Acer Chromebook 11 Benchmarks

Over the weekend I picked up a new Acer Chromebook 11 (CB3-111.) While thinking about purchasing the model (the price seems like steal) I was surprised there were no articles which had Acer Chromebook 11 benchmarks. I decided I’d quickly throw a few out in the event they are helpful for others thinking about buying this computer.

Overall, it looks like the performance of this Chromebook is mid-range and OK, which is what I expected based on the price and specs.

The test

To benchmark the Chromebook I decided to rely on two tried and true web-based benchmarks:

  1. Sunspider 1.0.2
  2. Google Octane 2.0

I also decided to compare the unit against some others tested by Ars Technica and lilputing.

The results

The Acer Chromebook 11 seems to have mid-range results overall. Scoring a 521 in Sunspider and a 7636 in Octane 2.0.
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Some more ramblings and impressions

After using this Chromebook for a day or so, I’d say its performance is decent but nothing to write home about. Websites load reasonably quickly and I can open a good number of tabs before I need to worry about slowing performance.

I have noticed a few quirks, however.

  • In some cases the speakers rattle a bit when playing sound which adds an annoying “pzzft” to whatever I am listening to
  • The construction of the case is a little flimsy
  • The computer is not going to stay white for very long
  • The trackpad is pretty quirky

Of course, all of the items above are what I suspect anyone is saying for a $200 computer and are nothing astounding all things considered. I had hoped the computer would be upgradable based on some details I had read online, however, this turned out not to be the case. That isn’t a major problem since I’ll likely only use this computer for a year or so before the need to replace it arises.