As an introduction to this analysis
Choosing a new laptop means that you will have to decide between several models.Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.So we ran tests on Acer CB314-1H-C2TG to find out what it was worth.
In short, depending on your needs you will see if this model suits you.
CB314-1H-C2TG compatible with internet use?
If your need for a laptop comes down to surfing the web, whether on e-commerce or information sites, and to making a few tables in excel, you could be satisfied with this CB314-1H-C2TG. This CB314-1H-C2TG is a lower quality laptop for those who are not very attentive. Even if the material is not of a very high quality, with plastic materials (at the level of the hull), the components and the internal circuits of the machine are still designed by Acer; a manufacturer who has been offering laptops for several years already. 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 14 inches that makes this model transportable anywhere. Unlike some competitors, this model does not have a touch screen. It’s a shame because, when you get this CB314-1H-C2TG on your lap, you’ll see that it’s not so easy to move the cursor with the touchpad.
However, the materials seem to be of good quality. After all Acer, has accustomed us to design quality products, just like this model, which will serve you for a long time to come.
The manufacturer offers a processor Celeron N4000 1.1Ghz; A mid-range orientation. A technical choice to reduce the final price of the laptop. The compromise could be on a model with a smaller screen size but with a better processor. The power required for a fluid internet navigation, will sometimes be low on this model and may require a new purchase in 3 years. The lack of RAM will surely be felt with this laptop which has just 4 Gb of memory. It will be a very good idea to spend a few extra euros to upgrade your computer with an extra 2Gb or 4Gb. 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. By offering only 1000 Gb, this CB314-1H-C2TG is one of the smallest in its category. 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 concerning the autonomy of 12.5 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. Batteries store little energy, and the computer consumes a lot of energy when it is used. In other words, you will have to keep this CB314-1H-C2TG most of the time connected to the power cable.
Is CB314-1H-C2TG okay to watch videos ?
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 CB314-1H-C2TG; 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.
As for the screen, it is a model of reduced size, 14 inches, with a 1366×768. Nevertheless, the colours remain beautiful, with detailed contrasts in the images. 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: 1.5 kg that it will be easy to take anywhere.
Unfortunately, no glossy screen is available on this model. The effect is of lower quality in environments with intermediate or even low light levels – often corresponding to the conditions in which a film is viewed. It will be more delicate to perfectly distinguish the images without getting tired.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
As far as sound is concerned, the card equipment and speakers have been integrated into this CB314-1H-C2TG. 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 other words, if you are demanding on the sound part, you will have to add external speakers.
Unfortunately, this laptop has only got the processor Celeron N4000 1.1Ghz, 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.
On the application side, Acer chose to let you do it. The operating system and that’s it. This is a Chrome OS on which you can install the software you need. For multimedia, you can possibly take VLC .
With Intel UHD 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. The CB314-1H-C2TG only 5 ports only provides you with ports. You will have to choose which items to plug in first, as there is no room for all your peripherals.
In short, for those who wish to replace their TV set with this laptop, it CB314-1H-C2TG seems inappropriate. That’s only 12.5 hours of battery life you have at your disposal. You will have to anticipate the duration of the films, otherwise you will not know the end. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
The CB314-1H-C2TG to use while travelling.
It’s a laptop, it folds like a laptop, but because of its size and weight, nothing makes CB314-1H-C2TG to be easily carried around. This seems to be the issue that the Acer didn’t really take into account in the design of this CB314-1H-C2TG. Difficult to store in a suitcase, not very suitable for transport, tests have shown that this laptop will be more in its element for very exceptional trips.
Forget about vacations and commuting.
Its weight of 1.5 Kg makes it easy to move. It’s one of the best in its class. It’s difficult to get a large screen and a light weight for a laptop. With a 14 inches screen, it is not easy to surf the internet or to look at pictures in a group.
Thin, lightweight laptops such as this CB314-1H-C2TG do not generally have touch screens. If you’re only doing it with the mouse, don’t forget it in the satchel. The alternative could be the keyboard trackpad.
