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Acer Acer Iron Gray 11.6" C710-2856 Chromebook with Intel Celeron 847 Processor and Google Chrome Operating System

Continually updated, always new, the Acer Iron Gray 11.6" Chromebook, C710-2856 keeps getting better and better. It starts in seconds, has virus protection built in and runs your favorite Google apps plus thousands more. At about an inch thin and 3 lbs light, this Acer Iron Gray 11.6" Chromebook, C710-2856 goes wherever you go and keeps your files safe and secure in the cloud.
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Questions & Answers for Acer Acer Iron Gray 11.6" C710-2856 Chromebook with Intel Celeron 847 Processor and Google Chrome Operating System

Question

Can you download Minecraft on this device?

Minecraft is available for linux, windows, and mac!
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
tanman
on Acer Iron Gray 11.6" C710-2856 Chromebook with Intel Celeron 847 Processor and Google Chrome Operating System
1 answer
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answer 1
This machine is not running Linux; it is running only Chrome OS. In order to download Minecraft, you would need to dual-boot the machine with Linux, and run Linux and Chrome OS side-by-side. If you don't already know how to do this, there are many instructional articles across the web that will take you through a step-by-step process using either Crouton or CrUbantu. Minecraft is a closed-source app, and therefore will run on the Acer chromebook using Linux, but not on the Samsung (Acer has an Intel processor, but the Samsung has an ARM processor). ARM is more limited, and will not support a closed-source app.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
SpendtotheEnd
Question

does this chromebook have any word programs for typing papers or books etc.

asked 7 months ago
By
jaydog
on Acer Iron Gray 11.6" C710-2856 Chromebook with Intel Celeron 847 Processor and Google Chrome Operating System
4 answers
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answer 1
Does not have Word, but Google Docs works very well for basic word processing, however, there is no File Save selection, use the Download As instead, which allows you to save in a variety of formats such as RTF, PDF, plain text (TXT) or MS Word docx (needs also doc format, like with older versions of Word, IMHO).
I save files on a thumb drive rather than in the 'cloud' (Google Drive)
and works fine for me.
answered 7 months ago
By
kyboywalmart
answer 2
It dose have Microsoft word
answered 7 months ago
By
Sugerbear82
answer 3
Yes. It has a word processing software program. Office 2010 files can also be downloaded and edited.
answered 7 months ago
By
Dr1dreff
answer 4
Google drive has access to Google Docs, spreadsheet, and presentation programs.
answered 7 months ago
By
TeamAcer
Question

can you watch a dvd, movie on the chromebook

can watch a dvd on this chromebook
asked 8 months ago
By
dom
on Acer Iron Gray 11.6" C710-2856 Chromebook with Intel Celeron 847 Processor and Google Chrome Operating System
3 answers
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answer 1
No. But you can stream via Netflix.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
TeamAcer
answer 2
DVD No, movie via Netflix streaming, Yes.
answered 8 months ago
By
ferrriguy
answer 3
No, you can not. It does not have a DVD drive.
answered 8 months ago
By
bgibson51632
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is it easy to connect to wi fi

asked 8 months ago
By
keyzlady
on Acer Iron Gray 11.6" C710-2856 Chromebook with Intel Celeron 847 Processor and Google Chrome Operating System
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
TeamAcer
answer 2
I found it easy to connect at home and at a hotel.
answered 8 months ago
By
Scopman
answer 3
Yes.
answered 8 months ago
By
ferrriguy
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Can you install Microsoft Office on this?

asked 8 months ago
By
Maria
on Acer Iron Gray 11.6" C710-2856 Chromebook with Intel Celeron 847 Processor and Google Chrome Operating System
3 answers
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answer 1
No.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
TeamAcer
answer 2
You cannot install other software. However there are google products you can use.
answered 8 months ago
By
Scopman
answer 3
No, however you can use lightweight online versions of Word etc via Skydrive (www.skydrive,com or live,com.)
answered 8 months ago
By
ferrriguy
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does this laptop have a cd/dvd drive

asked 7 months ago
By
terryglenday
on Acer Iron Gray 11.6" C710-2856 Chromebook with Intel Celeron 847 Processor and Google Chrome Operating System
3 answers
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answer 1
No.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
TeamAcer
answer 2
No
answered 6 months ago
By
dajovu
answer 3
No, the laptop does not have a cd/dvd drive.
answered 7 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

How do you tolerate the small font size?

since the screen is very small, the font sizes are small too. i checked out the samsung and acer models and found them a little hard to read (i'm middle aged but want to buy one for my elderly parents). i know you can adjust font size in the settings, however you cannot save these settings. once you power off the computer, it defaults back to tiny fonts.
asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
fuze2013
on Acer Iron Gray 11.6" C710-2856 Chromebook with Intel Celeron 847 Processor and Google Chrome Operating System
3 answers
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answer 1
On the Acer chromebook, there are a couple of font adjustments I failed to mention. There is a "Customize Fonts" button next to the font size button in the Advanced Settings menu. If you click on it, you will see different styles of fonts available, as well as slider bars that adjust font sizes anywhere from tiny to huge. Play with those slider bars until you find a font size that meets your needs. You may be able to find a larger font under this custom menu. Also, there is a "Page Zoom" button in the Settings menu whereby you can make the page bigger than 100%. Naturally, that magnifies the text. So technically, there are 4 different fields that will customize font sizes: the "Font Size" button, the "Customize Fonts" button, and the "Enable Magnification" function in the Accessibility section, and the "Page Zoom" under Web Content in Settings.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
SpendtotheEnd
answer 2
Just want to add: If you feel an 11.6 inch screen is too small for your parents to manage, I would consider the 14 inch HP Chromebook. Downside is that it is priced higher. Another pick for a budget PC is the 15.6 Toshiba Satellite currently a "special buy" on Walmart.com. The downside of the Toshiba is that it is a conventional PC that comes with the burdens of Windows 8.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
SpendtotheEnd
answer 3
That is incorrect. The font settings DO save, and stay saved. It does not default back. You must be signed into an active account in order to save settings. Go to "Settings", then to " Show Advanced Settings", then to "Web Content", and chose any sized font you wish. I have mine saved as "Extra Large". If that is not big enough for your needs, you can also enable the "Screen Magnifier" function in the "Accessibility" section. If you enable the screen magnifier, you can magnify a page by pressing "ctrl + alt" and simply scrolling two fingers up or down on the track pad.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
SpendtotheEnd
Question

Can I play games like Farmville on this computer?

asked 7 months ago
By
skeeter
on Acer Iron Gray 11.6" C710-2856 Chromebook with Intel Celeron 847 Processor and Google Chrome Operating System
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
TeamAcer
answer 2
I think so.
answered 6 months ago
By
dajovu
answer 3
Yes. I play words with friends myself :)
answered 7 months ago
By
browncol
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can I get microsoft office on this computer

asked 7 months ago
By
krystal
on Acer Iron Gray 11.6" C710-2856 Chromebook with Intel Celeron 847 Processor and Google Chrome Operating System
3 answers
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answer 1
No.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
TeamAcer
answer 2
No there is only google docs.
answered 6 months ago
By
mckenna101
answer 3
You can get Microsoft Office on this computer.
answered 7 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
Question

does it have a cd player?

asked 6 months ago
By
lshorty
on Acer Iron Gray 11.6" C710-2856 Chromebook with Intel Celeron 847 Processor and Google Chrome Operating System
3 answers
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answer 1
no it doesn't have a CD player.
answered 6 months ago
By
mckenna101
answer 2
No
answered 6 months ago
By
dajovu
answer 3
No.
answered 6 months ago
By
TeamAcer
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