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u/kverberk · 4 pointsr/chromeos

I would suggest the [Acer R11 for $269USD]( "Amazon Link to purchase") if you're really on a tight budget, but you're going down to 11.6", which may in the end be better for portability if you're still lugging back and forth from classes. It also has Android Apps in the stable channel which is a bonus. Just make sure if you get the R11 that you get the 4Gb Ram model or else Android won't run well on it anyway. My previous chromebook was the Acer C720P, which has the same screen size, and it was nice and light to carry around from work, home, and travelling, and was the laptop that I've used for most of my Master's degree and works well for typing long papers. The [Asus Chromebook Flip (1) at $259USD]( "Amazon Link to purchase") is nice, but in my opinion the keyboard is too cramped to be used as a computer to write anything longer than a facebook or reddit post, which I imagine why your original post requested info on 13"-ers, and 16Gb storage is too small for the future anyway.

I currently have the [Acer R13 at $399USD]( "Amazon Link to purchase") and it's great. I honestly can say it's overall the best computer I've ever owned and in my opinion the best value for a computer that money can buy. That being said, $400 is a lot of money for a student, but if you can afford it, it's definitley the one I'd recommend for you. The new ones that are coming out of CES, specifically the [Asus Chromebook C302 at $499USD]( "Amazon Link to Pre-Order") and the [Samsung Chromebook Plus at $449USD]( "Amazon Link to Pre-Order"), that will have touch and support android apps may run better but all cost more, will be harder or impossible to get now, and are arguably not a better value for the dollar. Back lit keyboards are nice but aren't a necessity for you I imagine!

Good luck on making a decision and let us know what you ultimately decide!

u/HayesCooper19 · 1 pointr/chromeos

> typing long word documents ranging from 20 to 100 pages.

As others have said, I would recommend testing out Google Docs on your current PC and see how it handles the things you require. You can also try out Microsoft Office Online, and depending on the Chromebook you should have access to the Microsoft Office Android apps as well.

> Opening 10 - 15 browser tabs for research articles.

Most any Chromebook with 4GB of RAM should be able to handle that, but I would still recommend using an extension like OneTab. It's primary function is to conserve system resources, but it also makes it MUCH easier to scan through a large number of tabs very quickly because you can see the full tab name instead of the truncated portion you see in the tab bar when several tabs are open.

> Audio transcribing (listening to recordings at reduced speeds to type them out word for word).

I've never tried this on a Chromebook and honestly don't know if the default audio player allows adjustment of audio speed, but I'm confident you could find an Android app that would allow you to do that if need be.

> Reading/highlighting PDFs.

Kami should work very nicely for you. You can try it out on whatever PC you're currently using to see how it works. You could also use Onenote Online or any number of Android Apps.

> Will a chromebook with 2gb ram perform these functions smoothly? Or am I better off getting a low-end microsoft laptop?

Honestly, I would say neither. You're better off buying a nice Chromebook with 4GB RAM as a minimum. And since it sounds like you would be doing a lot of extended typing sessions, it's imperative that you get a device with a very good keyboard. At this point, the best option available on the Chrome OS side is the Asus C302CA or the Dell Chromebook 13 if you can grab one of those refurbs when it pops up on Dell Outlet.

> How seamless is the conversion from a google doc to word doc?

I've never had any problems with it, and I don't expect you would either unless you're doing some extremely complicated formatting. Even so, you could always use Office Online or the Android Apps (which, last I checked, were available on my C302CA).

u/5ives · 1 pointr/chromeos

Models in mind

Acer Chromebook R11, Dell Chromebook 13, Acer Chromebook 15 (from this review).


Up to 500 AUD (~380 USD).

Performance & Use Case

For my mom. She hasn't used computers in general that much so far. Mostly casual web stuff. Maybe taking notes, things like that. She mainly uses her laptop (which is now dead) and phone in her chair at home, so it will likely only occasionally be taken on trips.

Type & Functionality

She'll probably looking through her Google Photos library from time to time on there, so a decent screen would be good. She's not very interested in touch/2-in1, but the option to use Android apps would be good, as she may use them in the future as she becomes more experienced.

Build Quality

She takes care of her stuff pretty well, so it doesn't need to be super-robust, though I'm sure she'd prefer nice build quality, and how it looks.


We're in Australia. I would have listed other considerations above if they were more accessible in Australia.


She's not great at using trackpads, so a decent one (plus keyboard) is certainly prefered. That might be another reason to have the touch screen option available, in case it's sometimes easier for her to just tap something.

The Dell Chromebook 13 w/ touch screen would be great, but I can't seem to find it available for purchase anywhere. If anyone can help me out there, that'd be great.


It looks like we're either going to be buying either of these specific models: here and here. The specs are very similar. Can anyone recommend one over the other?

u/god_dammit_dax · 1 pointr/chromeos

It'll depend on what features you want, but you can often find versions of the Samsung ChromeBook Plus in that range. Both the V1 and V2 are great, though they vary in specs a bit. V1 has a nicer, squarer screen, and it's lighter. V2 has a better keyboard and a full sized USB. They're well built machines, have a touch and pen interface, and they do the whole tablet/flip thing. I've had great luck with the Samsung Chromebooks, and I've had both versions of the Plus and it's upscale counterpart Pro and they're all fantastic.



