Acer Chromebook 317 CB317-1H-C994
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Chromebook 317 CB317-1H-C994
Source: Expert Reviews
The Chromebook 317 is a slightly odd beast. The bigger screen and desktop replacement form factor cry out for a high-performance spec but the Intel Celeron N4500 doesn’t have the cores or the firepower of the faster Intel Pentium Gold, Intel Core i3 and Intel Core i5 CPUs, and Acer hasn’t backed it up with 8GB of RAM or a speedy SSD. It’s usable, but we’d like it to be powerful and, I suspect, the 4GB of RAM might not be enough as time goes on. All the same, it’s impressive that you get so much Chromebook for so little cash, and the 317 would be a great option for light office duties or home study, partly because the bigger screen and keyboard make it a more comfortable device for everyday use. It’s worth considering, then, even if you can’t help wishing that it had the grunt to match its mighty size.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/10/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
With the Chromebook 317, you're basically getting a big ol' portable screen that's a better (and cheaper) computing experience than your typical tablet and keyboard combination. It feels like that was Acer's primary focus for this laptop above all else, and that's fine, but we don't think it makes the most sense for everyone. You're better off waiting to see what other manufacturers can come up with at this size and price point—or, better yet, convincing yourself that a 15-inch display is big enough and focusing your gaze on one of the many excellent, slightly smaller Chromebooks you can get right now.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2021
The Acer Chromebook 317 isn't the highest quality Chromebook to come through this office by a long shot. Its build quality will never let you forget it's made with a lot of plastic and its performance isn't great, but it has an ample keyboard, a 17.3-inch, 1080p screen (a first for a Chromebook), and acceptable battery life to carry it over the line into the "decent enough Chromebook" class.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Mag
It's hard to be critical of a laptop that has no competition—if you'd like a 17-inch Chromebook, your options begin and end here. The "3" is as significant as the "17" in the Acer Chromebook 317's model number, telling you that you're getting a modestly equipped, entry-level system rather than one of the fancier, faster machines in Acer's Chromebook 500 or 700 series. But it also means you're not paying very much. The Chromebook 317 isn't a stunner, but it should satisfy many consumers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Android Authority
The Acer Chromebook 317 model CB317-1H comes with a non-touchscreen, the Intel Celeron N4500 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and a single microphone for $379/€399. That’s a fair starting price, given the absolute enormity of this machine and the workspace it provides. It’s hard to know just how pricey the Chromebook gets without knowing the cost of items such as the webcam, dual-mic setup, or backlit keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2021
Intel UHD Graphics (Jasper Lake 16 EU): Integrated graphics card in Intel Jasper Lake Celeron entry level models based on the Gen. 11 architecture. Offers 16 of the 32 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model ranging from 350 MHz base to 800 MHz boost. The Jasper Lake chips are produced in the 10nm process at Intel produced (similar to Ice Lake).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Celeron N4500: Low power dual-core SoC from the Jasper Lake series for inexpensive notebooks. Runs with clocks between 1.1 - 2.8 GHz and integrates a DirectX 12 capable graphics adapter with 16 EUs and up 750 MHz. The CPU cores are smaller and slower than in the Core CPUs (e.g. Ice Lake) but manufactured on the same 10nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
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.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal 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.
66.67%: 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.