Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431-C0AK
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Reviews for the Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431-C0AK
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
It’s not particularly compact and connectivity is weak, yet the Acer Chromebook 14 delivers strong battery life, sharp visuals and impressive usability for a respectably low price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Talk Android Archive.org version
Acer mostly succeeded with the Chromebook 14. It’s slim, light, and affordable. What’s not to love? Even the design makes you question if there’s some type of catch. The aluminum allow body is stunning and luxurious. You’re getting a surprising deal at $299 as that price generally gets you to a plastic body with a recycled design. But, for as much as we can applaud Acer’s Chromebook 14 for its design, we have to point out the display’s shortcomings. If the screen you look at for hours at a time is very important to you, you’ll need to continue shopping. However, it’s not an awful display. You just expect something better for the price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/16/2017
Intel HD Graphics 400 (Braswell): Integrated graphics card in the Intel Braswell series (2016 Celeron) processors. Based on the Broadwell architecture (Intel Gen8) supporting DirectX 11.2. Depending on the processor offers 12 shader cores (EU) and different clock speeds.
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 old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.
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.
80%: 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.