Acer Chromebook R 11 Convertible, 11.6-Inch HD Touch, Intel Celeron N3150, 4GB DDR3L, 32GB, Chrome, CB5-132T-C1LK
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Acer Chromebook R11 CB5-132T-C1LK comes with these high level specs: Intel Celeron N3150 Quad-Core Processor 1.6GHz with Intel Burst Technology up to 2.08GHz, Chrome, 11.6" HD Widescreen LED-backlit Display (1366x768 resolution; 16:9 aspect ratio), Multi-touch screen, supporting 10 finger touch, Intel HD Graphics, 4GB DDR3L Memory, 32GB internal storage, Secure Digital (SD) card reader, 802.11ac WiFi featuring MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, Built-In HD Webcam, 1 - USB 3.0 Port, 1 - USB 2.0 Port, 1 - HDMI Port, 3-cell Li-ion Battery (3220 mAh), Up to 10-hours Battery Life, 2.76 lbs. | 1.25 kg (system unit only) (NX.G54AA.002)
- Amazon Sales Rank: #79 in Personal Computers
- Size: 4GB RAM, 32GB
- Color: Convertible
- Brand: Acer
- Model: CB5-132T-C1LK
- Aspect ratio: 16:9
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: .76" h x 11.57" w x 8.03" l, 2.76 pounds
- CPU: Intel Celeron 1.6 GHz
- Memory: 4GB Unknown
- Hard Disk: 32GB
- Graphics: Integrated
- Processors: 1
- Battery type: Lithium Ion
- Display size: 11.6
- Intel Celeron N3150 Quad-Core Processor 1.6GHz with Intel Burst Technology up to 2.08GHz
- 11.6" HD Widescreen LED-backlit Display, Multi-touch screen, supporting 10 finger touch
- 4GB DDR3L Onboard Memory, 32GB Internal Storage
- Up to 10-hours Battery Life
Most helpful customer reviews
1140 of 1186 people found the following review helpful.
New to Chromebooks, but becoming a convert. Acer packs value into a small package
By Mark A. Baker
I want to give a brief background of where I’m coming from and what I think about the new Acer Chromebook 11. In the past I have owned a Thinkpad laptop, a Dell notebook with a touchscreen and pen, and a couple of tower desktop computers. I have also owned two Android devices. These days I mostly use an Ipad for web browsing and apps, and a desktop for word processing, printing, Microsoft office needs, the occasional game, etc. I needed something at my work that was small and light and did not need a lot of computing power. I didn’t want to spend much money. After hearing about Chromebooks for a while, I did as much research as I could and decided a Chromebook fit the bill.
Amazon has a ton of Chromebooks, and I was about to buy the Chromebook 11 from last year, then found an article that was 1 day old saying that Acer had just released their new 2016 version of the 2 GB Chromebook 11. They explained that this one was built to be quite durable with an aluminum lid, and that it would feature an IPS screen, for only $179. They said a 4 GB version was bound to be released soon, and I wish it were available, but I figured 2 GB is adequate for my needs. I followed the link to Amazon, and found it here.
Build quality – It is not as tightly put together as say a tablet or a high end laptop, but it feels very well made. The screen articulates well and the lid feels sturdy. The keyboard has a nice feel to it, much better than my Logitech for my iPad, and I’d say just about as good as any laptop I’ve used. It does have a strip of plastic between the track-pad and the space bard which is somewhat flimsy, though, and when I press down with moderate pressure, the whole middle of the keyboard flexes. Overall, though, I am impressed, especially for $179. Haven't dropped it yet, but I think it would survive.
Ergonomics – The keyboard feels like a full size; the volume and power buttons are in a good place, and the keyboard is comfortable to type on. The trackpad is larger than I’m used to and even the fastest setting doesn’t feel fast enough for me as I usually have to lift my finger off the trackpad to get from one side of the screen to the other. I like the “no buttons” choice of the trackpad though, and how the whole pad just clicks down if you feel you need a click. The SIZE and WEIGHT are incredible! I guess most chrome books are this way, but I am amazed. It feels lightweight but not cheap. The keys are not backlit. Webcam is stationary, and I doubt I will ever use this with Facetime on the ipad / iphone so simple and easy. Maybe they could do a version without this and drop another $20?
