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Acer Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 327 reviews of Acer Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T). 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. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The usability and battery also get good comments, but the connectivity and energy efficiency get negative opinions.

performance, battery, usability, design, screen

portability, keyboard, energy, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Chromebook R13

 

Solid performance and excellent battery life make this a winner for students

Excellent, if a little dark, Full HD display ; Above your average Chromebook for performance ; Decent battery life ; A better value buy than most Chromebooks

Unlit keyboard flexes in the middle and feels cheap ; Only really good for writing, email, Netflix, iPlayer

Bringing a good Full HD screen and solid performance to the table, along with decent battery life, the Acer Chromebook R13 will happily suffice for students and those needing a device for basic day to day tasks.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Nick Mediati (techradar.com)

Acer Chromebook R 13 review

 

The R is for Really long battery life

Excellent battery life ; Competitive hardware specs

Unimpressive performance ; Shell flexes too easily

The Acer Chromebook R 13 will get you through the day on a single charge with its excellent battery life, but it’s no performance powerhouse – even compared to rivaling Chromebooks.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.co.uk)

Acer Chromebook R13 review

 

The Acer Chromebook R13 is a little expensive for a Chromebook, starting at $400 (converts to about £320, AU$525), but it's perfectly priced for all the features it offers.

The Acer Chromebook R13 has a long-lasting battery and a variety of ports. Its 360-degree hinge allows it to be used as a tablet.

It's heavy. The Chrome OS is limited in what it can do. Its keyboard isn't backlit.

The Acer Chromebook R13 is a capable Chromebook that won't break the bank, but if your needs are simple there are many other, more affordable laptops worth scoping out.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by (which.co.uk)

Acer Chromebook R13 review

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The Acer Chromebook R 13 is an unusual proposition. It packs in more storage space than most similar laptops, but costs quite a lot more, too. We like Chromebooks that are portable and have lengthy battery staying power - we've taken a look at the Acer...

Apr, 2017

IT Pro Recommended

Expert review by : Dale Walker (itpro.co.uk)

Acer Chromebook R13 review

 

A premium 2-in-1 Chromebook with some superb standout features

Impressive battery life; Aluminium encased design; ChromeOS works beautifully with 2-in-1s; Decent keyboard and trackpad; Android support

No support for Windows apps; Fairly heavy; No keyboard backlighting

A killer battery life and lightweight ChromeOS combine to create a 2-in-1 dream, that’s only let down by its processor performance and a heavy carry weight. If you’re not after a convertible, there are some cheaper options available with the same...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

An affordable Chromebook 2-in-1 that'll last you all day long

 

The Acer Chromebook R13 is a bit more expensive than other Chromebooks, but that's because it's a 2-in-1 hybrid with a long-lasting battery.

The Acer Chromebook R13 has a long-lasting battery and a variety of ports. Its 360-degree hinge allows it to be used as a tablet.

It's heavy. The Chrome OS is limited in what it can do. Its keyboard isn't backlit.

The Acer Chromebook R13 is a capable Chromebook that won't break the bank, but if your needs are simple there are many other, more affordable laptops worth scoping out.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Acer Chromebook R 13 (CB5-312T-K5X4)

 

It may cost more than other chromebooks, but the Acer Chromebook R 13 (CB5-312T-K5X4) has a full HD screen, a convertible 2-in-1 form factor, and other features to help justify its price.

Metal body construction. Convertible hinge. Full HD screen. Long battery life. 4GB of memory.

Single USB-C port. Reflective, glossy screen. Non-backlit keyboard.

The MediaTek MT8173C powering the Chromebook R 13 is an ARM processor made for tablets and consumer electronics devices like the latest Amazon Fire TV Stick. It is fanless, and will be positioned well when Android app support for Chrome OS officially...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Acer Chromebook R 13 Review

 

Runs Android apps; Excellent battery life; Sleek, premium-looking design; Comfortable keyboard ; Mediocre performance; Flat audio ; The Acer Chromebook R 13 combines an attractive design, long endurance and the ability to run your favorite Android apps.

Mediocre performance; Flat audio ; The Acer Chromebook R 13 combines an attractive design, long endurance and the ability to run your favorite Android apps.

The Acer Chromebook R 13 combines an attractive design, long endurance and the ability to run your favorite Android apps.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Kyle Funk (techaeris.com)

Acer Chromebook R13 review: This could be your next Chromebook

 

Acer has added to their stable of Chromebooks with the Acer Chromebook R13. This full review will take a look at this 13.3" touchscreen Chromebook.

The design is really sleek and nice. The screen is clear and colors are close to being accurate. Pricing options are great for someone who may not want to spend x amount of money on something more.

When the volume is under around 30% you can't hear anything playing.

Chromebooks are for those that don’t really want much in a laptop and want it on a budget and the Acer Chromebook R13 does just that. For a starting price of $399.99 with great specs, you really can’t go wrong with putting this Chromebook on your list....

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER Chromebook R 13 CB5-312T 2-in-1 Touchscreen - Silver

 

Looks great Anti-virus a bonus

It's app-based so more like a glorified tablet - not great for someone looking for a traditional laptop. My main bugbear was that I couldn't download Office products directly from my office 365 subscription (Word, Excel etc). I realised that I had to...

Jul, 2019

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