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Acer - R 13 2-in-1 13.3" Touch-Screen Chromebook - MT8173 - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC Flash Memory - Sparkly silver

Touch screen Work or play anywhere with this lightweight Acer Chromebook. Its 64GB hard drive provides plenty of data storage, and its 4GB of RAM runs programs and apps efficiently. The MediaTek quad-core processor delivers speedy browsing and gaming, and the 13.3-inch Full HD screen on this Acer Chromebook makes viewing videos a pleasure.

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    What's Included

    • Acer Chromebook R 13 CB5-312T-K40U
    • 3-cell battery
    • Power adapter

    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    83% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 6)


    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.

    13.3" Full HD 10-point multitouch screen for hands-on control

    The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. IPS technology for wide viewing angles. Energy-efficient LED backlight.

    4GB system memory for basic multitasking

    Adequate high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run multiple applications and browser tabs all at once.

    64GB 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.

    Weighs 3.28 lbs. and measures 0.6" thin

    Ultraportable design, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 3-cell lithium-polymer battery.

    Aluminum chassis

    Offers a sleek look.

    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.

    2 USB 3.0 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices

    USB 3.0 ports are 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.

    Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer

    Supports MicroSD memory card formats.

    Dual-band wireless network connectivity

    Built-in high-speed wireless LAN built into the screen, so it connects to your network or hotspots on all current Wi-Fi standards in both laptop and tablet modes.

    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.

    Additional port

    Headphone/microphone combo jack.

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

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews



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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Chromebook

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Have seen some reviews that say bad things about this product. Some buyers are confused. Imagine someone buying a motorcycle and then complaining because it cannot carry as much cargo as a truck. Is the motorcycle bad? Reason I say this, is some buyers complain about the Chromebook operating system, by Google. And they compare it to a Windows notebook/laptop. Although they can look almost identical - they are different inside. My item - this Chromebook - runs as it should. And works as it should. I have no complaints about it. And for years, I used to do computer procurement for multiple state agencies. The thing is, the Google Android operating system on a smart phone and the Goggle operating system on a Chromebook - operate differently. A recent adjustment is the Chromebook can use apps from the Playstore. So ..sounds identical? Not exactly. On my smart phone its real easy to find a website, tap a few times and send that link to a friend. Its been over 3 weeks, and I still have not found how/if the Chromebook will allow me to send a link by email. And I have tried several places to find How To. I have been using a Android 9.7 inch tablet for 2 years. Wanted something with a larger screen with higher DPI (Dots Per Inch) for clearer screens. A 9.7 inch tablet has 40 square inches of screen. This 13 inch Chromebook has about 77.6 square inches. It is an adjustment to holding the heavier Chromebook, but its nice to be able to set it on your lap and not have to hold it for long periods of time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Laptop is decent, support is garbage


      I got this laptop about three weeks ago. I was very satisfied originally, it did everything that was promised. However, after about two weeks it developed an issue where the screen would turn off and the computer would lock up when the screen was folded back into tablet mode I contacted Acer support and they suggested I reinstall ChromeOS, which I did (but would be outside the expertise of a normal user) and that fixed the issue for a week. Then the problem came back, so I got in contact again and it turns out they don't do replacements on broken laptops. I have to send it in for repair and wait 20 days to get it back. If they'd told me up front that their support was such a joke, I would have happily paid a bit more to buy from another company with better support. Most companies I've had to contact recently send out replacements in a day or two, so this is extremely poor. If you get lucky and your laptop works fine, you'll probably be very happy, but if yours develops an issue, get ready to be hung out to dry. You're much better off buying from a different manufacturer.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response


        We are sorry to hear you are not happy with the warranty for your Acer Chromebook. If a power wash did not resolve the issue, this would eliminate a software problem thereby requiring service to resolve that issue. This device has a depot-repair warranty against hardware defects; this model does not have an onsite or replacement warranty. We are not sure where you heard we provide repair with a 20-day turnaround- our repairs are 7-10 days once the system is received in. We would be happy to provide warranty repair for your Chromebook, if you have not already set up a repair case. If you need help with this please fill out this form so that we can contact and assist you:
        We appreciate you taking the time to write this review.
        Thank you
        Acer America Acer

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This Chromebook is a Beast!

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I absolutely love guy, the only comperable model out now is the PixelBook. I got the R13 a year ago, still great battery, boots up in seconds, strong & dureable enough travel the world with staying in 1 piece. Even today its faster than most PC's (& phones). I definitely suggest to pay a bit more for the MT8173 model. This version is upgraded witb 4GB RAM and 64GB FlashDrive. Way more than worth the extra cost.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great laptop/tablet combo

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      No more waiting for Windows 10 to load, etc. Everything is faster than my HP laptop. Logging on is almost instantaneous. Programs open just as fast. Only this is sound but I attached a Bluetooth speaker and the sound is phenomenal.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      instant on & ready to go

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      No waiting to get started. Only 2 complaints: 1) cannot print - need chrome-ready printer and 2) font size on internet pages is smaller than my windows based laptop (need to keep adjusting). I really like the quick access time.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars



      This chromebook is amazing. It has excellent battery life and the display is one of the best I ever seen. I got mine a month ago and I'm very happy with it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

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