As an introduction to this analysis
Even if there are not really bad choices in laptops anymore, it is important to know that some models are more intended for multimedia, and others more for games.Our analysis was made according to 6 user typologies.So we ran tests on Acer Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN to find out what it was worth.
The detail of our analysis in this article.
Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN to surf the Internet?
We can consider that for certain uses, such as surfing the web, it is not necessary to buy a high-powered model. This Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. Acer is a manufacturer that has been offering laptops for several years now, but for this laptop they have used lower quality components. So you can understand that you will not keep this product for more than 4 years.
It’s almost the perfect tool for travelling. A screen 15.6 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. This model is designed the old-fashioned way, without a touch screen. It’s a shame because, when you get this Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN on your lap, you’ll see that it’s not so easy to move the cursor with the touchpad.
Nevertheless, it remains a quality product with an easy to use trackpad. An important parameter for those whose laptop is not a daily work tool but who wish to make it last for several years; Acer thought it over carefully in this case.
The manufacturer offers a processor Celeron N4000; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. A latest-generation processor would have implied a higher price. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. Very clearly, with only 4 Gb ofRAM, this laptop is not the best equipped model. It is highly likely that if you decide to use the Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN, you will have to add at least 2 Gb to one of the avaiilable.Thanks to this, the laptop will allow a more fluid navigation.
This is one of the smallest available disk space among the laptops of the moment. With only 32 Gb, Acer considers that you won’t need to store too many files locally, and that you’ll rather do it on a public cloud. Not prohibitive in your daily use, but annoying; If you are used to consuming space, think about having a large USB key or external hard drive near you.
Last point about the autonomy. the Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN can work 12.5 hours in wifi mode only activated by the batteries. This is lower than what you can find in its competitors for the same price range. A lower autonomy is harmful, because the Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN is easy to access, and you have a lot of fun using it for a long time.
Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN the right choice for watching movies ?
Acer has not designed this model for strictly multimedia use. If you are very mindful of the quality for multimedia use, we advise you to turn to models other than the Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN; more high-end products, which on the other hand will be a little more expensive. Finally, a simple computer, yet not really made for audio and video.
This small model is equipped with a thumb screen 15.6, in 1366×768, and a good quality of colours. The colours are faithful, warm enough, and the contrasts allow a high level of detail. Continuously over the course of a day’s work or movie viewing, you may feel tired; such a small screen means you have to concentrate more to see better. The main advantage linked to this size, on the other hand, is its overall weight: 1.63 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
Therefore, when used in daylight conditions, you will appreciate the lack of this feature, as the light induces reflections, making it difficult to view.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN. By pushing the volume with music, we tested the rendering. Even if the result is good, be aware that even the best laptops will never beat a hi-fi system on this point. In short, it is relevant here to consider buying additional speakers if you are very sensitive to the quality of this function.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Celeron N4000, which today is rather light for this kind of use. The result will be higher electricity consumption and less quiet than in recent generations. It’s still acceptable in audio/video mode, you only need to launch one application at a time.
As far as applications are concerned, did Acer not install any. There’s only the operating system. This is a Chrome OS on which you can install the software you need. Clearly, to watch movies, nothing more.
With UHD graphic 600, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 4 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Few possibilities will be offered to you for the connection part. Indeed, it Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN has only 4 ports. It’s a little tight for you to plug everything in at once.
Nothing is more unpleasant than a computer that shuts down before the end of the film because of batteries of poor autonomy. Indeed, with 12.5 hours of autonomy, it is one of the worst specifications. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. In other words, do not rely too much on performance and prefer to use this device always connected to electricity.
Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN compatible with on the move use ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Acer. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
Its light weight allows you to take it wherever you want. It is one of the lightest in this category. When sitting with the computer on your lap, it is perfectly wedged to prevent it from tipping over. With a 15.6 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
Unfortunately, it is not Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN equipped with a touch screen as standard models. If you’re only doing it with the mouse, don’t forget it in the satchel. Or you’ll have to deal with the trackpad.
The designers of this did not consider it useful to integrate the backlit keyboard. Not really necessary.
Good image definition although the slab is not shiny. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
This model offers a pleasant user comfort. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
At the same time, the laptop processor Celeron N4000 is struggling; in terms of power it does less well than its competitors, and consumes a lot of energy.
Note that like all manufacturers, Acer is optimistic about the autonomy of this Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN. This figure is an estimate and consider instead that you will have 70% of this autonomy.
