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Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1409 reviews of Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the price and portability are generally positive. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the connectivity and energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 516 user reviews of Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Comments about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The screen and usability also get good reviews. The energy efficiency and reliability get mixed reviews.

performance, usability, screen, portability, price

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C1DZ (15.6-Inch Full HD IPS, 4GB RAM, 16GB SSD)Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C1DZ (15.6-Inch Full HD IPS, 4GB RAM, 16GB SSD)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. Comments about the image quality and design are overall positive. The usability and screen also get good views. Comments about the portability and durability are different.

screen, usability, design, image quality

88% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer 15.6-Inch Display Chromebook with IPS technology and Intel Celeron 3205U processor, 4 GB, 16 GB SSD (CB5-571-C553)Acer 15.6-Inch Display Chromebook with IPS technology and Intel Celeron 3205U processor, 4 GB, 16 GB SSD (CB5-571-C553)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Sean Keach (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Chromebook 15

 

The Acer Chromebook 15 is a follow-up to the eponymous laptop launched at CES earlier this year. Acer has dumbed down the specs on this latest model and chopped £20 off the price, but it's not hugely different from its predecessor.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Acer Chromebook 15 review

 

Chrome OS comes to the big screen

Absolutely radiant display ; Woven, textured finish ; All-day battery life

Sudden crashes ; Tinny but serviceable speakers

The Acer Chromebook 15 asks if you need a big machine to just run a Chrome browser. and I say 'oh, yes.'

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.co.uk)

Acer Chromebook 15 review

 

For however you might feel about Google's Chrome OS and Chromebooks, there's no denying that they are popular alternatives to Windows and Mac computers mainly because they're inexpensive, relatively secure and what can be done within the confines of...

The Acer Chromebook 15 is available with an excellent 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display at a budget-friendly price. Battery life is very good as is performance from the fifth-gen Intel Celeron processor.

Larger size and weight make it a little less travel-friendly than other Chromebooks. The white casing gets dirty easily and it's not the most attractive Chromebook we've laid eyes on.

If your one gripe about Chromebooks is the small screen sizes, the Acer Chromebook 15 is the solution and it's a very nice solution at that.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Acer Chromebook 15

 

Acer's latest 15 inch Chromebook is cheaper and has longer battery life. We take a look at this alternative to a cheap Windows laptop in our hands-on review.

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Acer Chromebook CB5-571 review

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The largest Chromebook we've ever tested, the Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571 brings a body and screen to a sector of the market dominated by ultra-compact devices. Is that change enough to help this Chromebook stand out? Is it a change that even works?...

Aug, 2015

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Expert review by : Kevin Parrish (digitaltrends.com)

Acer Chromebook 15 review

 

Acer's updated Chromebook 15 is still an awesome do-it-all laptop.

Great battery life ; Zippy performance ; Large 15.6-inch HD screen ; Awesome speaker placement ; Solid overall value at $400

No dedicated video output ; Google Play for Chrome OS has issues ; Some distortion in audio

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Scott Gilbertson (wired.com)

Review: Acer Chromebook 15

 

Acer's new 15-inch Chromebook is monstrously huge. But that means the screen is big, too, which is delightful.

Glorious HD screen makes you temporarily forget you're using a $350 Chromebook. Combine that with some great sound from the speakers and you have the best movie-watching experience the Chromebook world has to offer

It's big and heavy. This thing has more in common with budget laptops than most Chromebooks. The battery life could be better

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Acer Chromebook 15 (CB5-571-C09S)

 

Acer's Chromebook 15 is the largest Chromebook yet, but this 15-inch, Web-connected laptop doesn't offer much else to distinguish it from the pack.

Large, 15.6-inch display with full HD resolution. Full-size keyboard and touchpad. High-quality sound. Long battery life in testing.

Sparse port selection.

Conclusion The Acer Chromebook 15 (CB5-571-C09S) may be the largest model ever, but when you boil it down, that's really all it has to offer. Otherwise, it offers a standard Chromebook experience, just with a larger display and chassis. If you've been...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Acer's Chromebook 15 is a $350 computer worth considering

 

Say the word "Chromebook," and the image that comes to mind for most people is a small, cheap, basic computer. That's exactly what most Chromebooks are. The best Chromebooks you can buy have 11- or...

Big screen ; Great trackpad ; Fast performance ; Long battery life

It’s big and clunky ; Plastic finish feels cheap ; Good luck printing

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

This Chromebook lets you see the big picture

 

Acer's Chromebook 15 has a sweet 15.6-inch full HD screen -- a first for the category -- but keeps a budget-friendly price tag.

The Acer Chromebook 15 is available with an excellent 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display at a budget-friendly price. Battery life is very good as is performance from the fifth-gen Intel Celeron processor.

Larger size and weight make it a little less travel-friendly than other Chromebooks. The white casing gets dirty easily and it's not the most attractive Chromebook we've laid eyes on.

If your one gripe about Chromebooks is the small screen sizes, the Acer Chromebook 15 is the solution and it's a very nice solution at that.

Mar, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3220 / 3270
Battery life (max):4 / 8 / 9
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Video capturing speed:30

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, White / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Education
Product colour:Black, White / Silver / White
Product Type:Chromebook / Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD Ready / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / TFT
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:100 / 300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):800 / 850 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 5500 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:N / No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:No / Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Yes
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, 802.11ac / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Configurable TDP-down:10
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:2x4, 4x1 / 2x4,4x1 / 4x1,2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Broadwell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:5th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Celeron / Intel Core i3-5xxx / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.5 / 2 / 2.2
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:3205U / I3-5005U / I5-5200U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 3000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-5000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:E0 / F0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):No / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® OS Guard:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:84695 / 84809 / 85212 / I3-5005U
Processor code:SR215 / SR23Y / SR27G
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N
Fingerprint Reader:N / No

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Chrome OS

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / SD
Flash memory:32
Hard Drive Capacity:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:16 / 32
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:Flash / Hybrid-HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:24.4 / 24.5 / 245 / 25.6
Height :2.42 / 2.46 / 2.54 / 24.6
Height (front):2.41 / 2.42 / 2.46
Height (rear):2.46
Weight:2.2
Width:28.3 / 38.1 / 38.2 / 38.3 / 38.4 / 383