it is a compact little machine, and its design, build and aesthetic complements its size enormously. Firstly, it’s a symphony in black; blacks on the back, on the keyboard and surrounding the screen. But this makes the whole aesthetic cohesive and attractive for a little Chromebook.
The main body of the Acer Chromebook Spin 311 is the similar matte black material but the ‘top’ or back of the screen has a very cool diamond-print panel. This feels like it could be for added durability to protect the screen but aesthetically it really works too, adding texture and a fun quirk to the design.
Overall, though, the shell feels sturdy and solid, reassuring for those looking for a durable Chromebook. The only very slight exception to this is a bit of noticeable give to the keyboard panel, particularly if you’re a powerful typer.
MediaTek MT8183C Core Pilot™ Octa-Core ARM Cortex-A73/A53 Heterogeneous Multi-Processor
Hard Drive Capacity32 GB
Processor Core Type8-core
Processor Speed2 GHz
Manufacturer Part NumberNX.HUVAA.006
Wireless Technology802.11ac WiFi 5 featuring 2×2 MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth® 4.2
RAM Memory4 GB
Maximum RAM Supported4 GB
Operating SystemChrome OS
Battery Life15 h
Screen Size Acer Spin 311
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
11.40 x 0.74 x 8.10 Inches
it is more than just a great little Chromebook. Showcasing impressive levels of versatility as well as satisfying interaction and usability, it’s among the best Chromebooks 2021 has to offer, even if it originally came out in 2020.
- The screen is pretty good, though a bit of a double-edged sword.
- Great design and build
- Lovely size
- flip mechanism
- the keyboard, despite being the same size as on other Acer Chromebooks does feel a bit small – due to its place in a smaller design
- Dim screen
- Massive bezels drastically reduce the actual screen size
- The Acer Chromebook Spin 311's battery life is good but it won't last you a day