I have only had my Acer C720 Chromebook
for a day now, but I must say it's been a joy to use right from the start.
One thing that I really like about it that I never even gave much thought to is the anti-glare screen. I find it very nice and almost refreshing to use as I have never had a laptop with a non glare screen.
From power off to being able to browse online only takes 5 seconds. There are three versions of the Acer C720. The 2GB Ram + 16GB storage, 4GB Ram/16GB storage and 2GB Ram/32GB storage.
I purchased the cheapest one, 2GB Ram/16GB storage and it seems more then fast enough. As for the storage I figured I would be using the google drive most of the time any way or usb sticks if I want more offline storage.
When you download something the default setting is to save it to "downloads" on the local drive. You can easily select to download to your google drive.
If you plug in a usb thumb drive it shows up just like a additional drive. There is a USB 2 and USB 3 port. Both of them seem to work just fine.
Another plus that I did not give much thought to was the touch pad. I really like the touchpad on my Macbook pro. It's a little different than what I have ever used on other non Mac laptops. Not sure how to describe my Macbook pro touchpad, but it's more like the touch glass on a smart phone. Was kind of planing on using a wireless mouse (bluetooth) with my new Chromebook, but to my surprise I really like the feel of the touch pad on the Chromebook. At first the two finger scroll moved things on the screen in the opposite direction then I was use to on my Macbook pro, but I soon found a setting for the Chrome touchpad that let me change it. The Chromebook touchpad has a very similar feel as my Macbook pro touchpad now.
My gmail and google drive tie in very nicely with the Chrome OS.
The one and only problem I have run into so far (only had it a day) is with the 1password
app. I use 1password on my macbook pro and iphone. I could not get the version for Chrome to work. Researched it online and tried several things before i gave up and started using LastPass
app. It seems to work great with my new Chromebook along with my Macbook and iphone.
The battery life seem to be holding up to it's claim of 8.5 hours too.
When I first started using it yesterday evening it showed over the 8.5, was showing something like 9.5 hours at 100%.
I must have spent a good 5-6 hours on it last night and the battery still showed 55% and 4.25 hours left on it.
Anyway them are some of my first impressions of my Acer C720 Chromebook. So far I must say I'm very impress.