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Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311 (13.3-inch, 2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 480 reviews of Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311 (13.3-inch, 2014). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the design and portability are generally positive. The usability and price also get good feedback, but there are some negative views about the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311 (13.3-inch, 2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311 (13.3-inch, 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311 (13.3-inch, 2014) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and usability. The design and performance also get good feedback.

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96% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311 (13.3-inch, 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 user reviews of Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311 (13.3-inch, 2014) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Views about the screen and price are generally positive. The usability and portability also get good opinions, but views about the energy efficiency and durability are different.

performance, portability, usability, price, screen

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311 (13.3-inch, 2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311 (13.3-inch, 2014) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the portability and reliability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the battery and sound. Views are divided on the screen.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Dana Wollman (engadget.com)

Acer Chromebook 13 review: long battery life, sharp screen, good price

 

After years of getting little respect, Chromebooks are finally on the rise (at least in schools), which means every major PC maker is trying to get in on

One of the few Chromebooks with a 1080p screen ; Long battery life ; Runs quietly, stays cool ; Comfortable keyboard and trackpad ; Competitive price

Performance not as strong as promised ; Limited viewing angles ; Build quality feels cheap next to some rival devices ; Heavy compared to some competing models

As the first Chrome OS device with an NVIDIA Tegra chip, the Acer Chromebook 13 isn't as powerful as promised. Still, it manages to redeem itself with long battery life, a sharp screen, a comfortable keyboard and, most importantly, a fair price.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Scott Gilbertson (wired.com)

Review: Acer Chromebook 13

 

The Chromebook 13's great looks and long battery life don't make up for poor performance.

Thin, solid design with minimalist lines makes this a great looking Chromebook. The high-resolution screen, fanless design, and long battery life are all best in class

The great looks and long battery life don't make up for poor performance. The occasionally incompatible app makes this a slightly crippled machine even by Chrome OS standards

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Acer Chromebook 13 (CB5-311-T9B0)

 

The Acer Chromebook 13 is on the cutting edge, with an Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, advanced gaming support, and a 13-inch full HD display. But even with all these advancements, it doesn't seem much better than most of the competition.

Large 13-inch display with 1,920-by-1,080 resolution. New Nvidia Tegra K1 promises WebGL and Unity 5 3D capability. Good-looking design.

White plastic chassis shows every scuff and smudge. Laggy media streaming. Few Chrome games take advantage of new capabilities.

Conclusion The Acer Chromebook 13 (CB5-311-T9B0) is definitely notable among its peers, if only for its new processor and larger full HD display, but it doesn't offer a significantly improved experience, and the experience is everything when dealing...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Acer Chromebook 13 review

 

Chromebooks are largely cut from the same cloth. Small, lower-resolution screens, minimal onboard storage, low-end Intel CPUs, and modest plastic bodies. A few exceptions pop up now and then, such as Lenovo's new touchscreen hybrid-style Yoga 11e , but...

The Acer Chromebook has a slim design, a high-res 13-inch screen, and a fast Nvidia K1 processor for a graphics and battery boost over other Chromebooks.

Like other Chromebooks, offline functionality is extremely limited. The large screen lacks touch input, and the ARM processor presents some compatibility issues, even with online Chrome apps.

One of the nicer-looking and better-performing Chrome OS systems, the 13-inch Acer Chromebook adds some zip by ditching Intel for an Nvidia processor, but also hits a few issues with popular Chrome apps.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Acer Chromebook 13 review

 

The best Chromebooks all have one thing in common: they're small. The most popular Chromebooks have small, low-resolution 11.6-inch displays. They may offer a low price, stellar battery life, and...

Solid build ; Long battery life ; Great keyboard

Slow performance ; Low quality display ; Crackly speakers

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Acer Chromebook 13 review: Acer Chromebook 13 brings Nvidia to the Chrome OS party

 

This Toshiba Chromebook has a 13-inch 1080p display and a new Nvidia CPU for added graphics muscle.

The Acer Chromebook has a slim design, a high-res 13-inch screen, and a fast Nvidia K1 processor for a graphics and battery boost over other Chromebooks.

Like other Chromebooks, offline functionality is extremely limited. The large screen lacks touch input, and the ARM processor presents some compatibility issues, even with online Chrome apps.

One of the nicer-looking and better-performing Chrome OS systems, the 13-inch Acer Chromebook adds some zip by ditching Intel for an Nvidia processor, but also hits a few issues with popular Chrome apps.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Acer Chromebook 13 (2018)

 

Aluminum chassis; Vivid, high-res screen; Great performance; Runs cool ; Below-average battery life for a Chromebook; Poor webcam; Pricey ; The Acer Chromebook 13 is a premium Chrome OS laptop with superfast performance and a sleek aluminum chassis,...

Below-average battery life for a Chromebook; Poor webcam; Pricey ; The Acer Chromebook 13 is a premium Chrome OS laptop with superfast performance and a sleek aluminum chassis, but those features come at a price.

The Acer Chromebook 13 is a premium Chrome OS laptop with superfast performance and a sleek aluminum chassis, but those features come at a price.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Jarred Walton (anandtech.com)

Acer Chromebook 13: 1080p with Tegra K1

 

The Google Chromebook has a rather interesting history, starting as an always connected device with all your data stored in the cloud and slowly but steadily transforming into a platform that can function as a full laptop replacement. That's not to say...

Chromebooks are always a bit of an interesting topic for me. On the one hand, I really like some of what they offer as a glorified web browser, email checker, etc. On the other, I’ve got a smartphone – not to mention tablets – that can do all of that...

Jan, 2015

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Acer Chromebook 13

 

Simple and attractive design; Comfy keyboard; Glare-resistant full HD screen; Long battery life ; Lid smudges easily; Small app selection ; The Acer Chromebook 13 offers long battery life and a full HD screen in a sleek white body along with Nvidia's...

Lid smudges easily; Small app selection ; The Acer Chromebook 13 offers long battery life and a full HD screen in a sleek white body along with Nvidia's K1 processor.

The Acer Chromebook 13 offers long battery life and a full HD screen in a sleek white body along with Nvidia's K1 processor.

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T0B2 Chromebook Review

 

Athletic. Athletic. Acer launches a 13.3-inch Chromebook dubbed CB5-311 on the market. A Tegra K1-ARM processor from Nvidia ticks inside. Our review reveals whether the laptop is compelling.

Silent operation, Barely heats up, Very good battery runtimes, Matte screen

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Acer's Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T0B2 makes an overall good impression. The CPU's performance is more than sufficient for the expected applications of a Chromebook, and ranges on the level of Intel's Bay Trail Celerons. The graphics core has a considerably...

Sep, 2014

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