(Review Laptop Acer Chromebook R11) On the off chance that there’s a class of versatile gadgets that ought to keep item supervisors at the main portable workstation and tablet producers alert around evening time, it’s the Chromebook, and particularly all around executed ones like the Acer Chromebook R 11.
This machine conveys a significant number of the same qualities of the Windows-based Aspire R 13 ultraportable scratch pad—utilization adaptability, and a helpful touch screen—with the accident resistance and low costs purchasers rush to Chromebooks for. The outcome is an adaptable Internet partner that can supplant a scratch pad or tablet as an optional PC for a few purchasers. Then again, in light of the fact that this is a 2-in-1 outline, it can supplant both.
Review Laptop Acer Chromebook R11
Estimated at $329.99 list (and accessible from a few retailers for as low as $280 at this February 2016 composition), the Acer Chromebook R 11 is more costly than some other Chrome OS-based gadgets you can purchase. The Chromebook detachment begins at around $170 in models with the same or close screen sizes. In any case, the R 11 additionally conveys familiar luxuries and assemble quality likened to that of a mid-level, ultrabook-style Windows portable workstation, as opposed to the chintzy-feeling, deal container parts excessively regular in low-end models.
How about we investigate.
For one thing, we like that the front of the Chromebook R 11 is aluminum—not plastic. That is an or more for weight reserve funds, included toughness, and a wealthier look and feel. The R 11 is accessible in either dark or white, and the supposed “nano-engrave” metallic spread looks quite cool. The surface makes it impenetrable to smircesh. (We tried the white variant, particularly Acer’s model number CB5-132T-C1LK.) That print resistance is something to be thankful for; in light of the fact that the machine is only 2.8 pounds and 75% of an inch thick, you’ll be cheerful to convey the Chromebook R 11 with all of you the time.
The more subtle outline components are the trap pivots, the inherent introduction sensor, and the touch screen, which work together to let the Chromebook R 11 capacity as a portable workstation, a tablet, or a booth style unsupported gadget, along the lines of Lenovo’s Yoga portable PCs and Chromebooks, and their copying kind. Notwithstanding the conventional portable workstation mode, you can flip and swivel the gadget into “tablet mode.” You turn the screen 360 degrees until the external top/spread is flush with the underside of the undercarriage and—voila!— you have a tablet.
In all actuality, the subsequent tablet is thick and overwhelming contrasted with an “immaculate” tablet, and there is the obstruction of a console (impaired, at any rate in this mode) on the back of the entire works. Feeling the keys on the back as you grasp it can be somewhat perturbing, yet it’s fine on the off chance that you have the gadget propped up in your lap as an individual video-survey or Web-surfing gadget. Additionally, as you would expect, the screen picture pivots to coordinate the introduction of the machine (for instance, representation or scene mode).
We can’t generally ding the R 11 too hard for the tasteless feel of the console on the back; that is the standard among all pivoting 2-in-1s. The main ones that do much to enhance this circumstance are Lenovo’s ThinkPad-marked Yoga 2-in-1s. In those, the console keys auto-withdraw and pull back into the keybed, so the back of the 2-in-1 feels a decent piece smoother in tablet mode than on other pivoting models.
Another turn you can put the Chromebook R 11 into is “presentation mode,” like so…
Rotate the screen only part of the way around, and place the base (keyboard side down) on a surface. (Acer calls this “Stand mode.”) This position puts the screen front and center, ideal for video chats, watching videos (especially when sharing the device with other users), following along with a recipe in the kitchen, and the like. Another gyration common to most 2-in-1s is “tent mode,” which looks like this…
In this position, the machine is set up like an A-casing stepping stool (or a pup tent, subsequently the name). Practically, it doesn’t convey any extra uses past what show mode does (since despite everything you won’t have entry to the console), however it’s there and conceivable in the event that you incline toward the machine standing up that way (i.e., without the console face down). The R 11 doesn’t have an introduction nonpartisan bezel (the Acer logo will be topsy turvy in tent mode, as should be obvious above), so we’re less enthusiastic about this mode than showcase mode.
