Since Acer launched its Chromebook 13 as the industry’s first Chromebook powered by an NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processor and the company’s first with a 13.3-inch display, it has received numerous positive reviews from the media, including TIME, for its long battery life, smooth multi-tasking, and fanless design.
TIME’s article was entitled “Acer Chromebook 13 Impresses with Long Battery, Spacious Screen,” in which the reviewer also called it “Acer’s best looking and most solidly built Chromebook yet.” TIME concluded with, “Acer’s Chromebook 13 has it where it counts: long battery, high-resolution screen, great trackpad, great keyboard and a very manageable travel size.”
Other positive reviews include:
The Street: “… Acer has just delivered the first Nvidia-based Chromebook, and it's a beauty.”
ZDNet: “… If I was buying a Chromebook today, this would be my choice without hesitation. The performance of the Acer Chromebook 13 is so good that it will change the laptop landscape.”
Slashgear: “The Acer Chromebook 13 FHD is the finest Chromebook on the market today in its price range.”
Launched in August, the Chromebook 13 enhances Acer’s already dominant position in this category with a leading market share position in the US (1) and its No.2 position in Chromebook shipments globally in Q1 2014 (2). Acer debuted its first Chromebook in 2011.
The combination of the Chromebook 13’s vibrant 13.3-inch display, industry-leading battery life of up to 13 hours (3), boot-up in less than 9 seconds, and a thin and light fanless design makes it the ideal choice for customers who want additional screen real estate along with a portable and productivity-boosting design. It is available in two options –full HD display with 1920x1080 resolution or with a 1366x768 display (3).
(1) Unit Share Q1 2014 (January – March, 2014)/The NPD Group/U.S. Retail Tracking Service
(2) Gartner, “Market Share: Devices, All Countries, 1Q14 Update” 23 May 2014
(3) The Acer Chromebook 13 model with the full HD 1920x1080 display provides up to 11 hours of battery life. The Acer Chromebook 13 model with the 1366x768 display provides up to 13 hours of battery life. Battery life as measured with Google power_LoadTest (http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/testing/power-testing). Actual battery life varies by model, configuration (including storage capacity, RAM capacity, processor in use, display type and resolution, etc.), applications, power management settings, operating conditions, and utilized features.