80
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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

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.

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
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Scores

Engadget

80
 

User Reviews

30
creiij
Do not buy!
80
azw409
This is the 2nd Chromebook that I've owned, the first being the HP Chromebook...read more
90
pklijzing
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Model
CB5-311-T7NN

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Linux (Chrome OS)

Processor

Processor make
Other
Number of cores
Quad-core

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Video

Video outputs
HDMI

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
2 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to13 hour

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm (Dual-input)
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
CB5-311-T9B0

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Linux (Chrome OS)

Processor

Processor make
Other
Number of cores
Quad-core

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Video

Video outputs
HDMI

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
2 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to13 hour

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm (Dual-input)
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
CB5-311-T1UU

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Linux (Chrome OS)

Processor

Processor make
Other
Number of cores
Quad-core

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Video

Video outputs
HDMI

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to13 hour

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm (Dual-input)
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no