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Acer Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 305 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 are impressed by the design and screen. The usability and battery also get good reviews. Opinions are divided on the portability, and there are some less positive reviews about the connectivity and energy efficiency.

performance, battery, usability, screen, design

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

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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 (

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 (

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 (

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

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Acer Chromebook R 13 Review


The big knock against Chromebooks -- the light, minimal alternative to MacBooks and PC laptops -- is that their software options are limited. The Acer Chromebook R 13 is one of the first notebooks to avoid that problem, as it offers (beta) support for...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Kyle Funk (

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

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


Excellent picture quality. No wait time to start up. Perfect for my 8 and 12 year olds. Watching Netflix is like watching a smart tv. You tube, Spotify - all the apps loaded. Plus e mail. Kids no longer using their I pads. And they can access web sites...

Honestly can’t think of any at the moment. Not really tested battery life as tend to charge every other day.

Dec, 2018

Product Specifications


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


Battery Capacity:3270 / 3490 / 4670 / 4760
Battery capacity (Watt hours):54
Battery life (max):12
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4


Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p


Colour of product:Aluminium, Black / Black / Black, Silver / Black, White / Grey / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Fold-back screen) / Convertible (Folder)
Intel segment tagging:Education
Product colour:Aluminium, Black / Black / Black, Silver / Black, White / Grey / Silver
Product Type:Chromebook / Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:29.5 / 33.8
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / TFT
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:8
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of execution units:12
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:320
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:600
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 400 / NVIDIA GPU / PowerVR GX6250


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


Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4


3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:N / 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:802.11ac / 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 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

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
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:45


Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.3 / 2.48
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Braswell
Processor Cores:2 / 4 / 6
Processor family:Intel® Celeron® / MEDIATEK / NVIDIA Tegra K1
Processor frequency:1.6 / 2.1
Processor lithography:14 / 28
Processor Model:CD570M-A1 / M8173C / N3060
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron N3000 series
Processor Socket:BGA1170
Processor threads:2
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):6

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Boot:Y
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Y
Intel® Insider™:N
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® OS Guard:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Y
Processor ARK ID:91832
Processor code:SR2KN
Processor package size:25 x 27
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


Fingerprint Reader:N


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Chrome OS


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / SD
Flash memory:16 / 32 / 64
Storage Media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32 / 64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:204 / 22.8 / 22.9 / 228 / 228.6
Height :1.55 / 1.8 / 15.5 / 19.2
Height (front):1.55 / 1.79 / 1.92
Height (rear):1.55 / 1.79 / 1.92
Weight:1.25 / 1.49 / 1.5
Width:12.8 / 294 / 32.6 / 32.7 / 325.1 / 326