We enjoy viewing on this screen which displays deep and vivid colours. The screen shows an interesting result.
CPU Celeron N4000 1.1Ghz power consumption is a bit high considering the performance of the laptop.
The result is a poorer autonomy. 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 1000 Gb. The induced advantage here is the absence of latencies, especially in the recovery phase after a standby or due to prolonged inactivity.With no moving mechanical parts, there is less risk of brittleness and produced heat .And if you absolutely need more storage, you can buy an external drive, or take out a cloud account.
Thanks to a reduced space requirement, departures on holiday with all the plane-bus-hotel transfers will be simple. Its 14 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 5 connectors. He’s one of the far less equipped laptops around right now.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
According to our analysis, we think it is better not to bring this CB314-1H-C2TG on holiday.
The CB314-1H-C2TG- the right model for audio or video editing ?
Definitely not intended for audio and video editing. Indeed, to meet this need it is necessary to have a laptop with a high processor and RAM speed, but this is not the case here. However, this does not prevent you from editing as long as you are patient and no other applications are launched. 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. It is possible to edit, but it is not the task that the processor Celeron N4000 1.1Ghz does best. However, there’s no question of switching to professional applications; the processor performance and the 1000 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. However, for audiovisual use, we would have preferred a dual-disk system: a large-capacity hard disk for backup, and an SSD for speed of execution. The CB314-1H-C2TG has only got one, with total 1000 Gb storage for your movies and music. This computer, even if it is not intended for this use, is still a good product in terms of storage.
With 12.5 hours in battery-only calculation mode, you’ll have little latitude. 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.
For the connector part, the CB314-1H-C2TGhas the USB3 format. The latest convenient protocol for interfacing computers and electronic devices such as external hard drives. 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 CB314-1H-C2TG for online or local games.
It is now possible to use laptops for online or local gaming. With this CB314-1H-C2TG, 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 Acer technical choices were rather made to meet classic needs such as internet browsing or word processing.
Provided with a resolution of 1366×768, this model is unfortunately much less equipped than its competitors. The visual comfort during the game phase, and the image quality will be less good.
Each year the power of the components increases, so this model is now far behind the others. Ideal for old design games, it has difficulty restoring the images and colors of the latest online games. In other words it is a good design model, but due to the lower power of the graphics card, it is less efficient for gaming.
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.1000 Gb are the minimum for computers today, making it one of the laptops with the least amount of space.
For those who want high speed wifi internet you will be quickly limited with this model which does not have the 5Ghz techno. You will need to use the ethernet port to access broadband.
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 1.5 Kg.
One of the lowest battery life 12.5 hours, which will force you to often leave this laptop plugged in.
In the end, we do not recommend this CB314-1H-C2TG for games; low performance will degrade the rendering and playability. On the other hand, it is very suitable for word processing and multimedia.
The CB314-1H-C2TG for office automation.
This product could wrongly make you think that this is what you need. In detail, here’s what’s going on.
A laptop that won’t match the users who have been won over to Windows. Acer installed Chrome OS to make it work.
This laptop is mainly for office use and will require some work on your side of things. It’s up to you to download and/or purchase the software suite that suits you. 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, with its 1.5 Kg is one of the ultra-compact ones.
The numeric keypad is not present on this model. Unless you only do word processing that does not require its use.
The storage of this model, 1000 Gb, is one of the smallest. If you’re working on shared documents in the cloud, such as Office365 or Google drive, no problem.
Simply put, it’s not CB314-1H-C2TG the best choice for office use. For the same price you will find more suitable and more powerful models.
CB314-1H-C2TG the right choice for the right use
In the end, our analysis will have shown that it CB314-1H-C2TG is disappointing whatever the uses. With an interesting price, it will be able to do the job if you know you’re going to change in 3/4 years.
In other words, this model is not really made for :
– web browsing
– listening to music and watching videos
– travel use
– make audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks