Acer CB3-111 11.6 Inch Celeron 2GB 16GB Chromebook.  £129.99 at Argos was £179.99
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Acer CB3-111 11.6 Inch Celeron 2GB 16GB Chromebook. £129.99 at Argos was £179.99

£129.99Argos Deals
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Found 17th Dec 2015
The Acer CB3-111 is one of the cheapest laptops available and it does a good job of being clean, stable and efficient within 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. It runs ChromeOS and might be suitable for you.

"Technology Product description / spec

The Acer Chromebook 11 gives you everything you need to explore your world with the best of Google right at your fingertips. The quickest wireless connection on the market keeps you closer than ever to your world no matter where life takes you. Thanks to long-lasting battery life you can also work, surf and play the whole day long from a single charge.

No CD/DVD disk drive for a slim and lightweight laptop.
CPU, Memory and Operating System:

Intel Celeron N2830 dual core processor.
2.16GHz processor speed.
2GB RAM.
16GB SATA hard drive.
Google Chrome OS.
Display features:

11.6 inch screen.
High definition display.
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels.
Graphics:

Intel HD Graphics.
Shared graphics card.
Interfaces and connectivity:

Secure Digital (SD), .
1 USB 2.0 port.
1 USB 3.0 port.
1 HDMI port.
Bluetooth.
Wi-Fi enabled.
Multimedia features:

HD webcam.
Built-in mic.
HD Audio sound system.
General features:

Up to 8.5 hours battery life.
Size H1.8, W29.9, D20.2cm.
Weight 1.1kg.
EAN: 4713147516438."

10 Comments

Thanks OP. A thorough review here.

Great price. Hard to believe you can pick up a laptop with a decent keyboard and trackpad and, more importantly, 9+ hours of battery life for less than £130. oO

Chromebooks are a great concept, totally underrated. An average Windows laptop in the ballpark of this price would run like a dog and have a 3-hour battery at best. The closest Windows equivalent would be an HP Stream 11 at £50 more but Microsoft have stopped handing out Office 365 licences now, so what's the point? The Office Mobile apps are no more functional than Google Docs/Sheets or Office Online, which the Chromebook can also use.

Don't forget you also get 100Gb Google Drive storage for 2 years and Docs/Sheets etc DON'T count towards it/use up space.

The Argos description says it has a 16GB SATA hard drive. Is this a mistake by Argos? As far as I can see from specs on other sites, this should be SSD.

Can anyone confirm?

Yeah, it is an SSD. I've had this Chromebook for a year and it's solid. A steal at £130. However, I have found that the 2gb of RAM does hold me back when I have quite a few tabs and applications open. I'd certainly look at the 4GB versions if you can afford to spend a little more.

Great find, Heat added. Thanks op.

Looking at this because I think I'm going to have to replace my HP Chromebook 11, as I'm having charging problems with it again. They sent me a new charger and it worked for a while but it has just gone out of warranty and the charger has gone on the blink again. Bought a new one and it's not working very well already. Looks like a common fault. Hopefully other brands don't have this fault. It's a micro usb.

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lesley74

Looking at this because I think I'm going to have to replace my HP … Looking at this because I think I'm going to have to replace my HP Chromebook 11, as I'm having charging problems with it again. They sent me a new charger and it worked for a while but it has just gone out of warranty and the charger has gone on the blink again. Bought a new one and it's not working very well already. Looks like a common fault. Hopefully other brands don't have this fault. It's a micro usb.


Try and do a Hard Reboot with it plugged in -- Hold down the refresh button (over the 4) and the Power Button for 4 seconds, and release, does the charge light now come on and it begins charging? Used to have to do that with mine every few months or so i don't have it anymore but i think it was just this model that suffered from the issue due to the introduction of micro usb for charging a laptop for the first time.

I sometimes randomly manage to get it charging. I'll bear this in mind. It has about 20 mins left just now but I'd like to be able to use it over Christmas (and longer if there's a solution!). I have a feeling they asked me to try this on the phone to HP though and it didn't work, might not have been this exactly though so I'm certainly going to try it.

So refresh, power and have it all plugged in first and ready to charge? Light should come on when I do this? How odd. I wonder how they found this solution! I really like it, just a shame about the charging problem. A new charger has fixed the problem, but they're working for less and less time now!

Moonwolf, I couldn't get it to charge and tried what you suggested and it worked.

Only problem now is that it has forgotten all my passwords, but even worse it doesn't save them any more even though it asks me. Any ideas anyone?

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lesley74

Moonwolf, I couldn't get it to charge and tried what you suggested and it … Moonwolf, I couldn't get it to charge and tried what you suggested and it worked. Only problem now is that it has forgotten all my passwords, but even worse it doesn't save them any more even though it asks me. Any ideas anyone?


It's a Chromebook so you just log into your google account on chrome so only one password to remember.
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