Acer Cb3-111
Similar to its older siblings, but not identical

Following on from its arrival in the US, Acer’s new 11.6-inch Intel Bay Trail Chromebook is now available to buy in the UK.

Two of Britain’s major online retailers are offering the Acer CB3-111 Chromebook, both pricing it at £199.99.

Very.co.uk lists the model as “in stock” and available for home delivery “within 4 working days”, while shopping goliath Amazon.co.uk touts a dispatch time of 2-3 weeks.

Design and Specifications

Visually the device look similar to Acer’s larger, fractionally more expensive, 13.3-inch Nvidia Tegra K1-powered Chromebooks. But inside things are very different:

  • 11.6-Inch LCD Display (1366 x 768)
  • Intel Celeron N2840 @ 2.16GHz
  • 2GB RAM 
  • 16GB eMMC Storage
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • Approx. 8.5-hour battery life

Alternatives

To put the £200 price tag of this model into some perspective, it’s possible to pick up the 13.3-inch ASUS Chromebook C300, which features nearly identical specifications, for as little as £189.99. The standard HD version of the 13.3-inch Acer CB5-311, which promises a 13-hour battery life thanks to its Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC, is available for around £219.99. 

For more on the differences between Haswell, Nvidia Tegra K1 and the Bay Trail CPU inside this model, refer to the “tradeoffs” section of this article. 

Buy the Acer CB3-111 Chromebook

After a power-friendly 11.6-inch Chromebook?  Amble on over to Amazon UK or vault across to Very.co.uk to bag yourself one.

Acer CB3-111 Chromebook on Amazon.co.uk

Acer CB3-111 Chromebook on Very.co.uk

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