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Acer Chromebook 14 (CB3-431)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2082 reviews of Acer Chromebook 14 (CB3-431). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, 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 price. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the keyboard.

usability, performance, portability, price, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Chromebook 14 (CB3-431) 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 14 (CB3-431)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Acer Chromebook 14 (CB3-431) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and performance. The design and portability are also appreciated.

usability, portability, design, performance, price

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431 14 inch Celeron N3060, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB Storage, Chrome OS - SilverAcer Chromebook 14 CB3-431 14 inch Celeron N3060, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB Storage, Chrome OS - Silver

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Chromebook 14 (CB3-431)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 user reviews of Acer Chromebook 14 (CB3-431) 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. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and usability. The price and screen also get good views, but there are some mixed reviews about the sound.

performance, screen, price, usability, portability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Chromebook 14, Aluminum, 14-inch Full HD, Intel Celeron Quad-Core N3160, 4GB LPDDR3, 32GB, Chrome, CB3-431-C5FMAcer Chromebook 14, Aluminum, 14-inch Full HD, Intel Celeron Quad-Core N3160, 4GB LPDDR3, 32GB, Chrome, CB3-431-C5FM

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Jacob Grana (techradar.com)

Acer Chromebook 14 for Work review

 

Full HD screen and full throttle looks at a full price

Backlit keyboard ; Diverse ports ; Runs as fast as it looks

Dim screen ; Short key travel ; Variable touchpad experience

The Chromebook 14 for Work's Full HD screen, USB-C and backlit keyboard will excite business users – until they realize it's a Chromebook.

Aug, 2016

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

Acer Chromebook 14 for Work

 

For the business user who needs all-day battery life and MIL-SPEC–tested durability, the Acer Chromebook 14 for Work is one of the more powerful Chrome OS laptops we've seen. Its price, however, is firmly in Windows-laptop territory.

Core i5 processor and 8GB of memory deliver solid performance. Long battery life. Gorilla Glass 3 lid. Narrow screen bezel. Good selection of ports, including USB Type-C. MIL-STD 801G tested. Spill-resistant keyboard.

Pricey for a chromebook. 32GB of local storage. Single USB-C port. Top lid is prone to fingerprints.

The good-looking Acer Chromebook 14 for Work delivers some flash, is powerful enough for most business tasks, and can last more than 10 hours on a single battery charge. Now that some businesses are starting to embrace Chrome OS, the Chromebook 14 for...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431-C5EX

 

The Acer Chromebook 14 has a starting price of $280 (£250, AU$450) with different configurations featuring:

The inexpensive Acer Chromebook 14's aluminum body is much nicer than the plastic competition. The matte-finish, 14-inch full HD IPS display is a great size for work and play, but still keeps this laptop's footprint small enough for commuting.

It has no SD or microSD card slot for expanding its 32GB of storage. The keyboard isn't backlit and shallow. Power users will want to step up to the Work version of this Chromebook or look elsewhere.

The Acer Chromebook 14 stands out for its stylish design and big screen at an affordable price. If you're looking for a classier Chromebook, this is it.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Acer Chromebook 14 for Work Review

 

Excellent performance for a Chromebook; Solid battery life; Helpful IT administrator tools; Customizable and ruggedized design ; Expensive; Less software than Windows-based competitors offer ; For businesses that have gone all in on Google Apps, the...

Expensive; Less software than Windows-based competitors offer ; For businesses that have gone all in on Google Apps, the Acer Chromebook 14 for Work could be a great option.

For businesses that have gone all in on Google Apps, the Acer Chromebook 14 for Work could be a great option.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Justin Jelinek (techaeris.com)

Acer Chromebook 14 review: Great design, very good performance

 

The Acer Chromebook 14 was released recently, and it touted some pretty impressive features. This Acer Chromebook 14 review puts those features to the test.

Design is top-notch, battery life is fantastic, the full HD screen is bright and looks very good.

A backlit keyboard would really be nice, though its omission is understandable.

Chromebooks aren’t for everybody, but nearly anybody can get use out of a Chromebook. They are ideal for students, and can even work well in some office situations. They’re even great as a secondary computer for browsing on the couch, or other similar...

Sep, 2016

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER 14 CB3-431 Chromebook - Silver

 

The life of the battery is great. The size is perfect for my use, performance is a bit slow otherwise no complaints. The price paid was good, better than other places I tried.

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER 14 CB3-431 Chromebook - Silver

 

very very happy with my laptop.

nothing

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER 14 CB3-431 Chromebook - Gold

 

Juzing is very easy could as well I enjoe my lap top a lot

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

ACER 14 CB3-431 Chromebook - Silver

 

Light

Don’t accept all what I need

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

Great Laptop

 

Really pleased with this laptop it's fast and very easy to use.

Mar, 2019

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3920 / 3930 / 3950
Battery life (max):10 / 12
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Design

Colour of product:Aluminium / Black / Black, Silver / Gold / Grey / Silver / White
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium / Metal
Intel segment tagging:Education
Product colour:Aluminium / Black, Silver / Chrome / Gold / Grey / Silver
Product Type:Chromebook / Notebook

Display

3D:N / No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD Ready / HD+
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / TFT
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
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 / 640
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 400 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 400
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI

Keyboard

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

Memory

ECC:N
Internal Memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):3
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / Intel® HD Graphics
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, 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 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

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
Power cord included: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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:2
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Power

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

Processor

Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.08 / 2.24 / 2.48
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Braswell
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Celeron Dual-Core / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:N3060 / N3150 / N3160
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron N3000 series / Intel Celeron Processor N3000 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA 1170 / BGA1170
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4
Stepping:C0 / D1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):6
Tjunction:90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Boot:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Boot Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:0.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:N / No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® OS Guard:N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache: No
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Processor ARK ID:87258 / 91831 / 91832 / N3060 / N3160
Processor code:SR29F / SR2KN / SR2KP
Processor package size:25 / 25 x 27
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

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

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Chrome OS / WINDOWS 10 HOME

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Flash drive interface:Flash
Flash memory:16 / 32
Storage Media:eMMC / Flash
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.6 / 23.7 / 236 / 236.2 / 236.6 / 32.7
Height :1.69 / 1.7 / 1.78 / 16.9 / 17 / 17.8
Height (front):1.69 / 1.7
Height (rear):1.69 / 1.7
Weight:1.15 / 1.55 / 1.68
Width:34 / 34.1 / 340 / 340.4 / 341