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Acer Chromebook 13 review: long battery life, sharp screen, good price

Summary

As the first Chrome OS device with an NVIDIA Tegra chip, the Acer Chromebook 13 isn't as powerful as promised. Still, it manages to redeem itself with long battery life, a sharp screen, a comfortable keyboard and, most importantly, a fair price.

from $187.99+
Pros
  • One of the few Chromebooks with a 1080p screen
  • Long battery life
  • Runs quietly, stays cool
  • Comfortable keyboard and trackpad
  • Competitive price
Cons
  • Performance not as strong as promised
  • Limited viewing angles
  • Build quality feels cheap next to some rival devices
  • Heavy compared to some competing models
Acer Chromebook 13 review: long battery life, sharp screen, good price

After years of getting little respect, Chromebooks are finally on the rise (at least in schools), which means every major PC maker is trying to get in on the action. That includes chip makers too, like NVIDIA. Though the company previously shied away from Chrome OS devices, it's now pledging to power a whole range of different Chromebooks with its Tegra K1 chip, each of them promising long battery life and more graphics muscle. The Acer Chromebook 13 is the first of the bunch, and while some of you might be Chromebook'd out, we were actually excited. Here was a $300 laptop boasting at least 11 hours of battery life, a 1080p display option and enough horsepower to clobber Intel at things like gaming and rich websites. As it turns out, it was all just a little too good to be true.

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Scores

Engadget

80
 

Breakdown

Speed and features
6.0
Display
6.3
Durability
8.0
Battery life
8.3
Portability (size / weight)
8.0
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Specs

Chromebook

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Linux
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
2 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to13 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad
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Specs

Chromebook

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Linux
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
2 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to13 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad
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