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I want to marry it!
on November 9, 2014
I usually don't write reviews yet I feel this deserves my time to write one. I was really excited to buy a chromebook after I spent a good amount of time researching them and watching other reviews on youtube, (something I like to do before I buy something). Just to give a very quick overview of what a chromebook is, which is easy to make simple: They are very light-weight laptops, running off a solid state drive (usually aruond 16gig or 32gig). Chrome OS is the light environment, which I fell in love with. No more of all the crap widows tries to sell. No more viruses, AND you can run Ubuntu or other light Linux dsitros along side Chrome OS with a simple key command to change. It is extremely easy and quick to install Linux, just by searching a tutorial on Youtube it took less than an hour. With Ubuntu running offline I can have access to LibreOffice Writer and all the amazing free applications Linux offers. Okay enough about Linux because I could brag about how much I love that too forever. I just want to add in that I absolutely love the direction Google is going with Chrome OS and how it is presented in the Chromebooks. I am very impressed. For the money spent, these are very well built machines inside and out.
A lot of people reviewed the c720 as feeling a little cheap and I can’t say that about the cb3-111. I was looking at a C720 tonight at the store and it did feel somewhat cheaper feeling compared to this one. The keyboard just feels very nice to type with, has a nice subtle sound and the whole over feel of the acer in my lap is a wonderful experience. I really think this is the best technology device that I’ve ever bought for the price it is. I do everything on this thing!, (given that I am not a software writer or programer) Everytime I go on the google appstore I find something new that amazes me that I wouldn’t ever imagine I could do with it.
This particular model has only 2 gigs ram, and only 16 gig solid state drive, with expandable sd card reader. I would have liked to have a little more solid state space. I’ve come to accept the low space and gigs of ram. The processor is very good, (the new intel dual i3) which is what I think makes it do what it can do.
PROS: FAST!, Light weight, long battery, (over 8 hours), Nice feeling keyboard and trackpad, Anti-glare screen, and I think it just looks very good and stylish.
CONS: I can’t think of any cons except that you can’t store much on the only 16gig ssd.
FYI: Do not touch the screen, it is a nightmare for fingerprints. Keep clean with special cleaning cloths. Thats it….
Over all it is a really great experience to type on. I wish I had this in high-school. Very nice for research. Comfy to set in lap. Very fun to explore with. I will be buying another one when they come out with the bigger better series. AND I will def be checking out what else Acer has to offer. They are really showing innovation that is impressive.