One of the latest Chromebooks to hit the market is the Acer CB3-431-C5EX which we are reviewing today. This model is slightly more expensive than many of the low cost Chromebooks available but at the same time is still quite affordable. What separates this model from the cheaper models? For starters it comes with a near full sized display of 14 inches. Below we are going to review some of the benefits and downsides to this Acer model and see if it might be a good choice for your next purchase.
Processor: Intel Celeron
Memory: 4 GB of RAM
Storage: 32 GB eMMC
Screen: 14 Inches
OS: Chrome OS
– The 14 inch Full HD display gives you plenty of viewing area while still keeping this laptop quite light and compact
– Talking about light it only tips the scales at 3.42 pounds making it quite easy to carry for extended periods of time while on the go
– Having a light laptop isn’t much good if the battery can’t keep you going and with up to 12 hours possible on a single charge this model has no trouble doing that
– Not one but two USB 3.0 ports are available
– Built in cloud support so you can save your files to Google Drive
– Chrome OS hasn’t fully embraced touchscreen technology like Windows PC’s so you won’t find this here. For some this might be no big deal but for those who have used and loved this technology not having it will be a disappointment
– The Intel HD graphics card is very low end and won’t handle video intensive games well
– Limited storage of just 32 GB will have you quickly looking for options such as Google Drive to store all your files
As far as Chromebooks go the Acer CB3-431-C5EX comes with the typical specifications but one thing that seperates it is the larger 14 inch display which will make a big difference to those who are used to using a large device.