Yet another blogging experiment…

Chromebook Performance Test - C720 vs C200

My buddy at work just got a new Acer C720-3404 Chromebook. I have the ASUS C200MA-EDU-4GB Chromebook. We decided to do a real-world performance comparison with a sample task that we have to perform all of the time.

This task was compiling a program. We choose to compile Emacs 24.4. Here are the results.

Task Acer C720 ASUS C200
./configure 37.1 seconds 1 minute, 7.4 seconds
make 3 minutes, 2.2 seconds 5 minutes, 44.3 seconds

As you can see, the Acer C720 with its 1.7 GHz Core i3 processor was much faster than the ASUS with its 2.16 GHz Celeron processor.