Display – The display looks very bright, crisp; just what you’d expect from an IPS screen. Now if I can only manage to stop poking it with my touch-screen trained fingers, I expect it to last. The fact that it is not a touch-screen makes this feel more like a laptop to me.
Color – It looks good in white casing with black keys (kind of like a piano), but white would not be my first choice due to the inevitability to show dirt and oil after a while. Also the exterior it textured, which feels cool, but will probably attract more dirt that way.
Sound -- Volume is pretty loud. Not sure the decibels, but is is louder than an laptop, phone, or tablet I've had. I was surprised to hear what sounded like stereo Left and Right sound coming from a video, when I looked on the bottom and noticed it had two speakers. Only realistic improvement would be if they could have mounted the speakers on the front instead of the bottom. I could imagine it getting muffled if on a blanket or other soft surface. But the sound exceeded my expectations for the price for sure.
Software – having no background in Chrome OS, I find this software simple and easy to understand. You can’t really screw it up. Somewhat disappointed with the app store. Does not seem like a lot of high quality apps to pick from, but that is coming from an apple user (and previously android). UPDATE: the "OK Google" feature which allows voice searches and commands was not working. I spent an hour on a help chat with google, and they couldn't determine the problem, but finally asked me to "Powerwash" the machine, essentially wiping it and returning it back to factory state. It took about 2 minutes to powerwash and set it up again, and the "OK Google" feature miraculously worked again. I have had no other OS issues.
Speed – The computer starts almost as instantly as a phone. Clicking on anything gives no lag. It is snappy, and I think it will stay that way. Youtube streams beautifully. Webpages load fast. If they had had the 4 GB version, I would have considered it, but 2 GB is not too slow for me right now.
Value – Can’t believe it was only $179. Great job Acer, and great job Amazon for getting it to me in a day and a half with Prime.
I will make sure to update as I use it more, and if my opinion changes.
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful.
This device is a good value.
I had reservations about the convertible package, but it is well done. The hinges are cleverly made to give good friction and geometry throughout the range except the last little bit in either direction. Then the lid sort of snaps into place as it is closed or fully folded back. The unit is off-white or beige- colored. There is a nice texture to the finish. The unit is light enough to carry between thumb and fingers. There are no fans. Warming is minimal. Battery life is somewhere well beyond 7 hours and charging is quick.
The touchscreen is sensitive and smooth. The keyboard is comfortable and has a decent feel. Despite some of the criticisms by others, I find the touchpad to be smooth and responsive. One thing I learned quickly is that the pressure on the touchpad has to be very light. For example, if your finger pressure is too high, the cursor sort of sticks. The two-finger stroke for scrolling up and down when viewing document or a webpage works very well in lieu of a mouse thumbwheel. Just lightly brush the touchpad with the 2nd and 3rd fingers. Most of the chromebook multi-touch gestures seem to work. I haven't had consistent luck with the two-fingered tap for right-click, but "alt + single-tap" does the same job. "Tap to click" is sensitive, which can cause problems if you tend to drag palms on the touchpad while typing.
I connected a bluetooth mouse, which I prefer to a touchpad for moving the cursor. Logitech M557 (large mouse) and Verbatim 98590 (small mouse) work fine, without evidence of the sleep problems experienced with Windows. The chromebook mouse interface doesn't seem to support adjusting thumbwheel sensitivity, which is one reason the two-fingered touchpad gesture for scrolling is valuable. The only mouse adjustment is pointer speed. The special Windows button on the M557 pops up the App Launcher. Between the touchpad and the touchscreen you really do not need a mouse with this system.
The display is just "okay." I operate it at full brightness. It is a little bit sensitive as to vertical viewing angle. The resolution is adequate for most purposes. In the tablet mode, in portrait orientation, I could comfortably read a full magazine page of the Economist, for example. This involves very small print rendered as an image rather than as font. The lower resolution causes a gentle blurring of the print in this situation, when compared to the crisp display on my Nexus 9. (Zooming the magazine display in laptop mode seems to be a better alternative.)
