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Review: Acer's C710-2457 Chromebook is a basic, bargain browsing machine

At a Glance

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  • Acer C710-2457 Chromebook
    $230.00

    The Acer C710-2457 is a bargain among Chromebooks, but there's little else about it that makes it worth buying—or that will convince a smartphone or tablet user to convert.

At a Glance

The Acer C710-2457 is a bargain among Chromebooks, but there's little else about it that makes it worth buying—or that will convince a smartphone or tablet user to convert.

Price when rated: $230

Pros

  • Very inexpensive
  • Ethernet and wireless connectivity

Cons

  • Cheap plasticky feel
  • Display has limited viewing angles
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