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Acer Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 300 reviews of Acer Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and usability. The screen and battery are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and energy efficiency.

performance, battery, screen, usability, design

portability, keyboard, energy, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (

An affordable Chromebook 2-in-1 that'll last you all day long


The Acer Chromebook R13 is a bit more expensive than other Chromebooks, but that's because it's a 2-in-1 hybrid with a long-lasting battery.

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 : Joel Santo Domingo (

Acer Chromebook R 13 (CB5-312T-K5X4)


It may cost more than other chromebooks, but the Acer Chromebook R 13 (CB5-312T-K5X4) has a full HD screen, a convertible 2-in-1 form factor, and other features to help justify its price.

Metal body construction. Convertible hinge. Full HD screen. Long battery life. 4GB of memory.

Single USB-C port. Reflective, glossy screen. Non-backlit keyboard.

The MediaTek MT8173C powering the Chromebook R 13 is an ARM processor made for tablets and consumer electronics devices like the latest Amazon Fire TV Stick. It is fanless, and will be positioned well when Android app support for Chrome OS officially...

Jan, 2017

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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 (

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 : Trusted Reviews (

Acer Chromebook R13


Solid performance and excellent battery life make this a winner for students

Excellent, if a little dark, Full HD display ; Above your average Chromebook for performance ; Decent battery life ; A better value buy than most Chromebooks

Unlit keyboard flexes in the middle and feels cheap ; Only really good for writing, email, Netflix, iPlayer

Bringing a good Full HD screen and solid performance to the table, along with decent battery life, the Acer Chromebook R13 will happily suffice for students and those needing a device for basic day to day tasks.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Nick Mediati (

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 (

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

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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

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Expert review by : Dale Walker (

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 (

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


Keyboard a good size. Great idea of folding in half.

Just a little heavy for me.

Dec, 2018

Product Specifications


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


Battery Capacity:3270 / 4670 / 54
Battery capacity (Watt hours):54
Battery life (max):12
Battery performance:3270 / 4670 / 4760
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4


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


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


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel type:IPS / TFT
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter power:45


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


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


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / 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 Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

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


Accelerometer: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:45


Processor:CD570M-A1 / M8173C
Processor boost frequency:2.3
Processor cache:1
Processor cores:4 / 6
Processor family:Mediatek / NVIDIA Tegra K1
Processor frequency:2.1
Processor lithography:28
Processor model:CD570M-A1 / M8173C

Processor special features

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology:N
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N


Fingerprint reader: No


Operating system installed:Chrome OS


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 / 0.709
Height (front):0.61 / 0.705
Height (rear):0.61 / 0.705
Weight:3.28 / 3.31
Width:12.8 / 12.9 / 5.04