Acer Chromebook Spin 311, 11.6″ HD Touchscreen (CP311-2H-C679) Review
Acer Chromebook Spin 311, 11.6″ HD Touch (CP311-2H-C679)
Acer Chromebook Spin 311 (CP311-2H-C679) is a 11.6″ modern convertible laptop with an 11.6″ HD touch display and the entry level technical specs for day-to-day computing, including the Celeron N4020 processor, 32GB eMMC flash storage, 4GB LPDDR4 memory, Chrome OS, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.0 and up to 10 hours of battery life.
As a number one new release 2-in-1 convertible Chromebook laptop it has an average customer rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 92 mostly happy users at the time of this product review. You can purchase it as Chromebook only or with mousepad, sleeve or black wireless mouse. Please check out the Amazon product page for current prices. You can use this convertible laptop in four different modes of laptop, tent, stand-up display, tablet and anything in between at different angles, around its 360-degree hinge.
The dual-core Intel Celeron N4020 processor has a base speed of 1.1GHz for simple daily tasks that goes up to 2.8GHz for the demanding tasks with the Burst function. 32GB local storage is not a lot of space for saving your files but works much faster than a regular HDD hard drive. And you have the Google Drive as an additional 100GB of storage for backing up your files automatically. The Chrome operating system by Google has the built-in virus protection and updates itself automatically in the background without you needing to do anything manually. It starts and shuts down very quickly, in just seconds and runs quickly overall for your daily Chrome tasks.
You have access to all the online and offline Google apps and millions of Android apps from Google Play on this Chromebook. With the Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, you can work on your Microsoft Word, Excel or Powerpoint documents. 11.6-inch HD Corning Gorilla glass touch display has the 16:9 image aspect ratio and 1366 x 768-pixel resolution that offers vibrant saturated colors, clarity and decent contrast. HD resolution is more than adequate on a small 11.6-inch screen. And the IPS panel offers very wide viewing angles at up to 178 degrees, horizontally and vertically. Graphics card is the Intel UHD 600 for sufficient daily performance for internet browsing, Youtube videos and basic gaming at low settings and resolutions.
There is a high definition webcam (1280 x 720) with a wide-angle view and that supports the HDR- High Dynamic Range imaging which improves the video conferencing or face-to-face chat experiences. The flexible connectivity options include the 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, to reversible USB 3.1 Type-C connectors for fast data transfer and charging, 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports, a microSD slot for you to add additional storage.
There is no Optical Drive on this slim and compact Chromebook. You have a fully functional keyboard to use in the laptop mode. Please note that it supports a Wacom EMR type Stylus pen. It looks nice and modern, is slim and lightweight- weighs 2.62 pounds and measures 11.65L x 8.11W x 0.79H inches. You can expect more than 8 hours of battery life in practice, if you’re just watching videos and surfing the internet. If you have simple computer needs and want something for your daily work or play and if you’re one of those that use the laptop mostly for internet this may work very well for you. It is lightweight and portable and you can take it wherever you go and use it in the mode you want.