With 12.5 hours, this model is unfortunately one of the weakest currently offered on laptops.
Because of its probable use for travel, this laptop was thought to be thin and light with a SSD hard drive of 1 32 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.With SSD technology, however, you benefit from a considerable improvement in the time it takes your notebook to start up and get out of standby mode.For those who will need more space, this Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN will require the purchase of an external drive, as a permanent home for photos, music and your movie collection.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. Its 15.6 inches screen is so compact that it’s almost the size of a large tablet.
The manufacturer offers only a few connection options, with only 4 connectors. Currently on all available models, it is the laptop that has the poorest equipment.
With the bluetooth functionality of this model you can also simply connect with your loved ones’ devices.
Because of all these elements, we do not recommend this Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN for travel use.
The Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN to make audio or video editing.
The publishing or the musical creation are not the uses that the engineers of Acer have thought of for this Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN. This type of use requires power and memory, which this model lacks. Of course you could still use it for this, but you will find that the result is too tight. Here, both the processor and the general design of the model are obsolete. So use this laptop for simple tasks, otherwise you’ll reach the limits and very often you’ll have frozen screens .
The components and applications of this laptop are for basic use. Nothing will stop you from modifying photos, videos and music, despite a processor Celeron N4000 that is almost obsolete. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 32 Gb disk size will calm your nerves due to their lack of power and space.
This model contains an SSD for the operating system and backup part. As a reminder, an audio and video editing use, involves a large capacity hard disk drive for storage, and speed of execution with an SSD. The Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN has only got one, with total 32 Gb storage for your movies and music. It’s a product that provides enough space to save all your audio and video creations.
As with most laptops, don’t expect incredible battery life (12.5 hours). Unfortunately, it remains low for an audio-video use which needs a lot of computing power. On this point Acer could have done much better.
Well thought out in terms of connections, it Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN receives the USB3 connection. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. In addition, this technology offers a better rate of high-speed file transfer between your laptop and external drives.
In the end, it is a product not allowing audio and video editing. This also explains its price positioning below the laptops designed for this specific use.
The Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN- the right model to play with?
It is sometimes interesting, when you decide to buy a laptop, to be able to use it for several functions. With this Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN, it will certainly be possible to play simple games, but as soon as the need for calculations requires more power, the image rendering will degrade. The main causes are related to a lack of homogeneity in the choice of the graphics chip, associated with the processor, the screen and the cooling level of the laptop.
With only 1366×768, this model is below standard ones. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
These generations of processor and graphics card are nowadays a little outdated, which makes this model below the others. Tests have shown the limitations of this laptop, including some image degradation and processor temperature rises. Finally, if you want to play often, we recommend a model with more power.
Since Acer has not designed this model for gaming, the display system is not dimensioned for an exemplary reactivity during your gaming sessions. Unless you play games with designs older than 5-10 years.
Besides the amount of storage space is clearly insufficient.He’s one of the worst of the moment, with only 32 Gb.
No 5GHZ network possible in wifi on Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN. Too bad, it could have been interesting.
Even if the weight is not very important when you use it for games, know that this model is one of the lightest of the market with its 1.63 Kg.
One of the lowest battery life 12.5 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In short, if you want a fun gaming experience, choose another model than this Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN one. But it can be a good choice for office functions.
The Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN for office automation.
Not really designed for office use, Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN it’s still a good product. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
This model is intended for those who want to change their system. It has indeed an operating Chrome OS system .
This laptop is mainly for office use and will require some work on your side of things. You will have to download the applications you need, which implyies for some software a slight increase in the overall cost.
Assuming that you will have to take this laptop to the office, on a trip, or any other travel, you will appreciate its weight. This model weighs 1.63 Kg, which is the best at the moment.
This computer was really designed for office use. Hence the good idea to offer a default number pad as a complement.
This Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN eliminates the problems of light reflection on the screen, as it has a matt finish. The colour palette is of good quality; blacks and whites do not look like yellow and grey.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
The storage of this model, 32 Gb, is one of the smallest. Not really a problem for office use, but perhaps penalizing for some users.
So, in summary, it appears that it Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN is less interesting than its competitors. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.
Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN the right choice for the right use
The conclusion of the test Chromebook CB315-3H-C2HN is that almost all its specifications are below the others. Its aging technology will make its use disappointing fairly quickly.
Simply put, we were not convinced for uses such as :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks