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Acer Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 283 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 Laptops for all reviews. People really like the usability and screen. The design and performance also get good feedback, but there are some less positive views about the keyboard and portability.

battery, performance, design, screen, usability

portability, keyboard

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Chromebook R13 (CB5-312T) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

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

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 : Kyle Funk (techaeris.com)

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 : Chris Stobing (gadgetreview.com)

Acer Chromebook R 13 Reviews | Chromebook | Gadget Review

 

Read our review of the Acer Chromebook R 13 to find out why this plucky little convertible could "convert" you on Chromebooks forever!

Feb, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

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

 

Lite weight. No long boot up times. Can be used as either a laptop or a tablet.

No

May, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:3270 / 3490 / 4670 / 4760
Battery capacity (Watt hours):54
Battery life (max):12
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p

Design

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

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:29.5 / 33.8
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD / HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / TFT
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:8
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of execution units:12
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:320
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:600
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 400 / NVIDIA GPU / PowerVR GX6250

Keyboard

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

Memory

Internal Memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:N / No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / 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 Content

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

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
Microphone in:Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
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

Power

AC adapter power:45

Processor

Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.3 / 2.48
Processor cache:1 / 2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Braswell
Processor Cores:2 / 4 / 6
Processor family:Intel® Celeron® / MEDIATEK / NVIDIA Tegra K1
Processor frequency:1.6 / 2.1
Processor lithography:14 / 28
Processor Model:CD570M-A1 / M8173C / N3060
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron N3000 series
Processor Socket:BGA1170
Processor threads:2
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4
Stepping:D1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):6
Tjunction:90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:Y
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
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 Rapid Storage Technology:N
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Boot:Y
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):No / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Y
Intel® Insider™:N
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® OS Guard:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Y
Processor ARK ID:91832
Processor code:SR2KN
Processor package size:25 x 27
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
UART:Y

Security

Fingerprint Reader:N

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
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:204 / 22.8 / 22.9 / 228 / 228.6
Height :1.55 / 1.8 / 15.5 / 19.2
Height (front):1.55 / 1.79 / 1.92
Height (rear):1.55 / 1.79 / 1.92
Weight:1.25 / 1.49 / 1.5
Width:12.8 / 294 / 32.6 / 32.7 / 325.1 / 326