Acer knows Chromebooks, and they, along with Asus rose to temporary market majority when Netbooks were the rage. Acer's Chromebook C710 was a solid, affordable effort and the new Chromebook C720, available soon, is the faster version with Haswell inside. For $249, the Chromebook seems too good to be true. Honestly, you get a solidly built, though decidedly unsexy machine for the price. It has a matte 1366 x 768 display, Bluetooth, dual band WiFi, a decent keyboard and trackpad and good battery life. So what's the catch? It's a Chromebook. Depending on your needs, that's either a great thing, or not so much.