Initially when Google launched its Chrome OS, it was used as a web-based operating system for full-fledged laptops and similar high-end devices. However, with time, its category seems to have shifted to lower priced and small powered computers and tablets. It now faces sort of a crisis for its existence.
In spite of this gloom, there are still many variations available if you are indeed looking for a good device that runs on a Chrome OS. Acer recently launched its all-new Acer C7 Chromebook, which is actually a complete laptop at a relatively cheaper cost of $199.
Features and Design
Although cheap, Acer has certainly made compromises on the design front, making the C7 Chromebook smaller at 11.6 inches. It weighs 3 pounds and is about an inch in thickness, which makes it look quite old and out-dated. You get the feeling that they have almost neglected any efforts to make it good-looking or wisely constructed.
The screen comes with a 1366 x 768 resolution, which is quite good. Given the small size, the tiny keyboard can be a problem initially and does take some time to getting used to. Now coming down to the technical specifications of it, the Acer C7 Chromebook comes with a 1.1 GHz dual core Intel Celeron Processor, a 2 GB RAM and a 320 GB Hard Drive, which is quite adequate, if not exciting in the category. It certainly is better performance wise than other devices using the same OS, its faster and smoother.
So finally, what is good and bad about the Acer C7 Chromebook?
- Cheaper than most other devices
- Excellent performance, faster than most
- Easy to use, carry and handle
- Not well-constructed
- Battery isn’t long lasting
- The boot up time isn’t that great
- Track pad could have been a lot better
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