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Acer 13.3” Chromebook R13 (Manufacturer Refurbished)
This Chromebook achieves its featherweight build by saving a majority of files to your online Google account instead of a bulky hard drive. Adding to its versatility, the Chromebook’s touchscreen display and 360° hinge allow you to transform it into a handheld tablet for games and social media apps.
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.
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.
Speedy Data Transfers with USB 3.0
A USB 3.0 SuperSpeed port transfers files to and from your computer at more than 10 times the speed of USB 2.0, which is especially helpful when you have a gigantic project on a flash drive, or you want to backup all of your files to an external hard drive. If your connected device uses USB 2.0, the port can still move bits and bytes with no sweat at 2.0 speeds, thanks to its backwards compatibility.
- Product number: CB5-312T-K8Z9
- Operating system: Google Chrome
- Screen: 13.3” LED-backlit IPS multi-touch display
- Resolution: Full HD (1920x1080)
- Processor: MediaTek MT8173C Core Pilot quad-core heterogeneous multi-processor with 2.1GHz ARM Cortex-A72 dual-core processor and 1.7GHz ARM Cortex-A53 dual-core processor
- Graphics processor: integrated Imagination PowerVR GX6250 Graphics
- RAM: 4GB LPDDR3
- Storage: 32GB eMMC flash
- Optical drive: no
- Memory-card slot: microSD
- Webcam: 720p HD webcam with High Dynamic Range (HDR) support
- Audio: built-in stereo speakers
- WiFi: 802.11ac
- Bluetooth: 4.0
- Ports: 1 USB 3.1 Type C, 1 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI with HDCP support
- Battery: 4,670mAh 3-cell lithium-polymer
- Battery life: up to 12 hours
- Weight: 3.28lb.
- Product dimensions: 12.83” (W) x 8.98” (D) x 0.61” (H)
- Condition: manufacturer refurbished
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.”