Acer Chromebook R 13 CB5-312T-K5X4 13.3-inch

Acer Chromebook R 13 CB5-312T-K5X4 13.3-inch

Positive Reviews
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  • Great battery life
  • Attractive body
  • Good display
  • Quick boot times
  • Performance to price ratio


  • Heavy for a 2-in-1
  • Flimsy feeling
  • No backlit keyboard
  • Average performance for productivity users

Bottom Line

For the price, the Acer Chromebook R13 is an affordable option with some competitive hardware, but its performances are slightly underwhelming, especially for those looking to maximise on productivity.

The Acer Chromebook R13 convertible 13.3-inch Chromebook has received positive reviews for its battery life of 12 hours, its attractive metal body construction that gives it a premium look, its Full-HD, 1920×1080 IPS display and its comfortable keyboard. Users also liked its quick boot times and found that its performance to price ratio is superb. However, some did find that it is a bit heavy for a convertible, and others thought that its flexible design made it feel fairly flimsy, especially the hinge at the back of the screen. Furthermore, the Chrome OS takes some getting used to, it doesn’t have a backlit keyboard and its overall performance is somewhat mediocre, with users finding that it struggles with resources sapping tasks. The Acer Chromebook R13 has enough juice to last one a full day and it’s attractive design is pleasing, but it is heavy for a 2-in-1 laptop, so it is not great for portability.

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 80
    LaptopMag September 3, 2016

    The Acer Chromebook R 13 combines an attractive design, long endurance and the ability to run your favorite Android apps.

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  • 80
    PCMag January 31, 2017

    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.

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  • 78
    Cnet February 9, 2017

    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.

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  • 70
    TechRadar March 30, 2017

    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.

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Processor MT8127 2.1GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics PowerVR GX6250 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Type Integrated
Graphics Memory Shared
Operating System Google Chrome OS Chrome OS
Weight 3.3 lbs
Battery Life 12 hours
Hard Drive 1 32 SSD
Display Size 13.3 inch
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
Display Technology LED-backlit
Connectivity Bluetooth | Wi-Fi | 1 x USB 3.1 (Type C) | 1 x USB 3.0 | HDMI | DisplayPort over USB-C
Webcam HD Webcam (1280 x 720)
Additional Features Secure Digital (SD) card reader
Dimension (LxWxH) 12.8 x 9 x 0.6
Warranty 1 year

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