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Chromebook Review: Acer C720P Adds Touch to the Mix

New Acer model proves cheap Chromebooks can be pretty good

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Acer C720P Chromebook Review: Touch on Chrome? Meh…

So far as the touch capability goes, the Acer C720P display was responsive. So if you were holding off for affordable Chromebooks with touchscreen capability, your wait is over.

Source: Brad Moon

That being said, I’m not a huge fan of touchscreens on laptops in general, so I really don’t see the value. (The fingerprints, the act of reaching over the keyboard to hold your finger up against a vertical surface and the risk of poking too hard and tipping the computer over don’t really appeal to me.) However, the capability is there if you want to avoid using the built-in trackpad.

In its Acer Chromebook review, Computerworld criticized the keyboard. However, I actually found the Acer C720P keyboard better than most. The chiclet keys had enough play (without feeling mushy) and the right spacing to be quite useful. If you’re not accustomed to typing using an 11.6-inch device like this Acer Chromebooks — and I am, thanks to my 11.6-inch MacBook Air — you may have an adjustment period.

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