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Acer - Chromebook Plus 516 GE Cloud Gaming Laptop with Google AI- 16" 2560x1600 120Hz - Intel Core 5 120U - 8GB RAM - 256GB SSD - Obsidian Black

Model:CBG516-2H-59S4
SKU:6576961
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Processor Model

Intel Core 5 Series 1
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System Memory (RAM)

8GB
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Total Storage Capacity

256GB
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Screen Size

16"
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Screen Resolution

2560 x 1600
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Color

Obsidian Black
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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews

88%would recommend to a friend

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Elevate your productivity!

    The Samsung Chromebook Plus 516 GE promises a new era in Chromebook versatility, blending high-performance computing with seamless cloud gaming capabilities. Designed for both work and play, it combines robust hardware with intuitive software to deliver a compelling user experience. At the heart of the Chromebook Plus 516 GE is its impressive 16-inch 2.5K display, boasting a smooth 120Hz refresh rate that enhances gaming and multimedia viewing. Whether you're editing documents, watching high-definition content, or diving into immersive gaming sessions on NVIDIA GeForce NOW, the display's clarity and responsiveness shine through. With 100% sRGB coverage, colors pop vibrantly, making it equally adept for creative tasks. Powered by the Intel® Core i5 processor 120U, the Chromebook offers significant performance upgrades. This processor ensures smooth multitasking, allowing users to edit documents, manage photos, and stream media effortlessly. Coupled with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and a fast 256GB PCIe Gen4 SSD, it delivers snappy responsiveness and ample storage for applications and files. For gamers, the Chromebook Plus 516 GE excels with its dedicated features tailored for cloud gaming. The inclusion of Wi-Fi 6E support and an RJ-45 2.5G Gigabit Ethernet LAN port ensures stable and high-speed connectivity, minimizing latency during gameplay. The RGB gaming keyboard with anti-ghosting technology enhances the gaming experience, providing responsive and accurate keystrokes even in intense gaming scenarios. Beyond gaming prowess, Samsung prioritizes user convenience and security. The Chrome OS platform ensures seamless integration with Google's ecosystem, offering automatic updates and robust built-in security features that protect against malware and ensure data privacy. The inclusion of AI-powered enhancements for video calls, such as noise cancellation and background blur, further enhances usability for remote work and communication. Portability is another strong suit of the Chromebook Plus 516 GE. With its long-lasting battery life, users can enjoy extended productivity and gaming sessions without constantly searching for a power outlet. This mobility is complemented by a lightweight design that makes it easy to carry anywhere, from the office to a gaming tournament. The Chromebook Plus 516 GE also caters to multimedia enthusiasts with its quad-firing speakers delivering immersive DTS® audio. Active force-cancelling woofers eliminate unwanted vibrations, ensuring clear and rich sound quality whether you're streaming music or enjoying a movie. In conclusion, the Samsung Chromebook Plus 516 GE stands out as a versatile companion for users seeking a blend of productivity and entertainment capabilities. Whether you're a professional needing reliable performance for work tasks or a gamer looking to enjoy high-FPS gameplay through cloud streaming services, this Chromebook delivers on all fronts. Its robust hardware, coupled with the efficiency of Chrome OS and the flexibility of cloud gaming, makes it a compelling choice in the competitive landscape of modern laptops. For those ready to embrace a new standard in Chromebook performance and gaming prowess, the Samsung Chromebook Plus 516 GE promises a fulfilling experience that exceeds expectations.

    Posted by Ohanaman

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Budget Friendly and Light-Weight Chromebook

    The Acer Chromebook Plus 516 GE is a well built and light weight device. I wanted to get a laptop for basic use, but cloud gaming was a good option to provide me or my boys a chance to game a little on our down time. The Chromebooks are very reasonable in price and I don't have to worry about carrying a larger device such as gaming laptop or console on travels, plus this can easily be played placed on a lap or surface to play anywhere (With Wireless Network). In the box you get the Chromebook itself, some manuals and the Charger, I appreciate that Acer put a USB-C port on both sides of the Chromebook and you can charge on either side. There is also a Full HDMI, USB-A and a Ethernet Port that collapses to accommodate the thin body. I also like the adjustable backlit keyboard. The 16" screen is a really nice IPS and 120Hz to boast, not touchscreen capable. Not a ton of capacity, but using it for cloud gaming, you really just need to worry about the streaming apps. I use Xbox Cloud a bit, but also recently started using GeForce Now for access to games I have purchased in my PC library. The Chromebook is a great choice for Cloud Gaming as the battery life is great with the Operating System, I have been able to game for hours, I did feel a little bit worried about the battery life (I have had a gaming laptop in the past) but you can easily get away with a gaming session off of the charger. I played both Forza Horizon 5 and Destiny 2 to start. On the screen they look amazing! Plus WiFi6 makes wireless a viable option, as a lot of places don't provide you physical network ports much anymore, if they do you have a port capable of a 2.4 Gigabit connection! My only gripe was not being able to get discord to work properly on this. The Play Store version wants to work for mobile or Tablet, I had no issue launching or signing in, but I could not get my cursor to click anything in the window. If you get the version off of the Discord page, it wants to run the Linux version, which will install and run, but then I had issues trying to get it to work with my headset. I haven't looked too much in to a solution, which I will need to look into how to fix for the future. A few of my friends I game with in PVE titles typically chat in discord and this is the one downside to me. The Chromebook OS is great for this, but can also hinder you a little bit if it's not plug and play per-say, it's more a third-party issue and not that of the device. I am looking forward to taking this on an upcoming trip and truly testing this outside of the house!

    Posted by ZBMILLER

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    16" Light-weight Chromebook Great for Travel

    I was very pleased when my Acer - Chromebook Plus 516 GE 16.0" WQXGA Laptop Model # CBG516-2H-59S4-US arrived. I have been looking for a decently featured, light-weight laptop to take with me on vacation. At 3.81 lbs and loaded with high-end features for a Chromebook, the 516 GE meets my needs and takes the place of my tablet for web-browsing, email checking, photo viewing and general light gaming with a large, bright (350 NITS) 16" LED IPS Full HD screen with a fast 120Hz screen refresh rate. Acer says this Chromebook is built for Gamers. To that end (along with the brillant screen), the Model # CBG516-2H-59S4-US has a fast read-write 256GB PCI-e Gen 4 SSD for storage, an Intel Core 5-1240P Series 1 CPU running at 1.7GHz with Intel Iris Xe Integrated Graphics and a more than sufficient 8GB of LPDDR4 RAM (a lot for a Chromebook). It also has 4 great sounding speakers running DTS Audio and Smart Amplifier and vibration cancelling woofers. Since the Linux-based Chrome Operating System is primarily cloud-based and high-powered gaming is provided over the Internet through NVIDIA GeForce NOW's site (and others), Acer really built this laptop right by adding a 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) port and super-fast Wi-Fi 6e capability. The online gaming I've done with this laptop was fast and fun and the connection was solid! I am also happy that the Chromebook Plus 516 GE provides (2) USB C Charging Ports, (1) HDMI 2.1 Ports, (3) Display Port Outputs, and a Headphone Jack. So far, the battery life of the Lithium Ion battery has been about 11 hours for me. I think that is great. It also has a neat colored backlit keyboard that can be adjusted to the color(s) you prefer. I like dark blue...Also, it has Bluetooth, a Front Facing Camera and a built-in mic. This Acer Chromebook Plus 516 GE 16.0" WQXGA Laptop Model # CBG516-2H-59S4-US will be my best buddy on our next trip. I like it! I would suggest this to a friend or family member.

    Posted by NatureLover2