For budget-conscious users in the UK, low-cost pricing is typically a primary reason for the purchase of Chromebooks. Manufacturers are tempting Web-oriented users away from their smartphone and tablets with lightweight laptops, equipped with a bona fide keyboard and decent-sized display.
Like many other Chromebook models in the market, the Acer C710 is quite basic and it might currently be the cheapest in the United Kingdom, if you get it from Bargain Crazy. It’s worth noting that these £150 units are refurbished and they include a one-year warranty.
The Acer Aspire C710 is equipped with the low-end 1.1GHz Intel Celeron 847 dual-core processor, Intel HD (Sandy Bridge) IGP, 2GB of RAM, 11.6-inch HD display and 320GB HDD. Connectivity options include HDMI out, Ethernet connector, SD card reader, WiFi and three USB ports.
Despite the relatively weak hardware, standard HD videos run quite well on the Acer C710, however, the built-in dual speakers produce rather awful sound quality. To solve this, it’s advisable to use headphones or portable USB speakers.