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Acer - R 11 2-in-1 11.6" Touch-Screen Chromebook - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 32GB eMMC Flash Memory - White

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Touch screen AC Wi-FiAcer R 11 Convertible 2-in-1 Chromebook: Carry your work as you travel with this Acer Chromebook laptop computer. It's powered by an Intel Celeron processor with 4GB of RAM so programs run smoothly, and it has 32GB of flash storage to hold plenty of files. This Acer Chromebook laptop computer has an 11.6-inch screen for clear, sharp graphic images.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Acer Chromebook R 11 CB5-132T-C9KK
    • 3-cell battery
    • Power adapter

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1388 out of 1434)

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    Features


    • Intel Celeron

    Google Chrome OS

    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" 10-point multitouch screen for hands-on control

    Typical 1366x768 HD resolution. IPS technology for wide viewing angles. Energy-efficient LED backlight.

    Intel® Celeron® processor N3160

    Entry-level quad-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 the same time.

    32GB 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 synchronize 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 2.8 lbs. and is 0.8" thin

    Ultraportable design, featuring a smaller screen size to achieve a compact form factor. 3-cell lithium-ion battery.

    Corning Gorilla glass display

    Resists scratches and withstands minor impact damage.

    Bluetooth interface synchronizes 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-definition monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture. HDCP support.

    Built-in card reader for simple photo transfer

    Supports SD memory card formats.

    Next-Gen Intel® Wireless-AC connectivity

    Connect to a Wireless-AC router for nearly 3x the speed, more capacity and wider coverage than Wireless-N. 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 Chrome Web Store. Multiple layers of protection defend against viruses and malware.

    Additional port

    Headphone/microphone combo jack.

    Note: This Chromebook does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.

    Intel, Pentium, Celeron, Core, Atom, Ultrabook, Intel Inside and the Intel Inside logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 1434 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 3.4 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      5 stars is not enough

      Posted
      WillysJeepMan

      I own a variety of notebooks, tablets, and smartphones, but was looking for something that could replace both my iPad Air 2 AND my 11.6" Macbook Air for mobile computing. Having tried and dismissed the Microsoft Surface RT and 2, my next option was a 2-in-1 chromebook. After much research, it became obvious that the Acer R11 was the best 2-in-1 chromebook for the money and with specs respectable enough to give the platform a decent evaluation. After spending extensive time with it, I can confirm that it is true. Others have gone into great details on the hardware so I won't go over how good the hardware is. But I will say what a joy it is to have a full complement of full-sized ports. For my purposes, those are well worth the increased thickness of the chassis. But I will focus on some things that haven't been covered... the R11 supports presentation remote controls (Powerpoint-specific controls) like those produced by Targus (using a proprietary USB receiver). This allows for the R11 to be a presentation powerhouse. Google Slides supports my Targus presentation remote wonderfully. The R11 also supports the Logitech USB game controller. Right out of the box, I could use the game controller to play games and retro game emulators. Support for Android apps is as good as it gets (with the current chrome OS support for Android). A serious limitation of Android support on chromebooks is the "sandboxing" of storage between the Android subsystem and chromeOS... the only commonly accessible area in the filesystem is the "Download" folder. But for apps that don't require local storage or can store data in the cloud, this is not an issue. I'm very impressed with the capabilities and performance of the R11, and with a few exceptions, it can easily act as a netbook and Android tablet. The Android-based comic book reader (cbz/cbr) that I use turns the R11 into a neat reader capable of displaying vintage magazine, comic, and catalogs (like Sears, Montgomery Ward, etc.). If anyone is considering purchasing an R11 but is not familiar with chromebooks, I highly recommend doing research first as well as being prepared to "think different" about how they accomplish the tasks they need to on a notebook/tablet. Often it is possible to take a different approach to accomplish the same tasks. Think about WHAT needs to get done instead of HOW it was done in the past. The time invested to really get to learn this device is time well spent and most likely will result in a very pleasant experience.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Much more capable then you would think

