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Acer Chromebook CB3 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB 16GB Flash 11.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB May 2015
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Slip the Acer Chromebook into your bag and work from anywhere, without recharging, because it has enough battery life to last all day long on a single charge. The Acer Chromebook features the... More
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One Industry Award

The writer at Cnews.cz wrote that concluded that they would recommend this notebook PC and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on nineteen expert reviews from sites including Techradar, notebookcheck.net, notebookcheck.biz and Good Gear Guide.com.au the average expert rating of this notebook PC is 78 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 231 owner reviews this notebook PC has an average owner rating of 90 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Thirty-two Acer Chromebook CB3 reviewers agreed that the Acer Chromebook CB3 was easy to use. Al_yrpal mentioned on Amazon “I like to use YouTube to find out how to do things, watch music, I read various newspapers free” in their review of this laptop. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “It is simple to use, set up a google account” in their review. In November Barbara Rose she mentioned in her review of the Acer Chromebook CB3 on Amazon “The speed and ease of use are amazing and I very quickly gave my laptop to a relative as there is no comparison”.

A few Acer Chromebook CB3 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to setup. D. Black gave this laptop a score of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon a few weeks ago “This, my third Chromebook, seems great in every respect - quick and easy to setup, nice screen, nice keyboard, fast, good speakers, good battery life”. In November this year Stephen C rated it as excellent and he wrote “The Acer CB5 15.6inch Chromebook is very easy to set up and use” in his Acer Chromebook CB3 review. Vince said on Amazon in November “It was easy to set up with my gmail account” in his review of the Acer Chromebook CB3 and gave the Acer Chromebook CB3 a rating of 5 stars.

Some customers who bought this laptop concluded that it was easy to use the menus. John Ryan gave the product a score of 5 stars and he wrote “In fact if you have a modern smartphone, just click "Settings --> Personal Hotspot"” in his review of this laptop. In November last year Kirenzi gave the Acer Chromebook CB3 a rating of 5 stars and wrote in their Acer Chromebook CB3 review on Amazon “The settings easy to change”.

Several Acer Chromebook CB3 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good experience. Js Sebastian wrote “Performance under these conditions is perfect - I experience no lag or issues when typing”. Robbaddoo gave it a score of 5 stars and wrote two years ago “Thoroughly enjoying the user experience my 13.3 has given so far” in their review of the Acer Chromebook CB3.

Some people wrote in their reviews that this laptop was comfortable and easy to hold. Tamion rated it as very good and said on Amazon “A comfortable size and well laid out”. Tim S scored it 5 stars and he mentioned last year “I find the 13" form factor better than smaller screened models - very comfortable to work with” in his Acer Chromebook CB3 review.

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Good Battery Life

Several people who purchased the product wrote that it had a good battery life. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of the Acer Chromebook CB3 two years ago “The battery life is superb”. Anna M rated this laptop 5 stars and she said in November “The battery life is really impressive - I find I don't need to carry my charger round all the time, it'll last a full day at uni” in her review of this laptop. This year Barbara Rose wrote in her review “I love it and the battery life is great” and rated the product as excellent.

Robust

A few people who reviewed this laptop agreed that it was well made. Jack Clayton he said in his review last year “It is well built; the general feel of the chromebook is solid”. James Mac he mentioned “New accounts registered get 100 gig free storage from google for two years too, which isn't too shabby at all” in his review of this laptop. Two years ago John Ryan wrote “This is a budget machine so you can't expect a top end build in solid aluminium”.

Several customers who reviewed the product considered that it was strong and durable. Ian L mentioned “It's cheap, easy to operate, looks great, is sturdy and really good value for money” and gave the Acer Chromebook CB3 a rating of 4 stars. John Ryan scored the product very highly and he mentioned on Amazon “It does feel pretty sturdy after prolonged use” in his review. T. Gardener mentioned this year “Fairly robust product and has spent more time on than off”.

Several Acer Chromebook CB3 reviewers considered that the Acer Chromebook CB3 was easy to damage or scratch. Darren gave it a rating of 80 out of 100 and he wrote in his review of this laptop on Amazon two years ago “Could be easily damaged”. Kirenzi wrote “Nothing has broken, nothing has worn out” in their Acer Chromebook CB3 review.

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Good Connectivity

Several people who reviewed the Acer Chromebook CB3 thought it was wifi compatible. In November last year Al_yrpal said on Amazon “Setting up Google Cloud Print was easy with my HP wifi printer” in their review of this laptop. Simon Jonathan Spencer said on Amazon “Connects to my office wi-fi quickly and performance is generally good unless multiple tabs are open in Chrome OS”. Vic George said in their review of the Acer Chromebook CB3 this year “The little computer easily finds WiFi sources, so now I don't have to be at home on the blocky PC to do my work” and scored the Acer Chromebook CB3 5 stars.

Several people who bought the Acer Chromebook CB3 reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Doc Barbara mentioned last year “It also seems to find the internet connection more swiftly than my Samsung tablet”. Steve gave this laptop a score of 5 stars and he wrote in November last year “Needed something fast, for video and internet and general usage, looked for two weeks at laptops”.

