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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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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire C720 specifications page.
|Name||Acer Aspire C720|
|Processor||Intel Celeron 2955U 1.40 GHz Dual-core (2 Core)|
|Screen||11.6“ HD Acer CineCrystal LED LCD 1366×768|
|RAM||Up to 4 GB SDRAM (2GB in Europe Models)|
|HDD||16 or 32GB SSD (16GB Europe)|
|Graphics||Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD|
|Bluetooth||Rev. 4.0 + HS|
|HDMI Out||Not Tested|
|Sound||Yes||Manual configuration needed|
|Headphone Port||Not Tested|
|Microphone-In Port||Not Tested|
|TouchPad||Yes||Patch needed, see Notes|
|Suspend/Resume||Yes||Patch needed, see Notes|
|Touchscreen||Yes||C720P Model only, Patch needed, see 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.
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)