Ugandian forum: Computers - Acer C7 Chromebook - review & price in Uganda
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26 Aug 2014 14:08

Pick up the Acer C7 and you'd swear you're holding a Netbook. Acer's clearly taken a Netbook body and shoehorned Chrome OS in. That's okay, but the Acer C7 isn't as thin or as clean looking as Samsung's recent Chromebook offering. At 3 pounds and a little under 1 inch thick, it's still easy to tuck in any small bag, and the AC charger plug is pretty small, too. Here is what I found out about this Acer laptop:

Price in Uganda

It is a relatively cheap laptop, because it has many limits as a chromebook. Therefore, its price is around 650 000 UGX for the new one. If you think, that this is still too much for this computer, then check various online marketplaces for better deals.


The screen lid and keyboard deck are painted "iron gray" while the bottom shell is made of textured black plastic and the display bezel is finished in shiny black. Strangely, each of these disparate surfaces manages to attract fingerprints to various degrees. Acer's brand is stenciled below the glossy 11.6-inch screen and in the middle of the lid. The Chrome logo is embossed in the top-left corner of the lid -- it's actually a sticker, which started peeling off within minutes of us unboxing the Acer laptop. You'll find a webcam and microphone above the display and the power button with an embedded blue LED above the keyboard to the left.

Acer C7 Chromebook design


The clickable touch pad, well, that's another story. It works reasonably well enough for basic one-finger navigation around Chrome OS, but for two-finger scrolling or any of Chrome's limited multi-finger gestures, it feels horrible. There's no inertial scrolling, so Web page browsing becomes herky-jerky. Tap-and-drag moves were also hard to pull off consistently. It's a far cry from the smooth feel of better-made laptops or the touch screen on any tablet.

Hard drive

The 320GB hard drive is the Acer's real advantage over a Samsung Chromebook, especially if you're the type to load up a bunch of movies for offline viewing. A whole music and video collection could easily reside on here with plenty of room to spare. Actually, that's the one oddity: on a Chromebook that's so cloud-based and app-minimal, 320GB is almost too much space. It's hard to figure out what to do with it.

It is simple

Chromebooks require almost no setup, so you can go from unboxing to doing in minutes. Tasks are easy using the extra-large, button-free touchpad. Stay online with the Acer C7 Chromebook's convenient and reliable wireless. With your Chromebook, you can even get online at 10,000 feet with 12 free in-air Internet passes.

In the box you’ll find:

• Power cord
• Chromebook
• Quick Start Guide

There are many other manyfacturers, who produces chromebooks like Acer. If you want to compare them, then check my reviews on other chromebooks: Lenovo, Toshiba and HP.

Edited by TechBoy / 26 Aug 2014 14:19