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Acer Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T)

We have collected and analysed 9 expert reviews and 42 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 78/100 and users rate it 93/100. The average review date is 04-05-2017. We have compared these reviews to 999968 reviews from other Laptop Computers. The alaScore™ for this product is 92/100 = Excellent. Last update: 17-10-2017.

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Expert review by: Nick Mediati (techradar.com)

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 (cnet.co.uk)

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

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

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

IT Pro Recommended

Expert review by: Dale Walker (itpro.co.uk)

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

Expert review by: Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

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

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

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: (techaeris.com)

Acer Chromebook R13 review: This could be your next Chromebook

 

Chromebooks definitely have their place, and the Acer Chromebook R13 is a quality 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

Acer's Chromebook R13 is a 360-degree foldable laptop which you can use for work and play at your own leisure. Just fold the screen back to where you'd like and go from there. The battery life will provide you up to 12 hours, so you'll get plenty of...

Jan, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4670 / 4760
Battery capacity (Watt hours):54
Battery life (max):12
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Design

Colour of product:Aluminium, Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Folder)
Intel segment tagging:Education
Product Type:Chromebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

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

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Data

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

Performance

Accelerometer:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

AC adapter power:45

Processor

Processor cache:1
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:MEDIATEK
Processor frequency:2.1
Processor Model:M8173C

Security

Fingerprint Reader:N

Software

Operating system installed:Chrome OS

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / SD
Flash memory:16 / 32 / 64
Storage Media:Flash
Total Storage Capacity:16 / 32 / 64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22.8 / 22.9 / 228
Height :1.55 / 15.5
Height (front):1.55
Height (rear):1.55
Weight:1.49 / 1.5
Width:12.8 / 32.6 / 326