVIDIA Kepler GPU with 192 NVIDIA CUDA cores Intel HD Graphics
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Product Information

Style: 2 GB
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Screen Size11.6 inches
Max Screen Resolution1366x768
Processor1.7 GHz Core i3-4005U
Hard Drive32 GB flash_memory_solid_state
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 4400
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 8.5 hours
Brand NameAcer
Item model numberC720-3871
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemChrome
Item Weight2.8 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H11.34 x 8.03 x 0.75 inches
Color Granite Gray
Processor BrandIntel Core i3
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size32
Hard Drive InterfaceSolid State
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #1,447 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 6, 2014
Warranty & Support
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Product Description

Style: 2 GB

Product Description

Acer C720-3871 Chromebook comes with these high level specs: 4th Generation Intel Core i3-4005U Processor, Google Chrome Operating System, 11.6" HD Widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit Display, Intel HD Graphics 4400, 2048MB DDR3L SDRAM Memory, 32GB SSD Drive, Secure Digital (SD) Card, Acer InviLink Nplify 802.11a/b/g/n (MIMO Dual-Band 2.4Ghz & 5GHz) Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.0, Built-In HD Webcam, 1 - USB 3.0 Port, 1 - USB 2.0 Port, 1 - HDMI Port, 3-Cell Li-Polymer Battery (3950 mAh), Up to 8.5-hours Battery Life, 2.76 lbs. | 1.25 kg (system unit only)


Acer introduces its new Chromebook, the C720 - the best performance 11.6” Chromebook with speed, simplicity and security all built in. Continually updated, always new, the Acer C7 Chromebook keeps getting better and better. It starts in seconds, is powered by a 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i3 Processor and has up to 8.5 hours of battery life giving you all day to run your favorite Google apps or access your photos, videos, music and documents from anywhere.


Key Features

  • 11.6" HD Anti-Glare Widescreen LED-backlit Display
  • 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i3-4005U Processor (1.7GHz, 3MB L3 cache)
  • Google Chrome Operating System
  • 32GB SSD Drive
  • 2048MB DDR3L SDRAM Memory
  • Intel® HD Graphics 4400
  • Acer InviLinkTM NplifyTM 802.11a/b/g/n (MIMO Dual-Band 2.4Ghz & 5GHz) Wireless LAN
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Built-in HD Webcam
  • Two built-in speakers
  • 1- USB 3.0 Port
  • 1- USB 2.0 Port
  • 1- HDMI™ Port
  • Full-size Acer FineTip Keyboard
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad
  • 3-Cell Li-Polymer Battery Up to 8.5-hours Battery Life
  • 2.76 lbs.| 1.25 kg (system unit only)

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Fast. Light. Portable.


The Acer C720 Chromebook is fast, light and portable. It boots in less than 7 seconds, and automatically stays up-to-date (and virus free) without interrupting you.

Powered by a 4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 Processor, the Acer C720 Chromebook delivers an amazing experience on the web. It loads content-rich webpages quickly, provides crisp video playback, and enables you to multitask effortlessly by allowing multiple pages to run at the same time.

This third-generation Chromebook has a design that is 30 percent thinner than its predecessor. Your Chromebook slips easily into a bag or purse, weighs just over 2 pounds and has up to 8.5 hours of battery life. It’s equally comfortable at home or keeping up with everything you do every day, even when you’re offline.

The 11.6" HD anti-glare display enables students and families to enjoy the Chromebook outside in sunlight for classwork, reading, playing games and more. Crisp resolution brings family closer during video chats, and the HD webcam presents you at your best, too. Want bigger? Extend your view to your big screen via the HDMI® port.

Everyday Security


Chromebooks have multiple layers of security to keep you safe and worry free. Plus with automatic updates, the Chromebook downloads security and software upgrades so you don’t have to. No more updates to track.

Store and access your photos, music, videos, documents and more from anywhere with Google Drive. It’s simple, and all your files are backed up automatically online, safely and securely. Plus enjoy 100 GB of free storage on Google Drive for two years.

Feel safe sharing your C720 Chromebook with friends, family and even the occasional guest. Each user has their own login, files, apps and settings, so you never have to worry about anything getting messed up by someone else.

The Best of Google


Chromebooks come with popular Google products built in: Search, Gmail, YouTube, and Hangouts. So you can work, play, and do whatever you want, right out of the box. Create documents, spreadsheets, presentations and drawings with apps like Google Docs, Zoho and SlideRocket. Enjoy full screen video chat with up to nine friends using Google+ Hangouts.

The Chrome Web Store offers thousands of free apps, themes, and extensions to help you make the most of your Chromebook. Watch movies, play games or get work done (if you really have to). The Chromebook will keep it all fresh with automatic updates.

The Acer C720 Chromebook stays connected with dual band Wi-Fi. It also comes with 12 free Gogo® Inflight1 passes so you can stay online even when you're not on the ground.

