The Acer Chromebook R11’s minimalist design may not be the sexiest, but that exterior hides a deceptively capable machine that’ll last all day. Oh, and it can flip 360-degrees into a tablet. No big deal.
- Intel Celeron N3150 Quad-Core Processor 1.6GHz with Intel Burst Technology up to 2.08GHz
- 11.6″ HD Widescreen LED-backlit Display, Multi-touch screen, supporting 10 finger touch
- 4GB DDR3L Onboard Memory, 32GB Internal Storage
- Up to 10-hours Battery Life
- Operating System – Chrome OS™
- Graphics : Intel® HD Graphics, DDR3L Shared graphics memory
- Connectivity : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless LAN
Acer’s Chromebook R 11 is an inexpensive tablet-laptop hybrid, coupling the simplicity of Google’s Chrome OS with a 360-degree hinge and touchscreen.
Unfortunately, Chrome OS isn’t optimized for touch, and navigating around the browser with your finger can be tricky. There aren’t as many apps available for Google’s Chrome OS as you’ll find on Microsoft’s Windows or Apple’s OS X.
The Bottom Line
Acer’s Chromebook R 11 has a neat hybrid design and the price is right, but simpler, non-touch devices offer better value.