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Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T-K0YK

Specifications

Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T-K0YK
Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T-K0YK (Chromebook R13 Series)
Graphics adapter
PowerVR GX6250, Core: 700 MHz
Memory
4096 MB 
, LPDDR3
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, capacitive, 10 touch points, Active Stylus support, IPS, glossy: no
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combo audio, Card Reader: micro-SD, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 15.5 x 326 x 228 ( = 0.61 x 12.83 x 8.98 in)
Battery
53.9 Wh, 4670 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.55 V, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 12 h
Operating System
Google Chrome OS
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
1.49 kg ( = 52.56 oz / 3.28 pounds), Power Supply: 272 g ( = 9.59 oz / 0.6 pounds)
Price
399 Euro

 

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Average Score: 81.4% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 43%, features: 44%, display: 85% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 99%

Reviews for the Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T-K0YK

81.4% Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T-K0YK Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
Touch Chromebook. Acer's Chromebook convertible offers an IPS touchscreen, a silent operation, and long battery runtimes. ARM technology is used inside. The whole package costs approximately 400 Euros (~$425).
Test av Acer Chromebook R13
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Positive: Solid workmanship; silent system; nice touchscreen; comfortable keyboard; long battery life. Negative: Low performance; only 64GB ROM.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/26/2017

Comment

Model: The Acer Chromebook 13 series returns with many options and longest lasting Chromebook yet, while old Chromebooks typically had a poor multitasking performance. Compared to laptops, Chromebooks are made for web-based tasks and excel in it in term of productivity. This new Chromebook is simple and the stylish exterior makes it look stunning in terms of its design and it can easily fit in backpacks. The simplicity of the Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T-K0YK enables its user to not worry about its configurations as it can be easily set up without needing much of a technical know-how. This particular Chromebook uses a Mediatek MT8173C processor, 4096 MB of RAM and 32 GB eMMC flash memory. The R13 CB5-312T-K0YK comes with a 13.3-inch display with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, a pixel density of 157 PPI, an aspect ratio of 16:9. It supports 10-point input and an active stylus. The Chromebook uses the PowerVR GX6250 graphics with a core clock of 700 MHz for handling all your daily needs while browsing the web. The Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T-K0YK is a good Chromebook with sharp screen, absolutely killer battery lifetime, and a comfy keyboard. With sharp screen display and impressive wide viewing angles, users can see clearly at any angle it is titled. The Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T-K0YK is also flexible enough to be used as a tablet with touchscreen feature because it is easy to twist. The hinge makes the Chromebook sturdy in stationary position and does not wobble.

At 1.5 kg (3.31 lb) and 32.77 x 22.86 x 1.8 cm (12.9 x 9 x 0.71 inch), the Acer Chromebook 13 is a good choice for a lightweight laptop that can last all day without recharging. Compared to typical Chromebooks, the battery life is longest. The battery runtime is the best feature offered by this particular Chromebook. The casing is made from metal and matte white plastic and is refreshingly minimalist. The aluminum use on the Chromebook does not affect the robustness. The Acer and Google Chrome logos are located on the left side of the lid. The tapered bottom contributes to a sleek look. The base unit can be dented. Even when pressure is applied to the lid, it is not easy to break. Towards the front, on the left and right of the of the computer the speaker’s ports are located. There is USB 3.0 port together with the SD card reader on the left side of the notebook, while the headphone or microphone is one the right. On the back of the laptop, there are an additional USB 3.0 port and an HDMI port. By far, the Acer Chromebook R13 CB5-312T-K0YK packed a lot of improvements from the previous versions and is undoubtedly the best Chromebook by Acer yet.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Imagination PowerVR GX6250: 2 cluster graphics chip integrated in ARM SoC (e.g. used in the MediaTek MT8173) 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.
MT8173C: ARM-based quad-core SoC that integrates a performance cluster of two Cortex-A72 cores clocked at 2.1 GHz (max.) and a power saving cluster with two Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7 GHz (max.).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
13.3":

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.
1.49 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.


81.4%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-12-17 (Update: 2017-12-17)