Acer Chromebook CB3-131-C3SZ 11.6-inch

The Acer CB3-131-C3SZ is a bestselling 2014 Chromebook that received positive reviews for its near instant boot up and restart times as well as being incredibly light and portable, weighing in at only 2.4 pounds. Despite only having an entry level Intel Celeron CPU, Chrome OS manages to deliver a fast and responsive experience. Reviewers also praised the long battery life at around 8.5 hours. Reviewers were critical of the small screen size and the limitations of the Chrome OS in general. Overall the CB3-131-C3SZ is a good budget laptop for users who need access to word processing, emails, browsing and google services on the fly. It should be noted that more advanced users can install Linux on this machine removing most of the limitations imposed by Chrome OS.

Positive Reviews
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  • Compact
  • Aluminum Cover
  • Long Battery Life
  • Affordable


  • Chrome OS Limitations
  • No optical drive

Bottom Line

The Acer Chromebook CB3-131-C3SZ is fast, light and lasts a long time on a single charge, the only downside is the limitations imposed by Chrome OS.

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 70
    TechRadar April 8, 2016

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

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Processor Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) [View Benchmarks]
Graphics TypeIntegrated
Graphics Memory Shared
Operating System Google Chrome OS Chrome OS
Weight2.43 lbs
Battery Life11.5 hours
Hard Drive 116 SSD
Display Size11.6 inch
Display TypeIPS
Display Resolution1366 x 768
Display TechnologyIn-plane switching | LED-backlit
ConnectivityUSB 2.0 | USB 3.0 | HDMI | WiFi | Bluetooth 4.0
AudioStereo speakers
WebcamHD 720p
Additional FeaturesTouchPad, Secure Digital (SD) reader
Dimension (LxWxH)11.6 x 8 x 0.89

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