I have to say that finding a worthy device for around 300 dollars is hard to pick especially for Windows’s laptop. Some of them coming with great performance, but at the same time the battery life is worse than we expect. If you want to jump yourself into Chromebook and finding a better deal, then the Acer Chromebook 11 is likely your top choice here. The system sports of colorful design, dependable performance, bright display, and long lasting battery life. The application support is bit lack here, but the Android software is fully support and means you do not have any problem in software here.
The laptop itself might not suitable for primary device, but for secondary device and for students, I think this is the best choice they can get right now. The OS environment is completely safe from malware, virus, or dangerous threat and providing them more freedom to do anything here. I think it’s good for us to take look inside and see how it performs on doing many tasks. That is what we are going to talk about here. Without further ado, let’s we jump into the article.
Design and Connectivity
The design is very eye catching in my opinion thanks to nice finishing touch here. For this review, I get the indigo blue version and it looks very good especially considering it’s a budget system. Acer promises that they will provide more color choices for later here. The entire chassis is created from plastic, but it has really nice finishing that feels good on your hands. The build quality and rigidity are great although the material selection could be better here. The flex is not so noticeable for lid and base area and the weight itself is light enough to carry around.
The system is measured at 2.43 pounds with dimension at 7.8 x 11.7 x 0.7 inches. The weight is light and probably becoming the biggest selling point here. This is not a flip or convertible machine, but the display allowing you to flip it for up to 180 degree similarly to what you see on most ultrabooks. As for the connectivity, I am so surprised of finding two USB type-C ports here. As the companion, we also have of two USB standard ports here. Good news here, one of its USB-C allowing you to charge the battery through it and means you can just charge it with battery pack anywhere and anytime you want.back to menu ↑
Display and Keyboard
The display is very standard here with 11 inch panel and 1366 x768 resolution. Thankfully, it uses of IPS panel rather than the TN panel and means the viewing angle should be better here. What I love here is the matte finishing on the screen that does not make it reflective at all. The brightness is quite dim here, but putting it on highest setting still making it pretty much usable for outdoor usage. Well, the brightness can be better here, but considering the price range itself is already so cheap, I am not giving any complaint here.
As for the keyboard, the experience is very standard here. The keys stroke and travel distant are good although the sounds are very noisy here. I manage to type for around 85 words per minute during fast typing test which not bad for an 11 inch machine. The backlit support however is missing here and for me is pretty normal as similar competitors won’t give you the same thing here. Overall, Acer puts such a balance and well-made keyboard for the price range. This could be the main consideration for taking it back home.
|Acer Chromebook 11 CB311 C5DV||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Dual Core Celeron N3350 1.1 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel HD Integrated Card|
|Memory||4GB DDR4 Memory|
Performance and Battery
The Acer Chromebook is shipped with Intel Celeron N3350 processor that features 1.1 GHz clock and dual core CPU. The boosted clock rate is featured here and should reach maximum 2.4 GHz clock. The processor then combined with 4GB DDR4 RAM, and 32GB EMMC storage. Seeing 4GB DDR4 memory is rarely here and likely offer better battery consumption here. The 32GB storage is limited, but thankfully most of applications work in cloud and means the storage is not big matter. The micro SD slot is available and you still have chance to increase the storage capacity here. In term of performance, I think the thing is standard, but for activities like browsing, editing document, and streaming, you would not have any issue here.
Moving into the battery life, I guess this is considered as the biggest selling point here. The 3 cell batteries will last for 9 to 10 hours in single charge. I have tested it by running application and streaming for nonstop while connected to WIFI. The result might be varied depending on the activities, but that is the most common result you have here. 9 hours is plenty of time to finishing everything in single day without force you to charge it.
In conclusion, this laptop should be at your top consideration for an inexpensive machine. It features of many impressive things like solid performance, long last battery, and eye catchy design. For under 300 dollars, I think I could not expect more from it as it already offers better value than most Windows laptops right now. Still, the choice is yours, so feel free to take any consideration about it. I just hope the information is good enough on making you an option. At last, thank you for reading the article and mind leaving any comment for further assistance regarding the article.