I recently started tinkering with an Acer Chromebook 11 as a cheap computer to beat up and throw in my bag when I explore new places. While I have benchmarked the performance of the Chromebook in Chrome OS, I was curious how the CPU itself performs. This is especially interesting to me, as I have also benchmarked the Celeron 2955U found in other Chromebooks. To do this, I relied on two quick tools – nbench and geekbench. To run these two, I relied on a CLI-only install of Debian 7.7.0 via crouton.
With all of this in mind, just how did the Celeron N2830 perform and how does it stack up against the Celeron 2955U?
Often it’s hard to find out specifically what is inside of a computer. Spec sheets are handy but often only provide some of the picture. I wanted more hardware details for the toshiba chromebook 2. This is a quick post to provide more details on the Toshiba Chromebook 2 in the event anyone is interested in this unit. I will be providing a quick cpu info, USB dump, and dmesg. My hope this might be useful to someone.
Earlier this week, I obtained an Acer Chromebook 11 and ran it through some benchmarks. Unfortunately, in my first day with the Acer I never played audio over the speakers; when I did, I noticed the speakers crackled – a lot. So, I returned the Acer and picked up a Toshiba Chromebook 2. Now that I have the Chromebook 2 setup, I decided to benchmark it to generate some Toshiba Chromebook 2 benchmarks and compare its performance to other Chromebooks.
How does this new Toshiba Chromebook perform? In one word – ok.
Over the weekend I picked up a new Acer Chromebook 11 (CB3-111.) While thinking about purchasing the model (the price seems like steal) I was surprised there were no articles which had Acer Chromebook 11 benchmarks. I decided I’d quickly throw a few out in the event they are helpful for others thinking about buying this computer.
Overall, it looks like the performance of this Chromebook is mid-range and OK, which is what I expected based on the price and specs.
I just picked up a new Acer Chromebook 11 (CB3-111) for testing and tinkering. I wanted a super cheap Chromebook since it’s been about a year since my last Chromebook. I see a lot of promise in the idea and I want to experiment a bit more. While reading reviews on this unit, I saw a few sources mention the RAM and eMMC (hard drive) are user-replaceable. That is exciting and potentially awesome so, I decided to open my new notebook to get a better sense of the Acer Chromebook 11 upgradability.
As it turns out, it does not appear the RAM or eMMC are (easily) replaceable.