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Acer - Chromebook 516 GE Cloud Gaming Laptop - 16" 2560x1600 120Hz - Intel Core i5-1240P - 8GB RAM - 256GB SSD - RGB KB - Titanium Gray

Model:CBG516-1H-53TY
SKU:6516347
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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice laptop for general use and streaming gaming

    I like this Chromebook so far. Keyboard has a nice feel to it, easy to type. I like the backlit display when the room is dark. Display is good sized at 16". 120hz refresh seems to make smooth difference when scrolling the browser. Refresh rate certainly makes a difference for gaming. This computer does have a touch screen, but I don't need one. I have an iPad if I want that. 16" screen makes it a bit bulkier, but machine doesn't feel very heavy. It would fit in a backpack easily. Case feels solid. Plenty of ports on the sides. This laptop comes with 3 months free GeForce NOW 3080 and Amazon Luna streaming service. Some GeForce NOW games are free with the service, some demo, and some you have to have in your gaming library from partner companies like EA and Battlefield games. The free games are decent but not the latest hot titles like Cyberpunk. You can play Cyberpunk if you buy the game from Steam. The streaming gaming worked well for me. I put the streaming setting up to the maximum resolution and refresh rate of 2560x1600 and 120hz. The animation was smooth even using a 2.4ghz wireless connection (from 100mbps cable), though I could have a dual-band router and could have used a somewhat faster 5ghz connection. I played some Dota 2 and Asphalt Legends 9 using keyboard and mouse, with no noticeable hiccups in the streaming on graphics. Games played in full screen mode in a special window without any borders. You would not be able to tell it was a streaming game if you looked over someone's shoulder and didn't know. Loading time was fast, about a minute or so. In comparison, my usual home gaming rig is a 4.2ghz Windows core i7-7700k with 16MB memory, 1TB m.2 SSD storage, and a GeForce RTX 2070 slightly overclocked video card. Graphics are smooth on my Windows machine too, but in a non-portable big tower case with about 6 fans. The Windows gaming laptops I've seen seem bulky and heavy, so maybe there's something to the future of the streaming game idea on a laptop with less weight, cost, and power needed, though you have to pay for the streaming game service. I was honestly surprised about the streaming quality. The only thing I didn't like so far was a slight high pitch to the laptop fan when playing games. That's high pitch and not high volume, the fan itself is pretty quiet. Most people would probably not even notice it. The high pitch would not be noticeable with sound coming out of the speakers. I may add a laptop cooler fan on the bottom and the internal fan probably won't run as much. The laptop speaker quality was sufficient but not real impressive, not high fidelity. I plugged in my small external speakers using the headphone jack which sounded much better. I'm wondering if I can adjust and improve the speaker EQ with a downloaded Android app. I'll give it a try. Overall, I think this is a nice Chromebook for speedy productivity (work) and also for streaming games. I paid $549, so the extra $200 or so vs. a slower $350 core i3 type Chromebook was worth the $200 extra cost in the long run. I plan to try installing and using Steam on the computer itself at some point. I have not tested the battery life.

    Posted by Eloi

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing For Gaming/Work

    I use a chromebook for work and i hated most premium overpriced chromebooks, they didnt fit the bill until now! Utiluzing GeForce now ( Essentially a streaming sevice using a 3080/4080) to bring Steam games and others to your chromebook to play at 4K 120fps and utilizing RTX! Its amazing. Ive played AAA titles like assasians creed, wreckfest, world of warships, portal, and many more. All with no heat on the bottom of the laptop, no fan noise, and almost 10hrs of battery life. Its amazing! Id highly recommend it. The IPS 120hz Screen is bright crisp and responsive and the RGB keyboard is wonderful at night.

    Posted by JayM026

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Will not disappoint!

    This is a great Chromebook.The screen is large with a sharp display. The speakers are better than expected. Blazing fast with the I5. I have owned all the high end chromebooks made by Google and Samsung and this one is a winner at this price.

    Posted by Waylon

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