Gift Idea: Acer C720P Touch Chromebook #IntelChrome




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Granny and Kelly
We just got home from our annual trip to the beach.  We’re not very original and always head to the same destination every year.  Partially because it’s familiar and we enjoy it, but also because I have family there.  At nearly 86, my Granny isn’t getting any younger so we’re trying to spend as much time with her as we can.

Granny and Cupcake

With Granny’s birthday coming up in July, we’ve been trying to find something creative to give her to celebrate the occasion.  She’s a widow on a fixed income and isn’t as mobile as she’d like to be.  While she’s content with phone calls and picture mail, I’m all too aware of the technology that exists and how much more connected and apart of our lives she could be if she only had the right tools.

In discussing possible gadgets to bring Granny into this century, we had a few things to keep in mind.  Anything with teeny tiny print that she couldn’t possibly read comfortably like an iPhone was out.  Anything that had too many bells and whistles (ie: anything that was overkill and go unused) was out.  And anything that cost too much was out – one, for our budget but also because if she got overwhelmed and decided she couldn’t use the device, then we wouldn’t be out too much.

Acer Chromebook
Fortunately, we ended up finding the perfect device!  We settled on the Acer C720P Touch Chromebook and were happy to find that it fit so many of our needs!

Touch Display
At less than 3 pounds, the Acer C720P Touch Chromebook  is lightweight and great for beginners like Granny.  It has a glossy white and thin exterior that looks sleek while still being budget friendly and feature rich.  For someone like Granny that has never typed a day in her life, the touchscreen and being able to swipe the screen instead of typing is going to be integral in getting her more comfortable to using a new gadget.

Chromebook Features
Another great feature of this Chromebook is that all of those great Google features like Gmail, YouTube, and Chrome are built in so that’s one less thing you have to do.  Not to mention, Google Hangouts which will allow us to connect and for her to spend time with her grandchildren easily on a regular basis.  For someone that lives alone, not having to worry about installing new apps or trying to navigate too many places right away is going to make the adjustment period much easier for us all!

Family Time with Granny
I can’t wait to surprise Granny with her new Chromebook and am so excited to let my girls build a stronger relationship with her!

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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    That WOULD be a great gift idea. I have a birthday coming up, so I will have to start dropping hints to my husband!

  2. That Chromebook is gorgeous!

  3. That is so great! I love how easy it can be to keep family members connected.

  4. I have a Chromebook (but without the touch feature – that’s cool!) and it has fast become one of my favorite gadgets!!

  5. The Chromebook looks like a perfect easy computer, especially with a touchscreen

  6. I just got a touchscreen, and it’s taking a little for me to get used to it. :)

  7. This looks like a great computer for those who don’t want something either too complicated or too expensive!

  8. Wow, what a great gift! We have a few older long distance relatives that would love this to be able to keep in touch and see photos our family as my daughter grows!

  9. This sounds like the perfect device for my mom to take with her when they travel. She doesn’t need a whole laptop as all she does is e-mail and do Facebook, so it would be just the right laptop for her.

  10. What an awesome gift for her! Absolutely practical from someone older!

  11. This looks so convenient and easy to tote around, plus it has so many features. I have to look into this!

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