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Intel Celeron N3050 Processor 1.6GHz
2GB of DDR3L Onboard Memory
32GB Internal Storage
11.6-Inch HD Screen, Intel HD Graphics
Windows 10 Home, Up to 8-hour battery life
One-year International Travelers Limited Warranty (ITW)
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Acer's Cloudbook is another decent, sub-$200 Windows Laptop, with some key points of differentiation compared to others like the HP Stream 11, Asus X205TA, and Lenovo S21e. Most notably it ships with Windows 10 installed, saving users the hassle of doing an upgrade. It also has Intel's new "Braswell" N3050 Celeron processor.
Build quality is what you should expect for the price. All plastic, it still feels pretty good and weighs only 2.5 lbs, and has very little flex or give in the body. The trackpad is one of the high points, as it is VERY responsive for a low-end Windows device. The keyboard has relatively good feel and travel, but is cramped compared to other 11.6" laptops like the HP Stream 11, or Acer C720. The screen is a typical Acer 1366x768 matte TN panel providing mediocre brightness, good resistance to glare, and an overall muted presentation that is about average for its class. Similar, perhaps better than the Stream 11, not as good as the x205TA's...
** Update 12/30/2015 see very bottom about running Linux**
You get what you pay for - low specs, but at a low cost.
I'm a power user with a bulky desktop at home, but for portability, I prefer something small, cheap (nearly disposable), with lots of battery life. I've been using this Cloudbook for a few weeks, and it actually exceeds my expectations, which is even a surprise to me, as I was skeptical it'd be enough. I've had crappy atom netbooks, and other laptops with limited CPUs and RAM, and they were terrible, nearly unusable. While this Acer is slow, it's not brutally slow. Browsers today are massive memory hogs (I normally run FF and Chrome at the same time), but this thing can handle it. You're not going to game, but you can browse and watch Netflix, and putz around the OS without pulling your hair out.Don't expect to be able to use Readyboost even on the USB 3.0 port - W10 doesn't allow it.
Windows 10 is a step in the right direction for...
I bought the Cloudbook because my HP laptop crashed at college, and I was worried about a new product like this. However, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. It has been everything that I payed for and then some! As a college student, I am on a low budget and need the bare minimums (except for Netflix and Amazon video), and I did not want to have to convert files from google (because let's be honest, everything is done in Windows for class assignments). For me, the computer has been fast, reliable, and comfortable. Functionality is great, it is very sturdy, and the mouse is one of the most responsive I have seen. I have had the device for about a month now, and I can say with confidence that if Acer (or any company for that matter) comes out with more versions of this, that I will certainly buy it. The free terabyte of space on the cloud is so convenient for my files at college, so now I don't pay for space that I never use like with a regular laptop. Also, to clarify, I only use it for Microsoft...
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