Acer Chromebook Spin 311: Is it Still Good Enough?
If you Google Search Acer Chromebook Spin 311, you may get a lot of different products with different names. And you have to really be vigilant because Acer has brought products with different specifications, with different names, and with different specifications as well. Acer Chromebook Spin 311 might appear as a single device, but it has sub-devices under the group and they have Intel, AMD, and MediaTek chipsets powering them.
However, I would make things easy for you. Recently, one of my friends bought this Acer Chromebook Spin 311 and it had the model name CP311–3H-K5GD. At $280, this seems to be a pretty good device with its specifications and specifically, it is powered by a MediaTek chipset.
Here are some other details about the Chromebook in the form of Pros and Cons that you need to know:
The Pros of the Chromebook:
Battery life: The battery backup should not be the first thing that I should mention but I did that because it is phenomenal. Particularly for the office users who do not make use of heavy software in their devices, the battery backup is almost 12 hours.
Build quality: The Chromebook is made up of durable plastic and is quite resilient to falls and spills as well. So this means that you can make rough and tough use of this device and it would never cause any issues with this.
Performance: The performance of the device is really good and it has quick reactions to your mouse commands, even when a number of browser tabs are in use. It is powered by the MediaTek MT8183C chipset, it contains four Arm big cores clocked up to 2GHz and four power-efficiency cores together in its octa-core CPU. It also has fast Arm Mali G72-class graphics and 4GB of RAM that offers responsive performance and capable graphics for everyday activities. Not to forget, the Wi-Fi 5 with dual antenna increases connectivity reliability and throughput, while integrated Bluetooth 4.2 makes it good enough to connect wireless devices.
Portability: The Chromebook is utterly light in weight. It weighs just 1.2 kgs (2.65 lbs), and due to its sloped chassis, it is even easier to pick up and carry. With a compact size, it can easily be carried in a small bag.
Keyboard: The included keyboard has enough space to not cram you while typing and even if you make extensive use of the keyboard, it would be quite easy to work on.
Cons of the Chromebook:
Display: This Acer Chromebook has only 720p display resolution while 1080p should be the standard regardless of the price. A slightly better display would have made it more interesting.
Ports: There are only two ports (1 USB-C and 1 USB-A). I know you cannot dig holes everywhere on the Chromebook, but those who use wired devices may need some more.
These are some of the major pros and cons of this MediaTek-powered Acer Chromebook Spin 311 which are really interesting for the users. At just 280 bucks, I don’t think this would be a bad option at all. It has all the features to make it really interesting at a low cost.