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Acer Chromebook 514 CB514-2H-K3E7

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Acer Chromebook 514 CB514-2H-K3E7
Acer Chromebook 514 CB514-2H-K3E7 (Chromebook 514 Series)
Processor
unknown
Graphics adapter
Memory
4 GB 
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, IPS
Storage
64GB
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.8 x 322.6 x 226 ( = 0.66 x 12.7 x 8.9 in)
Battery
Lithium-Ion, 3-cell
Operating System
Google Chrome OS
Camera
Webcam: Yes
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet
Weight
1.3 kg ( = 45.86 oz / 2.87 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Reviews for the Acer Chromebook 514 CB514-2H-K3E7

Acer Chromebook Plus 514 hands-on review: on the plus side
Source: Stuff TV English
Even after a short stint with one variant, Google’s higher-end take on the Chromebook formula we’re familiar with looks quite promising. The Acer Chromebook Plus 514 looks the part and has hardware to make ChromeOS feel perfectly responsive for daily duties. While you could pick up quite a few Windows-powered alternatives for similar cash – with many of which also having higher capacity SSDs – ChromeOS is more power efficient. The Chromebook Plus 514 should last longer away from the mains, and cloud syncing means local storage shouldn’t be a stumbling block either. The big question is whether ChromeOS can now fully replace your existing machine, through its combination of browser-based software and Android apps. While older Chromebooks struggled, on account of their more limited hardware, models like the Chromebook Plus 514 should be much more up to the task.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2023
Acer Chromebook 514 review: MediaTek Kompanio 828 strikes a perfect balance
Source: Chrome Unboxed English
It would be easy to look at the Acer Chromebook 514 and shrug it off. I’ll admit I only had a passing interest in it off the bat because I wanted to get my hands on the untested Kompanio 828 inside of it. But as I’ve used it and carried it in my bag for the past few weeks, all the pieces that make up this Chromebook have just impressed me far more than I expected. The superlatives like the keyboard, trackpad and battery life all help to prop up the less-flashy elements like the just-OK screen, plastic chassis, and mid-range performance. And this is exactly why we can’t review a Chromebook just based on a spec sheet. It’s about the entire experience, and Acer’s put together a bit of a surprise with the 514. And at $399 $449 for the model we tested, I’d give anyone looking for an affordable laptop an absolute green light to snag one of these right away.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/27/2022

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Acer Chromebook CB514

Acer Chromebook CB514 is an ultraportable Chromebook which uses MediaTek Kompanio 828 octa-core processor, focusing on portability and powerful performance, providing up to 15 hours of battery life. The Acer Chromebook CB514 weighs only 1.3kg and is only 16.85mm thick. The ultra-thin design allows users to carry it around easily. The stylish aluminum cover protects against daily bumps. Besides that, it has Corning ® Gorilla ® Glass touchpad which provides a slicker and smoother feel than regular plastic.

As for display, the Acer Chromebook CB514 is equipped with a 14-inch narrow-bezel matte display panel (optional multi-touch function), which greatly enhances the visual experience. The 7.1mm narrow bezels allow for a 14” non-glare screen in a smaller footprint. Users can enjoy all their favorite films, videos and TV shows. The viewing angle-stabilized IPS panel makes it easy to see anywhere. Screen content can be read outdoors when the sun is not too strong. An optional touch screen also makes it even easier to navigate and control video playback.  Equipped with the MediaTek Kompanio 828 octa-core processor and 256GB SSD, it is ideal for streaming entertainment, multitasking applications, and content creation.  Combined with DTS® Audio, users will enjoy higher-quality audio, distortion-free sounds, and deeper bass from the two upward-facing speakers. Great sound and two built-in microphones make this device the ideal choice for hybrid workers. For video conference purpose, the Chromebook CB514 also comes with a webcam (0.9MP), which produces images with a maximum resolution of 1,280x720 pixels.

As for battery life, it has up to 15 hours of battery life , with a quick 50% charge in just 30 minutes. This Chromebook comes with many functional features, including Wi-Fi 6, a USB 3.0 Gen 1 Type-A port, and dual USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C ports with reversible connectors, making them easy to attach. In conclusion, the Acer Chromebook CB514 is a 14-inch laptop in its lineup that offers enough performance for office and internet applications. It is an attractive chromebook which is designed mostly for corporate or organizational usage.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-G57 MP2: Integrated mid range graphics card with 2 clusters. Based on the Valhall architecture.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these 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.


14.00":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Acer: In 1976, the company was founded in Taiwan under the name Multitech and was renamed Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors, TVs and computer peripherals. Since 2007, the group has merged with Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell, which also market their own laptop product lines.

Acer computers are designed for a variety of purposes, including ultrabooks for mobile use, gaming laptops for gamers, affordable options for everyday tasks, and 2-in-1 convertible laptops for versatility. Acer's product portfolio also includes tablets that offer portable computing and multimedia capabilities.


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Stefan Hinum, 2022-09- 3 (Update: 2022-09- 3)