I recently had access to two Acer C720s – one i3 and on Celeron model – and I could not pass up the opportunity to crack them open and take a peek at their internals. [ No, no laptops were harmed in the making of this blog post – they were going to be opened … Continue reading C720: Missing Light Sensor?
[Update 09/02/17: This guide is for the M.2 version of the SP600, not the 2.5″ SATA version, which has firmware updates available and might not encounter this problem] When I upgraded my C720’s SSD, I unexpectedly started running into weird errors that would hang the system. Checking the system logs provided little insight, beyond showing non-ASCII characters … Continue reading Getting the ADATA SP600 to Work with ALPM
Chromebooks aren’t exactly big on storage, but thankfully my model of c720 at least came with a 32GB Kingston SSD rather than the usual 16GB Kingston unit – biding my time until I finally filled it up. I plunged for a 128GB Adata drive this Christmas when I found one on sale. Despite being “easy”, … Continue reading Acer c720 SSD Upgrade
The chromebook hacker’s fav, the Acer C720, is neat in that it comes with a little grey plastic lens at the top corner of its keyboard. What is neat about it is that this lens houses a combination light/infra-red/proximity sensor. What is not so neat is that this sensor is enabled in the kernel, but does not … Continue reading AutoLight and the Acer C720