Some Acer Chromebook CB3 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. James Mac said in November last year “It has an HDMI out” in his Acer Chromebook CB3 review. One customer who bought the product concluded that it had email functionality. Wessex Will wrote on Amazon “Great for email and the web” in their Acer Chromebook CB3 review.

One Acer Chromebook CB3 owner who purchased it concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. In November last year expert review site Canadianreviewer.com mentioned “The Acer Chromebook 11 has Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 an”.

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Nice Design

A few people said in their reviews that the product was good looking. C.m wrote “Pretty good, just the keyboard!” and scored the product 4 stars. C.m also wrote “This is pretty good”. C.m also wrote “Starts up immediately, very easy to type with, clear, everything is pretty good”.

Two customers concluded that it was ergonomic. Robin Pain said in his Acer Chromebook CB3 review on Amazon “Fast, light and ergonomic”. Robin Pain also wrote “Closing the screen-lid - at long last, ergonomic perfection”.

Several Acer Chromebook CB3 reviewers who bought it considered that it was smooth. Simon G wrote on Amazon “Then some, web browsing is smooth and videos etc run like a dream, would really recommend this product to anyone” in his review and gave it a score of 5 stars. Simon G also said “It's ready to go the whole working day! Internet is incredibly smooth and it's so fast at connecting to the web, really impressed by this acer chromebook!”.

One customer who bought this laptop concluded that it was a good design. Jack Clayton mentioned “Everybody I live with think I've spent £400+ on a laptop that in fact was only half that, that coupled with the fantastic design and simplicity, excellent display, speakers”.

One customer mentioned that the product was well designed. Js Sebastian gave it a score of 5 stars and said “The device itself feels nicely designed - it's easy to set up”.

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Acceptable Noise Level

A number of customers wrote in their reviews that this laptop was quiet. Al_yrpal said on Amazon “Its light, silent and very responsive, its hard to believe it has what might be viewed as a slow processor” in their review of this laptop and rated the Acer Chromebook CB3 as very good. Anna M mentioned in her review of the Acer Chromebook CB3 on Amazon this year “It is completely silent” and scored it 5 stars. Bazza mentioned on Amazon “Fantastic, well pleased its super silent, boots up in seconds, lovely screen, super fast could not believe how fast it was, very light”.

Good Size

Nine Acer Chromebook CB3 owners reckoned that it was lightweight. Last year Aaron gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Fantastic - long battery life, lightweight & speedy”. Also last year Amazon Customer said “Be browsing the internet in under a minute - It's easy to change the volume / brightness - Looks nice - Lightweight - Long battery life Negatives” in their Acer Chromebook CB3 review nonetheless they gave it a rating of 20 out of 100. Anna M said on Amazon in November this year “It is so lightweight and easy to carry around everywhere”.

Five people said in their reviews that it was thin. Js Sebastian wrote “For less than £200, you get a lovely, slim, easy to use laptop with pioneering quad-core processor” in their review. Manualfocus-G wrote on Amazon in November “Small, light, thin and very capable! Plus access to Android apps will be available later this year” in their review of the Acer Chromebook CB3. Manualfocus-G also mentioned “This is a super little laptop! It's small, light, thin and has a good keyboard”.

Several Acer Chromebook CB3 reviewers said in their reviews that this laptop was a good weight. Hate2spend mentioned on Amazon “The weight is much lighter than any of our old laptops” in their review of the Acer Chromebook CB3 and rated it as excellent. Mr. J. Macleod said “Very light weight and a little faster (Processing” and scored it 5 stars.

A number of Acer Chromebook CB3 owners who reviewed the Acer Chromebook CB3 wrote that it was compact. Alda M. wrote “Great notebook - definitely worth the money, I will never buy a normal laptop again ! Light, compact and easy to access” in her review of this laptop. Montyclo mentioned “So pleased I did, its easy to set up, simple to use, nothing complicated about it, compact, excellent fast response to my request's” in their review of this laptop.

Several people who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to carry around. Last year Ebbw said on Amazon “It's light and easy to carry around with the benefit of a decent screen” and gave the product an excellent review. Sally Flora she mentioned on Amazon “It was easy to carry about” in her review of the Acer Chromebook CB3.

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Good Product Quality

A number of people considered that the product was good quality. Hate2spend wrote in their review of this laptop on Amazon “The build quality is good, feels solid, keys clear to read” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Hydeparker gave this laptop a score of 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “The sound quality is better than my earlier machine” in their review of this laptop. Jack Clayton mentioned on Amazon “It looks fantastic and the keyboard has the quality to easily rival that of Apples Macbooks” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Large Storage Capacity

Six Acer Chromebook CB3 owners who purchased the product concluded that it had good storage. Al_yrpal scored the product 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “And Google Drive is a great secure storage place for all my documents” in their Acer Chromebook CB3 review. Graydon said in their review of this laptop last year “A good keyboard, lightweight machine, storage in cloud makes access to my writing work easy when I travel”. Hate2spend said on Amazon “Google Drive is good enough storage for necessary files”.

