Acer R 11 Convertible 2-in-1 Chromebook: Take this 11.6-inch Acer Chromebook anywhere you need to go thanks to its compact size and light weight. With its Intel Celeron N3060 dual core processor, you can enjoy fast Internet browsing and computing. The high visibility of the HD touch screen display with LED backlighting lets you use this Acer Chromebook in almost any lighting conditions.
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Automatically downloads and installs security and software updates, so you don't have to waste your time managing patches and waiting for restarts.
11.6" multitouch screen for hands-on control
Typical 1366 x 768 HD resolution. IPS technology for wide viewing angles. Energy-efficient LED backlight.
Intel® Celeron® processor N3060
Entry-level dual-core processor for general e-mail, Internet and productivity tasks.
4GB system memory for basic multitasking
Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs all at once.
16GB eMMC flash memory
This ultracompact memory system is ideal for mobile devices and applications, providing enhanced storage capabilities, streamlined data management, quick boot-up times and support for high-definition video playback.
360° flip-and-fold design
Offers versatile functionality with laptop, audience, tabletop, presentation and tablet modes.
Built-in cloud support
Easily save your files to your Google Drive account for secure access wherever you go. You can also sync with your other devices running Chrome and even work offline when needed. Fees may apply.
Intel® HD Graphics 400
On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming.
Weighs 2.76 lbs. and measures 0.8" thin
Ultraportable design, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 3-cell lithium ion battery.
The Corning Gorilla glass display
Resists scratches and withstands minor impact damage.
Bluetooth interface syncs with compatible devices
Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the laptop and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.
1 USB 3.0 port maximizes the latest high-speed devices
Also includes 1 USB 2.0 port to connect more accessories and peripherals. The USB 3.0 port is backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds).
HDMI output expands your viewing options
Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture. HDCP support.
Connect to a Wireless-AC router for nearly 6x the speed, more capacity and wider coverage than Wireless-N (150 Mbps). Backward-compatible with all other Wi-Fi networks and hotspots.
Built-in HD webcam with microphone
Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Google Hangouts. or other popular applications.
Built-in virus protection and Google products
Work, play and do right out of the box with Search, Gmail, Talk, YouTube and Hangouts, then personalize with the Chrome Web Store. Multiple layers of protection defend against viruses and malware.
Headphone/microphone combo jack.
Note: This Chromebook does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.
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Best Buy Customer Reviews
Pretty good at this price point
Posted by: glspark2007 from: Sacramento, CA on
I have to say, I'm pretty impressed for $250. You get a laptop that converts into a tablet and runs quite well. I like the Google operating system. It's pretty simple and straightforward. It's especially nice if you already have a Google account because you can log in, and everything is there. Google chrome has all of your favorites and your Gmail account is synced up. Because of this, initial set-up of this computer and then overall use is a breeze.
While you can't use programs like Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.), you can use Google docs which can be opened in the Microsoft Office programs on other computers.
I wish that this had more in the way of hard drive space. Instead it has flash memory (and my little thumb drive holds twice as much as this). And it's not entirely necessary since everything you'll be doing on this computer is through Google and therefore saved online. And again, for the price you're paying, it's an overall great deal.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Great features chromebook w/ budget-friendly price
Posted by: bzma2 from: on
I had heard so much about Chromebook, and most of the stuff I do everyday is on the internet. For the price and the features that it offers, this cannot be beat. Full HD touch-screen with x360 screen.
- Features: touch screen, x360 screen
- Great battery life
Most of the cons I can think of are mostly due to Chrome OS not directly regarding Acer as manufacturer.
- Changing basic setup is not the easiest to find (such as changing wall-paper, adding shortcuts to the desktop, etc) Again, this is mostly Chrome OS in general
- No Caps Lock button????? Again, this is true for all Chromebook
- No back-lit keypad
- Google Docs features are limited and you can't install Microsoft Office
So, bottom line, if your usage is strictly on the internet, this is a great choice. Especially for kids if you're afraid of getting viruses from the games they play. Or also for older adults who might also get malware from the emails they get. But if you need to use Microsoft Office, this is not for you.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
I flipped over it! - great 2-in-1
Posted by: jhancock from: on
I have been using the Acer R 11 2-in-1 11.6 Touch-Screen Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 16GB eMMC Flash Memory - White (CB5-132T-C8ZW, N15Q8) extensively since I acquired it. This cloud centric computer has a fold-over 360 ` screen that can be used to turn the laptop into a tent configuration (for easy viewing of videos or presentations), opened in the same manner as a conventional laptop or folded completely over and used as a tablet. Designed for using the web it features state of the art 802.11ac Wi-Fi, runs Google’s Chrome OS and automatically downloads and installs security and software updates (no managing of patches needed).
