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Acer Chromebook 11 CB5-132T-C32M

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Acer Chromebook 11 CB5-132T-C32M
Acer Chromebook 11 CB5-132T-C32M (Chromebook 11 Series)
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
11.6 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel
Weight
1.2 kg ( = 42.33 oz / 2.65 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Average Score: 81.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)

Reviews for the Acer Chromebook 11 CB5-132T-C32M

80% Acer Chromebook R11 review
Source: Techradar English
The Acer Chromebook R11's minimalist design may not be the sexiest, but that exterior hides a deceptively capable machine that'll last all day. Oh, and it can flip 360-degrees into a tablet. No big deal.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Chromebook R11 review
Source: Techradar English
The Acer Chromebook R11's minimalist design may not be the sexiest, but that exterior hides a deceptively capable machine that'll last all day. Oh, and it can flip 360-degrees into a tablet. No big deal.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Acer Chromebook 11 review: The best budget Chromebook yet?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Acer Chromebook 11 is as good as Chromebooks get. Indeed, it's good enough to consider it over an Android 2-in-1 or even low-end Windows laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2017

Foreign Reviews

85% Review: Acer Chromebook R 13 (CB5-312T)
Source: Tablets Magazine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
Test Acer Chromebook R11 : mi-laptop, mi-tablette
Source: Zone-Numerique French FR→EN
Positive: Robust machine; excellent typing sensations; practical touchscreen; good autonomy; compact size; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/30/2016
Test: Acer ChromeBook R11 - levný notebook pro přístup k internetu s překlápěcím víkem a IPS displejem
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: IPS + display; comfortable keyboard; mechanical processing. Negative: Useless internet connection; poor touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2016

Comment

Model: The Acer Chromebook 11 CB5 is a convertible touchscreen laptop that can be opened all the way until it becomes a tablet. On the way to 360 degrees of tablet fun, a user can also stop to configure it as a stand-up display, or a tent-shaped display that lets a user place it on a window sill, so they can watch videos on the wide-viewing-angle screen while doing the dishes. The 360° hinge features dual-torque technology, so the panel is very easy to open, but locks in place when tap, swipe and pinch on the touchscreen for wobble-free touch control. The panel senses when a user places it upside down for “tent mode”, prompting the image and audio channels to flip over automatically. The Chromebook 11 sports a premium aluminum top panel that is made even more attractive with a unique engraving-like pattern. Acer uses special nano-imprint technology to create this sophisticated texturing that helps users to grip the notebook firmly and which looks as good as it feels. For display, it features the 1,366 x 768 11.6-inch panel. The panel also features In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology, so a user can see the display from a wider angle without losing the picture quality.

As for hardware specifications, the Acer Chromebook 11 does feature speedy performance thanks to its 1.6 GHz Intel Celeron N3150 processor and 4 GB of RAM. The 32 GB solid state disk also helps with its speedy bootup. It boots up in about 5 seconds and is highly capable of multitasking and streaming video. It also outperforms other Chromebooks in the price range with its full-fledged Intel processor that’s based on Braswell micro-architecture, giving it the power to support another rarity for a Chromebook, a super-fast USB 3.0 port. At just 19.2 mm thin and weighing less than a mere 1.6 kg, this stylish notebook floats like a butterfly and slips into a bag with ease. The Chromebook R 11’s built-in webcam supports High Dynamic Range imaging, for clearer photos and brighter video chats. The left side of the Chromebook holds the power jack, a USB 3.0 port, and an SD card slot. On the right, there are a USB 2.0 port, the headphone jack, and a Kensington lock slot. Conclusively, the Acer Chromebook 11 features great design, solid build quality, relatively high performing hardware at an affordable price. It is suitable for users who are looking for a balanced and convertible Google Chrome OS device at a budget. The Chrome OS is a rather new space, which some might see as the future of computing but to others, it is still far too less of what a personal computer can do.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel 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.
N3150: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at 1.6 - 2.08 GHz, an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a dual channel DDR3L-1600 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
11.6":

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.
1.2 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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.


81.67%: 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.
Acer Chromebook CB5-132T-C1LK
HD Graphics (Braswell)
Acer Chromebook CB5-132T-C32M
HD Graphics (Braswell)

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-04-27 (Update: 2016-04-27)