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.