Speaker volume is excellent. Half volume is about right for watching a Netflix movie. Dialog clarity is fine.
Many of the android apps I care about work fine, and this will probably improve with time. This fact makes the chromebook a nearly complete replacement for a laptop. Nook**, Kindle, 3M's Cloud Reader and Overdrive android reader apps work fine, and the device makes an excellent ereader, offline or on. The Microsoft Outlook android app works fairly well, with some quirkiness. About every 3rd time I send something it encounters an error and, fortunately, saves the message as a draft. Excel, Word and OneNote android apps aren't compatible with this device. The online equivalent apps work fine, although starting up the OneNote application seems slightly clumsy.
My unit came loaded with File Commander by Mobi Systems. I installed android OfficeSuite Pro, made by the same people, in order to provide an off-line office system other than Google's. OfficeSuite Pro integrates with File Commander and can access GDrive and OneDrive and can open password-protected files. File Commander offers a scheme for transferring files to a PC via wifi. ( ESS File Explorer offers an FTP interface I think is better.) File Commander insists on having access to contacts, maybe for "sending" files to others.
I could not get HP's eprint scheme to work but was able to install HP's "All-In-One Remote" android app. This software enables printing to and scanning from my HP C8610 printer while connected to my home network. Printing is only for pdf files, but the Chrome browser, OfficeSuite Pro and other apps support printing to pdf as an intermediate step.
It looks like this is going to be a 95% replacement for my laptop, especially when travelling, and I am very happy that I bought it.
** Nook's reader is touchy for me. It breaks if one tries to read a book in two-column mode in a maximized window. Minimized, it works fine either in two-column or one-column mode. I haven't found that magazines are affected.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
This is what I came to the future for
By Amazon Customer
I've been EXTREMELY impressed by this device. I was initially a little nervous as the system was somewhat glitchy for the first couple of weeks, seemed to be a problem with the Chrome OS because it was fixed by the next update. I previously had an Acer Chromebook c720 which I LOVED--had it for 3 1/2 years and traveled with it all over the world before the keyboard finally died. Here are my favorite things about the R11:
-Touchscreen: hey, it's not an iPad, but it works great for what I need it to do (reading and annotating e-books and pdfs through Amazon Kindle and a great app called Xodo). If you're an artist, probably not responsive enough, but if you just want to play games and underline the occasional text, this is awesome.
-360 degree rotation: LOVE the ability to watch movies in tent mode, turn it into a (slightly heavy, thick) tablet. Switching back and forth is seamless once you get used to it. I was super worried that touching the keyboard when it was in tablet mode would cause it to switch back to laptop mode, but it looks like once you move the screen back past like 180 degrees, it goes into full touchscreen. Took a week or so to get used to, but love it now. Screen stays in whatever position you put it solidly enough to use the touchscreen.
Processor: I currently have 4 windows with a total of 18 tabs open. I streamed an HD movie on Netflix with all those open, no pauses or buffering. Unreal.
Battery: SOLID. Seems to have a slightly shorter life than my Acer c720 (which literally went for days), but probably because of the aforementioned dozens of tabs and Netflix. The promised 8-9 hours definitely holds true, and will last longer if brightness is turned down/you're only web browsing, etc.
Price. I mean, come on $300 is unbeatable if what you want is email, Netflix, and books. I feel like I have a tablet and super mobile laptop rolled into one.
- speakers are a little tinny (though the volume is AWESOME) and it's not possible to customize the equalizer on the Chrome OS right now :(
- though it's a super light laptop, the chromebook is a little heavy as a tablet, not super practical for holding, but if it's resting on something, it's golden. I mean, if you want a true tablet, buy a true tablet--this did honestly keep me from investing in a kindle as I was planning to.
Overall: I'm super happy with this product. So far, I feel like my expectations have been not only met, but exceeded. If you purchase this product, go into it with realistic expectations and patience getting familiar with the setup and you'll probably love it, too! :)