1 Your Chromebook comes with 12 free Gogo® in-air Internet passes (estimated $150 value, redeemable for two years after Chromebook purchase) usable on continental U.S. flights of participating airlines

Customer Reviews

I would recommend this to anyone looking for casual use out of there laptop.
evan mcguire
I have had 10+ tabs open, one playing video in 720p, the other streaming music, and a Google doc, among other things, and no slow down.
I also need to add that I really enjoy using Chrome OS touchpads in general.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

131 of 137 people found the following review helpful By BKarno on July 22, 2014
Style Name: 4 GB Verified Purchase
Last year I pre-ordered the original Acer C720-2800 4GB Chromebook and received it the day after the release. I did have a minor issue with a rattle in the touchpad which was a simple fix that I addressed when I upgraded the SSD to a 128GB unit. The rattle aside, my C720, and all of our Chromebooks, Chromebox, and Chromebase , have been flawless performers. The C720 2GB has been perfect, I love the screen and keyboard on the HP 11, my Toshiba 13 is great, and the Chromebox and Chromebase have replaced our desktops. My son took over the 4GB C720 when I got the Toshiba, and he has pretty much retired his Samsung Series 3 that we purchased almost 2 years ago. It still runs well, but the battery life isn't what it used to be. I purchased this new i3 C720 4GB (my 4th C720) primarily because I wanted to see if the performance is worth the additional investment. However, because I'm a dedicated Chrome OS user who's looking ahead to what's in store for Chrome OS and it's evolving compatibility with Android (and my Nexus 5) I also wanted to make sure I had the fastest Chromebook available (with the exception of the Pixel) to take advantage of forthcoming features.

For this review, I will primarily be comparing this C720 i3 4GB to my original C720 Haswell 4GB. With all the Chrome OS devices available today, it's impossible to reference them all. If you'd like my opinion on how this i3 stacks up against some of the popular models please feel free to ask. Again, our family has the Samsung Series 3, three C720's (2GB and 4GB Haswells and the i3), two HP-11s (the ones with the good screen), the 13" Toshiba, an Asus Chromebox, and an LG Chromebase. I am also well versed in the other models available or coming soon.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Love it or hate it, it's still a C720.
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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Kirk on July 24, 2014
Style Name: 4 GB Verified Purchase
***First thing to clear up any confusion, this Model is the C720-3404 and also C720-3605. The numbers are vendor codes which supposedly can change from seller to seller. Most likely the 3404 is the amazon number for this specific build but I could be wrong. I have heard from several people that these codes are intentionally confusing. Anyways that is a discussion for another day, on to the review!***

I love this little machine (typing this review on it)! It is the perfect balance between a tablet-like portability and basic computing/internet needs. With all this in mind I knew exactly what I was getting into. I have done research on chromebooks for the past 4 months, waiting for the right machine to come along. And this hit all my needs, it is fast (i3 processor & 4gb RAM) and has the largest "stock" SSD for the lower tier chromebooks. Everything else is somewhat secondary to those two aspects. The screen and speakers are not going to blow you away but they are serviceable. I am not going to watching a ton of movies on it or listening to music on the speakers, if you are going to be using this as a media device I would suggest the HP chromebook 11 which has an IPS screen.

To get to the point, this is a device for those who want to simplify their computing/internet needs. Many do not think this is an actual plus but coming from a MacBook Pro 13" to the C720 is so refreshing. My main reason behind getting the C720 is the fact that I started to realize what I was actually doing with my MacBook Pro. I was essentially just surfing the internet and maybe watching few youtube videos. Which is a lot like having a ferrari in a big crowded city when really the main thing you need is a smaller car that can handle the streets.
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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Chaybee1 on July 23, 2014
Style Name: 4 GB
I am coming to this as but a humble owner of only one Chromebook; the Samsung ARM, which was my first and after the learning curve of switching over to Chrome, I was hooked. Alas, it was time to upgrade and let me say - I AM SO GLAD I DID! I have been on my Acer C720 - 3605 for a few hours now and it's really a world of difference from the Samsung, mainly in regards to power but also a few aesthetic things. I would recommend the $30 extra for the 4g of RAM version, everything is so fluid and fast. I have had multiple tabs open, searching the net with a youtube video in the background and have had zero lagging issues. It's like the first time you got rid of that 48k modem and got DSL! (showing my age)

A couple things of note:

Personally, I like the feel of the keyboard much better than the Samsung ARM. The keys feel a bit more "punchy" if that makes any sense.
It definitely weighs more than the Samsung but I don't mind at all. I actually feel like it's more well built because of this. I also really like the "Granite Grey" look, although that is a minor aesthetic that means nothing.

Only one small con I have so far and it's just nitpicky:

Why they put the power plug on the left side is beyond me. I know this is a minor thing as well but the plug being in the back of the Samsung was completely unobtrusive and allowed for mobility when plugged in. If your outlet is on the right side (which mine is) the plug can be a nuisance. Oh well, not even close to a dealbreaker.

Lastly, I want to take a minute to address migrating from one Chromebook to another as there is little information out there regarding this.
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