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Acer Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of Acer Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the image quality and design. The price and battery also get good comments. There are some less positive reviews about the performance and keyboard.

portability, battery, price, design, image quality

keyboard, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Acer Chromebook R13 review

 

The Acer Chromebook R13 is a little expensive for a Chromebook, starting at $400 (converts to about £320, AU$525), but it's perfectly priced for all the features it offers.

The Acer Chromebook R13 has a long-lasting battery and a variety of ports. Its 360-degree hinge allows it to be used as a tablet.

It's heavy. The Chrome OS is limited in what it can do. Its keyboard isn't backlit.

The Acer Chromebook R13 is a capable Chromebook that won't break the bank, but if your needs are simple there are many other, more affordable laptops worth scoping out.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Acer Chromebook R 13 Review

 

The big knock against Chromebooks -- the light, minimal alternative to MacBooks and PC laptops -- is that their software options are limited. The Acer Chromebook R 13 is one of the first notebooks to avoid that problem, as it offers (beta) support for...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Kyle Funk (techaeris.com)

Acer Chromebook R13 review: This could be your next Chromebook

 

Acer has added to their stable of Chromebooks with the Acer Chromebook R13. This full review will take a look at this 13.3" touchscreen Chromebook.

The design is really sleek and nice. The screen is clear and colors are close to being accurate. Pricing options are great for someone who may not want to spend x amount of money on something more.

When the volume is under around 30% you can't hear anything playing.

Chromebooks are for those that don’t really want much in a laptop and want it on a budget and the Acer Chromebook R13 does just that. For a starting price of $399.99 with great specs, you really can’t go wrong with putting this Chromebook on your list....

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Nick Mediati (techradar.com)

Acer Chromebook R 13 review

 

The R is for Really long battery life

Excellent battery life ; Competitive hardware specs

Unimpressive performance ; Shell flexes too easily

The Acer Chromebook R 13 will get you through the day on a single charge with its excellent battery life, but it’s no performance powerhouse – even compared to rivaling Chromebooks.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Xiomara Blanco (cnet.co.uk)

Acer Chromebook R13 review

 

The Acer Chromebook R13 is a little expensive for a Chromebook, starting at $400 (converts to about £320, AU$525), but it's perfectly priced for all the features it offers.

The Acer Chromebook R13 has a long-lasting battery and a variety of ports. Its 360-degree hinge allows it to be used as a tablet.

It's heavy. The Chrome OS is limited in what it can do. Its keyboard isn't backlit.

The Acer Chromebook R13 is a capable Chromebook that won't break the bank, but if your needs are simple there are many other, more affordable laptops worth scoping out.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Acer Chromebook R13 review

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The Acer Chromebook R 13 is an unusual proposition. It packs in more storage space than most similar laptops, but costs quite a lot more, too. We like Chromebooks that are portable and have lengthy battery staying power - we've taken a look at the Acer...

Apr, 2017

IT Pro Recommended

Expert review by: Dale Walker (itpro.co.uk)

Acer Chromebook R13 review

 

A premium 2-in-1 Chromebook with some superb standout features

Impressive battery life; Aluminium encased design; ChromeOS works beautifully with 2-in-1s; Decent keyboard and trackpad; Android support

No support for Windows apps; Fairly heavy; No keyboard backlighting

A killer battery life and lightweight ChromeOS combine to create a 2-in-1 dream, that’s only let down by its processor performance and a heavy carry weight. If you’re not after a convertible, there are some cheaper options available with the same...

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: Brian (currys.co.uk)

ACER Chromebook R 13 CB5-312T 2-in-1 Touchscreen - Silver

 

Great picture quality. Good to have a physical keyboard as well as touch screen. Overall good looks. Feels well made.

Not really.

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Doublejd (very.co.uk)

Rubbish build quality

 

Simply avoid. Had 3 so far. First 1 had bent base and sharp corners as metal and not shaped to body properly. Second had loose tracked. Third had both a loose tracked AND bent base. Just avoid. Choose to or another brand.

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: confirmed purchaser (currys.co.uk)

ACER Chromebook R 13 CB5-312T 2-in-1 Touchscreen - Silver

 

Lightweight and versatile. I have always used laptops before, but now i'm loving this chromebook.

Don't know how to do "Caps Lock"

Dec, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:4670 / 54
Battery capacity (Watt hours):54
Battery life (max):12
Battery performance:4670 / 4760
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Fold-back screen) / Convertible (Folder)
Intel segment tagging:Education
Product type:Chromebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter power:45

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:PowerVR GX6250

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM

Networking

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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:45

Processor

Processor:M8173C
Processor cache:1
Processor cores:4 / 6
Processor family:Mediatek
Processor frequency:2.1
Processor model:M8173C

Security

Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Operating system installed:Chrome OS

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / SD
Flash memory:16 / 32 / 64
Storage media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32 / 64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.98 / 9 / 9.02
Height:0.61 / 0.612
Height (front):0.61
Height (rear):0.61
Weight:3.28 / 3.31
Width:12.8 / 5.04