It has an 11.6" multi-touch screen (1366 x 768 HD resolution typical for this class) and has a wide viewing angle for sharing content. It’s processor handles e-mail, web, productivity tasks and basic multitasking. It weighs under 2.76 lbs., is .8” thin and has been giving me around 10 hours of internet connected use per day.
I really like the textured aluminum case top from both a visual esthetic and a non-slip practical point of view. This Acer 2-in-1 provides Bluetooth connectivity that I use for file transfer along with an up to date USB 3.0 port. I use the 3.0 port for additional offline storage and a USB 2.0 port for a mouse dongle. This still leaves an SD-card slot for image storage and an HDMI port for output to a HD definition TV. It also has an internal HD webcam with microphone along with a headphone/microphone combo jack. The audio is nice and clean with ample volume. The keypad is responsive while the trackpad is comparable to other computers in this class.
“This is a classy 2-in-1 with nice functionality.”
13 out of 13 found this review helpful.
A better Chromebook
Posted by: bradcon from: on
Probably the best feature of this Chromebook is the ability to run Android apps. Yes, you have to enable the developer channel, and yes it's still a little buggy. However, the build will improve, and this will be one of the first Chromebooks to receive official support for the feature. The hardware itself is decent but not overly impressive. The plastic construction doesn't scream quality, but the touchscreen is responsive, it switches from laptop to tablet mode easily and reliably, and the keyboard is decent. The only real issue I had with the hardware was the touchpad. It gives a little bit like it's clicking, but you really have to push hard to get a genuine click. Tapping on the touchpad worked fine, and an external wireless mouse also worked fine. Like all Chromebooks, app selection is limited, but as earlier mentioned, that will be much less of a problem once Android app support gets more fully baked in.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
Posted by: badradio from: on
Being an owner of tablets, phones, portable game systems and laptops, I almost passed on this, thinking it had nothing new to show me. In a word, I was surprised for what this chromebook had to offer.
The specs are nothing to whooo over in the least, but the good part is this machine is just running Chrome and extensions, so the footprint can stay on the modest side.
By far the best part of this machine is is versatility! I am now a believer in rotating keyboard on a laptop! Start in laptop mode, flip it around and have an 11" tablet at a turn of a wrist.
Another nice surprise was the mouse pad. Very smooth, much like an HP mouse pad, yes!
Another plus is the quickness in which it boots up and shuts off, I love things that save time.
Highly recommended for those who want a no frills google machine that can stream Netflix, Google music and movies and surf the net effortlessly. From now on, all my laptops will have this type of design.
3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
Solid performance so I bought 2 :)
Posted by: DonJAlex2 from: on
I bought two of these models to replace a Dell Chromebook 11 and my wife's older model Acer Chromebook 11. This was a great upgrade! We love the responsive touchscreen, great speakers wireless AC. We also notice the difference with having a 4GB model and the battery life gain with the efficient N3050 processor. Glad we made this purchase and I highly recommend this model. We can't wait for this Chromebook to receive support for the Google Play store to run Android in the near future.
8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
Best Chromebook for the money
Posted by: MarcusT from: on
Better than the Asus Chromebook in terms of screen size, Gorilla glass screen, full size HDMI port, and not soft aluminum. Developer Mode can lag at times. I would not recommend buying one for purposes of going into Developer Mode to run Android apps.
15 out of 16 found this review helpful.
Posted by: paul4tA from: on
I'm a long-time Chromebook fan and had my eye on the ASUS Chromebook Flip ever since it was announced, but after seeing it in person in my local Best Buy, I decided it was just a bit too small. The Acer has many of the same capabilities, but with a slightly bigger screen and roomier keyboard. Battery life is great and can last a few days with occasional, casual use. UI occasionally stutters and lags, but not as badly as some of the other Chromebooks I've used, and only with demanding apps/pages. The touchscreen is more of a novelty at the moment since most of the "desktop" web is still aimed at precision mouse navigation, but I imagine it will be much more useful when the ability to use Google Play apps moves to the stable channel.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Posted by: mountaingal from: on
bought this for my 11 year old daughter, she needs it for school. Decided to splurge on the touch screen. She loves it. i use it on occasion and I will probably buy myself one for travel if it goes on sale again. Does everything we need it for and seems to be sturdy and great screen image and sound. key board not flimsy. I'm a MAC user, and this is a good alternate
5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Great features, decent performance
Posted by: HomeOfficeUser from: on
This Chromebook has many attractive features, including the touchscreen with ability to perform as a tablet. This feature will be attractive to many people, particularly since the price point will be less than that for many tablets.
The overall performance reflects the lesser price point (lesser price equals lesser performance). The screen resolution, camera resolution, touchpad performance, and so on are "ok" but not great.
If you are seeking the functionality of a Chromebook with a full feature set at a decent price, this should be a strong consideration. If you are seeking an "all-singing" and "all-dancing" compute device, you will be looking for a traditional laptop or tablet...