Acer’s chromebook 14 cb3 431 is a solid laptop for basic work and web browsing. It has a 14-inch display and runs Google’s Chrome operating system, which is optimized for web activity. It also has a microSD card slot and USB ports so that you can add more storage.
While Chromebooks sometimes get a bad rap for looking cheap and feeling disposable, the Acer Chromebook 14 is an exception. Its brushed metal lid and aluminum chassis are attractive and durable. It also offers excellent battery life and a fast processor.
The Acer Chromebook 14’s modest Intel Celeron N3160 quad-core chip, coupled with 4GB of RAM and integrated Intel HD graphics, will handle mainstream web apps and a streamed movie with ease. However, it’s not the Chromebook for bleeding-edge users who like to tinker with graphics-intensive apps. It tends to stammer in those situations.
The Acer’s IPS LED display delivers sharp visuals and great contrast. It’s not as bright as some competitors, but it’s still bright enough for comfortable viewing in various lighting conditions. The touchpad is responsive and shows little signs of jitteriness. It’s also large enough to support multitouch commands like two-finger swipes to the left and right for moving back and forth through Web pages or swiping three fingers up to see all open windows.