Good Technical Features

A number of people concluded that the product had good features. This month Techradar.com rated the product 70 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Acer Chromebook CB3 on Techradar “While many Chromebooks try to stand out from the rest using features like rugged designs or tablet conversion”. Techradar.com also mentioned “The Acer Chromebook 11 offers just enough features and performance needed for work”.

Good Support

One Acer Chromebook CB3 owner who reviewed the product considered that it had good technical guidance. Giedre mentioned in their review of this laptop “So I bought myself the 13" with an enormous amount of battery life to help me work a full day”.

Acer Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Chromebooks built by Acer have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just Chromebooks) and found that Acer also has good ratings across its entire range.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many Chromebooks that were released around the same time as it.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Flash storage medium, which is typical of many Chromebooks that have been around for more than a year. Flash drives store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Flash have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Chromebook CB3, the Chromebook CB3 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Chromebook CB30, and the Acer Chromebook C910 is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Acer Chromebook CB3 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Chromebook CB3.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Chromebook CB30.

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Intel Celeron Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Celeron processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Light

Portable PCs of this age and spec have weights of between 1.1kg and 2.2kg. The Acer Chromebook CB3 is fairly light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very Thin

The average height of Chromebooks that were launched more than a year ago is 21mm, and the heights range from 16mm to 25mm. At only 18.65 millimeters, the Chromebook CB3 is fairly thin compared to most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebook CB3.

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4 Reasons Against

Poor for Gaming

One Acer Chromebook CB3 owner wrote in their reviews that it was not good for gaming. Last year Simon Jonathan Spencer wrote on Amazon “Trackpad are average Not suitable for gaming and no codex for DVD support” nonetheless he still gave it an excellent rating.

Very Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of laptops of a similar age and type to the Chromebook CB3 is 7.5h, the longest is 13h, and the average battery life is 9.1h. The Chromebook CB3 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 8 hours) amongst laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Chromebook CB3 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other Chromebooks that have been around for a comparable time to the Chromebook CB3 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Acer Chromebook CB3 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. This portable PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most Chromebooks that were released one year ago have an 802.11g WiFi standard.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is actually the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Chromebook CB3.

The best Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of laptop is 802.11n.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Acer Chromebook CB3

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Acer released the Chromebook CB3.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the Acer Chromebook CB3 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Screen Size

The Acer Chromebook CB3 has a fairly typical screen size (11.6 inches) compared to most of the other Chromebooks that were released around the same time as the Chromebook CB3.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 2 gigabytes, the Chromebook CB3 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other Chromebooks that were released around the same time as the Chromebook CB3.

There are a number of alternative 2GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including the Toshiba Chromebook CB30, or the DELL Chromebook 11 ($228.27) which has better reviews.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 16 gigabytes, the Chromebook CB3 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 16GB total storage capacity laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Chromebook CB30 is also worth considering.

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Expert Reviews

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16 October 2016

The Acer Chromebook 15 isn't the prettiest one out there, but getting a 15-inch screen and all-day battery life for a mere $200 is a deal that's hard to beat...

11 May 2016

We go hands-on with Acer's latest Chrombook Acer is the world's most popular manufacturer of Chromebooks. Last week, at its annual New York Next@Acer launch event, the company introduced several... Read more…

21 April 2016

Acer launched a volley of new products at its global press conference in New York yesterday. From fitness wearables to gaming desktops and even a cycling computer, the list went on, and on, and... Read more…

9 April 2016

The Acer Chromebook 11 offers just enough features and performance needed for work and play, and nothing extra...

8 April 2016

The Acer Chromebook 11 offers just enough features and performance needed for work and play, and nothing extra...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 11 May 2015 by Fern
Fern would recommend the Acer Chromebook 11-inch CB3-111

I got this devices to have around the house for quick web browsing when I need to have something with a solid keyboard. So far it's worked out great! The battery has been really good and it's... Read more…

Reviewed 17 July 2015 by Bud99
Bud99 would recommend the Acer Chromebook 11-inch CB3-111

Much better then I expected. Not a desktop replacement but great for email & browsing the internet Good keyboard feel & bright screen...

Reviewed 7 January 2016 by Katie
Katie would recommend the Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-531

I am a college student on a budget so this chrome book had the features of a normal laptop with little to not maintenance virus protection wise. It boots up instantly and makes downloading apps... Read more…

Reviewed 5 January 2016 by Dups
Dups would recommend the Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-531

Battery lasts much longer than my laptop. Love the way it opens right up and is ready to go. The price was excellent. The only draw back I have with it is that it does not have a number pad...

Reviewed 6 January 2016 by JoeyTheITGuy
JoeyTheITGuy would recommend the Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-531

I bought this Chromebook for my dad who has been using a laptop for years. He switched over to this device in no time. It works great for him, and is very easy for him to use. He was able to move... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers cb3111c5, cb3111c5c, cb3111c5ca
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