Acer Chromebook Vero 514 CBV514-1H-321H
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Reviews for the Acer Chromebook Vero 514 CBV514-1H-321H
Source: It Pro
There's no doubt that the Acer Chromebook Vero 514 doesn't tick every box, thanks to its mediocre connectivity and underwhelming display. It fights back elsewhere, though. Its 12th Gen Intel processors make it one of the fastest Chromebooks around, its keyboard and trackpad are satisfying, and it's got all-day battery life. And while it's not the only green laptop on the market, it's welcome if you'd like your tech to be environmentally conscious. The price is often right, too. The Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 versions of the Vero cost £416 exc VAT, £583 exc VAT and £666 exc VAT. The Lenovo costs £456 exc VAT but it's miles slower, and the Chromebook Spin 513 only costs £249 but it's slower and flimsier than the Vero too. The Spin 713 offers better connectivity and a superior screen, but its Core i3, i5 and i7 rigs are pricier than the Vero and you lose processing grunt. The Acer Chromebook Vero 514 is fast, robust and will last all day, and its ergonomics make it satisfying to use. It doesn't have a high-end touchscreen or hybrid design, but it's a great choice if you want an affordable and capable everyday ChromeOS machine.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/20/2023
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Trusted Reviews
The Acer Chromebook Vero 514 is a solid Chromebook. While it may be on the expensive side, it offers great performance for the price, as well as some decent battery life in a chassis that not only looks great but also helps to save the planet. Its port selection is a little stingy though, and this isn’t the lightest of laptops, but it’s otherwise an excellent choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
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.
i3-1215U: On 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.
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.
70%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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