Acer's Chromebook has witnessed something terrible. That is why it was forced to enter the witness protection program. As part of this, it's been forced to offer the dullest of everything. The black matte lid is joined by a black matte interior with virtually no identifying markers, the only exception being a small Intel Atom logo. Not even a Chrome logo can be found on either the lid or the interior. Obviously, this laptop is afraid of being identified.
That's a shame, because a new laptop running Google's operating system could be a cool piece of kit. Samsung's Series 5, the other Chromebook currently on offer, is a heck of a looker.
Aesthetics aside, there's nothing functionally wrong. The keyboard is actually much larger than what you'd generally expect to see on an 11.6" laptop, and the touchpad is enormous as well. While the display is somewhat glossy, it's not trimmed by black gloss plastic, which improves visibility.
Size is another benefit of this laptop. It's less than an inch thick through most of its chassis, which means it feels slimmer than most netbooks. At 3.2 pounds it is light, as well. If only this Acer were more attractive, it could have easily earned another star.
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