Acer Chromebook 14-Inch Laptop CB3-431-C345


Introduction of Acer Chromebook 14-Inch Laptop

This Acer Chromebook 14-Inch Laptop come with a 14 inch, 1920 X 1080 resolution screen. The screen also has ComfyViewTM LED-backlit TFT LCD technology. The laptop has a N3160 Intel Celeron quad-core processor. The processor has quite a list of features – (2 MB L2 cache, 1.60 GHz, up to 2.24 GHz with Intel Burst Technology, DDR3L 1600 MHz, 6 W). There is a 32 GB SSD drive in the laptop. The body of the computer is chrome color. This laptop is easy to transport from home to school, work or wherever you need it to go. The battery will hold a charge all day for all day use. Its Wi-Fi is fast and smooth when on the Internet.

What people liked about the Acer Chromebook 14-Inch Laptop

There some things that people are finding great about this computer:

  1. It is an economical cost laptop that has met the daily needs of many users.
  2. Both web and student users like it.
  3. Office worker have also found that this Chromebook met their work needs.
  4. The design of the laptop was acceptable to purchasers.
  5. This laptop is durable, light and easy to handle.
  6. Its battery life has been found to be more than adequate, running between 8 and 12 hours.
  7. It was found the laptop, keyboard, sound and picture were well built.
  8. Its ability to do word processing and web browsing was excellent.
  9. Wi-Fi speed was great and works well.
  10. The value of the laptop and the price were looked on favourably on by purchasers.
  11. This laptop was lightweight.
  12. The laptop booted up fast, loaded apps fast and did not use much battery over an extended period of time.
  13. Its HD screen resolution is 1080p which was great for views youtube and streaming videos.
  14. A HDMI port for connecting to your home or office video system.
  15. The Google apps are user friendly and easy to access.
  16. The laptop does not hold heat and stays cool when on the user’s lap.

What people disliked about the Acer Chromebook 14-Inch Laptop

Some people were not as happy with the Chromebook. The purchasers had a tendency of comparing the Chromebook laptop with a PC or Apple laptop, which is ok. This is what was found.

  1. The Chromebook could be slow.
  2. The battery life was not always great.
  3. Some apps or web sites did not perform as well as expected.
  4. The Bilingual keyboard had some people puzzled at times.
  5. The system could have used 8 GB of ram instead of 4 GB.
  6. This laptop is not a gaming computer.
  7. A SD card Slot is missing.
  8. The laptop’s screen colors were not a defined as other laptops.
  9. USB connections could be difficult to use.
  10. The laptop does not have a USB-C connection.
  11. Android apps were not supported.
  12. The selling of refurbished unit was not appreciated.
  13. Acer’s customer service could be better.

Reasons for buying the Acer Chromebook 14-Inch Laptop

The reasons for buying this Chromebook did vary from customer to customer.

  1. The need to replace an aging laptop or computer.
  2. The need to purchases for high school and college students.
  3. People found that other people were enjoying their laptop. This is for work situations and purchased one for themselves for work.
  4. People purchased the laptop as lighter, more convenient laptop. To be able to use for their personal, school and work purposes.
  5. People like the Chromebook in general thus purchasing the laptop as a gift.

Some Questions Answered

Purchasers of this Acer Chromebook did have some questions. Here are the answers to those questions;

  1. Would the Chromebook will run Ubuntu? The answer is yes it will.
  2. Does the laptop have a internal DVD player? The answer is no it does not. The solution though it that the purchaser can also buy an external DVD player. They can then plug it into one of the USB connections and use the DVD player that way.
  3. Is there an earbuds audio connection on the laptop? The answer is yes there is.
  4. Is there any bloatware apps preloaded onto the system? The answer is no.
  5. Does it have a backlit feature for the keyboard? The answer is no.
  6. Does the laptop come with a touchscreen? The answer is no.

Conclusion and Recommendation

The majority of people who purchased this Acer Chromebook 14-Inch Laptop model were well pleased. That is with their purchase and use of it. This in no way is a gaming computer. The use for home, study, and work is more than acceptable. Because of the replacement aspect from an ageing laptop or computer. Also, to use it in the social and streaming aspect of the Internet were remarkable. Having a bilingual keyboard did cause some hiccups for some people. Most people were either able to overcome this aspect. Thus they were able to adapt to using the bilingual keyboard. I was one of those people as my model also has a bilingual keyboard.

I would recommend this Chromebook to purchasers. I understand what people have said about their laptop. They have found that it meets their needs. They have found that it is fast. It is light and easy to transport from place to place. The user can use both the Google docs apps and the online apps from Microsoft Office 365 if needed. Not only that it is a great starter laptop to for any student in school today. They are already in a lot of the school systems today.

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