Acer Chromebook 13 (2014)

LaptopMag - Acer Chromebook 13 Review

"The smooth and bright white surface of the lid and deck of the Acer Chromebook 13 looked so inviting and classy, I couldn't wait to touch it. Sadly, it didn't take long to scuff the plastic lid. Simply setting the lid down on a cardboard box resulted in silver/grey smudges. For the most part, though, these were easily rubbed out. By comparison, the Toshiba Chromebook features a more smudge-proof, beveled exterior in silver." full review

Acer 13 Chromebook:
Written by: Anna Attkisson Published: 09/04/2014

The Verge - Acer Chromebook 13 review: Big promises, not big execution

"First, the good news: the Chromebook 13 is the nicest designed Chromebook Acer has ever made. It's even fair to say that it's the nicest designed Chromebook this side of the ridiculously expensive Chromebook Pixel. It's a slim, svelte design - 0.71-inches thick and 3.31 pounds - that's both attractive and well put together. It's still plastic in every place, but it's not the cheap-feeling plastic that Acer uses on the C720 and other Chromebooks. " full review

Acer 13 Chromebook:
Written by: Dan Seifert Published: 09/04/2014

CNET - Acer Chromebook 13 brings Nvidia to the Chrome OS party

"The simply named Acer Chromebook 13 drops the common x86 CPU for the ARM-based K1, similar to what one might find in an Android device. The Chromebook 13 gets a few other upscale-feeling tweaks as well, including a decently slim, angular body, a 13.3-inch full-HD 1,920x1,080 display, and excellent battery life." full review

Acer 13 Chromebook:
Written by: Dan Ackerman Published: 09/04/2014

Engadget - Acer Chromebook 13 review: long battery life, but performance falls short

"Even if Acer's design here is on the plain side, it's all worth it when you see the display. For all the scaling-back Acer did with the rest of the chassis, the screen here is quite nice for a Chromebook, especially one this size. What we have here is a bright, 1,920 x 1,080 display with a matte finish that allows for some relatively wide viewing angles, especially from the sides." full review

Acer 13 Chromebook:
Written by: Dana Wollman Published: 09/23/2014

PCMag - Acer Chromebook 13 (CB5-311-T9B0)

"The Acer Chromebook 13 (CB5-311-T9B0) ($299.99 as tested) is on the cutting edge of the Chromebook category, thanks to a new Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, the first Nvidia CPU in a Chrome-based laptop. Acer has been toward the front of the Chromebook trend since late 2012, when it started repurposing old netbook designs for the new Google-powered category, and has stayed ahead with features like touch functionality, as seen on the Editors' Choice Acer Chromebook C720P-2600" full review

Acer 13 Chromebook:
Written by: Brian Westover Published: 09/29/2014

ZDNet - Review: Acer Chromebook 13 changing the game with the Nvidia Tegra

"The Acer Chromebook 13 is a thin (0.71 inches) laptop that has a high-resolution display (1,920 x 1,080) option that is as good as anything on a Chromebook (Google's Chromebook Pixel excepted). Even with this HD display, the Nvidia Tegra K1 processor still delivers over 11 hours on a single charge of the battery." full review

Acer 13 Chromebook:
Written by: James Kendrick Published: 09/04/2014

Tech Crunch - Acer Chromebook 13 Review: A Battery That Almost Makes Up For Display Flaws

"Acer has a new Chromebook that's looking for the crown among affordable, minimal laptops - The Chromebook 13, which boasts a 13-inch display as per its name, albeit with unique high-definition display options that set it apart from some of the competition. With HD screens and battery life that ranges between 11.5 and 13 hours depending on which model you choose, Acer's new Chrome OS hardware is strong - but it still isn't great, despite impressive abilities made possible by the Tegra K1 processor under the hood." full review

Acer 13 Chromebook:
Written by: Darrell Etherington Published: 09/04/2014


James has been a Chromie ever since 2012, when he accepted a seasonal position as a Google Specialist, educating customers about Chromebooks in his local Best Buy. Since then he's converted his home to 100% Chrome OS, and has owned over half a dozen Chrome OS devices over the years. He currently uses the 2015 Google Pixel at home, and an Asus Chromebox for work.


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