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Acer 13.3” Touchscreen Chromebook with Quad-Core CPU, 4GB RAM, and 32GB storage (Manufacturer Refurbished)
With the web-based Chrome OS, this touchscreen laptop is ready for work on-the-go. Anywhere you have WiFi, it can work on documents collaboratively in the cloud, and access Google’s versatile suite of free web apps. It also packs a powerful quad-core processor that helps everything run smoothly, whether you’re online or off.
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.
Work and Play in Full High Definition
From full-length films to funny video clips, virtually everything you see on this computer’s display renders in crisp, lifelike detail. Its 1080p Full HD resolution is the same as that of many big-screen HDTVs, fitting the same amount of pixels—just more than 2 million—into a smaller space, so even everyday websites appear sharp and realistic. In addition to heightening the impact of streaming shows, video games, and other visual media, Full HD resolution makes photos pop and can help you get a more accurate look at potential online purchases.
- Product number: R13 CB5-312T-K5X4
- Operating system: Chrome OS
- Screen: 13.3” LED IPS touchscreen
- Resolution: 1920x1080
- Processor: MediaTek MT8173C Core Pilot quad-core; two 2.1GHz cores and two 1.7GHz cores
- Graphics processor: integrated Imagination PowerVR GX6250 Graphics
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 32GB
- Optical drive: no
- Memory-card slot: microSD
- Webcam: 1280x720
- Audio: built-in speakers
- WiFi: 802.11ac dual-band with 2x2 MIMO technology
- Bluetooth: 4.0
- Ports: USB 3.1 (Type-C), USB 3.0, HDMI
- Battery: 3-cell 4,670mAh lithium-polymer
- Battery life: up to 12 hours
- Weight: 3.28lb
- Product dimensions: 8.98”x0.61”x12.83”
- 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.”