Acer CB5 Chromebook To Feature Nvidia Tegra K1 Processor, 13 Hours of Battery Life

It seems Nvidia Tegra K1 is getting in more hardware than its predessors. It can not only be found in Jetson TK1 development board and Shield tablet developed by the company, but also products such as Xiaomi MiPad, as well as Google Tango Project Tablet devkit. Acer CB5 Chromebook should also launch very soon with Tegra K1 quad core processor, a 13.3″ display, and the company claims it should last 13 hours based on Google’s power_loadtest.

Acer_CB5_ChromebookPreliminary specs for Acer CB5 Chromebook:

  • SoC- Nvidia Tegra K1 quad core Cortex A15 @ 2.1 GHz with Kepler GPU
  • System Memory – 2 to 4 GB DDR3
  • Storage – 16 / 32 GB flash
  • Display – 13.3″ display with 1366×768 or 1920×1080 resolution (TBC) depending on model, and optional touchscreen support
  • Video Output – HDMI
  • Audio – 3.5mm audio jack, speakers
  • Connectivity – 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
  • USB – 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB 2.0 host port
  • Battery – 48Whr battery good for 13 hours
  • Dimensions – 32.76 x 22.86 x 1.78 cm
  • Weight – ~1.5 kg

The model with touchscreen will be called Chromebook 13 Touch CBS-311P, and the one without Chromebook 13 Touch CBS-311. I call the specs are preliminary as the product has not been official announced, but CB5 Chromebook has been found in a Acer professional brochure (I can’t find it there anymore), and Netbook Italia found the promo video below.

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Nice machine.

In theory this might be the best Arm Linux laptop (adding to the fact it run ChromeOS) as it would be supported by both binary and OSS drivers.
Sadly it seems like Nvidia might not add VDPAU support to the Kepler which would have made this the perfect Arm platform for Linux.


They do have OpenMax and from what I hear programs are starting to support that. Besides VDPAU could probably be reversed engineered for it quite easily.
This looks very exciting otherwise though, I’d love to run some real Linux on this one. But I’d love it to be the 64bit SOC even more. Maybe a 64bit model will eventually show up.


nice… but is the real disponibility on market and the street price that will determine the popularity.

roberta lozano

I like Acer chromebook mine I just got and it has what I need. buisness or pleasure…


Jetson TK1 with Nvidia Tegra K1 Soc (heatsink + fan)
Acer Chromebook 13 with Nvidia Tegra K1 quad core Cortex A15 @ 2.1 GHz (fanless)

who is lying with real working frequency ?


[…] from Chromium OS code, and shows it’s using 2GB RAM too. That also means Chrombooks like Acer Chromebook 13 (CB5) or  HP Chromebook 14 with the 32-bit version of the Tegra K1 might soon get an upgrade to the […]