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Acer Chromebook 11 4 Core Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 4GB 16GB Flash 11.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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The Ideal ChromebookThe Acer Chromebook is a super portable laptop with enough power to last all day on a single charge. Its fast wireless connection delivers smooth web-based media on its... More
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18 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at PC Mag concluded that this notebook PC was excellent and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

Expert review site PC Mag scored this portable PC 80%. Experts are not sure about this notebook PC.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Acer Chromebook 11 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Pcmag.com said “A convertible-hybrid laptop running Google's Chrome OS, offers an affordable alternative to the traditional PC experience” in their Acer Chromebook 11 review. Pcmag.com also said “The Acer Chromebook R 11 still manages a very affordable price”.

Nice Design

One Acer Chromebook 11 owner said in their reviews that it was a good design. Expert review site Pcmag.com said “A versatile convertible design” in their review.

Robust

One Acer Chromebook 11 reviewer said that it was well made. Expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “With solid build quality”.

Good Product Quality

One customer who bought it concluded that it was good quality.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of 854 megahertz, the Acer Chromebook 11 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter burst frequencys amongst Chromebooks of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of Chromebooks that have been around for around the same time as the Chromebook 11 is 800MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter burst frequencys range from 750MHz to 860MHz.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook 11 range from 100MHz to 320MHz. At 313 megahertz, the Chromebook 11 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebook 11.

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Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We calculated the average ratings for all Acer notebook PCs and also specifically for Acer Chromebooks and found that in both cases Acer had good ratings.

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SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has a Flash storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on portable PCs of this age and type. Flash drives store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Flash have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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Has a Front Camera

The Chromebook 11 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the Chromebook 11.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba Chromebook CB30[plb_2666878_price], or the Acer Chromebook C910[plb_2860373_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memorys of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Chromebook 11 range from 2GB to 4GB. With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Chromebook 11 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst notebook PCs of this age.

We compared this laptop to all the other 4GB internal memory laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Chromebook C910[plb_2860373_price] is also worth considering.

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is typical of many Chromebooks that were released more than a year ago.

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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 frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Chromebook 11 has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. Most Chromebooks that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11a wi-Fi standards. This portable PC also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g wi-Fi standardss.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Four Processor Threadss

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Chromebook 11 only have between two and three processor threadss, however the Chromebook 11 has four processor threadss.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of Chromebooks that were released more than a year ago is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,000MHz. At 854 megahertz, the Acer Chromebook 11 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Chromebook 11.

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Very Light

The lightest notebook PC of this age and spec is 1.1kg heavy and the heaviest is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Chromebook 11 is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Chromebook 11.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Chromebook 11 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this age and type which have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Acer Chromebook C910[plb_2860373_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebook 11 is 13". With a display diagonal of only 11.6 inches, the Chromebook 11 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst notebook PCs of this age.

Laptops with a bigger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Chromebook C910[plb_2860373_price] (15.6") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most laptops that have been on the market for more than a year do not have a touchscreen. The Chromebook 11 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

Most Chromebooks that came out around the same time as the Chromebook 11 have three number of battery cellss, including the Acer Chromebook 11 which has three number of battery cellss.

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Very Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 2.16 gigahertz, the Acer Chromebook 11 has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook 11. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Chromebook 11 the processor boost frequencys range from 2.1GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.5GHz.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebook 11

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Battery Life (max)

At 8 hours, the Acer Chromebook 11 has a relatively standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

If you want a notebook PC with a longer battery life (max) then you might want to look at the DELL Chromebook 11[plb_2961001_price] (10h and higher rated).

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.83 gigahertz, the Chromebook 11 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other Chromebooks that came out more than a year ago.

If you are looking for a laptop with a faster processor frequency then you might also want to look at the Acer Chromebook C910[plb_2860373_price] (2.2GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 16 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebook 11 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook 11.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 16GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the Toshiba Chromebook CB30[plb_2666878_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Acer Chromebook C910[plb_2860373_price] (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
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2 Awards

PC Mag Editor's Choice cnews.cz Smart Buy

Expert Reviews

(26)
9 April 2016

The Acer Chromebook 11 offers just enough features and performance needed for work and play, and nothing extra...

8 April 2016

The Acer Chromebook 11 offers just enough features and performance needed for work and play, and nothing extra...

17 February 2016

With solid build quality, a versatile convertible design, an IPS touch screen, full-size media ports, and strong performance, the Acer Chromebook R 11 still manages a very affordable price...

PC Mag

18 September 2015

The Acer Chromebook 11 makes things more interesting with an actual Intel Celeron processor (dual-core 2.16 GHz, with 2 GB of RAM as well as Intel HD graphics).There's also some surprising I/O.... Read more…

10 August 2015

The Acer CB3-111-C670 Chromebook comes with some very high level specs. It is these high level specs that make this laptop very different and unique from the rest of the laptop crowd on the... Read more…

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User Reviews

(152)
Reviewed 11 May 2015 by Fern
Fern would recommend the Acer Chromebook 11-inch CB3-111

I got this devices to have around the house for quick web browsing when I need to have something with a solid keyboard. So far it's worked out great! The battery has been really good and it's... Read more…

Reviewed 17 July 2015 by Bud99
Bud99 would recommend the Acer Chromebook 11-inch CB3-111

Much better then I expected. Not a desktop replacement but great for email & browsing the internet Good keyboard feel & bright screen...

Reviewed 26 September 2016 by Wendy
Wendy would recommend the Acer Chromebook 11-inch CB3-131

Only had this for a short time but really impressed with it! Was really fed up with the speed of my laptop when using the internet - and the constant need to press escape button to get rid of the... Read more…

Reviewed 3 November 2016 by Kersyd
Kersyd would recommend the Acer Chromebook 11-inch CB3-131

My last Acer chromebook has become unreliable after two years due to charger jack issues... but it has been great and I've replaced it with the same model (I'm hoping the charger issue has now... Read more…

Reviewed 21 September 2016 by Maggie
Maggie would recommend the Acer Chromebook 11-inch CB3-131

Small, quick, almost idiot proof, does everything a laptop can but does not have a disc drive...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cb3111c9, cb3111c9p, cb3111c6a5, cb3111c9pj, acer c730ec9, acer c730ec9r, acer c730ec9rn
Barcodes 00887899727122, 04713147525492, 04713147660254

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4 core Intel Celeron 1.83GHz 4GB 16GB Flash 11.6"
£ 449.00
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