Bodhi Linux powered Acer C720 Chromebook Give Away

Whenever I am done working with development hardware I picked up for Bodhi Linux, instead of letting it rot in the corner of my basement I would prefer to give it back to our users. Last year we gave away an ARM powered Samsung Chromebook and this year I find myself with a spare Acer C720 Chromebook after recently upgrading to the i3 based version.

On May 15th 2015 we will be selecting a person who contributed (code, documentation, support, donation) the Bodhi Project in 2015. The selected person will be sent a gently used Acer C720 Chromebook powered by Bodhi Linux.

If you have already donated or contributed to the Bodhi project in 2015 no extra effort is needed on your part. If you have been thinking about getting involved or sending a donation our way now is a fantastic time to do as you might end up getting something back! On our donation page where you can donate via paypal as well as find a mailing address if you prefer a non-digital option.

We will send the Chromebook anywhere in the world, but we do request that if the shipping costs to your location exceed 50 USD you cover any additional costs.

You can read more about the Acer C720 in a review I wrote here. The model I have to give away has 4GB of RAM and has an upgraded 32GB hard drive. It will be configured with a fresh copy of Bodhi 3.0.0 by default.

Acer C720


Full Tech Specs:

Screen Size 11.6 inches
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution 1366×768
Processor 1.4 GHz Intel Celeron
Memory Speed 1333.00
Hard Drive 32 GB flash_memory_solid_state
Graphics Coprocessor Intel HD Graphics
Chipset Brand Intel
Graphics Card Ram Size 128 MB
Wireless Type 802.11 a/b/g/n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 8.5 hours
Brand Name Acer
Item Weight 2.8 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H 11.34 x 8.03 x 0.75 inches
Color Granite Gray
Processor Brand Intel Celeron
Processor Count 2
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size 32
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Optical Drive Type No
Audio-out Ports (#) 1
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)

Finally, if you can help us spread the word about our Give Away on whatever social media pages you use we would appreciate it! User donations are what keeps Bodhi running – without our generous user base we would not still exist today.

Thank You!

~Jeff Hoogland