I am a huge fan of Chromebooks so I am very pleased with this Acer Chromebook 14, Intel Atom x5-E8000 Quad-Core Processor, 14 HD, 4GB LPDDR3, 32GB eMMC. With up to 14 hrs of battery life I am able to use this laptop for hours without stressing that it will run low. I like that Chromebooks come with built in virus protection so I don't have to purchase it and there's automatic updates and backups for protection and peace of mind. I love the 32GB hard drive capacity so I can store many of my photos and videos from my tablet. I use this laptop often and since this is my second Chromebook I can add Google Play Store apps to this one that I can't on my other due to low storage space because of my videos. There's a built-in webcam that I haven't used but nice that it's there. The screen is a full HD IPS display so I have great views of my pictures and videos. I highly recommend this Chromebook from Acer as they have good quality products.
Acer Chromebook 14, Intel Atom x5-E8000 Quad-Core Processor, 14" HD, 4GB LPDDR3, 32GB eMMC, Protective Sleeve, CB3-431-12K1
Arrives by Wed, Jan 29
Ships to San Leandro, 1919 Davis St
- Laptop Computer TypeChromebooks
- Screen Size14 in
- RAM Memory4 GB
- Operating SystemChrome OS
- Hard Drive Capacity32 GB
- Battery Life12 h
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About This Item
- Built for speed and simplicity: Starts in seconds and stays fast throughout the day.
- More up-time between charges: With up to 8 hours* of battery life, you can surf, work or play from anywhere.
(*All Chromebooks come with at least 8 hours of battery life.)
- Security from the start: Automatic updates and backups offer protection and peace of mind
- Do more with apps: Entertainment or productivity, all your favorite apps are available in the Google Play store.
- Designed with you in mind: Hardware from premium manufacturers with innovative and sleek designs.
- Set digital ground rules with Family Link: Parents can manage their family's apps and websites, set screen time limits, and even remotely lock devices.
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Key Features:The Acer Chromebook 14 is a powerful rock star with its stylish 100% metal chassis and immersive HD display that delivers an epic mobile experience that's unrivaled by other Chromebooks on the big stage. The incredibly fast wireless connection and amazing battery life give you all day to run your favorite Google apps or access your photos, videos, music and documents. Slide the Chromebook into the included protective sleeve and your ready to head out and tackle your day. 100% aluminum alloy housing.
- Intel Atom x5-E8000 Quad-Core Processor (Up to 2.0GHz)
- 14" HD ComfyView (1366x768) Widescreen LED-backlit Display
- 4GB LPDDR3 SDRAM Memory & 32GB eMMC
- 802.11ac WiFi featuring MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz)
- 3-Cell Li-Polymer Battery (3950 mAh), Up to 12 Hour Battery Life
- 100% Aluminum Chassis
- Includes Protective Sleeve
Intel Atom x5-E8000 Quad Core Processor
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Great laptop replacement
This thing has great battery life and is super fast. I find it operates more like an Apple product than the typical laptop that I'm used to, so there's been a bit of a learning curve for me.
It truly has all that I need for home use. I'm a Google/Android person, so setup of this was crazy easy....just sign in and it does the rest for you!
Google docs is great in the event I need to see a spreadsheet or document, so I haven't missed not having the standard office suite on a laptop.
I will definitely be recommending this to family and friends who need something for home use!
A student's best friend!
The components aren't powerful, but it's good enough for me to
get my school work done. I really like this laptop. Everything
is accessible through my own gmail account, and it's easy
to access my schoolwork with a few clicks. The shortcuts
are more than helpfu. It's also light weight and I have no
problems commuting with it. The screen size and
the battery life is good. The speakers are great as well.
Also, I like the fact that I don't have to download Microsoft
Word. It was very easy to setup my Google Drive. Love that
I can store my pictures and documents with ease. This product came
with a sleeve that's has good padding with extra zipper pocket
and it repels water nicely.
Great is the Chromebook
The Acer Chromebook 14" really surprised me on how fast and efficient it was and how nice and slim the whole Chromebook really is. It has a very powerful processor and enough memory to do all that I need it to do. I write books and it is nice to take somewhere and type all day and not worry about the battery, for it has a 14 hour life on it. It is very versatile in having more than one app running at a time and able to search at the same time. I really like this Acer Chromebook, and I think you will too.
What a great little Chromebook!
I was happy to receive my Acer Chromebook (14, Intel Atom x5-E8000 Quad-Core Processor, 14 HD, 4GB LPDDR3, 32GB eMMC, which came with a bonus Protective Sleeve, CB3-431-12K1). This being my first Chromebook, I wasn't sure what to expect. I ended up being pleasantly surprised as it looks and feels just like any other laptop. I love how easy it was to open up the box, install updates and I was using it in minutes. I have been having a great time with it and love how quiet it is. It's the quietest computer I've ever owned.
This computer is very competitively priced, and it seems to work fine so far. The sleek, silver, style, looks very classy and high end. This is super low maintenance, and everything is run through a google account. The set up is simple, you either type in your email information, or you have to sign up for a new Gmail account, there is no exception to this requirement. If you want to use programs, you can open the launcher and add apps through the Google Play Store. It operates on Chrome and connects everything from your emails, to Google Docs, to video conferences, and excel-like sheets. The storage on this unit is not exceptionally large, but that is because Google stores most of your material linked to your email in their cloud. We use this computer for my children's coding apps, which are mostly already formatted to run on Chrome. After a few uses, I have noticed that it does take a short while to turn on and turn off. You do these actions by pressing and holding the power button, there is no close power button on the screen like PC's. If you choose to sleep your computer, you simply close it shut and it automatically goes to sleep. I do believe that these computers are made to simply open and shut while keeping you connected as it opens. If you shut it off, you will need to re-sign into your account upon powering up the computer. Because it is a Chromebook, it has no cd rom drive. I know this is supposed to be the way of the world, but I like having my cd rom for any additional programs that I might like, where I do not have to put in my credit card information in order to purchase an app that doesn't work quite as well as having the program. But, I guess I could just download whatever program I need.
Good visual-sound quality, fast, looks nice, etc
So when I first got this Acer Chromebook, it would not turn on and nothing I tried, including charging it, would make it turn on. Usually that would turn me away but I contacted support and shipped it back and they got it back to me in 10 business days, in hand. That is quick and excellent service. Especially since I have used it a lot since with no issues and I keep loving it more and more as I use it.
When I got it back, it was fully charged and powered right up. I entered my wifi info and google email and was walked through set up. It even connected to my phone through bluetooth and allowed me to pick certain apps from my phone and accounts. Then I got to trying everything out. I can access my bookmarks from work and home on my google account. I can watch videos and post on my blog and social media and do my actual work from home which includes a lot of data entry and web searching among other things.
This Chromebook is very easy to navigate. It is fast and reliable. I can save things to the Google Cloud along with the 4GB that comes with this and I love that it has it's own built in security. Plus I can download a whole bunch of Google apps and play games and use whatever apps I use on my other devices. This is so nice. The screen is big, 14 inches, and has very clear picture and image quality. I can adjust the sound and turn it up or down and it has good quality. I can even set it to give me notifications from my apps.
I also love that I can use the Family Link and set up with my kids' devices/accounts and set time limits, monitor what they are doing and apps they are using and set controls. They each have their own tablets and as much as I want them to explore, I also want to protect them and monitor their usage. And I highly recommend, even though the first impression was not very good but they definitely came through.
Seriously, at this time, after as long as I have this, I have no complaints. Customer service is very quick and helpful and saved my opinion of this Acer Chromebook. I definitely recommend. This would be great for work, school, play, work from home, and I do a lot on this already and am finding more and more I can do. It even came with a nice dark blue almost denim looking protective sleeve case with a few pockets. Very nice addition and it works for me. Very happy with this.
I did get to try this for free through the Spark Review Program but the opinions here are based on my own experiences.
Fast, light, and easy to use Chromebook
I was previously using an old laptop, but only needed something for basic internet functions and this does exactly that. It set up super quickly right out of the box and was able to use it in no time. It boots up so quickly and even included a padded case to be able to transport it if needed. As it has been mentioned before though, it is not a laptop. It cannot be hard wired (it needs to have Wi-Fi for internet access) and uses Google Chrome as the OS; for some, this will be an adjustment to get familiar with. It also only has 2 USB ports, which can be very limiting for those wanting to connect multiple items in use with the Chromebook (i.e. mouse, keyboard, printer, etc). So far though, I am very happy with the touch pad mouse and had no issues connecting a 2nd monitor-to be able to do multiple tasks. I really enjoy the speed and that this Chromebook is able to easily and quickly do exactly what I need to use it for.
Good Midsize Chromebook
I am a little biased about computer brands - Acer has become my favorite because of reputation and their ComfyView display (anti-glare). While I find my 15.6" model to be easier on my vision (I lost one eye to cancer), it is a bit bulky and a little more cumbersome to move around. That is why I chose to take this Acer Chromebook 14 for a test drive.
I refer to this as midsize because at 14" it is certainly bigger than the usual 11.6" models but not quite as big as the Acer Chromebook 15 that I am accustomed to. As with any computer there are some pros and cons. Based on my experience with Acer Chromebooks (I've had 4 in 3 different display sizes), here's my list:
Pros: Smaller size, but not too small. The 14" has the feel and weight of a small Chromebook making it more portable and easy in the hand. It has two USB ports and a HDMI port. The LCD ComfyView screen is easy on the eyes with no glare from natural lighting or lamps nearby. The sound quality is really good - the speakers are on the underside of the device.
Cons: The 1.04 GHz processor feels a little sluggish compared to my 1.50 GHz processor on the Chromebook 15. I feel a little lag when opening webpages or playing games such as Candy Crush. The games are doable - but it just doesn't feel as smooth. The display is another issue for me - the colors aren't as crisp and the screen can wash out depending on how far you open the lid. I don't experience this with my Chromebook 15 because it has IPS.
The power port is on the right side of the laptop, as is the headphone jack. Placement is always subjective - it depends on your workspace as to where it is more convenient to have ports. I am right handed and not at all accustomed to having these ports on the right.
It should be noted, this is not touchscreen nor does it have a backlit keyboard. The keys are a nice size and easy to type with.
Overall, I would recommend this as it is a brand you can trust and great if you plan on using it on the go. I'm totally in love with the chrome look and feel - there's nothing like a shiny metal Chromebook to make you feel just a bit more classy while you work or surf.
Good For all things Goolge
If you have never had a Chromebook before it is a learning curve. You pretty much can only do things google related. You can't download anything unless its in the google play store or is compatible with the google operating system. It does move very fast and you can go on the internet as usual. This is great for kids and teenagers for schoolwork. It is light weight and has a nice brushed chrome finish.
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