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Acer Chromebook 13 4 Core NVIDIA Tegra 2.1GHz 2GB 32GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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Acer Chromebook 13 Nvidia Tegra K1 - initial thoughts and review
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13 Reasons For

Good Brand

Acer has good average reviews for its Chromebooks as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Chromebook 13 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other Chromebooks that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebook 13, the Chromebook 13 has a front camera.

Other laptops with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Samsung XE303C12.

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Very Long Battery Life

Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook 13 the battery lifes range from 3.5h to 14h, and the average battery life is 8.5h. When compared to other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Chromebook 13, the Chromebook 13's battery life of 12.5 hours is one of the longest.

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NVIDIA Tegra Processor Family

The Acer Chromebook 13 has an NVIDIA Tegra processor family which is better than most similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most portable PCs of this type and age have an Intel Celeron processor family.

An NVIDIA Tegra processor family is actually the best processor family amongst all comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook 13.

A Samsung Exynos processor family is the worst processor family amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on Chromebooks that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Chromebook 13 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Chromebook C720.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Chromebook 13 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most Chromebooks that are a comparable age to it. Most notebook PCs of this age and type have an 802.11g WiFi standard. In addition, this notebook PC have 802.11a and 802.11ac and 802.11b WiFi standards.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops of this age and spec.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

Notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook 13 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1.3MP. At 1.3 megapixels, the Acer Chromebook 13 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Chromebook 13.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Big Flash Memory

Chromebooks that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook 13 have flash memory of between 16GB and 32GB, and the average flash memory is 20GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebook 13 has a quite big flash memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Chromebook 13 has a quite big total storage capacity (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been available for a comparable time to the Chromebook 13. The smallest total storage capacity of Chromebooks that have been available for a similar time to the Chromebook 13 is 16GB, the biggest is 320GB, and the average total storage capacity is 23GB.

We compared all the other 32GB total storage capacity portable PCs to this laptop and we think the Acer Chromebook C720 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Thin

With a height of only 17.95 millimeters, the Chromebook 13 is fairly thin compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The heights of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 16mm to 230mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Chromebook 13 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Chromebook 13. The memory clock speeds of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Chromebook 13 range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,500MHz.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebook 13 range from 2,500mAh to 4,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,600mAh. With a battery capacity of only 3,220 milliamperes * hour, the Acer Chromebook 13 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst Chromebooks of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of Chromebooks that have been around for more than two years is 2.4GHz. At only 2.3 gigahertz, the Chromebook 13 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebook 13

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the Acer Chromebook 13 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

There are a number of other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba CB35.

If the storage medium of this Chromebook is too bad for you then you might want to consider the HP Chromebook 14 (SSD).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the Chromebook 13 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been available for more than two years.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Acer Chromebook CB5 (£241.95) (15.6").

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.5 kilograms, the Chromebook 13 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 2 gigabytes, the Chromebook 13 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo N20 Chromebook.

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Specification

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Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
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Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
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Operating System
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
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Expert Reviews

(58)
8 May 2015

Acer has come out swinging with the Chromebook 13, an Nvidia Tegra K1-powered beast that is easily one of the most powerful Chromebooks out there ? and yet it still only costs $299.While... Read more…

19 March 2015

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...

23 February 2015

T here's a party going on and its name is Chromebook. Acer's newest entry comes via the Chromebook 13 ? a 13-inch portable that ticks a lot of boxes and won't leave standing on the wall, idly by,... Read more…

16 January 2015

Is the Acer Chromebook 13 the best Chromebook on the market? That's a tough one. I can't claim to have tried them all, but I'll admit I was impressed. So is the 1920 x 1080 version the model to...

26 December 2014

The Acer Chromebook 13 isn't the best looking notebook, but it fares well compared with other Chromebook offerings. It won't replace your desktop, but you can get some near desktop like experience...

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User Reviews

(128)
Reviewed 30 October 2014 by Samuel
Samuel would recommend the Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311

This is a modest chromebook, but it has everything done right, which makes it a great product in it's class (low-mid range chromebooks)...

Reviewed 18 December 2014 by Slim
Slim would recommend the Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311

I purchased 3 different chromebooks. 1 for each member of my family. HP 14" for my wife, acer 11.6" for my 11 year old daughter, and the acer 13 cb5-311 for myself and have put all three through... Read more…

Reviewed 20 December 2014 by Sisu
(Verified Purchase)

When I enlarged the font so it was more readable it lowered the resolution. I Thought the 1080 resolution for movies would be so much better than most Chromebooks at 1366 by 768. I returned this... Read more…

Reviewed 6 April 2015 by Neatalia
Neatalia would recommend the Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311 (Verified Purchase)

This Chromebook works great for watching videos, web surfing, and most things relating to school, since most schools use Chromebooks for student accounts. Easy to finish and submit homework and... Read more…

Reviewed 13 August 2015 by Dave2041
Dave2041 would recommend the Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this laptop for our training / conference room because it has HDMI output. When hooked to our projector everything worked flawlessly. I can't say the same for other expensive laptops that... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers cb5311t0b2, cb5311pt845
Barcodes 04713147441501, 04713147769551

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