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 +====== Acer C720P ======
 +===== Author(s) =====
 +//​[[|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.
 +===== Editing This Page =====
 +If you would like to edit this page please first view our [[Editing Guidelines]].
 +===== Specifications =====
 +|Name| Acer C720P |
 +|Processor|Intel Celeron 2995U @ 1.40GHz|
 +|Screen| 11.6" @ 1366x768 |
 +|RAM| 2GByte (4GB option in North America) |
 +|HDD| 16GByte SSD (32GB option in North America)|
 +|Graphics| Intel Haswell-ULT rev 09|
 +|Network| Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 rev 01 (Wireless, Bluetooth)|
 +===== Linux Compatibility =====
 +|Graphics Chip|Yes|
 +|HDMI Port|Yes|
 +|Touch Screen|Yes|
 +|Bulti-in Microphone|Yes|
 +|Headphone Jack|Yes|
 +|Microphone Jack|Yes|
 +|USB|Yes|1x3.0 1x2.0|
 +|Card Reader|Yes|
 +|Touch Pad|Yes|
 +===== 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.
 +There is another way described here (http://​​2013/​10/​chrubuntu-for-new-chromebooks-now-with.html). The script provides you an easy way to run any linux based OS native. (Note: if you want to useTouchpad & Touchscreen without any further hacks you need at least Kernel 3.17 or newer).
 +Some additional fixes for Ubuntu come here (https://​​visionect/​c720p).
 +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://​​162120/​how-to-install-ubuntu-linux-on-your-chromebook-with-crouton/​]].
 +===== Summary =====
 +Installation is quick easy and straightforward if you go the crouton route, but if you prefer a dual boot with a complete separation from chrome os, you should go that way, it is as easy as with crouton.
 +This a a small and cheap device which will be very nice for people on a small budget or web maniacs. With a native Linux you are even able to to some development (the CPU is fast enough and the RAM is sufficient to compile small projects in a appropiate time. Kernel compilation etc. are not so funny but it works).
 +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 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_RELEASE_DESCRIPTION=5116.115.4 (Official Build) stable-channel peppy 
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