Haier Chromebook 11e HR-116E Specifications
|Display:||11.6″ 1366×768 TN, 135.1 PPI, 200 cd/m², Matte/Anti-Glare finish|
|Dimensions:||29.21 x 20.83 x 2.26 cm (11.5 x 8.2 x 0.89 in)|
|Weight:||1.25 kg (2.76 lb)|
ARM Cortex A17 quad core @ 1.8GHz
|ARM Mali T764 4 core @ 600MHz|
|Wireless:||802.11ac dual band (2.4GHz, 5GHz) Bluetooth 4.0|
|3.5mm Headset Jack
USB 2.0 x 2MicroSD Card Reader
Haier Chromebook 11e HR-116E Review
Overall, the Haier Chromebook 11 is an impressive and cheap Chromebook. It boots up within 8 seconds, and has auto-updates built-in, so you can get the latest virus protection and the latest features, hassle-free (this is common in almost all ChromeOS devices). The high performance quad core Rockchip processor (Cortex A17) gives you the power for all your tabs and tasks.
The Haier Chromebook is powered by a new chip called the Rockchip RK3288 which consumes very little power yet can deliver adequate performance to ChromeOS. This is the same chip that powers the ASUS Chromebook Flip Web pages load up quickly with little lag, and it performs well on YouTube and other video streaming sites. The Chrome “Octane” test has the Haier running only slightly behind more expensive offerings running Intel and Nvidia chipsets. Considering the overall price, the Haier is an excellent value for those looking for a budget Chromebook.
Downside of Haier Chromebooks
There are some down sides to consider when getting a Chromebook this cheap. For example, the keyboard feels a little flimsy. But the keys follow the ChromeOS specifications so they are large and well spaced. The multitouch clickable trackpad is very nice and tracks accurately and scrolls smoothly with two fingers. The 11 inch display lacks color definition and is a little on the blue side, but that is to be expected for the price. It does have decent viewing angles. The Haier also has two USB ports and an HDMI output for attaching external keyboards, mice, and displays.
The low power processor brings with it great battery life that will easily last 8 hours of non-strenuous usage (like web browsing, word processing, and email). It’s also very light weight at under 2 pounds.
Overall Haier Chromebook 11e HR-116E Review
Overall this is an outstanding value. This is a very functional ChromeOS device that accomplishes most Chrome tasks for very little money. I was pleasantly surprised at how well this device performs and how well built it is for $150.00. It has a mediocre screen and keyboard. Mediocre battery life. But it is a great machine for kids, seniors, and those wanting to keep it simple. This device is not for gamers and video producers. It is for people that browse the web, email, Facebook, light document and spreadsheet work, etc. fantastic value!