Acer Chromebook 11 review

The affordable Chromebook that gets the job done

Acer Chromebook 11 review

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When all you want is a straightforward, yet effective, Chromebook for a relatively low price, the Acer Chromebook 11 fits that need perfectly.

We liked

Small and light, the Acer Chromebook 11 sports a minimalistic white design while managing to stand out and look pretty stylish. Its bright screen has no noticeable glare and has excellent viewing angles for watching streaming video and view web content.

However, its most attractive features are long-lasting battery life and a low price tag. This is the ideal system to have around, provided you have a reliable internet connection, to quickly get through everyday tasks.

We disliked

Although the Acer Chromebook 11 adequately gets the job done, there is a such thing as being too straightforward. The plastic exterior can feel a little cheap, which almost borders on flimsy when you factor in its light weight.

I'm not a huge fan of the cramped non-backlit keyboard, and getting used to it is all the more difficult in low-light or dark environments. Lastly, even though the speakers have a lot of power behind them, they don't have very good bass, and they can be muffled when set on soft surfaces.

Final verdict

The Acer Chromebook 11 is a solid, inexpensive, Chromebook for everyday cloud computing. It has a stylish look, inoffensive matte display, and a low price tag, which should make it attractive to anyone looking for a decent Chromebook for work and entertainment.

As shown by its minimalist style, there's hardly a bell or whistle in sight, and the system does feel a little cheap at first. But the ease of access to everything you need with a click (or a quick "OK Google" quip) and its performance makes up for those shortcomings in the long run.