Acer Chromebook 11, 11.6″

Last updated: October 6, 2020


With an eye-popping display and access to a full range of features, the Acer Chromebook 11, 11.6" is a great deal for the price. The processor in this model is an upgrade from previous versions, so you'll likely find your applications zip along. The low cost makes this a great option for students and families on a budget.

We looked at the top Laptops and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Laptop you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Perfect for students and families on a budget. Eye-popping display and a full range of useful features.

In our analysis of 108 expert reviews, the Acer Chromebook 11, 11.6" placed 4th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-132-C4VV comes with these high level specs: Intel Celeron N3060 Dual-Core Processor 1.6GHz with Intel Burst Technology up to 2.48GHz, Google Chrome Operating System, 11.6″ HD Widescreen Comfy View LED-backlit IPS Display, Intel HD Graphics, 4GB DDR3L SDRAM Memory, 16GB Internal Storage, 802.11ac Wi-Fi featuring MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, HD Webcam (1280 x 720) supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR), 1 – USB 3.0 Port, 1 – USB 2.0 Port, 1 – HDMI Port, 3-Cell Li-Ion Battery (3490 mAh), Up to 10-hours Battery Life, 2.43 lbs. | 1.1 kg (system unit only) (NX.G4XAA.002). Wireless LAN Standard- IEEE 802.11ac. Tamper-proof Keyboard – Recessed keys prevent picky fingers digging up the keyboard

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

The Intel Celeron processor that is used in this Chromebook is a new model which is slightly faster than the one that you would find on last year’s Chromebook 11. This processor allows for the computer to run much more smoothly, especially when accomplishing intensive tasks.
This chromebook has long-lasting battery, a compact and light design, reliable performance and a super low price of $179.
Weighing 2.4 pounds (1.1 kg), this system is at par with any other 11-inch mini laptop we’ve reviewed before.
A plastic laptop like this is never going to feel super-expensive, but it is still very sturdy. The keyboard doesn't flex, the screen half is nice and rigid.
Built-in speakers allow you to fully enjoy audio, with clean and very loud sound: even if you decide to loudly listen to music or watch a movie - headphones or external speakers will not be necessary.
An upgrade version of a popular laptop. Lightwegiht and portable. Price falls on the low end of the spectrum, making it ideal for anyone who wants a basic laptop for work and internet surfing. A good choice for students.
Acer put up the Chromebook batterly life up to 10 hours perharps it can work one or two hours more if you use it with low brightness and not much web browsing. Thus, we can say that with Li-ion 3490 mAh beats Dell Chromebook 11 and Asus Chromebook that offer a battery backup of just 8 hours within this small budget.
The Acer Chromebook 11 has everything you need. The fast wireless connection keeps you closer than ever, no matter where life takes you. Long-lasting battery life gives you all day to run your favorite Google apps or access your photos, videos, music and documents.
It’s hard to believe that this chromebook costs less than $200 because its build quality is perfect and unique color combination makes this laptop more eye catchy. It has 11 inches of high definition LED display which does not strain eyes while working for the extended period. Its keyboard is chiclet styled with enough palm rest area, and its touchpad is also smooth and accurate.
Its Intel Celeron processor and 4GB of RAM load webpages quickly and provide lag-free streaming, and the 16GB of internal storage holds documents and photos. This Acer Chromebook has an HDMI port for connecting to a larger display.
This has long battery-life.

What reviewers didn't like

The downward facing speakers are more powerful than you might think, but the bass is pretty weak. They're best used atop a hard, flat surface to bounce the sound off of.
Performance can lag if you run too many demanding sites with heavy workloads. On the Chromebook 11, the keyboard is compact and will take a while to get used to, especially if you’re coming from a full-size keyboard on a notebook. You don’t get the little niceties like backlit keys, which is quite normal at this price.
There are some slightly odd moves in the Acer Chromebook 11's hardware, though. It has two cameras: a low-quality VGA one above the screen and a better (but still bad) 5MP one above the keyboard. It's a weird place to put a camera, but turns into the rear camera when the laptop is used more like a tablet, with the keyboard flipped around. However, it ends up at the bottom of the screen's back and not all apps turn the Acer Chromebook 11 around when you flip the device to correct this. It's another Android app bit that needs fixing in Chrome OS.
It takes time to adjust the sensitivity of the touchpad and get used to working with it.
Offerings/features are largely limited to the scope of Google Chrome. Not the speediest laptop, so its not a good pick for gamers.
If you are a full size keyboard user, then adjusting with the keyboard fo Chromebook 11 may take some time.
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