Acer C7 Chromebook is even worse than Samsung’s new model

Acer C7 Chromebook is even worse than Samsung's new model

Two weeks ago I ranted why I don’t like the new Samsung Chromebook, saying that it’s too heavy for what it offers. Some hate mail (comments actually) followed…

The new Acer C7 Chromebook is even worse, and is everything but easy to carry around. Sure enough, if your main laptop has a 15-inch screen, you’ll love it. If, however, you have a MacBook Air or one of those Ultrabooks (like I do), you must be thinking – what’s the point? If I’m going to have a second laptop, it must be super light. And once again I want to praise Gigabyte for their X11 Ultrabook. (And no, they don’t pay me)

Specs wise, the Acer C7 Chromebook comes with an Intel Celeron 847 processor (2MB L3 cache, 1.10GHz, DDR3 1333 MHz), 2GB of DDR3 memory, 320GB hard drive, 1.3-megapixel camera, 11.6-inchs screen, 3 USB 2.0 ports and HDMI out. All this weighs 3 pounds, which is unacceptably heavy (again – that’s just me). The price is cool – Acer’s Chromebook costs just $199.00 and with the purchase you also get 100GB of Google Drive free for 2 years. Is that enough though?

I don’t think so. My advice is – if you really want a Chromebook, get the one made by Samsung. It has less storage but it boots much faster. It’s also lighter…

  • Aykalam

    Do you call this a review?

    and again you are comparing $200 laptop with $1500 one?I would assume that a real review that says this is worse than Samsung’s chrome, should at least say why!  however you just listed the specs, then you said it’s baaaaad. 

    • Th3co45t

      Yeah, kinda annoyed reading this “review.”  Why would complain against what is a downgrade anyway?

      • http://twitter.com/dusanb Dusan Belic

        Not a review – just an opinion. :)

    • http://twitter.com/dusanb Dusan Belic

      Nope – the $1500 one is the MAIN laptop (as I said it). This (and Samsung’s version) is the SECOND one. As such – it must be lighter and easier to carry around (since it has less of everything under the hood).

  • Anonymous

    I actually agree with Dusan’s point. I too have an ultrabook and want something even lighter as a second laptop.

  • Anonymous

    Gosh. It’s not better or worse.  Do you want storage? C7. Do you want to save 10 seconds on boot and something lighter ? Samsung.

    If you want all that AND you want to spend $1200 then Ultrabook. 

    The bottomline is 80% of usage needs for 80% of people  will be met for under $250 with either Chromebook.

  • frodo

    The only reason to install a 320GB HDD into a Chromebook is when you expect the device is not used as a chromebook in the first place but to have another full-fledged Linux distribution installed for dual boot. That way, Acer can ship a zero maintenance standard device while the customer is totally free to select one of the myriad of Linux distributions on his own risk.
    Without Microsoft tax, this little laptop is a bargain for real Linux fans.

  • simon@syd

    Hey its comment bait especially right from the title (good one, Dusan). But where does weight come from in a laptop? Obviously the battery. Some weight saving might occur if the laptop is say, built with special materials. A fifteen inch screen is going to weigh slightly more. There is just not that much physical reason, for these chromebooks to weigh a whole lot less. If you can afford an ultrabook, of course you aren’t going to be that impressed. Actually I think ultrabooks are just overpriced – rather than dissing chromebooks for being too heavy, it is more logical to diss ultrabooks for being too expensive. I guess the headline would be “X ultrabook is slightly less bad than Y ultrabook”, as pc manufacturers are finally forced to compete with these chromebooks…

  • Swish

    Too heavy? Eat a steak and go to the gym ….. are you a man? Did you have a Daddy? Too heavy?? Really? Packing it around could possibly give you big bulging biceps, eh Stud? MR. John Wayne is rolling in his grave fella

  • george

    Another pointless post without any content – the author hasn’t tried either device and gives advice based on weight? This is my first time visiting this web site and I will never come back. Content is king Mr. Belic, and you are a court jester.

    Three pounds is too much for you to carry? What kind of a man are you?

  • Simon

    Maybe if you grew some muscle to deal with something as GIGANTICALLY heavy as a 3-pound laptop.

    Seriously. You seem to be the epitome of today’s world of everlasting lethargy and laziness.

    (And, in retrospect, I can’t believe anybody would publish these two articles you wrote. Hell, I’m more angry at myself for even reading them. Your “opinions” are juvenile and backed up by pure shit at best.)

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