ACER CHROMEBOOK 11: User Review
Why I am Addicted to Acer Chromebook 11 Laptop
I have good reason to be addicted to my Acer Chromebook 11 laptop, which is also the reason for the Acer Chromebook 11 review. Before I talk about why I decided on a chromebook, let’s start off on how it all started.
I bought my first Chromebook on Friday, the 15th of January 2016. I’ll never forget the day the Acer Chromebook arrived. It was ordered from Takealot.com and delivered the very same day without needing to pay any additional delivery charges.
What I really like about the Chromebook 11 Acer is that it is faster, lighter and a more secure computer than my HP laptop, which I subsequently passed onto my wife to use. Mind you, not that I was ever unhappy with HP in any way. It was more a case of having to constantly update my PC due to frequent updates by Microsoft.
Whether you have a Dell, Samsung, or Acer Chromebook, they are designed with speed in mind as it is primarily connected to the internet where the documents and applications live in the cloud. It is actually a good thing as you do not have to bother with tons of onboard storage or having to buy new software.
Battery Life & Charging
What attracted me to buying the Acer Chromebook in the first place was the promise of a longer than usual battery life. Great was my surprise when I was able to work in a remote area for a solid 8 hours before I had to recharge my Acer laptop again. It gets even better. The charging time took less than 2 hours, allowing me to work undisturbed for another 7 to 8 hours. As time went by, the battery life reduced to 6 hours but not less than 5 hours. You just have to toggle the brightness of your screen and the laptop will last longer before having to recharge.
Performance & Design
As you may have noticed from the pictures above, the design of the Acer Chromebook is aesthetically very pleasing with either a nice matt finish or a silver gloss background. One word of advice, if you do not want to attract any scratch marks, then you should place your Chromebook in the white, material sleeve that’s been provided to ensure sufficient protection. What I like most about the chromebook is that it is a PC designed for both work and play, even while you’re on the move. Best of all, it’s automatically kept up to date, meaning you do not have to stress about any viruses.
I have an 11-inch Acer Chromebook that apparently has the ability to withstand any falls, scrapes and other forms of punishment. Do not laugh, but one fine day, accidentally on purpose, I tried swiping a lazy fly away from me, and all of a sudden my prized possession went flying in a totally different direction than the fly did. Amazingly, the laptop I decided to buy proved its worth as an Acer chromebook 11 best buy. With a great sigh of relief, while smack in the middle of writing an article, I simply picked up my chromebook, carried on working and experienced no operating issues.
Unlike my previous experience with my first laptop, the HP Probook 4520, where I had a whole lot of red tape to cope with as far as setting up the system was concerned, the Acer 11 Chromebook laptop was an absolute pleasure to set up. It required no setup as I just had to log into my Google account, flip my laptop open, and start experimenting with my brand new laptop.
Regarding its most useful features, the Acer 11 Chromebook by Google certainly does not disappoint anyone. Why are they so awesome?
Just take a look and you’ll see why Chromebooks in general easily sells itself:
- Google chromebooks are at least one-fifth of the cost of a 13-inch Macbook Air. Best of all, they make excellent work books.
- They range in size and functionality in that you can opt for a screen size that range between 10 to 15-inches, depending what you intend doing with it.
- If you’re already using Google’s services such as their Calendar, email, cloud storage, and chatting, then Chromebook will be the perfect partner for you. Essentially, the operating system is just another version of Chrome web browser.
- Acer 11-inch Chromebooks have more of a streamlined look and feel regarding its base and keyboard tray, making it a very efficient workmate.
Personally, I do not have an extensive list of worst features to bore you with. Having said that, there are a couple of things that annoys me, such as:
- While you’re busy typing something using Google Docs, the cursor has a knack of jumping elsewhere, and if you’re not careful, you start typing over other parts of your document. Needless to say, it throws one of course.
- The fact that the Chrome operating system is slightly limited as far as apps are concerned. Something that is about to be corrected soon with a planned update shortly.
- Heavy users of Photoshop or other offline software would have to settle for other alternatives such as Pixlr or Photoshop Express Editor.
- One more thing is the search button on my Acer Chromebook laptop, which is situated next to the “A” key of my keyboard. While you’re typing you can accidentally bring up the search tab.
For me it makes perfect sense to keep on using the Acer Chromebook 11. It is a new type of computer that never seems to stop amazing me. It does absolutely everything I require from it. I find it useful to keep up to date with the latest news, keep tabs on fashion trends, make use of it as workbook, and regularly switch between my Samsung Android smartphone and Acer Chromebook due to its incredible syncing capabilities. There has never been a better time than right now to switch to Google Chromebooks and experience a PC designed for both work and play. Soon, you will be just as addicted to using Chrome as I am.
OVERALL RATING – 8/10