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Acer Chromebook Plus 515 CB515-2H

Specifications

Acer Chromebook Plus 515 CB515-2H
Acer Chromebook Plus 515 CB515-2H
Processor
Intel Core i3-1215U 6 x 0.9 - 4.4 GHz, Alder Lake-U
Memory
8 GB 
, DDR5
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Storage
M.2 PCIe
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm
Networking
Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 19.95 x 360.6 x 238.4 ( = 0.79 x 14.2 x 9.39 in)
Battery
56 Wh Lithium-Ion, 3-cell
Operating System
Google Chrome OS
Camera
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
1.7 kg ( = 59.97 oz / 3.75 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 81.5% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Chromebook Plus 515 CB515-2H

80% Acer Chromebook Plus 515 review: Plus goes big
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Chromebook Plus 515 has the same issues as the Chromebook Plus 514, in that the screen brightness isn’t where we’d like it to be, and the battery life is underwhelming. Yet these aren’t such serious problems on the Plus 515, partly because it’s a better fit for mostly desktop use, and because the screen has slightly more punch and contrast. What’s more, the strong all-round performance and excellent ergonomics count for a lot. It would be great to see a big-screen Chromebook Plus unit with a brighter display and more premium materials, but that machine would cost significantly more. When you look at what the Chromebook Plus 515 delivers for the money, it’s excellent value – and one of the strongest options in the new line-up of Chromebook Plus devices.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/30/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Chromebook Plus 515 review: A brilliant big-screen workhorse for tight budgets
Source: It Pro English
The Acer Chromebook Plus 515 is a superb business-ready Chromebook if you're on a budget, competing with Chromebooks in the class above on performance while providing solid ergonomics and a decent screen. If you need mobility or higher-speed connectivity, then you'll either need to increase your budget or make different compromises elsewhere, but if you spend most of your time in one location and you're looking for a Chrome OS workhorse, they don't get much stronger or more reliable than the Chromebook Plus 515.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/22/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Chromebook Plus 515 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
Yeah! You should. The only real downside is the aesthetics, which are a real snooze-fest. The Asus Chromebook Plus CX34, with its ivory-colored chassis and backlit keyboard, is more beautiful by comparison (at least to my eyes). That said, the Acer Chromebook Plus 515 is a reliable performer, which is what really matters at the end of the day. Beauty’s only skin deep, folks. The 13-hour battery life is about average for a Chromebook, but that’s plenty of juice if you’re ever away from an outlet for a while. If you’ve been on the hunt for a solid everyday laptop that offers strong performance, good audio, and a 1080p webcam, then the Acer Chromebook Plus 515 is a fine choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Chromebook Plus 515 review: A great laptop for casual users
Source: PC World English
Yeah! You should. The only real downside is the aesthetics, which are a real snooze-fest. The Asus Chromebook Plus CX34, with its ivory-colored chassis and backlit keyboard, is more beautiful by comparison (at least to my eyes). That said, the Acer Chromebook Plus 515 is a reliable performer, which is what really matters at the end of the day. Beauty’s only skin deep, folks. The 13-hour battery life is about average for a Chromebook, but that’s plenty of juice if you’re ever away from an outlet for a while. If you’ve been on the hunt for a solid everyday laptop that offers strong performance, good audio, and a 1080p webcam, then the Acer Chromebook Plus 515 is a fine choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Chromebook Plus
Source: Gadgetspeak English
A Chromebook is an alternative to a Windows PC if all you use it for is emails, scouring the web and suchlike. These days a Chromebook has anti virus built in so you are already saving money and you should be safe to trawl the net, but as always remember if the offer looks to too good to be true it almost certainly is and you will probably get bugs that you do not want.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% Acer Chromebook Plus 515 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
For the price, the Acer Chromebook Plus 515 is probably the laptop I’d recommend over almost any other these days – that is, assuming you don’t absolutely need Windows in your day-to-day. The build quality paired with the right processor for the job means this is one machine that should feasibly last many years of consistent use. For education at the very least, it’s almost perfect. ChromeOS will never offer full feature parity with its competitors, and that’s just something we need to live with. But with cloud-based browser and app solutions to popular software becoming more and more common, the gap will continue to close. Based on Acer’s effort, Chromebook Plus looks set to be a success, offering a well-rounded device for under £500. It undercuts swankier Chromebook rivals, like the Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Chromebook, but faces tough competition from other members of Google’s new program, like the Asus Chromebook Plus CX34.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Acer Chromebook Plus 515 review: The Chromebook I'll recommend for most
Source: Android Central English
