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Acer Chromebook R11 (CB5-132T)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 607 reviews of Acer Chromebook R11 (CB5-132T). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The price and usability are also appreciated, but the connectivity and energy efficiency get critical comments.

performance, usability, price, portability, screen

touchpad, energy, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Chromebook R11 (CB5-132T) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Chromebook R11 (CB5-132T)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Acer Chromebook R11 (CB5-132T) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The battery is also appreciated.

performance, battery, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer CB5-132T 11.6-inch Convertible Chromebook (Intel Celeron N3050, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB eMMC, Integrated Graphics, Chrome OS) - WhiteAcer CB5-132T 11.6-inch Convertible Chromebook (Intel Celeron N3050, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB eMMC, Integrated Graphics, Chrome OS) - White

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Chromebook R11 (CB5-132T)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of Acer Chromebook R11 (CB5-132T) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the design and portability. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative views about the energy efficiency and touchpad.

performance, usability, price, portability, design

touchpad, energy

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Convertible Chromebook R11, 11.6-inch HD Touchscreen Notebook, White (CB5-132T-C32M)Acer Convertible Chromebook R11, 11.6-inch HD Touchscreen Notebook, White (CB5-132T-C32M)

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Justin Pot (digitaltrends.com)

Acer Chromebook R 11 review

 

Acer's Chromebook R 11 offers a touchscreen, but ChromeOS doesn't take advantage of it.

Apr, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Acer Chromebook R 11 (CB5-132T-C1LK)

 

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.

Nice price. Sturdy, convertible design. Intel Celeron processor and 4GB of memory provide speedy performance. Full-size ports. 32GB solid-state drive (SSD). Long battery life.

Key travel feels short.

Conclusion The Acer Chromebook R 11 is an all-around impressive convertible-hybrid Chrome OS system, offering solid construction, speedy components, and a good array of features at a low price. It rates a half-point lower than the Asus Chromebook Flip,...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Nate Ralph (cnet.com)

Acer Chromebook R11 review

 

A Chromebook's job is difficult. It has to be inexpensive, which inevitably means you can't expect too much. But it also needs to stand out in a market that's crowded by dirt cheap competition.

Acer's Chromebook R 11 is an inexpensive tablet-laptop hybrid, coupling the simplicity of Google's Chrome OS with a 360-degree hinge and touchscreen.

Unfortunately, Chrome OS isn't optimized for touch, and navigating around the browser with your finger can be tricky. There aren't as many apps available for Google's Chrome OS as you'll find on Microsoft's Windows or Apple's OS X.

Acer's Chromebook R 11 has a neat hybrid design and the price is right, but simpler, non-touch devices offer better value.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Andrew E. Freedman (laptopmag.com)

Acer Chromebook R11 Review

 

Laptops that can convert from clamshell mode to tablet mode, dubbed 2-in-1s, are becoming increasingly popular, even on Google's browser-centric Chrome OS. With its 360-degree hinge and 11.6-inch touch screen, the $279 Acer Chromebook R 11 delivers a...

Comfortable keyboard; Colorful display; Fairly good performance with 4GB model

Lid flexes; Lower battery life than other Chromebooks; Noisy webcam photos

The Acer Chromebook R 11 offers a colorful touch screen and a flexible 2-in-1 design, but other systems last longer on a charge.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Scott Barr (slashgear.com)

Acer Chromebook R11 Review: portable and foldable

 

Back in September, Acer announced among other things, an update to their Chromebook line. One of the biggest changes to the line was the convertible design of the new Chromebook R11. I've had my hands on one for a little while now, and it's time to...

Overall, Acer’s Chromebook R11 looks, feels, and performs wonderfully. It’s a bit smaller than I’d like, but perfect for those who don’t want to lug around something with a larger screen. The version that we tested, which comes with 32GB of storage and...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Chromebook R 11 CB5-132T-C8ZW Preview

 

Play Store apps on Chrome OS... almost. The latest Acer Chromebook convertible will be compatible with Play Store apps upon launch. Our pre-release developer unit, however, has been having some issues. Nonetheless, we can provide our take on the...

good contrast and colors for a Chromebook, relatively easy serviceability, no fans; silent system, good build quality

soft keyboard feedback, no USB Type-C port, no SIM options

Expert review by : Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

Acer Chromebook R 11 Review and Ratings

 

The R 11 delivers Chromebook-laptop and tablet functionality in a device that's surprisingly elegant for its low price.

Converts from a laptop to a kiosk to a tablet ; Good build quality ; Highly responsive touch screen ; Long battery life

Middle-of-the-road performance, as Chromebooks come ; A bit pricey for an 11-inch Chromebook

If you are even considering a Chromebook, you're no doubt aware that it is an Internet- and app-centric device, so preloaded software (in the traditional sense) is non-existent. But you can get an awful lot done with a Chrome browser, a Google Docs...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Acer Chromebook R11: Fully flexible Chromebook packs IPS screen on a budget

 

We've seen a dozen Chromebooks and it's fair to say few have ever impressed us. Why? Because of poor screen choices with limited angles of view.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Danny Thorp (techradar.com)

Acer Chromebook R11 review

 

360-degree flips all day long

Convertible ; Attractively minimalist ; Good battery life

Terrible trackpad ; HD-only screen

The Acer Chromebook R11's minimalist design may not be the sexiest, but that exterior hides a deceptively capable machine that'll last all day. Oh, and it can flip 360-degrees into a tablet. No big deal.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Nate Ralph (cnet.co.uk)

Acer Chromebook R11 review

 

A Chromebook's job is difficult. It has to be inexpensive, which inevitably means you can't expect too much. But it also needs to stand out in a market that's crowded by dirt cheap competition.

Acer's Chromebook R 11 is an inexpensive tablet-laptop hybrid, coupling the simplicity of Google's Chrome OS with a 360-degree hinge and touchscreen.

Unfortunately, Chrome OS isn't optimized for touch, and navigating around the browser with your finger can be tricky. There aren't as many apps available for Google's Chrome OS as you'll find on Microsoft's Windows or Apple's OS X.

Acer's Chromebook R 11 has a neat hybrid design and the price is right, but simpler, non-touch devices offer better value.

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:3220 / 3490
Battery life (max):10 / 9
Battery performance:3220 / 3490
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, White / White
Form Factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Folder)
Intel segment tagging:Education
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Chromebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:11.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:HD / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
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):3
Number of execution units:12
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:320
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:600 / 640
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0 / Y
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 400 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 400

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 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 / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD

Packaging Content

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

Packaging Data

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

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / 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

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
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, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:N3050 / N3060 / N3150 / N3160
Processor boost frequency:2.08 / 2.16 / 2.24 / 2.48
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Braswell
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Celeron / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:N3050 / N3060 / N3150 / N3160
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron N3000 series / Intel Celeron Processor N3000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1170
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4
Stepping:C0 / D1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):6
Tjunction:90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: 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 HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
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 Boot Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Cache: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:0.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00
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): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:N / No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: 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 Cache: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:87257 / 87258 / 91831 / 91832
Processor code:SR29F / SR29H / SR2A8 / SR2KN / SR2KP
Processor package size:25 / 25 x 27
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No

Software

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

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Flash memory:16 / 32 / 64
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:32
Storage media:Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32 / 64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.99 / 8.03
Height:0.756 / 0.799
Height (front):0.756 / 0.76
Height (rear):0.756 / 0.76
Weight:2.76 / 3.09
Width:11.5 / 11.6