I chose the Acer C720 Chromebook for 5 reasons:
- I wanted a Ultrabook style computer without having to pay a premium for a Windows 8 or MacBook Air, when all the time I spent on my Windows 7 Laptop was online and using Google Chrome.
- The Acer C720 Chromebook is the only Chromebook that looks like a Ultrabook.
- the price, at £198.99 The C720 is the cheapest of the Chromebook line and I didn’t want to break the bank on a second Laptop.
- The Acer C720 is more portable than the only other Intel based Chromebook, the HP Chromebook 14 and I didn’t want a Laptop with a comparable screen size to my Windows 7 Laptop that is 15.6″ as I wanted something that I could take everywhere with me.
- The Samsung Chromebooks along with the HP Chromebook 11 are nice looking but are a little over priced to say that they’re using Arm Processors.
I also thought for the price the Acer C720 Chromebook is pretty well specced for the price and looks as stylish as any of the Windows Ultrabooks that are out there. Why pay more for a HP or Samsung Chromebook that runs an Arm Processor when you can get a more powerful x86 Intel Processor based Chromebook for less than £200.00, I know that the HP Chromebook 14 is Intel based but as it’s a larger size than the Acer C720, Samsung & HP Chromebook 11 it’s not fair to include it in this comparison of Arm v Intel Chromebooks.