Acer C720 Chromebook Review

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Battery Life Testing

In an attempt to quantitatively measure the Acer C720 Chromebook's battery life in a controlled benchmark environment, we ran a test in which we set up a webpage with a mix of graphics, Flash media, and text. The page automatically refreshes every three minutes. This is a simple baseline test that measures up time while web browsing. For this test, we set the Acer C720’s display to 50% brightness, which is still plenty bright and easy on the eyes, and connected to the web via an 802.11n wireless network.

Being that this is a Chromebook and can’t run our normal Battery Eater Pro test, the web browsing test must suffice. However, because most of the systems we run the browser test on are mobile devices, the chart below includes scores from those systems instead of scores from the laptops we’ve been comparing the Acer C720 to in our other benchmarks.

Battery Life Testing
Web Browser Test

There's no question that the Acer C720 holds its own here. The chromebook finished near the top of the field in the browser test, lasting just about 10.5 hours before the battery finally gave out.

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