While I have my gripes about the Acer Chromebook Plus 515, it's really not a bad Chromebook at all. I do wish it had a brighter display, and I also wish that the base configuration was a 13th-generation chip with an NVMe instead of using last year's 12th-gen SoC with UFS storage. But at $399, this is currently the cheapest model out of the latest crop of Chromebooks, and it does exactly what you would expect. So, as long as you set the right expectations, you won't be disappointed. It will be interesting to see if Acer actually does end up releasing the higher-end configurations to the public or if those will be locked behind enterprise doors where they'll never see the light of day. That being said, the Chromebook Plus 515 has grown on me to the point that if someone asks me what Chromebook to get, this will probably be my first recommendation. Again, it's all about setting the expectations, and the Chromebook Plus 515 nails a lot of the basics. All the while coming in at less than $400.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Chromebook Plus 515 Review
Source: PC Mag English
Can we just forget about $199 Chromebooks now? Yes, they had dim, dinky, fuzzy screens and barely enough memory and storage—even for ChromeOS's modest needs—and sufficed only for school kids, but they're so seven years ago. Google's new Chromebook Plus campaign brings cutting-edge software features to laptops with five times better hardware starting at only twice the price—$399.99, which is the MSRP of the Acer Chromebook Plus 515 seen here. The Plus 515 isn't a powerful workstation or gaming rig (though it comes with a three-month GeForce Now Priority subscription), but it throws down a hell of a gauntlet to low-cost Windows notebooks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
Acer Chromebook Plus 515 review: Simply put, it adds up
Source: Pocket Lint English
Even with older chips driving the ChromeOS experience, this first round of Chromebook Plus devices is bringing so much more potential to an audience who may have been missing out on it for years - those who couldn't afford better. These notebooks meet or exceed the minimum requirements for intensive tasks such as triple-A gaming and video editing. The app ecosystem is looking better than ever and, if momentum continues to build, there's no reason we can't see more of Adobe's Creative Suite or complete optimization of Steam and other game distros move into ChromeOS. The Acer Chromebook Plus 515 seems to take advantage of these myriad of synergies in software and hardware development whether we're fully aware of them or not - you could say that the 515 is one of many boats being floated by a rising tide.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2023
80% Acer Chromebook Plus 515 Review: A Budget-Friendly, No-Nonsense Laptop
Source: Slashgear English
For $399, the Acer Chromebook Plus 515 has a lot to offer. The average person uses their laptop to browse the web, stream videos or music, and run the occasional app. You can do all of that with ease on the Chromebook Plus 515. Although, if you plan to stream videos or music through your laptop, use Bluetooth headphones because the laptop's built-in speaker setup isn't the best.  Typing on the Plus 515 is comfortable, there are plenty of built-in keys that make navigating ChromeOS even easier than it already is, and the 1080p webcam will have you looking sharp on your Zoom meetings. The battery life is pretty great too, with a 7-10 hour average range depending on how demanding your tasks are and your preferred brightness setting. Of course, a budget-friendly laptop has to cut costs somewhere. In this case, the laptop's build got the short end of the stick. It feels durable, but the hinge is a bit creaky and you can tell the laptop's materials are of a cheaper quality than other pricier laptops.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Chromebook Plus 515 review: a solid first step in the Plus line
Source: Techradar English
The Acer Chromebook Plus 515 is both a solid productivity machine in its own right, with specs tailor-made for work, and a surprisingly balanced laptop that can handle light editing and even native gaming. Its main downfall is that its battery life can't keep up with everything it does.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 100% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
80% Acer Chromebook Plus 515 review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Acer Chromebook Plus 515 adheres to Google’s new mantra of double power and double the performance. I could edit photos and videos while pushing out documents and watching hours of content on my favorite streaming site. It never struggled with any of the tasks I put before it, and although the battery life is under 10 hours, which is what I was hoping for, I can’t hold that against it at all. For a laptop that costs under $400, you can basically do whatever your heart desires, from document pushing, video, and photo editing to even some gaming. You can get all that for just $399. Google and its OEM partners just put Apple and Microsoft on notice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

88% Acer Chromebook Plus 515
Source: Komputer for alle DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/29/2023
Rating: Total score: 88%

Comment

Intel UHD Graphics 64EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Alder Lake SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture (Xe) with 64 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. 

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i3-1215U: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 2 performance cores and 4 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 8 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 0.9 to 4.4 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» 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.


81.5%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.


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Stefan Hinum, 2023-11-24 (Update: 2023-11-24)