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Acer Aspire C720

Introduction

This is a template for a future compatibility guide to running Linux with the Acer Aspire C720 laptop. If you have the Acer Aspire C720 and are running Linux on it please consider editing this page or adding a comment below with your compatibility details. By contributing you will help other people running this laptop or trying to make a decision on whether to buy it or not.

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Specifications

For full specifications see the Acer Aspire C720 specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire C720
ProcessorIntel Celeron 2955U 1.40 GHz Dual-core (2 Core)
Screen11.6“ HD Acer CineCrystal LED LCD 1366×768
RAMUp to 4 GB SDRAM (2GB in Europe Models)
HDD16 or 32GB SSD (16GB Europe)
Optical DriveNone
GraphicsIntel Graphics Media Accelerator HD
NetworkUnknown
IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth Rev. 4.0 + HS

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Graphics ChipYes
HDMI OutNot Tested
SoundYes Manual configuration needed
MicrophoneYes
Headphone PortNot Tested
Microphone-In PortNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessYes
BluetoothYes
USBYes
Card ReaderYes
WebcamYes
KeyboardYes
TouchPadYes Patch needed, see Notes
Suspend/ResumeYes Patch needed, see Notes
TouchscreenYesC720P Model only, Patch needed, see Notes

Notes

As of today (07/14) you need to patch the Kernel for enabling the touchpad and the touchscreen (C720P only) as well as the audio (alsa, no kernel patch needed) and fixing Suspend/Resume. For instructions see the Arch Wiki (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Acer_C720_Chromebook).
The SSD is in the M.2 NGFF form factor.

Summary

Some work is needed for having all hardware working, but once that is done the Linux experience is very good (some may change the SSD, because 16GB may be not enough for most users)


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acer_aspire_c720.txt · Last modified: 2014/07/05 09:51 by 95.119.136.44
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