Viewing angles and brightness are just okay, and can be improved, and I much prefer the Acer C720â€™s matte finish to Dellâ€™s highly reflective gloss. My biggest complaint isnâ€™t so much with the screenâ€™s performance — it works fine for browsing the web, watching video, and looking at photos — but with the 0.75-inch thick bezel surrounding the display. It really feels like Dell could have fit a 12-inch screen in this without sacrificing anything in terms of size.
Dell’s focus was hitting a certain price point (sub-US$300) and great battery life (10 hours). With a larger, better display Dell wouldn’t have hit either.