Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431-C5K7
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431-C5K7
Source: Computer Shopper
All told, the Acer Chromebook 14 delivers a superb mix of portability, usability, and high-end appeal at a terrific price. Yes, the CPU is less powerful than what others offer, but for social-media shenanigans, light work in Google Docs, and Web-based play, with this Chromebook we’re supremely happy with the long battery life and cost savings we get in exchange.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Chrome Unboxed
The standard pricing of $299 is already a steal, but it can be found discounted and refurbished left and right. For that amount of money, I simply can’t recommend this Chromebook enough. From a holistic experience standpoint, Acer has nailed it: possibly creating 2016’s best overall Chromebook experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/31/2016
Source: Tweakers NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
CommentIntel HD Graphics (Braswell): Integrated graphics card in the Intel Braswell series (Celeron and Pentium) processors. Based on the Broadwell architecture (Intel Gen8) supporting DirectX 11.2. Depending on the processor offers 12 or 16 shader cores (EU) and different clock speed. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
N3160: Frugal quad-core SoC based on the Atom architecture "Airmont" for inexpensive notebooks. Runs with clocke between 1.6-2.24 GHz and includes a graphics adapter with DirectX 11.2 support.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.
While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.
There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.
85%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.