Acer Chromebook CB3

Acer Chromebook CB3






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  • Intel Graphics
  • Price
  • Light Weight
  • Battery


  • Little Slow when app start
  • Speakers just OK

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  • Intel Celeron Dual-Core Processor
  • 16 GB Solid-State Drive (SSD)
  • 11.6-Inch Screen w/Intel HD Graphics
  • 9-hour battery life

Small but packs a punch.  That is what you get with the 11.6″ Acer Chomebook CB3.  Its small enough to slip into any size bag – yet powerful enough to get the job done, business or pleasure.  The computer uses 802.11ac wireless – so it connects to most any wireless network at work, home or school.    Leveraging Intel HD graphics and a HD webcam – the 3 cell Li-Ion will garner you 9 hours of battery life.

The amazing balance of size and power is unreal.  This little Chromebook packs a punch!

This is a 3rd generation Acer Chromebook – so it is thin.  A nice white color – its a very modern looking machines.  People will not notice this is a chromebook – most will think you are using an MacBook.  This and all chromebooks are not windows computers or Apple. The operating system is Chrome. Its more like the software found on phones than laptops.  This makes the work very well.

Features and Specifications:

Brand NameAcer
Item model numberCB3-131-C3SZ
Operating systemChrome OS
BatteryLithium-Ion battery with up to 10 hours of battery life
Display size11.6"
Resolution1366 x 768
Dimensions8 x 11.5 x 0.73 inches
204 x 294 x 18.6 mm
Weight2.43 lbs
1.10 kg
ProcessorIntel® Celeron® N2840 Dual-Core Processor, 2.16GHz
Memory2 GB of DDR3 RAM
16GB SSD storage
Power45W AC adapter
CameraHD webcam
AudioTwo stereo speakers
Built-in microphone
Ports and connectorsUSB 3.0 port
USB 2.0 port
HDMI port
SD card reader
Combo headphone/speaker jack
Wireless802.11ac Wi-Fi with support for a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 and 5GHz
Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Ready

  • The 2 gig IPS Screen version is worth the extra few dollars.
  • Lightweight at 2.4 pounds and 9 hour battery.
  • This chromebook allows for using an additional screen – HDMI port with HDCP support.
  • Embedded HD webcam allows for app like Skype and Google Handouts.
  • Anti-virus protection is taken care by the Chrome OS.
  • 2 USB ports – 1 USB 3.0 and 1 USB 2.0
  • With the built in SD card reader (full size SD) you can increase and make portable the storage.  The card does stick out a little when inserted -so there will be a small bump if you leave it in.

Customer Reviews:

“I’m actually loving this little laptop. It’s very solid feeling and looks pretty nice without trying to be a MacBook air. The screen is admittedly not the best in terms of viewing angles but for some people I know that’s actually a feature.”

“I wish I could give it a higher rating than just 5 stars!!! What a great computer. The size is perfect and very light weight.”

“Love my chromebook. its good size screen and light that i just pack it all around with me.”

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