      Posted
      codephotog
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I was looking for an android tablet in the $300 range to carry with me and be a kind of portable, "Take to the soccer practice in case I have to do ." I didn't want to always carry my heavier laptop around with me. When the screen is folded around it actually does make a pretty good (if not a little thick) tablet. You can install the android play store and install a lot of android applications. Not all, but a good number and many are getting updated to support the Intel chromebooks, and yes once they are downloaded you do not have to have an internet connection to use them. In fact there are a lot of "offline" apps that can be downloaded from the store. You can even install several different versions of linux if you put the chromebook into developer mode. Plenty of online tutorials online that are simple to follow. One thing I didn't expect was how responsive the keyboard is. I didn't even pay attention to the keyboard when I got it, figuring I was going to use it like a tablet most of the time. It is better then the keyboard on my $1800 laptop. I am not sure how to describe why, but I can type faster (although it doesn't help with the spelling or grammar). The touch pad is OK, and very usable... But if I am going to be using it like a laptop for any length of time I have a small usb mouse. The WiFi adapter seems to have a very good range and I am able to get good signals when others can't. The CPU is a Intel Celeron, so you are not going to get super performance on anything processor intensive, but it tears through chromeOS and does well even with the Ubuntu I have installed. The 4gb of RAM makes all the difference in the world when it comes to having a lot of tabs open. The 32 GB of storage is plenty, but pretty much required if you want to put Linux on it. There is a USB3 port which is nice, and the SD card reader is plenty fast and I have used this several times to review photos I have taken. All in all I like this thing and really think that even though it doesn't run windows (which some might actually consider a good thing) I think it makes a very of a usable computer and plenty for most people.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent value Acer R11 (Year 18 model)

      Posted
      chips
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The on sale Acer R11 at $ 249 proved to be excellent value and surpassed expectations : I had been looking to replace an old Samsung Tab tablet that was becoming increasingly slower in order to browse the web , listen and cast music and perform basic notes and apps responses. I thought I would try Chrome OS Pros Set up straight forward using google accpunt ( recommend you obtain google account for this OS if you do not already have one) Boots and starts up very quickly even from power off. Basic google chrome programs very responsive.(Also has Android app compatibility on this platform although I hve not tried too many todate.) Screen is quite good for the price and sharp although not the highest resolution available (but be aware of cost of other tablets etc) plus you can chromecast or use hdmi interface if inclined for hi res (though I havent tried yet) WLAN is fast and smooth particualry in high band. Bluetooth audio works great with old legacy BT headphiones though took about 30 secs to find initially. Browsing is very fast , as is download (providing your broadband is fast !!) I added external MMC card without any issues; quickly identiied BUT you must know where to look(in filemanager app and or via control rectangle bottom right of screen.) Audio is quite good for small device (my view is different to some reviwers) Battery life is excellent. Touch pad works quite well (despite what some reviews have said about earlier models) Keyboard is similarly response.good tactile response but not made for heavy typing as relatively small. Touch screen functions fine BUT the apps and interface is NOT set up as an ANDROID MS WIN nor Apple Pad so do not expect simalar interface at all. Microphone and camera worked straight away no issues. CONS Off line (internet) capability is very limited but still able to listen to music and do some basic editing (using google keep) Its really meant for internet access. Text editing is extremely limited and difficult offline in chrome os mode and does not interface to other apps easily. I have not tried an android compatible app for this gap as of yet.(Text editing and document creation online is great either via google docs or MS XX office !!) Recommendations Buy the latest model withe 32GB and 4GB memory and NOT an earlier model or be aware of earlier review comments reviews and limitations. Read setup and obtain google acount if you do not alreasy have one preferably before buying device for ease of set up.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Bang for the Buck!

      Posted
      hotice
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I'm totally thrilled with the Acer Chromebook R 11 2-in-1. Make sure you get the newer model with the quad-core Celeron N3160 and 4GB of RAM - you should get 32GB of storage too. Here's what I like: 1. It's fast! Load a large page like cnn.com with lots of graphics and it will take a little time for everything to finish but even that is acceptable, the top loads fast, and everything else is fast in general. 2. It seems to run many Android apps very well! We've been playing some board games on it, like Tsuro and Ticket to Ride. It's great having a larger screen and the games play perfectly! Looking forward to playing Settlers of Catan on it! 3. Netflix works great on it! Video starts quickly and looks great, sure it's only 1366x768 but at 11.6" it really doesn't matter. The video looks excellent. 4. Battery life is great! Yeah, it will depend what you're doing but the first night I got it I was installing Android apps, trying web sites and watched a 45 minute show on Netflix and it was still at 75% after that. 5. I love having a 2-in-1!!! It's really needed with a touch screen and it's hand for games, some apps, and viewing photos and video. 6. Audio has good volume and sounds fine! 7. The whole family loves it! 8. The price...You get so much for the money!!! It's the best device I've seen for $300 by far! What I don't like: 1. Sure, Android compatibility isn't perfect yet. I can't think of what didn't work but I think I had one app that would not install. I've done a number of games and productivity apps with great results.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It will run Android apps!!! Great buy.

