Acer Chromebook 14 Review [Video]

Laptops are pretty important in everyday society, but not everyone needs a powerhouse that lets them game and edit video. Some people just need the Acer Chromebook 14, a laptop that doesn’t give up quality for affordability.

The Acer Chromebook 14 has a full metal build that feels and looks fantastic. It’s pretty thin coming in at only 16.95 millimeters, which makes for a nice fit everywhere. It’s lightweight and you won’t feel tired after carrying it around for a while.

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This Chromebook has two USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI port on the left side. The right side houses the charging port and a headphone jack. There isn’t anything particularly special about this Chromebook, however. One thing we would’ve like to have seen with Acer’s Chromebook is a USB Type-C port, either for charging or data transfer. Maybe even both!

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If there was anything to complain about with the Acer Chromebook, it would be the fact that the keys on the keyboard aren’t backlit. Of course, that’s expected for $300 laptop. Other than that small issue, the keys feel really good. They do have a sort of shallow feel to them, but once you start using them for a bit, they feel pretty good. The touchpad feels great, too. It’s got a lot of click to it. The nice thing is that it isn’t that small either, allowing for easy touchpad use.

The display is a 14” 1920×1080 display, so it looks pretty good. The colors seem a bit off and a little on the warmer side, but the screen gets plenty bright, which is good for use where there’s heavy lighting. The screen is anti-glare, too, so viewing angles are fairly decent.

Moving on to performance, it houses 4GB of RAM and an Intel Celeron N3160 processor. It isn’t going to blow you away with speeds, but it’ll do its job well. I didn’t have any issues with performance, and so far I’m pretty pleased with everything I’ve put the Acer Chromebook 14 through. It’s extremely responsive and well worth the $300 it costs.

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Lastly, the battery life is really good. I can spend hours writing or scouring the internet and still be fine with the battery level. Personally, I don’t need a battery that will last 2 days straight. I just need a day’s worth of work, and this Chromebook certainly does the trick.

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Overall, if you’re looking for an inexpensive laptop, this Chromebook is right for you. As long as you don’t mind the lack of a USB type-c port or a backlit keyboard, you should be fine. The Acer Chromebook 14 is a really solid option for a Chromebook if you’re in the market.

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