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.
To benchmark the Chromebook I decided to rely on two tried and true web-based benchmarks:
The Acer Chromebook 11 seems to have mid-range results overall. Scoring a 521 in Sunspider and a 7636 in Octane 2.0.
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.