They are also not as good looking, with bulkier bodies made from plastic, but overall weigh around 3 pounds, as the ultrabooks do.
The screens are pretty much on par with what you get on the affordable nowadays ultrabooks, only a bit smaller, with 1366 x 768 px resolution and overall average contrast and viewing angles.
The chiclet keyboard is very nice and the trackpad ain’t bad either.
Still, both Chromebooks come with some included storage space as well, for your movies, documents and so on.
There’s only 16 GB of space available on the Samsung, while on the Acer C720 there’s a 320 GB HDD.
Choosing one over the other is only up to you, and you should know that both are offered in 3G versions as well, if you need them always connected to the Internet, to access those web based applications and services.
See this link for more details on the Samsung Chromebook, and this other one for extras on the Acer Chromebook, including prices, pictures and user reviews.
If that’s the case, then perhaps you should consider the ultrabook alternatives available these days, and I’m going to tell you a couple of things about them, plus point you towards the devices I would personally choose from if looking for a thin and light computer today, ultrabooks aside.
If however you are after an ultrabook, then you MUST read my list of recommended ultrabooks, you’ll find it helpful for sure.
However, the line is drawn at prices, as such devices will hardly go above 500 bucks, which makes them significantly cheaper than the mainstream ultrabooks, although the gap has shrunken lately, as more affordable ultrabooks were launched.
Bottom point, such laptops are not that fancy and definitely not that fast, but can still get most jobs done (browsing, listening to music, watching movies, chatting, light photo and video editing, etc) and offer decent battery life (5 hours), for a lot less money.
Reading the about page, you’ll see that I know a lot about portable laptops, in fact I’ve owned a bunch of such notebooks in the last years and have been testing them since the mid 2000’s.