My Review of Acer Chromebook 11 – CB3-111

Posted on Jan 22 2016 - 8:42pm by tweenselmom

acer chromebook 11

At first I thought I purchased a notebook computer from because the product says “Chromebook” which sounds like a notebook. Honestly I am not yet aware of the Chromebook technology until my order finally came.

acer chromebook 11

So upon checking the product, I was amazed to discover that it already has on OS installed which I’m not familiar yet. It led me to the Google account setup so you can use your existing account or make a new one.  I was expecting of a Windows interface but later discovered it has no installed applications and no hard disk on it! I quickly googled the product and found out I purchased a Chromebook.

A Chromebook is also a laptop but of different breed. It runs on Google’s Chrome OS and was designed to be always connected to the Interet with most applications and documents living in the cloud. –Laptop Mag

acer chromebook 11

Since it has no hard drives, you are given a free 100 GB storage on Google drive which I haven’t use yet. You can also avail of Google’s free apps by simply adding them to your app list.

My first impression is I like the ultra-thin and light feature of this laptop. Very convenient to carry inside my bag because it only weighs 2.43 lbs. Since it’s white, I can’t help being careful not to hold it with dirty hands, so some protective covers may be needed.

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One of the best feature of Acer’s Chomebook 11 is that it comes with an HDMI port where you can extend your laptop screen to your TV. You get HD quality picture which saves you from buying laptop projectors.

hdmi acer chromebook

Below is an example of watching my hubby’s favorite videos from Youtube on the Chromebook and on the big screen.

star wars laptop chromebook

The image quality on the TV is great. Just like watching bluray movies when you toggle the HD quality mode on Youtube. This can also be a good tool for corporate presentations and family slideshows.

keyboard chromebook

Glad to know that the keyboard is designed with the keys slightly apart which is favorable for those with bigger fingers. The touch response is average but not too deep and yeah, it can handle well my typing preferences.

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The battery life is another plus factor because it does not easily drain while watching full movies online. The absence of hard drives and running apps lessens power consumption and same goes with the system not being overloaded.

With that I believe is Google’s brilliant design of Chromebooks to extend battery life making users more productive, easy on the go and the experience more enjoyable.

I recommend Acer Chromebook 11 to those who have fast internet connection at home and for online freelancers who are familiar using the cloud.

Here are some of the product specifications:

  • Intel Celeron N2830 Dual-core 2.16 GHz
  • 11.6″ HD (1366 x 768) 16:9
  • Intel HD Graphics with Shared Memory
  • 16 GB Flash Memory
  • 2.0 and 3.0 USB ports
  • Memory card reader

For more detailed datasheet, click here.


24 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. May De Jesus-Palacpac January 25, 2016 at 2:17 am - Reply

    My husband assures me that the Chromebook can be used offline. It’s really ideal in terms of storage space, but I’m hesitant about an unfamiliar OS. I first heard of this back in 2013 and until I’ve touched and used one offline will I be completely assured of purchasing one for myself.

    • TweenselMom January 25, 2016 at 2:34 am - Reply

      yes, there are Chrome Apps free to use but you’d have to be able to save all your files to be able to tinker with them when you get offline 🙂 It’s very ironic actually but in a way, Chromebook will still let you work and just sync when you log in.

  2. Coi Ibanez January 25, 2016 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Looks good! At first I thought it was a Star Wars laptop! Lol

    • TweenselMom January 25, 2016 at 11:11 pm - Reply

      haha, well, you now have an idea about the owner 🙂

  3. Charleys Mommy January 25, 2016 at 10:57 am - Reply

    this sounds interesting, but we’re still very happy with out Pro. I’ve had it for years now and is still working really well. Thanks for sharing, Mommy. 🙂

    • TweenselMom January 25, 2016 at 11:12 pm - Reply

      well Pro is a different thing though, parang ibang genre naman si Chrome sa kanya.

  4. Lady Anne Louise ☺♥ January 25, 2016 at 11:05 pm - Reply

    Seeing this post, I would like to purchase this Acer Chromebook. I love it’s features. Checking Ensogo right now. 🙂

    • TweenselMom January 25, 2016 at 11:12 pm - Reply

      glad to help Lady Anne!

  5. Celin Hiwatig Mendoza January 26, 2016 at 1:22 am - Reply

    It’s the first time I heard about the chromebook it’s very interesting. For now, I don’t see the need of purchasing now BUT will take note of this just in case I like to explore a different one. =)

  6. Mommy Pehpot January 26, 2016 at 2:49 am - Reply

    Ang nakita ko lang ung up to 3x faster sa wifi, gustong gusto ko na sya!

  7. animetric January 26, 2016 at 3:08 am - Reply

    Looks so cool, kinda Apple-ish!

  8. Berlin Maynigo January 26, 2016 at 3:21 am - Reply

    This is something my husband would appreciate. The long battery life and favorable keyboard are great features. The color though isn’t. But will check ensogo pa rin. Thanks for this.

  9. Maria Louisa Mae P. Mercado January 26, 2016 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    This is the first time I’ve heard of an OS like this where everything is on the cloud. It’s interesting!

  10. Madz January 27, 2016 at 10:49 am - Reply

    Cool! Will let my husband know haha he is into techie stuff 🙂

  11. Maan Laxa January 27, 2016 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    I was planning to buy a Chromebook when I was looking for a new laptop last year! I was just afraid that the OS might not work for me. But I guess it’s worth a try!

  12. Meikah Ybañez-Delid January 27, 2016 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    Cool! I will share this post with a friend who has a Chromebook and who can’t find her way around it. Thanks!

  13. Kharla Ramos-Canta January 29, 2016 at 11:26 am - Reply

    that is something i need in my laptop – hdmi lol its cool to be able to connect from your laptop to the tv!

  14. Mhaan Arambulo-Delos Santos January 30, 2016 at 12:17 am - Reply

    Currently looking for a laptop and I might consider this. I love that it is super handy and white! Looks clean!

  15. Ayi Dela Cruz January 31, 2016 at 11:26 am - Reply

    I’m planning to get a new laptop since my current one is acting up on me. I’ll add this in my list of options 🙂

  16. Jaclyn Chua-Park February 1, 2016 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    Just curious though, pano kung walang internet? Like let’s say walang kuryente and pati phonelines down? How can you use the laptop?

  17. Amethystine February 2, 2016 at 12:24 am - Reply

    I have been wishing a laptop for the longest time! I might consider this, thanks! 🙂

  18. Denice Joyce Diaz February 7, 2016 at 2:11 am - Reply

    This looks like a good buy. 🙂

  19. sarah tirona February 8, 2016 at 2:12 am - Reply

    how much was it? seems like a good beginners laptop for kids 🙂

  20. Diego Desiderio July 23, 2016 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    Getting mine soon for 100 usd

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