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Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311

alaTest has collected and analyzed 845 reviews of Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311. 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. Comments about the battery and portability are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good views. There are some less positive comments about the connectivity.

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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 13 CB5-311 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 244 user reviews of Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the design and portability are generally positive. The usability and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the connectivity.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer CB5 15.6-Inch Chromebook Laptop (White) - (Intel Celeron 3205U 1.5 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB SSD, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Google Chrome)Acer CB5 15.6-Inch Chromebook Laptop (White) - (Intel Celeron 3205U 1.5 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB SSD, WLAN, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Google Chrome)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 user reviews of Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and price. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed opinions on the energy efficiency and durability.

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82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T7NN (13.3-inch HD, NVIDIA Tegra K1, 2GB)Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T7NN (13.3-inch HD, NVIDIA Tegra K1, 2GB)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the portability and reliability. The performance and price also get good opinions. Opinions are divided on the screen, while many are critical about the battery and sound.

design, price, performance, reliability, portability

sound, battery

95% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Chromebook 13.3-Inch Full HD Tegra K1 2.1 GHz Cortex-A15, 4 GB DDR3 Memory, 32 GB SSD Laptop, Chrome OSAcer Chromebook 13.3-Inch Full HD Tegra K1 2.1 GHz Cortex-A15, 4 GB DDR3 Memory, 32 GB SSD Laptop, Chrome OS

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Bill Thomas (techradar.com)

Acer Chromebook 13 (2018) review

 

A Chromebook out of time

Robust build ; Powerful ; Beautiful display

Too expensive ; Lackluster speakers ; No touchscreen

The Acer Chromebook 13 is a powerful Chromebook, packed with the latest hardware. But, it’s more expensive than comparable Windows laptops and lacks a touchscreen. This is a fine Chromebook for travelers, but – at this price – most would-be customers...

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Martyn Casserly (techadvisor.co.uk)

Acer Chromebook 13 review

 

Acer knows how to make good, solid, reliable Chromebooks, and this model is no exception. Performance was always decent, the screen size is a welcome addition, and the long battery life makes it a great option for travelling. It’s just a shame that the...

Mar, 2015

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Acer CB5-311 Chromebook review

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At only £200 to buy, we were keen to see whether the Acer CB5-311 Chromebook would make a satisfactory laptop purchase. There's no doubting how slim and light it is, but does the battery last long enough to outperform its rivals? We ran it through our...

Dec, 2014

Expert review by : Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

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

One of the few Chromebooks with a 1080p screen ; Long battery life ; Runs quietly, stays cool ; Comfortable keyboard and trackpad ; Competitive price

Performance not as strong as promised ; Limited viewing angles ; Build quality feels cheap next to some rival devices ; Heavy compared to some competing models

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.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Scott Gilbertson (wired.com)

Review: Acer Chromebook 13

 

The Chromebook 13's great looks and long battery life don't make up for poor performance.

Thin, solid design with minimalist lines makes this a great looking Chromebook. The high-resolution screen, fanless design, and long battery life are all best in class

The great looks and long battery life don't make up for poor performance. The occasionally incompatible app makes this a slightly crippled machine even by Chrome OS standards

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Acer Chromebook 13 (CB5-311-T9B0)

 

The Acer Chromebook 13 is on the cutting edge, with an Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, advanced gaming support, and a 13-inch full HD display. But even with all these advancements, it doesn't seem much better than most of the competition.

Large 13-inch display with 1,920-by-1,080 resolution. New Nvidia Tegra K1 promises WebGL and Unity 5 3D capability. Good-looking design.

White plastic chassis shows every scuff and smudge. Laggy media streaming. Few Chrome games take advantage of new capabilities.

Conclusion The Acer Chromebook 13 (CB5-311-T9B0) is definitely notable among its peers, if only for its new processor and larger full HD display, but it doesn't offer a significantly improved experience, and the experience is everything when dealing...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Acer Chromebook 13 review

 

Chromebooks are largely cut from the same cloth. Small, lower-resolution screens, minimal onboard storage, low-end Intel CPUs, and modest plastic bodies. A few exceptions pop up now and then, such as Lenovo's new touchscreen hybrid-style Yoga 11e , but...

The Acer Chromebook has a slim design, a high-res 13-inch screen, and a fast Nvidia K1 processor for a graphics and battery boost over other Chromebooks.

Like other Chromebooks, offline functionality is extremely limited. The large screen lacks touch input, and the ARM processor presents some compatibility issues, even with online Chrome apps.

One of the nicer-looking and better-performing Chrome OS systems, the 13-inch Acer Chromebook adds some zip by ditching Intel for an Nvidia processor, but also hits a few issues with popular Chrome apps.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Acer Chromebook 13 review

 

The best Chromebooks all have one thing in common: they're small. The most popular Chromebooks have small, low-resolution 11.6-inch displays. They may offer a low price, stellar battery life, and...

Solid build ; Long battery life ; Great keyboard

Slow performance ; Low quality display ; Crackly speakers

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Acer Chromebook 13 review: Acer Chromebook 13 brings Nvidia to the Chrome OS party

 

This Toshiba Chromebook has a 13-inch 1080p display and a new Nvidia CPU for added graphics muscle.

The Acer Chromebook has a slim design, a high-res 13-inch screen, and a fast Nvidia K1 processor for a graphics and battery boost over other Chromebooks.

Like other Chromebooks, offline functionality is extremely limited. The large screen lacks touch input, and the ARM processor presents some compatibility issues, even with online Chrome apps.

One of the nicer-looking and better-performing Chrome OS systems, the 13-inch Acer Chromebook adds some zip by ditching Intel for an Nvidia processor, but also hits a few issues with popular Chrome apps.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Acer Chromebook 13 (2018)

 

Aluminum chassis; Vivid, high-res screen; Great performance; Runs cool ; Below-average battery life for a Chromebook; Poor webcam; Pricey ; The Acer Chromebook 13 is a premium Chrome OS laptop with superfast performance and a sleek aluminum chassis,...

Below-average battery life for a Chromebook; Poor webcam; Pricey ; The Acer Chromebook 13 is a premium Chrome OS laptop with superfast performance and a sleek aluminum chassis, but those features come at a price.

The Acer Chromebook 13 is a premium Chrome OS laptop with superfast performance and a sleek aluminum chassis, but those features come at a price.

Dec, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:3220 / 3270
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):11 / 11.5 / 12.5 / 13 / 14
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4

Camera

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

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

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

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8 / 34
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / HD / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / TFT
Touch screen: No
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

CUDA: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GPU

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 64
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

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

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:HD

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:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter power:45

Processor

Processor boost frequency:2.3
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:NVIDIA Tegra / NVIDIA Tegra K1
Processor frequency:2.1
Processor Model:CD570M-A1 / K1
Processor threads:4

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Active Management Technology:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / No
Intel® Insider™:N / No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:N / No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No

Security

Cable lock slot:N
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Chrome OS

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Flash memory:16 / 32
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:16 / 32
Storage Media:Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.8 / 22.9 / 227.5 / 228.6 / 23
Height :1.78 / 1.79 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 17.8 / 18 / 19.9 / 2
Height (front):1.79 / 1.8 / 1.98
Height (rear):1.79 / 1.8 / 1.99
Weight:1.5 / 1.6 / 2
Width:32.7 / 32.8 / 327 / 327.7 / 33