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Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431-C5FM

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Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431-C5FM
Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431-C5FM (Chromebook 14 Series)
Processor
unknown
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel
Weight
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Average Score: 77.3% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 80%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431-C5FM

80% A standout Chrome OS laptop
Source: Expert Reviews English
Acer’s latest stab at the Chromebook game is a bit of a mixed bag. Its metal-clad chassis is excellent, the keyboard is great, and for a sub £200 device, you’re getting superb build quality. The display, however, is a big let-down, as is the lack of SD card slot and limited internal storage allocation.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Acer Chromebook 14 for Work review
Source: Techradar English
Finally, the 14 for Work not only has to compete with other Chromebooks, but all portable enterprise devices as well– and there are plenty of equally priced Windows laptops on the market with 1,080p screens and Core i5 processors (and loads of internal storage). In this sea of already-trusted options, a newcomer like the Acer Chromebook 14 for Work may struggle to find a home.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Acer Chromebook 14
Source: PC Mag English
The Acer Chromebook 14 has a 14-inch 1080p HD IPS screen, premium-feeling aluminum construction, a quad-core processor, better-than-average system memory and storage, good connectivity, and a sweet $300 price tag to top it off. Its only drawbacks are a lack of SD card expansion and a slightly stiff keyboard. We think this chromebook is close to the ideal for the category, and a viable alternative to a "traditional" Windows or Mac laptop with a $500 or higher price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Review: Acer Chromebook 14 for Work aims at corporate IT
Source: Computerworld.com English
The Acer Chromebook 14 for Work is part of a new generation of Chromebooks. This isn't a low-end laptop aimed at budget shoppers, nor is it Google's Chromebook Pixel, which originally sold for $1,299 and was designed for people who work in the cloud and want hardware as good as anything Apple produces.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/14/2016
70% You can brag a little about this laptop's luxury details
Source: PC World English
Acer’s Chromebook 14 is about look and feel. The aluminum shell and high-resolution display do a lot to separate it from its lower-cost cousins and give you a better experience. You’re already paying a little more just for those two perks. It’d cost you even more to get better performance and features, but for mainstream users, the Chromebook 14 represents a fairly sweet spot.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Acer Chromebook 14 review
Source: Techradar English
The Acer Chromebook 14 could be an unequivocal winner. It has the looks. It has rock solid build quality. It has a satisfactory screen, keyboard, and touchpad. But, intermittent video playback issues, even on the lightweight Chrome OS, holds this Chromebook back. And, that's really too bad, because Acer was so close to downright nailing it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
85% Acer Chromebook 14 Review
Source: Techspot English
f you were burned by netbooks or are looking for an excellent second computing device, I’d recommend giving Chromebooks a chance – you may be just as pleasantly surprised as I was. With firmly planted roots, a waning PC market and support for Android apps on the horizon, the Chromebook’s future looks bright. Given its price, it’s hard to go wrong with the Acer Chromebook 14.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/28/2016
Rating: Total score: 85%
78% Acer Chromebook 14
Source: CNet English
Design matters to a lot people when they go to buy a laptop including myself, even for an inexpensive Chromebook. The Acer Chromebook 14 certainly is a standout in the category. I really liked having the extra screen real estate, too. If you can live with not having the best performance for its less than $300 price, put it on your short list.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 70% mobility: 80%
80% Acer Chromebook 14
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $749.99 Acer Chromebook 14 for Work sports some top-of-the-line components, a sexy design that is protected against falls, and IT administration tools that make it an actually viable productivity tool. But although you can get the design and tools for as little as $349, you will have to pay more for the high-end components.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Chromebook 14
Source: Digital Trends English
You’ve seen the headlines: Chromebooks are outselling MacBooks. It’s a compelling narrative, but the fact is that MacBooks and Chromebooks are chasing entirely different markets. Even so, the Acer Chromebook 14 is a Chromebook that even discerning Mac fans won’t hate. Impressive, for $300.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Acer Chromebook 14
Source: Laptop Mag English
From its attractive design to its solid feel, the AcerChromebook makes a much better impression than its $299 price suggests. We also appreciate the long battery life and strong audio performance. Unfortunately, this system's full-HD display doesn't pop, and the keyboard could use more travel.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Acer Chromebook 14
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Availability in the UK hasn’t yet been announced, but based on the US price of $249, the Chromebook 14 will cost somewhere in the region of £220 in the UK for the base, non-Full-HD model. Its chances? Pretty good, I’d say. Build quality is solid and if the Full HD screen makes it to the UK, the Chromebook 14 will be one of the best budget Chromebooks out there.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/28/2016

Foreign Reviews

Acer prezentuje Chromebooka dla wymagających - wydajny i wytrzymały
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/21/2016

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Model: The Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431-C5FM is a laptop that runs on Google’s Chrome operating system. The chassis is encased in aluminium alloy and has a thin profile. The design of the laptop is sleek-looking with the lid covered in Gorilla Glass 3 to resist scratches and breakage. It comes pre-installed with Google’s own operating system known as the Chrome OS, has a 1.6 GHz Intel Celeron N3160 quad core processor, an Intel HD Graphics 400 graphic card, 4 GB LPDDR3 RAM and 32 GB flash memory as internal storage. The laptop sports a matte 14-inch IPS LED dipslay with Full HD resolution for increased productivity and great viewing. Bright and accurate colors make it a good laptop for work and play on-the-go.

The backlit keyboard is comfortable and suitable for fast and accurate typing. The touchpad makes for accurate and quick navigation. The Connectivity includes two USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port and a headphone/microphone audio combo jack. Acer claims that the user will be able to enjoy faster wireless internet connection thanks to its dual band MIMO technology 802.11ac technology. The laptop only weighs 1.45 kg and the battery life can be up to 12 hours according to Acer.

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.
unknown: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
14":

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.
1.5 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.


77.3%: 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.

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Asus A553SA
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-04-27 (Update: 2016-04-27)