Acer Chromebook CB3-131-C3SZ

Acer Chromebook CB3-131-C3SZ 11.6-inch

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76
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$179.99$176.00
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Pros

  • Compact
  • Aluminum Cover
  • Long Battery Life
  • Affordable

Cons

  • 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.


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.

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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Specifications

Processor Intel Celeron N2840 2.16GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Type Integrated
Graphics Memory Shared
RAM 2GB DDR3L
Operating System Google Chrome OS Chrome OS
Weight 2.43 lbs
Battery Life 11.5 hours
Hard Drive 1 16 SSD
Display Size 11.6 inch
Display Type IPS
Display Resolution 1366 x 768
Display Technology In-plane switching | LED-backlit
Connectivity USB 2.0 | USB 3.0 | HDMI | WiFi | Bluetooth 4.0
Audio Stereo speakers
Webcam HD 720p
Additional Features TouchPad, Secure Digital (SD) reader
Dimension (LxWxH) 11.6 x 8 x 0.89

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