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Pro Faster processor than most Chromebooks
The Acer C720p uses the Intel Celeron 2955U processor, which is one of the best available. The only other processor to date that is better is an i3 that is used in a few of the highest range and education models and the i5 used in the $1,299.99 Pixel.
Pro Good battery life
At 7.5 hours of use the battery life for the Acer c720p-266 is pretty long. There are a few Chromebooks with better reported battery life, but still not bad at all when compared to regular notebooks or ultrabooks.
Pro Touch screen
The Acer c720p offers a touch screen interface to what is already one of the most popular Chromebook models to date. The touch screen adds another layer of usability that can be used from browsing the web to games downloaded from the Web Store.
Pro User replaceable SSD
Users are actually able to open the device up to replace the in built SSD, though it does have to be a specific kind called M.2 internal SSD.
Pro Able to replace Chrome OS with a full Linux install
With the combination of SeaBios and the CPU used inside of the c720P users can install Linux onto the devices hard drive, replacing Chrome OS.
There may be some limitations to the touch screen and touchpad depending on what Kernel or distro is used. Luckily there are device specific distro respins available that offer a more tailored experience with everything working out of the box.
Con Only 2GB of RAM
Power users may find that 2GB of RAM is not enough.
Con Includes a fan
The Acer C720p does have a fan built into the device as it's faster Intel Celeron processor does need cooling for the more tasking operations.
Con Poor screen
At only 720p and extremely poor view angles the Acer C720P definitely does not have that great of a screen.
Con Shallow SD card slot
The SD card slot is shallow which means having a card in it will stick out a bit.