Acer Chromebook Spin 311 R721T Convertible Laptop, AMD A4 Processor, 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC, 11.6” Touch Screen
Acer Chromebook Spin 311
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Acer Chromebook Spin 311
The Acer Chromebook Spin 311 is a cool Chromebook that offers an impressive level of versatility as well as great interaction and usability. Using the Chromebook CP311-2H-C679 alone is a pleasure and design, and the build quality of this device is immediately noticeable as it comes out of the box. The name refers to the Acer Chromebook Spin 311 which is a convertible notebook that is completely silent. It has an 11-inch diagonal display and an IPS panel – a real gift given with a simple price tag.
Although its resolution is not very high – 1366 x 768p, it should be sharp enough for small screen size. The stylish Acer Chromebook Spin 311 easily transforms everything you need – thanks to its versatile, 360 ° hinge that lets you rotate it at any angle to create a notebook, stand-up display, tent, or tablet. This great-cool functionality allows you to take it anywhere and use it anywhere! One of the great features of this Touch Chromebook with HD display is a wide-angle view webcam – supporting HDR imaging – which enhances the face-to-face chat and video conferencing experience.
Acer Chromebook Spin 311 Space
|Standing screen display size||11.6 Inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366 x 768 Pixels|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
|Average Battery Life (in hours)||10 Hours|
|National Stock Number||NX.HKKAA.005|
|Item model number||CP311-2H-C679|
|Operating System||Chrome OS|
|Item Weight||4.21 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||11.65 x 8.11 x 0.79 inches|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||11.65 x 8.11 x 0.79 inches|
|Flash Memory Size||32|
|Optical Drive Type||No Optical Drive|
|Batteries||1 Lithium-ion battery required. (included)|
Acer Chromebook Spin 311 Design
The idiom and bottom panel of this notebook are made of plastic, while the base is made of aluminum (or very well made plastic). This design-based laptop is definitely bigger than that. Whether it’s because of a comfortable position or to save some money, both the footprint and the thickness are quite large. On the bright side, the Acer Chromebook Spin 311 sitting at 1.20kg is a rather lightweight notebook. The glossy logo looks a bit cheaper in a matte silver finish. The Acer Chromebook Spin 311 is an attractive, compact small machine, with its design and aesthetics that complement the size quite well. First, it is a portable notebook in black; On the back, the keyboard and the area around the screen.
But it does make it aesthetically integrated and attractive for a tiny Chromebook. Now, after you open the door using both hands, you will see something interesting. This guy’s bezels are huge. There is a camera in the upper hinge and a base survives in the upper part. Basically, this means you can use the laptop as a tablet and take photos with it again as a tablet. Tablets don’t have a dedicated keyboard, do they? It usually looks a bit different from what we see from Acer. It has a long journey and has a comparative click response.
The touchpad wasn’t the best experience using it, as you can clearly see that Chrome OS is built on top of Android, which means – it’s more comfortable in touchscreen mode. The main body of the Spin CP 311-2 H-C679 sports the same matte black material, but behind the screen is a fine diamond-print panel. It may seem like extra durability to protect the screen but in terms of aesthetics, it works very well by adding texture and fun to the design. Overall, this 0.8-inch thick laptop weighs just 2.65 lbs and is an assurance for the admirable portable and durable Chromebook finders. The only exception to this laptop is the keyboard panel, especially for powerful typewriters.
Acer Chromebook Spin 311 Display
The screen of the Acer CP311-2H-C679 convertible Chromebook is quite good, though with a somewhat mixed bag. On the one hand, it has a clean and easy-to-use touchscreen and although protected by gorilla glass, on the other hand, it is very small and a bit dull. It is surrounded by dense bezels, which I consider to be a lot of wasted space. Of course, larger bezels may be needed to match the rigid glass touchscreen and overall solid design, but it seems that some more potential screen real estate is actually lost.
Acer Chromebook Spin 311 is equipped with a touchscreen IPS panel, AUO B116XAK01.4 (AUO145C). Its diagonal is 11.6-inches (29.5 cm), and the resolution – 1366 х 768p p. In addition, the screen ratio is 16: 9, pixel density – 135 PPI, their pitch – 0.19 х 0.19 mm. From at least cm4 cm this screen can be considered as the retina (from this distance, the average human eye cannot see individual pixels).
To make sure we’re on the same page, we want to give you a little introduction to SRGB Color Gamut and Adobe RGB. To get started, there is the CIE 1976 Uniform Chromaticity Diagram that presents a visual description of color by the human eye, giving you a better idea of color gamut coverage and color accuracy.
Keyboards, touchpads, and ports
The keyboard and touchpad are still satisfied to use and click around you. The only concern here is if there is some flex on the keyboard, but only if you are a heavy typewriter. And, despite the fact that the keyboard is the same size as other Acer Chromebooks, it has a smaller design space – it looks a bit smaller.
On the left, you will find the power button, a USB Type-C 3.1 (Gen 1) port that can be used for charging, display output, and data, then a USB Type-A 3.1 (Gen 1) port, a microSD card reader, and A headphone jack. Moving to the right, we see a similar setup with the same USB configuration. You can charge the laptop from this direction. Finally, on the right side of the type-port, there is a volume rocker, it is slightly wider than the case and has the title of point style.
Acer Chromebook Spin 311 Performance
Despite its relatively small size, it has 12 Phillips-head screws, leaving the bottom panel. After you undo them, carefully equip the plate with plastic tools, probably starting at the back – around the wrist, where it would be easier to stick your tools. Despite having a modest set of components under the hood, the Acer Chromebook Spin 311 handles what it puts into it with ease. With so many Chrome tabs on YouTube – or Spotify – opening, running, and listening, as well as messaging in apps, the Intel Celeron N4020 based hardware, backed by 4GB of RAM and 32GB, can never back down or bother.
Additionally, it is impossible to upgrade memory as 4GB LPDDR4 modules are scarred on the motherboard. While the GB4GB EMMC storage isn’t something to write home with, it’s still nice to see that you can upgrade it via the microSD card slot. The 12-second boot time for logging on to the screen is great, which means you can turn off the screen after you go to sleep and then restart instantly by lifting the screen up again – it’s a really smooth and satisfying process. The sound from the Acer Chromebook Spin 311 speaker is relatively clear. Sadly, it sounds shallow with almost anonymous low.
Turn on Windows Better Performance settings, screen brightness with 120 nits, and conduct battery tests in addition to all the other programs we’re testing the notebook. This device has a 39Wh battery pack. The battery life of the Acer Spin 311 is quite good but not really outstanding for any Chromebook. We’re not saying our more than 8 hours of movie testing isn’t good, and it certainly shows that it can be safe on any working day away from the office. Charging via USB-C is very fast and you only need two hours to fully charge from zero.
All in all, the Chromebook Spin 311 is a great machine: it packs good quality; It is portable and versatile; Advertising You can do with it anything you ever want on any other powerful Chromebook. If you like the Petite profile and want a reliable Chromebook with a touchscreen, this is it.