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Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-532

alaTest has collected and analyzed 311 reviews of Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-532. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. The battery and performance also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the touchpad and energy efficiency. There are mixed reviews on the durability and keyboard.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-532 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Chaim Gartenberg (theverge.com)

Acer Chromebook 15 (2017) review: bigger doesn’t mean better

 

You get what you pay for

Lightweight, metal design ; Great battery life ; Runs Android apps

Poor multitasking ; Low resolution and dim display

But the only real reason to buy the Chromebook 15 over another Chromebook is the screen, and the extra space just simply isn’t worth the performance sacrifices the Chromebook 15 asks users to make.

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Acer Chromebook 15 (2017) review

 

If you believe "bigger is better," allow me to introduce the . For $399 (£249), and currently on sale at Best Buy for $349 , the laptop packs a 15.6-inch touchscreen, making it one of the biggest Chromebook models you can buy. AU pricing and...

The Acer Chromebook 15 is a stylish notebook with a large 15.6-inch screen. It has a backlit keyboard, touchscreen and loud speakers. Battery life is long-lasting.

The screen is dull. Chromebooks have inherent OS limitations you need to be aware of. Low-end CPU hampers performance.

As one of the biggest Chromebooks, the Acer laptop is perfectly priced for anyone interested in a big laptop for basic online use.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Acer Chromebook 15 (2017)

 

Acer's aluminum-clad Chromebook 15 packs spectacular battery life along with a sprawling 15.6-inch screen, but it's not very bright.

Colossal battery life. Snappy keyboard. Two USB-C and two USB 3.0 ports.

Big and bulky. Lackluster display. Android app support remains hit-or-miss.

Bottom Line: Acer's aluminum-clad Chromebook 15 packs spectacular battery life along with a sprawling 15.6-inch screen, but it's not very bright.

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Jeffrey Van Camp (wired.com)

Review: Acer Chromebook 15 (2017)

 

This laptop's big aspirations are undermined by software bugs and weak hardware.

Biggest Chromebook yet with a sharp 15.6-inch HD screen. Chrome OS has gotten a lot more useful in the last few years. The keyboard is comfy and there are plenty of ports. Battery life can reach 10 hours. It has a touchscreen!

Half-aluminum body doesn’t feel as nice as you'd think. Pentium processor is underpowered. Android apps are fun, but still limited and buggy. The touchpad rattles and has a stiff click. It completely crashed twice without warning.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Victoria Song (pcmag.com)

Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532-C47C)

 

The Acer Chromebook 15 isn't the prettiest chromebook out there, but a 15-inch screen and 15+ hours of battery life for a mere $200 is a tough deal to beat.

Class-leading battery life and 15-inch screen for an an excellent price. Dual-band 802.11ac wireless.

Dowdy design. Screen looks a bit grainy. Key travel is short.

Conclusion If you're looking for a bargain on a chromebook, and you value function over form, it's really hard to do better than the Chromebook 15. You might be giving up style, but in return you'll get a bigger screen and absurdly long battery...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Acer Chromebook 15 (white, 32GB)

 

For however you might feel about Google's Chrome OS and Chromebooks, there's no denying that they are popular alternatives to Windows and Mac computers mainly because they're inexpensive, relatively secure and what can be done within the confines of...

The Acer Chromebook 15 is available with an excellent 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display at a budget-friendly price. Battery life is very good as is performance from the fifth-gen Intel Celeron processor.

Larger size and weight make it a little less travel-friendly than other Chromebooks. The white casing gets dirty easily and it's not the most attractive Chromebook we've laid eyes on.

If your one gripe about Chromebooks is the small screen sizes, the Acer Chromebook 15 is the solution and it's a very nice solution at that.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Acer Chromebook 15 (2017)

 

Fifteen-inch laptops are the most popular size overall, but you won't find many Chromebooks with screens that large. Acer's $399 Chromebook 15 not only provides a larger panel but also bumps up the resolution to a full 1080p, whereas most laptops in...

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Cherlynn Low (laptopmag.com)

Acer Chromebook 15 Review

 

Supersizing the Chrome OS experience, the Chromebook 15 offers a large 15-inch screen, a zippy fifth-generation Intel CPU and long battery life.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Alex Hernandez (techaeris.com)

Acer Chromebook 15 Review: Bigger Is Better

 

Acer aimed to change my mind about Chromebooks with their Acer Chromebook 15. Let's see if they did, this is the Acer Chromebook 15 review.

Screen size and screen resolution are tops! Intel Core i3 and HD 5500 graphics.

A little flex where the screen and body meet. No backlit keyboard.

If you’re in the market for a Chromebook with a nice big beautiful screen and a good price tag, look no further than the Acer Chromebook 15, it changed my mind about Chromebooks.

May, 2015

Expert review by : Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

Acer Chromebook 15 (2018) Review and Ratings

 

With its aluminum skin, bright full HD touch screen, and comfy keyboard, the latest Acer Chromebook 15 makes a surprisingly strong argument for ditching a Windows laptop and going Chrome. The Pentium CPU holds back performance but enables impressive...

Excellent battery life ; Stylish aluminum enclosure ; Bright, spacious 1080p touch screen ; Roomy backlit keyboard

Mediocre benchmark test results ; No HDMI port

While the Chrome OS environment is clearly intended for Web-centric activities, there is a solid selection of Chrome-specific apps and games available for download, some of which run locally for times when you have to be offline. And if there are...

Jan, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3270 / 3920 / 48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):12 / 8
Battery performance:3220 / 3270 / 3920
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Grey
Form Factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Education
Product type:Chromebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:TFT
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter power:45

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:8
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of execution units:12
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:313 / 320
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:600 / 640 / 750
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):750
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 400

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR2-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory layout:1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:2
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2

Power

AC adapter power:45

Processor

Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:N2830 / N3060 / N3160
Processor boost frequency:2.24 / 2.41 / 2.48
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Bay Trail / Braswell
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 2.16
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor model:N2830 / N3060 / N3160
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron N3000 series / Intel Celeron Processor N2000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor N3000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1170
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4 / 4.5
Stepping:C0 / D1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):6 / 7.5
Tjunction:100 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Boot:Y
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:N / No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® OS Guard:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:81071 / 91831 / 91832
Processor code:SR1W4 / SR2KN / SR2KP
Processor package size:25 / 25 x 27
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Y / Yes
UART:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:N
Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Chrome OS

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDXC / MMC,SD / MMC,SDXC / SD
Flash memory:16 / 32
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:16
Storage media:Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.953 / 10.1
Height:0.953
Height (front):0.953
Height (rear):0.953
Weight:13.5 / 4.25 / 4.3 / 4.41
Width:10.1 / 15.1