Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T9B0 13.3-inch

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The Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T9B0 is a bestselling 2014 13.3-inch Chromebook that received positive reviews for its Full-HD display, solid build quality, a fast and power efficient Tegra K1 processor, excellent battery life and a comfortable, large-size keyboard. However, like other Chromebooks its offline functionality is limited, its processor isn’t as powerful as the Intel Core i3 processor found on some competitors, and the speaker quality doesn’t match up to the rest of the specs. Considering there are many flashier alternatives with low-end specs going for the same price, the CB5-311-T9B0 is a wiser investment as it packs an excellent display, the latest processor and a longer battery life than most Chromebooks.

If you spend most of your daily time working online and wouldn’t mind a browser based OS on your laptop, the CB5-311-T9B0 Chromebook is another top choice featuring a stand out design. Although it cannot be compared with the fastest Chromebooks around,  the new NVIDIA Tegra K1 Quad Core 2.1 GHz Processor it is capable of giving you fast day to day performance for a really low price. The excellent better battery life and lightweight design make the CB5-311-T9B0 another great budget Chromebook or netbook alternative.


  • Tegra K1 processor
  • Full HD screen
  • Long battery life
  • Large comfy keyboard


  • Poor audio

Bottom Line

With a price tag as attractive as this it's very easy to overlook the poor sound quality on this stylish, fast and portable Chromebook.

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Critic Reviews

  • 80
    CNet September 4, 2014

    One of the nicer-looking and better-performing Chrome OS systems, the 13-inch Acer Chromebook adds some zip by ditching Intel for an Nvidia processor, but also hits a few issues with popular Chrome apps.

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  • 70
    TheVerge September 4, 2014

    The Chromebook world is becoming an increasingly crowded space, and the best options keep it simple with good performance and good battery life. The Chromebook 13 only hits one of those marks.

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  • 70
    PCMag September 25, 2014

    The Acer Chromebook 13 is on the cutting edge, with an Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, advanced gaming support, and a 13-inch full HD display. But even with all these advancements, it doesn't seem much better than most of the competition.

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Full Specifications

Processor Other Tegra k1 2.1GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Nvidia Tegra K1 Kepler [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeDiscrete
Graphics Memory Dedicated
Operating System Google Chrome OS Chrome OS
Weight3.31 lbs
Battery Life11 hours
Hard Drive 116 SSD
Display Size13.3 inch
Display TypeTN
Display Resolution1920 x 1080
Display TechnologyAnti-Glare Widescreen LED-backlit Display
Connectivity2x USB 3.0 | HDMI | Dual-Band WiFi | Bluetooth 4.0
AudioHigh Definition Audio
WebcamHD 720p
Additional FeaturesSD Card
Warranty1 year
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