Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer CB3-111
Stable base. The Acer CB3-111 is one of the cheapest laptops available and it does a good job of being clean, stable and efficient within 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. It runs ChromeOS and might be suitable for you. Read on for more details, performance and comparison.
Source: Good Gear Guide Archive.org version
Consider this Chromebook if you just want a simple laptop for basic Web tasks, and only if you area already within (or considering using) Google’s ecosystem of products. If you’re not into Google services, then this laptop isn’t for you. The Chromebook 11 is part of a Chrome OS ramp-up for Acer. It also released a couple of other Chrome-based computers: the Chromebook 13 and the Chromebox CX1.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
The Acer CB3-111 is one of the many available Chromebooks available in the market recently. Just like all other Chromebooks, it offers simplicity and has a good looking chassis as well. The white case looks good and neat but feels slightly cheap when touched. However, it is good enough at this price point, seems well assembled and is very compact.
The buying point for the Acer CB3-111 is definitely its portability. It weights at just 109 g and is 1.78 cm dick. Its 11.6 inch display has a resolution of 1366 x 768, which falls into the low cost laptop category these days. The screens is also not very good when used outdoors due to low brightness levels.
The hardware powering this device is an Intel Celeron N2830 Dual Core 2.16 GHz processor, 2 GB DDR3 RAM, 16 GB of SSD storage and an Integrated Intel HD graphics card. Acer has taken this simple approach from other Chromebook brands such as Samsung and Dell. Like any other compact laptop, the Acer CB3-111 is definitely limited in terms of IO ports. It only comes with 1 USB 2.0 port and 1 USB 3.0 port.
Bluetooth 4.0 and dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz high-speed wireless LAN is also available on this laptop. The Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-111 has a 36 Wh battery which is average in this category. Like all other Chromebooks, it is a simple and functional notebook offering ultra-portability in a cloud based computing solution.
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):
Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
N2840: Soc with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at up to 2.58 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that 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.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.
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.
76.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.