Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T9B0
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T9B0
Source: Reg Hardware Archive.org version
Is the Acer Chromebook 13 the best Chromebook on the market? That's a tough one. I can't claim to have tried them all, but I'll admit I was impressed. So is the 1920 x 1080 version the model to get? For my eyes, the extra pixels make the menu and tab text too small on a 13-inch display. Still, the extra 16GB of storage might come in handy but having a full-depth SD card slot will plug the gap for most people. Also, I didn’t notice any extra benefit from the additional 2GB of RAM, but I suppose it adds a level of future-proofing if you're likely to hang on to it or pass it on.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/16/2015
Source: PC Mag Archive.org version
The Acer Chromebook 13 (CB5-311-T9B0) is definitely notable among its peers, if only for its new processor and larger full HD display, but it doesn't offer a significantly improved experience, and the experience is everything when dealing with Chromebooks. The new CPU may promise better gaming support, but there's not much out there now that takes advantage of it, and the laggy media performance didn't leave us too thrilled. The smaller Acer Chromebook C720P-2600 remains our Editors' Choice, due to its smoother performance and touch screen, but if you want a larger Chromebook with a nice display, the Chromebook 13 is a pretty good bet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Techzilla.it IT→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 60% performance: 75% display: 75% mobility: 95% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
The Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T9B0 is a slick, lightweight device with decent functionality. The white chassis with black island keyboard represent the look of a standard modern device. Running on the Chrome OS, the Chromebook is packed with an Nvidia Tegra K1 quad-core processor clocked at 2.10 GHz, 2 GB DDR3L SDRAM and Nvidia Kepler graphics with shared memory.
The 13.3 inch Active Matrix TFT Color LCD with FHD resolution delivers good colors and clarity. The Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T9B0 also comes with an internal SSD of 16 GB. Capacity is scarified in order to keep the device light and fast. Users can expand memory capacity with an SD card.
Other features include a HDMI port, webcam and 2 USB 3.0 ports. The total width of the Acer Chromebook 13 CB5-311-T9B0 is 12.9 inch (33 cm) and weighs 3.31 lb (1.5 kg). The Chromebook is powered by a 4-cell lithium-ion battery rated at 3220 mAh, which enables a runtime of 11 hour usage.
NVIDIA GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU): In Tegra K1 SoC integrated graphics card based on the Kepler architecture. Features a single SMX with 192 cores and full OpenGL 4.4 support (e.g. with Tessellation).
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.
K1: System on a Chip (SoC) for smartphones and tablets. Integrates a 4+1 Cortex-A15 CPU as well as a Kepler-based GPU with 192 CUDA cores.» 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.
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.
87%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.