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Acer Chromebook CB3
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Acer Chromebook CB3 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB 16GB Flash 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB May 2015
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Slip the Acer Chromebook into your bag and work from anywhere, without recharging, because it has enough battery life to last all day long on a single charge. The Acer Chromebook features the... More
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the Chromebooks that have been available for more than a year the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 320MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 311 megahertz, the Chromebook CB3 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook CB3.

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Acer Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Acer is one of the better rated portable PC brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Acer also has good ratings for its Chromebooks.

SSD Storage Media

This laptop has a Flash storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. 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

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook CB3, the Acer Chromebook CB3 has a front camera.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Acer Chromebook CB3 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Acer Chromebook C910[plb_2860373_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.16 gigahertz, the Chromebook CB3 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago have processor frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 2.3GHz.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.16GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the Toshiba Chromebook CB30[plb_2729661_price] which has better reviews.

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on Chromebooks that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The Acer Chromebook CB3 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys (2.58 gigahertz) amongst Chromebooks of this age. The average processor boost frequency of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Chromebook CB3 is 2.5GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 2.1GHz to 2.7GHz.

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Very Light

Portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have weights of between 1.1kg and 2.2kg. The Chromebook CB3 is one of the lighter laptops that were launched around the same time as the Chromebook CB3 (only 1.3 kilograms) amongst Chromebooks of this age.

Other 1.3kg heavy portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Acer Chromebook 11[plb_2793394_price].

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the DELL Chromebook 11[plb_2864982_price] (1.3kg).

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of Chromebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook CB3 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 850MHz. At only 792 megahertz, the Chromebook CB3 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Chromebook CB3.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

The Acer Chromebook CB3 is a notebook PC that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Chromebook CB3 use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Only Four Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most Chromebooks that were launched more than a year ago have between 4 and 11 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Chromebook CB3 which has four maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

The Chromebook CB3 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Chromebook CB3 has a fairly small internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. Across all the Chromebooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the Chromebook CB3 the internal memorys range from 2GB to 4GB, and the average internal memory is 3.2GB.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think the DELL Chromebook 11 2955u[plb_2717495_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

When compared to other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Chromebook CB3 that we have assessed, the Acer Chromebook CB3's display diagonal of only 11.6 inches is one of the smallest. The smallest display diagonal of Chromebooks that have been around for a similar time to the Chromebook CB3 is 11", the biggest is 16", and the average display diagonal is 13".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 11.6" laptops currently available including the DELL Chromebook 11[plb_2961001_price], or the Acer Chromebook 11[plb_2793394_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 8 hours, the Acer Chromebook CB3 has one of the shortest battery life (max)s amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average battery life (max) of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 9.4h.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 8h battery life portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Acer Chromebook 11[plb_2793394_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Chromebook CB3, the Chromebook CB3 does not have a touchscreen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a touchscreen and we think the Acer Chromebook C85[plb_2854176_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Chromebooks that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebook CB3 have processor caches of between 1MB and 3MB. When compared to other Chromebooks that were released one year ago, the processor cache of the Acer Chromebook CB3 of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The Acer Chromebook CB3 is a three number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago have three number of battery cellss.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebook CB3

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Acer Chromebook CB3 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Chromebook CB3.

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Specification

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Processor Boost Frequency
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Processor Operating Modes
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Solid-State Drive Capacity
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Display
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Camera
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Front Camera
Networking
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Bluetooth
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Pointing Device
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
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
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
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Execute Disable Bit
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Intel 64
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Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

11 May 2016

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21 April 2016

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 30 July 2016 by David P.
(Verified Purchase)

I'm an old time computer nerd from the 70's. I've always been curious about ChromeOS and ChromeBooks as to their ability to get real work done. I'm truly shocked that more people are not running... Read more…

Reviewed 23 August 2016 by Stephen C
(Verified Purchase)

The Acer CB5 15.6inch Chromebook is very easy to set up and use. I am impressed with the sound from the speakers as I have bought Acer laptops before and was very disappointed with the ?tinny?... Read more…

Reviewed 24 July 2016 by Hydeparker
(Verified Purchase)

I rarely use my laptop when I am not on WiFi and so I find the Chromebooks excellent machines. The Chrome operating system is fairly intuitive and there are lots of apps (programs) available... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

This is a super little laptop! It's small, light, thin and has a good keyboard and touchpad. Clearly this isn't going to be up everyone's street, being a Chromebook, but it's safe to say that I've... Read more…

Reviewed 20 June 2016 by Atlanta
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this for my mam as a little run around laptop to use for the internet and facebook and its honestly so much faster than my macbook which was 9x the price. Obviously doesnt have much storage... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers cb3111c5, cb3111c5c, cb3111c5ca
Barcodes 04713147817054

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