- Standing screen display size: 14 Inches
- Graphics Coprocessor: Intel HD Graphics 500
- Chipset Brand: Intel
- Card Description: Integrated
- Wireless Type: 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g
- Number of USB 3.0 Ports: 4
- Average Battery Life (in hours): 12 Hours
Acer Chromebook CB514-1H-C47X comes with these high level specs: Intel Celeron N3350 Dual-Core Processor 1.1GHz with Intel Burst Technology up to 2.4GHz, Google Chrome Operating System, 14" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Comfy...
This is probably the best $400 Chromebook on the market right now. Unfortunately, I had to return mine. The display is a nice full HD 1920 x 1080 with bright crisp color. The keyboard is excellent. The trackpad is large and responsive. Browsing the web is very quick. I benchmarked this machine with Octane 2 and got a score of around 12000. Not bad for a Celeron. So... why did I send it back. The problem was that the Chromebook I received had two manufacturing flaws. The case is aluminum which is great, but the bottom edge of my case had a sharp edge going all way around. I think the aluminum case was a fraction of a millimeter too wide. It wasn't sharp enough to cut, but it gave the Chromebook an unfinished feel. The second problem was that the trackpad was loose. It worked fine, but when you tapped (which you do a lot on Chromebooks), the trackpad rattled slightly. I thought I could live with it, but the more I used it, the more crazy it made me. Hopefully, these build problems were only on the Chromebook that I received and all the other Acer 514s do not have these issues.
I've had the Acer Chromebook 514 for about two weeks now, and I am totally pleased with it! After reading about this model at the beginning of the year, I kept watching for it to become available. I was most interested in the backlit keyboard which is such a convenient feature, but I am also finding that I am using the touchscreen feature more than I thought I would. I have been a fan of Acer chromebooks for the past six years, partly because I love the non-glare screens that so many of the models offer. Also, the battery life is great and there is no heat factor that you encounter in so many laptops! Everything about the device works perfectly, and I am expecting many years of use from it based on my previous experiences with Acer chromebooks!
I was super excited to find this chromebook after searching through Amazon's extensive offerings. It's a bit strange that this one isn't advertised more, but if you can find it -- snag one immediately! It's perfect for those that are budget conscious but still want those quality of life offerings by more expensive devices.I think the best features would be the super quiet keyboard with backlit keys and the massive screen. You're also getting a balanced set of ports with USBC and USBA on either side of the device. The only downfall is that you aren't running a super fast processor but with this being ChromeOS, it's absolutely not needed. This is THE best college laptop ever.Best Features Include:Buttery smooth glass trackpad! (It's so difficult to find this around a $350 price-range)Quiet chiclet style keyboard with backlit keys! (Again, difficult to find in this price-range)1080p anti-reflective *NONTOUCH* screen. (Huge, gorgeous, and bright)Aluminum build with Macbook-like aesthetics.1 USBC port on both sides of the devices (2 total)1 USBA port on both sides of the device (2 total)All-day battery life (10ish hours)Get one if you're in school. You won't regret it!