Just keep in mind that this is in case you are browsing in a single tab at 120 nits, so your mileage might vary. ©2020 Android Authority | All Rights Reserved. Then, just pop it up and you’ll see the internals. Acer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9H) is equipped with a touchscreen IPS panel, AUO B116HAN04.0 (AUO405C). This does make the laptop look a lot older than it is, and it looks quite bad. It features a 6W Intel processor (for better or for worse), 4GB of LPDDR4 memory and eMMC storage. The Acer Chromebook Spin 311 offers a single screen option. Indeed, this is a very lean setup, but on the bright side, you can expand your storage via the MicroSD card slot. What if you only need your laptop for browsing the Web, occasionally sending mails and watching movies? Additionally, it has 4MB of the cache. This comes in a combination with the all-plastic build. 2007 - 2020 Some rights reserved - LaptopMedia.com However, this is a common size and resolution at this price point. Its diagonal is 11.6-inch (29.5 cm), and the resolution – 1366 х 768p. LaptopMedia.comReviewsAcer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9H) review - a reasonable tablet replacement, From: Alex Iliev & Kroum Nikolov 30 March 2020 / 08:02 | 0. In all, the Acer Chromebook Spin 311 has a minimal feature set that matches its low price. It’s a 360-degree design that allows you to use the Spin 311 in a number of configurations, including laptop, tent, or pad. Similar to other Chromebooks in this class, the design isn’t necessarily meant to inspire. Acer Chromebook Spin 311 (CP311-3H) is equipped with a touchscreen IPS panel. Its display covers 56% of the sRGB/ITU-R BT.709 (web/HDTV standard) in CIE1976. It delivers on its promise of solid everyday performance and killer battery life. We test the reaction time of the pixels with the usual “black-to-white” and “white-to-black” method from 10% to 90% and vice versa. Nevertheless, I do have a couple of complaints. It only comes in one color, silver, and looks exactly like a sub-$300 Chromebook should. Brightness is decent but could be better. The processor/RAM arrangement is the same across both storage options. The Spin 311 relies on 802.11ac Wi-Fi 5, with 2×2 MIMO dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz on board. Bluetooth 4.2 is also aboard should you wish to connect peripherals, such as a mouse or headphones. The Correlated Color Temperature on a white screen and at maximum brightness is 6700K – slightly colder than the 6500K temperature for sRGB. You can read more about that in our dedicated article on PWM. Since all of the memory and the storage is soldered to the motherboard, we cannot talk about any upgradability on this thing, whatsoever. It measures 11.6 inches across the diagonal with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Ultimately, it simulates a 100% load on the CPU, thus heating it as much as possible. The screen can be considered Retina when viewed from at least 64 cm (from this distance, the average human … In the illustration below you can see how the display performs from uniformity perspective. Acer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9H)’s speakers produce a clear, yet quiet sound. Second, the glass has a glossy finish to it. However, this doesn’t mean it is not good. As the motherboard is placed upside-down, we don’t really have a view on the cooling element. As it is, the 11.6-inch display is practically swimming in the thick black border surrounding it. Performance. When you lower the brightness, the light intensity of the backlight is not lowered, but instead turned off and on by the electronics with a frequency indistinguishable to the human eye. It’s not the high-quality glass touchpad we saw on the Acer Chromebook Spin 713 earlier this year. Even so, I found the 311 exceeded what’s to be expected at this price point. It measures 11.6 inches across the diagonal with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The Acer Chromebook Spin 311 is a fine little machine. In fact, with the development of Android, which sits at the base of Chrome OS, far more capabilities have opened for the users. Our unit’s version of Chrome OS is 83.0.4091.0 and it is based on Android 9.0. As of the numbers, the memory consists of 4GB of LPDDR4 modules, while the storage is a 32GB eMMC drive. Yes, you have to close your eyes for things like the huge bezels, but the Chrome OS experience is better than ever before. The hinge feels great. The keys definitely do not come across as loose or cheap, as is sometimes the case on hardware at this price point. The main menu and home screens looked good, as did the usual slew of apps such as Chrome and Google Docs. That puts it on par with other $300 Chromebooks, though it’s far behind what’s available to higher-end Intel-based machines. I couldn’t set the touchpad speed to my liking, which was a bummer. Then, on the right, you can see the Kensington lock, as well as the same USB configuration as on the other side. Google’s lightweight operating system never felt slow or laggy. The keyboard, itself is decent-enough and is pretty comfortable to type on, thanks to the rather long travel and clicky feedback. Ultimately, this means you can charge the laptop from both sides. Now, we conduct the battery tests with Windows Better performance setting turned on, screen brightness adjusted to 120 nits and all other programs turned off except for the one we are testing the notebook with. There’s a second option with just 32GB of storage. The comment form collects your name, email, and content to allow us keep track of the comments placed on the website. Acer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9H) is equipped with a touchscreen IPS panel, AUO B116HAN04.0 (AUO405C). Those shopping around the $300 mark need to temper their expectations a bit. Well, this is the case for the outside, as you open the lid, you’ll see a black brushed plastic for the base. Acer Chromebook 311 (CB311-9H)’s display comes with an IPS panel with comfortable viewing angles, good contrast ratio, adequate default settings and a backlight that lacks PWM. It allows you to control aspects of the Spin 311 in a cinch. Acer did not engineer the Spin 311 to batter benchmarks. It is part of the Goldmont Plus family of 6W devices and runs at a base clock speed of 1.10 GHz with a maximum operating frequency of 2.40 GHz. Check out: Best Chromebooks under $300 right now. The Chromebook is well-built and will easily stand up to daily use around the house.