In terms of actual usability, the display is more than bright enough for outdoor use except under direct sunlight. So let's take a deeper dive. But the Gorilla Glass keeps things intact and there seems to be little chance this will break under normal use. And a bit more powerful. Chrome OS 84, on the other hand, ran smoothly on this machine — for the most part. But it comes just about as close as any device in its price range could. AndroidHeadlines just…. Affordable Solid build Outstanding battery life Good keyboard Nice size, Large bezels Minimal port selection Mediocre trackpad. But the speakers could stand to be louder. That's despite having the often maligned MediaTek chipset — specifically, a MediaTek MT8183C processor, backed by 4GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB eMMC storage. Acer Chromebook Spin 311 (CP311-3H)’s display has an IPS panel with wide viewing angles, good contrast ratio, and a comfortable backlight in … We put this Chromebook through the wringer in the Android Authority Acer Chromebook Spin 311 review. The app tray, which can misbehave on underpowered machines, was quick to open and scroll up and down. Additionally, I spent a much larger portion of my time editing photos, in video chats, responding to emails, and playing games or streaming audio and video. If there’s one shining feature of the Spin 311, it’s battery life. In terms of internet and wireless connectivity, this Chromebook isn't going to offer bleeding-edge speed. And one of…. Acer already gave us an early look at the Chromebook Spin 311 back in June and now Android Headlines has been given a longer look for a full review. In fact, although this Chromebook did take a few moments longer to boot up heavy apps and games, it ran them well once they were loaded. If you need something simple to use around the house or give the kids, the Spin 311 makes a lot of sense. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Acer Chromebook Spin 311 Convertible Laptop, Intel Celeron N4020, 11.6" HD Touch, 4GB LPDDR4, 32GB eMMC, Gigabit Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, Google Chrome, CP311-2H-C679 at Amazon.com. Acer says it has re-engineered it compared to previous models, giving the keys a new concave shape and greater travel (1.6mm). The Spin 311 is a $300 convertible Chromebook that claims to offer solid performance and all-day battery life. Younger users likely won’t care about the resolution. Similar to other Chromebooks in this class, the design isn’t necessarily meant to inspire. Our review unit came with 64GB of storage. Even on performance. Now, from that preview period, not a lot has changed on the hardware front. This is an 11.6-inch laptop with the footprint closer to … The screen brightness, in this case, was likely the biggest determining factor, in spite of my multitasking. As the name implies, this is an 11-inch Chromebook. That doesn't mean there aren't differences between the price brackets. The screen gets the job done, but it isn’t particularly impressive. Those bezels meet the edge in a beveled cut-off, so the lid is always easy to open. That goes away the moment the hand is moved. Acer could have also done a slightly better job with the trackpad. All Rights Reserved. Google’s lightweight operating system never felt slow or laggy. It's also responsive as a touch screen. Copyright © 2020 Android Headlines. Under review, one of the biggest takeaways for Acer Chromebook Spin 311 is that an inexpensive Chromebook doesn't equate to poor performance. by Aiphos Hoo January 30, 2020. So, unless users want to do something intensive like video editing, photo editing, or coding, a lot of power isn't really necessary.