Acer C720P

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cbusse 2014/03/23 19:49

Introduction

It's a Chromebook.

I had the chance to grab one of these beautiful toys and took it.
It was a great choice despite the fact that I just bought another notebook last autumn (which is still doing a great job) but ever since they were announced i always wanted to test a chromebook.

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Specifications

Name Acer C720P
ProcessorIntel Celeron 2995U @ 1.40GHz
Screen 11.6“ @ 1366×768
RAM 2GByte
HDD 16GByte SSD
Graphics Intel Haswell-ULT rev 09
Network Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 rev 01 (Wireless, Bluetooth)

Linux Compatibility

DeviceCompatibilityComments
ProcessorYes
ScreenYes
HDDYes
Graphics ChipYes
HDMI PortYes
Touch ScreenYes
SoundYes
Bulti-in MicrophoneYes
Headphone JackYes
Microphone JackYes
WirelessYesat least when using crouton, untested in dual boot
BluetoothYes4.0
USBYes1×3.0 1×2.0
ESATAYes
Card ReaderYes
WebcamYes
Touch PadYes

Notes

Well its a chromebook, it comes with linux out of the box.

to get normal linux environment i suggest going the crouton path, as you can switch between chrome and ubuntu/(Your distro of choice) any time.

For most of your work chromeos indeed will be more than enough but for some special use cases a full fledged environment will be good to have.

To prepare install you will need to enable development mode (This will wipe your device! just press <ESC> + Reload + Power, then <ctrl>-d)

Then follow instructions at http://www.howtogeek.com/162120/how-to-install-ubuntu-linux-on-your-chromebook-with-crouton/.

Summary

Installation is quick easy and straightforward if you go the crouton route, i havent tested the ChrUbuntu path, but if you prefer a dual boot with a complete separation from chrome os, you should go that way.

This a a small and cheap device which will be very nice for people on a small budget.

Don't expect a power house with 2014 style 3d Graphics adapter, this device is great for office and development work.

It can be set up as a good media player this way and it has solid 3d basic capabilities for older games.

glmark2 results:

                                glmark2 Score: 91

glmark2-es2:

                                glmark2 Score: 83 
lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Device 0a0c (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP USB xHCI HC (rev 04)
00:15.0 DMA controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP Low Power Sub-System DMA (rev 04)
00:15.1 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP I2C Controller #0 (rev 04)
00:15.2 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP I2C Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP HD Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev e4)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP SMBus Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP Thermal (rev 04)
01:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)

lsusb

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1bcf:2c67 Sunplus Innovation Technology Inc.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0489:e056 Foxconn / Hon Hai
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub

lsb release

chronos@localhost / $ cat /etc/*release
CHROMEOS_AUSERVER=https://tools.google.com/service/update2
CHROMEOS_BOARD_APPID={E6710DFC-3EC0-42AE-8095-733FDEA6AF18}
CHROMEOS_CANARY_APPID={90F229CE-83E2-4FAF-8479-E368A34938B1}
CHROMEOS_DEVSERVER=
CHROMEOS_RELEASE_APPID={E6710DFC-3EC0-42AE-8095-733FDEA6AF18}
CHROMEOS_RELEASE_BOARD=peppy-signed-mp-v2keys
CHROMEOS_RELEASE_DESCRIPTION=5116.115.4 (Official Build) stable-channel peppy
CHROMEOS_RELEASE_NAME=Chrome OS
CHROMEOS_RELEASE_TRACK=stable-channel
CHROMEOS_RELEASE_VERSION=5116.115.4
GOOGLE_RELEASE=5116.115.4


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