      Posted
      Schroomer

      After doing a few hours of research this looked like the system for me. I wanted alot for a little including the ability to run android apps. And Best Buy had it on sale. However 3 different sales people told me flat out it does not run android apps even when I showed them Googles listing it as app ready. Once you power it up it will update to Chrome build 53.x or higher you can run almost all android apps. Some will not resize, but even this will get resolved. HOWEVER, if you live remotely like many here in Maine, it will not automatically update over a cellular network (i.e., hotspot, jetpack, etc). That protects you from a surprise data usage charge. There are three workarounds. Go somewhere you have wi-fi access and update. Make a recovery thumb drive on a pc or mac. Or for those with good pc skills and on an unlimited data plan. Do a Ctrl Alt t to enter the CrOSH shell and enter the command line "update_over_cellular enable" without the quotes. Then type "exit" to close the shell tab again without the quotes. I did the thumb drive first since I wanted to have recovery media, then I did the command line change. All of this can be found by a careful search of the Google Chromebook Support forums. Remember, if you have a normal Wi-Fi setup this will happen automatically. Best Buy employees should be aware of this. Android enabled Chromebooks are the hottest thing this year and there is no better buy than this ACER R11. Buy it with confidence.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome mini device with a lot of hidden features

      Posted
      Sentsurugi
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this after a two week's worth of research and I'm very satisfied with my purchase. NOTE: Buy a geek squad warranty, and be worry free. I'm on my second Chromebook because my first had a dead pixel. Yes, that was the only issue. Everything else worked PERFECTLY but the dead pixel on a brand new device was an issue. Best Buy replaced it in store faster than I could scrub all of my data from it. So far, the chromebook has performed remarkably. If your preferred internet browser is Google Chrome, you'll feel right at home. Just turn it on, sign in to your Google account and bingo, all of your bookmarks, preferences, addons and extensions will move right over. The battery life is crazy for a small computer. I get about 10 hours out of it before it needs a charge. The keys are quiet and responsive and I can move around it like I can on my desktop. I can only speak for myself on this next point but all of the apps and programs I use on my desktop such as twitter, instagram, netflix, etc all work just as well as they do on my desk top.The touch screen is fantastic. If you have a smartphone you can navigate this with no problems. A nice little feature that I've seen omitted on many reviews is that when you fold the screen all the way back into tablet mode, the keys and mouse pad "shut off" so that you won't inadvertently press anything interrupting your tablet browsing. The audio (for me) is just fine. I'm never sitting too far away from it when I have audio playing so I can hear it just fine. It is, after all a laptop so don't expect home theater quality sound. Lastly the memory on it may seem small but it comes with an expandable SD card slot so you can upgrade the memory capacity as well as the 100gig of Google Drive space you get when you buy a brand new one. TL;DR: Everything works perfectly fine, I'm happy with it, if you're looking for a "bang for your buck" chromebook, I can see no other one to buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great product if on sale

      Posted
      dzeibert
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This product was on sale for $219, $80 off. At that price, it was not much more than other Chromebooks, but had these advantages: - touch screen - full 360 degree rotation, so it can be like a tablet, or V shape - newer processor (there were pros and cons listed, but with 4 cores vs. 2 cores, as Chromebooks start running Android apps, more cores will be more important as users are running multiple threads). - Ready for Android app download, which I anticipate will become a huge deal for kids (they can get the same games on their Chromebooks as on their phones) - All the external reviews I read listed the R11 as one of the top 5 chromebooks to consider, and nothing else in this price range was listed anywhere. There were some other promotions, but some of these Chromebooks only had 2GB of RAM or 16GB of storage. So for a little bit more, 4GB of memory and 32MB of storage was well worth it. Especially more RAM if you want it to last. NOTE: We also purchased the Samsung Chromebook and let the kids try it out. It was on sale for $160, $40 off. It has very similar specs, but no touch screen. Without any sales, probably the Samsung at $200 vs. The R11 at $300 would be the more economical choice, unless you have to have the touch screen or tablet mode.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Incredibly good for the price

      Posted
      Maxi

      Bought this as a second, more portable laptop. It works great, display might only be 1366*768 but I found the resolution enough for browsing the web, you can definitely see the individual pixels though. It's also an IPS screen, which means great viewing angles and nice contrast and colors. The CPU, while only a Celeron (it's actually one of the faster Celerons for a Chromebook, and it's quad-core), was good enough for general use. I very rarely noticed any slowdown, although I generally have less than 10 tabs at a time. Starts up really fast from completely off (maybe 8 seconds?). Touch screen works perfectly, and so did the 360 degree hinge. Using this fully folded around is great for watching videos and movies. Battery life is great. Speakers are pretty good too. I love that this has a full size SD card slot too, so my cards from all my cameras fit right in. You can even use an SD card as storage for the laptop for saving movies and music. The keyboard is nice, however I didn't really like the feel of the trackpad. I was considering getting the ASUS C302 before deciding on the Acer R11, but ultimately, the price difference lead me to get this one. The C302 is $500! Almost twice as much as this. Sure, it's a better laptop but is it twice as good? Definitely not. I am very happy with my decision to get this. At $260, you really get a lot for what you pay.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.4 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about keyboard, battery, design and size. Editors are less positive about performance and have mixed opinions about image quality. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 83/100 = Very good quality.
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