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Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431-C9WH

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Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431-C9WH
Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431-C9WH (Chromebook 14 Series)
Memory
4096 MB 
, DDR3L
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel 112 PPI, LED, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5mm combo
Networking
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17 x 236.6 x 34.1 ( = 0.67 x 9.31 x 1.34 in)
Battery
3920 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 3-cell, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 12 h
Operating System
Google Chrome OS
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet
Weight
1.6 kg ( = 56.44 oz / 3.53 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
300 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 70%, features: 60%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431-C9WH

80% Acer Chromebook 14 review: Cheap at twice the price
Source: It Pro English
We have some serious issues with the screen, and it's never going to win any prizes for its speed, but we're willing to overlook these based on its exceptionally low price. For just under £200 all-in, you've got a serviceable (if not stunning) everyday machine, which makes it excellent value. If you need to refresh your laptop on a budget, you could do an awful lot worse.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Acer Chromebook 14 review: Premium styling, long battery life and a big screen make this a tempting Chromebook
Source: PC Advisor English
There's a lot to like about the Acer, including it's smart design, larger screen size, and impressively long battery life. These are offset by a few less than desirable components. The display is adequate at best, the keyboard is also average, and performance feels hampered by the low memory allocation. It's a solid machine, but the compromises may be too much for some.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70%
80% Review: Acer's Chromebook 14 brings the class
Source: PC Authority English
As such, Acer’s Chromebook 14 leaves me with mixed feelings. Its metal-clad chassis is excellent, the keyboard comfortable, and you’re getting superb build quality. It feels like a grown-up computer in the way that other Chromebooks – such as its chief rival, the HP Chromebook 14 – simply don’t.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Acer Chromebook 14 review: Premium styling, long battery life and a big screen make this a tempting Chromebook
Source: PC Advisor English
There's a lot to like about the Acer, including it's smart design, larger screen size, and impressively long battery life. These are offset by a few less than desirable components. The display is adequate at best, the keyboard is also average, and performance feels hampered by the low memory allocation. It's a solid machine, but the compromises may be too much for some. Stretch to the £279.99 version if you can and we think you'll be much happier.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 70%

Comment

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.
N3060: SoC with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at 1.6 - 2.48 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.
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.
1.6 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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.


75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-12-25 (Update: 2016-12-25)