Beside the portable PC/tablet convertibility perspective, the principle highlight of the Chromebook R 11 is its 11.6-inch touch screen. Dissimilar to the LCD boards on less expensive Chromebooks, the screen here is brilliant and conveys rich, soaked hues that truly pop. The board’s 1,366×768-pixel determination is perfect for a screen this size, conveying the right blend of sharpness and neatness for Web destinations and content substantial work.
In all actuality, it’s not full 1080p (1,920×1,080) for the individuals who need to watch full-HD video on the gadget. Be that as it may, even in this way, HD video from a mainstream internet spilling administration looked tremendous, notwithstanding when seen one next to the other with a 1,920×1,080 screen on a tablet PC.
It’s additionally an in-plane exchanging (IPS) show, which brings advantages of its own—and IPS was a charming revelation given the cost. The IPS board’s survey edges are wide every which way, which contributes bigly to the likelihood of sharing the screen when the gadget is set up in tent or show modes. The lesser, standard non-IPS TFT screens that win in spending plan estimated portable workstations tend to watch washed-out, inconsistent, or posterized when seen from much off kilter. That was not the situation with this screen.
We likewise valued the touch-information capacities the screen underpins. The sensor layer is responsive and precisely translated our tap-to-snap activities. That was particularly vital when utilizing the Chromebook R 11 as a part of tablet mode since, as you’d expect, touch info is key here, and Chrome OS isn’t generally upgraded for it in any case. (To put it plainly, we were happy for no additional dissatisfaction.)
As you would expect, swipe (to parchment) and squeeze developments are additionally bolstered. Furthermore, Acer’s licensed “double torque” pivot outline keeps an eye on no screen skip as you jab the screen in portable workstation mode. That is bizarre in any financial plan evaluated touch-screen portable PC. Here, the pivot suits for differing levels of weight required to move the screen part, contingent upon whether it is open or shut. The component keeps you from thinking twice about whether you have to tap with less compel than it would take to unfurl or snap close the top.
We were additionally charmingly amazed by the Chromebook R 11’s speakers. Incorporated with the underside of the skeleton, they fire descending and make a sounding reflector of the surface the gadget is determined to. The outcome—accepting it’s a sufficiently hard surface to bob the sound back at you—is more full stable than we had expected of a little, modest machine. Another in addition to is the 720p HD (1,280×720) Webcam, which conveyed fantastic picture quality for video talks and like undertakings. Pictures indicated regular shading multiplication and great point of interest, with none of the “delicate center” look we see time and again from the cameras on lower-end gadgets. What’s more, the High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging innovation it underpins took into consideration great picture quality even in low-light conditions, where the main surrounding light was the gleam of the Chromebook’s screen. More often than not, that is not about sufficient to help camera execution.
We could likewise tell corners were not cut with the Chromebook R 11’s console. It’s a full-measure island-style plan with open to dividing and no flex in the event that you hit away into it…
The key dive (that is, the up/down travel separation) could be somewhat more profound. However, as a rule, the keys have a decent vibe. The curiously large touch cushion is likewise agreeable to utilize when you need to move the cursor the way it was done in the good ‘ol days.
For neighborhood stockpiling (no, millennials, not all that matters lives in the cloud), the Chromebook R 11 has a 32GB piece of strong state (in fact, eMMC) memory—twice what some financial plan Chromebook passages convey. Remote network comes by means of 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. We do ponder about the position and/or quality of the Wi-Fi reception apparatus, as the OS’s sign meter would at times demonstrate low flag quality in a territory (a long way from our switch, truly) where a contending Chromebook indicated four bars.
The port choice is run of the mill for a Chromebook. Down the left edge, you’ll discover the AC power connector, a HDMI connector (with HDCP support), a USB 3.0 port, and a SD streak memory-card opening…
Down the right, in the interim, is an earphone jack, a USB 2.0 port, and a Kensington-style opening for snapping on a security link.That is it for the physical elements. Presently, how about we investigate how the R 11 performed in our formal benchmark tests.