Acer C7 Chromebook Google Chrome OS Laptop

We’ve witnessed a few attempts nowadays to address one of the biggest needs of people: plain web browsing. Coming into the rescue, Google came up with a very cheap Chromebook named with its own OS, but has seemingly failed a lot of people due to dramatic changes to people’s usual PC experience plus the lack of essential features in the said OS. Thanks to Samsung for saving up the Chromebooks’ seat, and gladly, we were greeted lately with Samsung’s very own Chromebook at $249. Seemingly not enough, Acer joined the forum and picked its own bait, the C7.

The C7 from Acer is a Chromebook essentially but is a netbook by design. Made from sheer plastic with no special alloy materials or any other reliable casing, the C7 fails to make people happy in terms to build. Well, what will you really expect from a browser-specific netbook priced at $199? Adding to this, the body does not have a sexy body as the Chromebook of Samsung, and is thick at almost an inch. Lastly, there are ports everywhere; having ports enough for big screens and keeping files is good, however, in this Acer model, they look overly crowded without any sense of art for them to at least look neat, not to mention yet how the side vents distract the overall package.

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Running inside the Acer C7 Chromebook is of course, the Chrome OS, backed by an Intel Celeron processor with two cores and 2GB of RAM. The said OS, like anyone would say, looks like it is still in candy-wrapping mode for now, with a lot of apps to offer which mostly are cloud-based, but still lacked the goodies a modern PC should have at least. Having the Chrome OS as a web-based platform is easy, light, and simple however. One great advantage of having this OS is that it almost feels like it’s given free on this machine.

One great advantage to be considered on this Chromebook from Acer when compared to that of Samsung is the 320GB internal storage compared to the latter’s 16GB SSD. With this said, users can get to enjoy storing a lot of files—movies and music particularly—and deploy them offline, which means they can still enjoy the hard piece even out from a hotspot. This may sound, on the other hand, too much also since the OS itself doesn’t really do much on files handling, and besides, it is designed for users to do things on the cloud. If you think the speed is compromised in preferring the HDD to SSD, it doesn’t really at least to some point: the device sleeps and wakes almost instantly much like having an SSD for caching.

Having the extra card slot like the Samsung, the Acer C7 Chromebook has a relatively poorer display when compared to the competition. The display itself with a native resolution of 1366×768 is not really that sharp, and the brightness is just enough for room settings. There’s a 1.3MP camera on top of the display with an LED indicator, and media played in this display can enjoy an average audio quality and level with the built-in speakers. For the other hardware parts, the Chromebook of Acer has three USB 2.0 ports, a combo audio port, a full-sized Ethernet and HDMI port, and a VGA. There’s an almost full-sized keyboard on board, plus a click pad that doesn’t really respond well to gestures.

For its price, the Acer C7 Chromebook comes with a 2-year 100GB Google Drive Cloud Storage, and amazingly, 12 free passes of Gogo Air (for enjoying wireless Internet connection on airplanes). Other than these, the price itself is still worth the logical ‘yes’ from consumers, though some for sure will still ask for a fully functional PC netbook that can do more than simply browsing.

Acer C7 Chromebook Google Chrome OS Laptop Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 9,000.00

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Comments

  1. rovilmae salazar says

    where I can avail these chromebook??

  2. ” some for sure will still ask for a fully functional PC netbook that can do more than simply browsing”

    I take it you have no spent much time in the Chrome Web Store?

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