14" Full HD IPS Display (1920 x 1080), Intel HD Graphics
Google Chrome, Up to 12-hours Battery Life
Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431-C5FM comes with these high level specs: Intel Celeron N3160 Quad-Core Processor 1.6GHz with Intel Burst Technology up to 2.24GHz, Google Chrome Operating System, 14" Full HD ComfyViewTM Widescreen IPS LED-backlit Display, Intel HD Graphics, 4GB LPDDR3 SDRAM Memory, 32GB Internal Storage, 802.11ac WiFi featuring MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, HD Webcam (1280 x 720) with 88 degree wide angle lens supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR), 2 - USB 3.0 Ports, 1 - HDMI Port, 3-Cell Li-Polymer Battery (3950 mAh), Up to 12-hours Battery Life, 3.42 lbs. | 1.55 kg (system unit only) (NX.GC2AA.007)
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1 year coverage for parts
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
For Chromebook fans, one persistent nagging issue has been the generally under-powered hardware for users who really push their machines - once you have a dozen or so tabs open with a half dozen extensions, many Chromebooks can start to slow down noticeably. Until now, the only option available has been the $1000 Pixel which is a beautiful PC but way beyond the budget for this kind of device.
Acer has identified the Chromebook market gaps and solved almost everything in this extremely solid offering - a thin, metal, almost Mac-like build, armed with 4GB of RAM, a full 14" HD display and a Quad-core CPU. Even the touchpad and keyboard perform as well as the very best Chromebooks currently available (which, until now, I would have said were built by Dell and Samsung). The performance never lags, it meets the 10-12 hour battery life promise in my usage tests, and it's quickly become my go-to computer for both home and work.
As I write this, the Acer Chromebook 14 is sitting with 13 reviews, all of which are 5 stars... and I do feel a little bit bad here breaking up the perfect game, but after using this Chromebook for a few days, I feel I have an obligation to point out both its strengths and its drawbacks. Even writing that, I can't say I'm completely surprised by all of the 5 star reviews, as there are a lot of things that this Chromebook gets right.
There are five key things worth highlighting here.
First: the screen. Many of Acer's Chromebooks have, historically, been hampered by their poor displays. Thankfully, this time, Acer has gotten that part right. The Chromebook 14 has a 1080p IPS display with fantastic viewing angles and excellent brightness. I keep it at about 60-70% and it looks fantastic. It feels wonderful to finally say that about an Acer display.
Second: the build materials. Chromebooks have generally been budget-friendly devices, but recently we've...
I rarely if ever write reviews on Amazon but I received this Chromebook on Monday, May 2nd, 2016 and was just simply blown away by this product. For $299 this is hands down the best Chromebook money can buy. You can finally say goodbye to the Toshiba Chromebook 2. The funny part is the day before I received this my girlfriend just got a brand new Macbook Air which I played with all day. With the lid open on this Chromebook it literally appears to be a Macbook Air save for the backlit keyboard. I mean no one really cares to pretend that their $299 machine is a Macbook Air but I think they did a pretty good job on the design. The screen is sharp and the feel of the Chromebook is about as premium as I have seen in a sub $500 Chromebook.
If you are in the market for a Chromebook or any laptop where your basic use case is web browsing, email and video consumption then take a look at Chromebooks and more specifically this exact product. Acer has got a hit on their hands...
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