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Acer's ChromeBook 315 is a Good-Looking Thin Chrome OS Device

Acer Chromebook 315 CB315-3HT in review: good-looking Chromebook with long battery life
Acer Chromebook 315 CB315-3HT in review: good-looking Chromebook with long battery life
Acer's 15.6-inch Chromebook offers a touchscreen display (FHD, IPS), silent operation, and very good battery life. The integration of Google's Play Store enables the use of numerous Android apps.
Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Finn D. Boerne), 🇩🇪 🇵🇹 ...

Acer’s Chromebook 315 CB315-3HT series consists of a number of thin 15.6-inch Chromebooks powered by Intel Gemini Lake processors. Today’s review unit is powered by a N5030 quad-core CPU, and is the current high-end model within this series, and at around 480 Euros at the time of writing it is also the most expensive one. Cheaper lesser equipped SKUs are also available.

The processor is fast enough for office and internet applications. Thanks to passive cooling the device is completely silent and thus well usable in quiet environments. The CPU has access to 8 GB of RAM (soldered, no free slots) as well as 128 GB of eMMC storage. Storage space can be further expanded via microSD card.

The thin computer has no lack of perseverance. The Chromebook ran for 10:18 hours in our real-world Wi-Fi test on a single charge. This test simulates typical load while browsing the web via a script. All power saving features are disabled, and display brightness is normalized to around 150 nits. External power is supplied via the included USB-C power supply which can be plugged into both available USB-C ports.

The FHD IPS touchscreen display offers a decent anti-glare coating, wide viewing angles, decent colors, and a good contrast ratio. Its maximum brightness is too low. Thanks to the integration of Google’s Play Store the Chromebook can run numerous Android apps.

More information as well as many benchmarks can be found in our Acer Chromebook 315 CB315-3HT-P297 review.

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Sascha Mölck
Editor of the original article: Sascha Mölck - Senior Tech Writer - 866 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
What started as a side job during my computer science studies later became my main job: For more than 20 years now I have been working as an editor and author in the IT sector. While working in the print sector I also contributed to the creation of various loose-leaf publications and published original written pieces. I have been working for Notebookcheck since 2012.
Finn D. Boerne
Translator: Finn D. Boerne - Translator - 450 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
Born in the United States and raised in Germany I became acquainted with both languages from an early age and turned this into my profession later in life. Computers have always played an important role in my life, and my love for all things digital is a huge part of my daily routine. Virtual Reality has captured my imagination and interest in particular, and I cannot wait to see what the (near) future will bring.
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Sascha Mölck, 2020-12-15 (Update: 2020-12-15)