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Acer Chromebook R11 11.6” Touchscreen Laptop (Manufacturer Refurbished)
The Acer Chromebook R11 achieves its thin, lightweight frame by eschewing a heavy and clunky hard drive in favor of flash and online storage. The conveniently portable laptop can also fold into a handheld tablet thanks to its specially designed hinge and touchscreen display.
Cloud-Based Chrome OS
This Chromebook can forego the components that make most laptops bulky and heavy, thanks to its web-based Chrome OS. Rather than store applications and files on a built-in hard drive, Chrome syncs with your pre-existing Google account to store everything, from documents and spreadsheets to MP3 files and video, entirely online. This system not only saves space on your computer; it makes your files accessible from anywhere you can log into your Google account, such as your smartphone.
Touchscreen Display: Tablet-Like Control
Zoom in on photos, jump to the next story on news apps, or play a mobile game on a bigger screen—all without using the keyboard or touchpad. A touchscreen display expands your control, giving you more ways to interact with apps and programs that support touch gestures. For more traditional tasks, such as answering emails, you can move back to the keyboard at any time.
Stream shows, catch the latest movie trailers, or explore an online video game’s vivid fantasyland in crisp, clear detail. Saturated with about 1 million pixels, the display produces image quality similar to what you’d see on an HDTV with 720p HD resolution. Such sharpness and clarity also make the text on your favorite news and social-media sites clear and easy to read.
Video Chat with Anyone, Anywhere
A built-in webcam can make it feel like people miles away are in the room with you, helping you connect more clearly than with a phone call or email. Collaborate with colleagues in other offices, listen as your niece or nephew rapturously explains their finger painting, or laugh every time your friend’s cat walks across their keyboard.
- Product number: CB5-132T-C9K
- Operating system: Chrome OS
- Screen: 11.6” HD IPS 10-point multi-touch screen
- Resolution: 1366x768
- Processor: 1.6GHz Intel Celeron N3160 quad-core processor (Intel Burst technology up to 2.24GHz)
- Graphics processor: integrated Intel HD Graphics
- RAM: 4GB DDR3L
- Storage: 32GB eMMC
- Optical drive: no
- Memory-card slot: SD
- Webcam: 720p HD
- Audio: built-in stereo speakers, HD audio support
- WiFi: 802.11ac dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz)
- Bluetooth: 4.0
- Ports: 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI (with HDCP support)
- Battery: 3-cell 3,220mAh lithium-ion battery
- Battery life: up to 10 hours
- Weight: 2.76lb.
- Product dimensions: 11.57” (W) x 8” (D) x 0.76” (H)
- Condition: manufacturer refurbished
- 90 days warranty from Acer
Acer is a classic success story: it began as a husband-and-wife team with a handful of employees and grew into one of the bestselling names in laptop computers. In 2007, after acquiring both Gateway and Packard Bell, Acer was the No. 2 bestselling brand in the world for notebooks. But like many companies with humble roots, Acer has remained committed to its values, winning dozens of awards for sustainability and product design. Those two values meet in products such as recyclable notebook computers and the V6 series monitors, which were made with post-consumer recycled material. And the public notices: at the close of 2014, Acer landed a top spot on Amazon’s holiday bestseller list with its Chromebook, and the Aspire V laptop won a PC Magazine Editor’s Choice Award, promising much of what the brand is known for: “an entry-level gaming laptop with some real muscle, showing impressive performance and solid battery life without the expense of a premium system.”