The Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431-C5FM is a 14-inch Chromebook with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080. It has 4GB of memory and a 32GB eMMC drive. It has an Intel Celeron N3160 processor and an Intel HD Graphics 400 video adapter but no dedicated video memory. It was tested with Chrome OS 50.0.
It has and 2 full-size USB ports. Video outputs include: an HDMI full-size port. It supports WiFi 802.11ac, so it's compatible with the latest high-speed routers. It is compatible with Google Play for downloading Android apps and games, but access was not yet available at time of test.
The Acer Chromebook 14 CB3-431-C5FM measures 13.4 inches wide by 0.8 inches deep by 9.2 inches high, and it weighs 3.3 lbs. It's backed by a 12-month warranty, with 12 months of free tech support over telephone.
WiFiThe type of built-in 802.11 wireless networking supported. Chromebooks with 802.11n also support 802.11g routers. Some models with 802.11n also support the 5GHz "high band," a standard suitable for apartments and other crowded areas. 802.11ac is the newest, fastest type.
Gigabit EthernetSupport for 1000 Mb/s networking.
Number of USB ports
Number of USB portsNumber of USB ports for printers, flash drives, or other peripherals.
HDMI outputAn HDMI out port for sending a digital video/audio signal to a computer monitor or HDTV.
Memory-card readerAt least one flash memory-card slot (CF, SD, XD, MS, etc.)
Built-in webcamA built-in webcam for videoconferencing.
Multitouch touchpadThe touchpad supports use of multiple-finger gestures to zoom and scroll.
ProcessorAlso known as the CPU (Central Processing Unit), the processor is responsible for running commands and handling data. Processors come in different speeds and may have two or more cores (ex. dual-core), which let you more quickly process multiple complex tasks.
Intel Celeron N3160
MemoryAlso known as RAM, memory is a temporary storage area for data. Its size is an important factor for performance.
StorageThe amount of storage, a permanent area for the operating system, programs and data such as documents, music, and media files. Storage can be a hard drive, an SSD (solid state drive), or hybrid drive.
LCD resolutionThe number of picture elements ("pixels") across the horizontal and vertical dimension of the screen. The higher the resolution within a given size screen, the finer the detail that can be displayed.
1920 x 1080
Native resolutionThe number of picture elements ("pixels") across the horizontal and vertical dimension of the screen. The higher the resolution within a given size screen, the finer the detail that can be displayed. No scaling is needed to view a picture or movie of this size, or to match the display resolution with the native resolution, sometimes called Default or Recommended.
Video adapterAlso known as the video card, the video adapter processes all the data that you see on your screen. They come in different speeds and may be integrated (most common, but is slower and uses up memory) or discrete (which is faster and has its own dedicated memory).
Intel HD Graphics 400
WidthThe width of the Chromebook while closed.
HeightThe height from the table, or thickness, of the Chromebook while closed.
DepthThe depth, from the front edge to the back hinge, of the Chromebook while closed.
Thin and light
Thin and lightBased on weight and thickness. This includes Chromebooks that may be labeled "Ultrabook," "Sleekbook," "Thin and light," and "Ultrathin," among other terms.
Operating system (as tested)
Operating system (as tested)The operating system that was installed on the computer at the time it was tested. The operating system is the software that controls the basic operation of the computer.
Chrome OS 50.0
Warranty lengthThe length in months of the manufacturer's standard warranty.
Tech support length
Tech support lengthThe length in months of the manufacturer's free technical support by telephone.
Battery capacityThe total energy contained in the battery, expressed in Watt-hours. A larger capacity battery will deliver longer battery life, but will add weight and sometimes will extend beyond the edge of the Chromebook.
Energy starQualified by the U.S. government's Energy Star program for low power consumption.
EPEAT levelEPEAT (Electronic Product Environment Assessment Tool) certification, based on environmental attributes such as the types of materials used and power consumption. There are three levels (in increasing order of environmental performance): bronze, silver, and gold. Products without an EPEAT level either do not meet EPEAT's minimum requirements or have not yet been tested by EPEAT.
Auto update expiration date
Auto update expiration dateAssigned by Google, the expiration date is when this Chromebook will stop receiving system updates. Depending on its hardware, each model receives a date about 6.5 years from the date of initial release. This is one way to encourage updated hardware from both manufacturers and consumers, and ensure system security and stability.