Those prices are at the high end of your range, but if you keep an eye on Amazon, they'll often drop.

If you're not concerned with the tablet form factor, both Samsung and HP make great Chromebooks for very little money, like:

Think I've gotten my last three or four laptops off of Woot. You find Refurbs there all the time and pretty decent deals in the Computer section:

ETA: Whatever you do, before you buy, check the Auto Update expiration on this page:

u/NoSpice4Me · 1 pointr/chromeos

I've pretty much made a decision after lurking here, just want some feedback on weight/build.

First: Do you already have a specific model in mind?
After a lot of thinking, I like the R11.

The R11 is $249 with Amazon Prime, so it's perfectly in my range. Am open to bumping it to $300.

Performance & Use Case
This is a secondary work/school computer to my primary (gaming) laptop that's too heavy to carry around on my commute. I'm a teacher by day, and all of my students have Chromebooks and use Google for Education to do their work. I need to be able to have multiple Google Tabs open (mostly docs and presentations, but occasionally Sheets to track my students), as well as e-mail at all times. Some media (youtube clips, whatever I find for lesson plans) is a bonus.

By night, I'm a grad student in education & history, so being able to juggle PDFs and writing matters. I also like listening to music on Spotify/YouTube while I work. I have heard some mixed things about the touchpad, but I need to be able to right-click and copy/paste a lot with it. (I have a wireless mouse that I can also bring with me)

In what little free time I have left, I love to read the news (otherwise I don't care much that's it's convertible, more of a nifty quirk for me) and I'm a gamer (hence the gaming laptop), and I would love to tinker around a little with my Chromebook and maybe emulate some older games and play other, low-key ones at low res. I started gaming on a netbook so I...have pretty low standards. I'm really excited about using the Android store.

Build Quality
I am pretty nice to my stuff but I have never cared much about laptop looks (ask anyone who knew me in undergrad, I gamed on a I am a total graphics snob and love IPS displays. However, I commute on multiple buses a day between work and school, so I need to be able to toss this in my backpack (which will probably get bumped around here and there on public transit) and not worry about it. I'm also tiny (5'2" and 120ish lbs), and the weight of the laptop is okay for me, but is this the kind of machine I can comfortably whip out while I'm on the bus and type on/get light work done on?

Availability (Where are you From?)
Am in the US, no problems here.

Thanks y'all!

u/vbs221 · 2 pointsr/chromeos

Edit: it now says it should be back in stock by February 20! You can order it right away, but it'll only ship by Feb 20.

And BTW, the Pro comes with 32GB of storage. A 64GB version is exclusive to Best Buy. Honestly I personally wouldn't bother at all. I got the 64GB from Best Buy just because there was a one-day deal on it for $479, and my $499 32GB Amazon was within the return period. If Best Buy's deal was for $499, I wouldn't have bothered at all. Setting menu is showing I'm only using 4.8GB with 47.6GB left (so if it were the 32GB I would've had 15.6GB left). You get 100GB of free Google Drive either way.

— — — —

Oh, Amazon just ran out of stock last night! Yesterday it was showing that only 15 were left. This morning, it was showing they'll be back in stock by February 14. For some reason now that message is gone too.

I don't think this happens usually–for the past month that I've been tracking them, they've always been in stock (sold and fulfilled by Amazon). I'd suggest waiting a few days, but yeah it should be this link

u/joyfulali · 2 pointsr/chromeos

I'd like to chime in here because I am in the exact same position as you, wanting a note-taking device for college (grad school in my case).

I got the Chromebook Plus Version 1 because of the following:
-form factor - it's basically the size of a regular notepad, so really great for notetaking (I use Squid)
-ability to use linux apps (not that I have, but that I could)

I really like it, and have had a lot of comments about my setup. I got the Staedtler Noris Digital Pencil for handwriting notes - this is an amazing improvement over the built in stylus, which isn't bad to begin with.

I'm not a huge fan of the keyboard, but the CBP might be better. I find it cramped, but am getting used to it.

The surface is soft and marks/scratches. Not sure if that matters to you.

Your biggest challenge will be to find the right combination of apps to make a workflow that is good for you. I work mostly in squid, where I can import pdfs to mark up, and also do handwritten notes on lined "paper", or other types of "paper" markings. Some people choose to send squid documents to Evernote so that they can be OCR'd and thus searchable, but I have found this workflow to be cumbersome. I'm still trying to get the right workflow myself and welcome anyone else's suggestions.

I used a chromebook all the way through my MBA as my exclusive computer. When I did my MS in Data analytics I needed to install specific software on a Windows laptop. Now, in a PhD program, I can do most of my work on my Chromebook which is nice and portable, but I still need my Windows laptop for specific software.

I hope this helps somewhat. If you have the opportunity, get some hands-on time with the device to make sure that it works for you. With using it in tablet mode for note taking especially - the form factor will matter (not too big, not too narrow...)

Happy to answer more questions if you have any, acknowledging that I have a different model than the one you are looking at.

u/tgnrwd · 2 pointsr/chromeos

I'm trying a Chromebook to replace 2 Macbook Pros (1 work, 1 personal). It's on the way from Amazon, and I'm starting my experiment tomorrow.

I work for a tech startup. I'm a developer by trade and have recently moved into management and operations. 99% of the non-dev work I do is thru web-based tools. My company uses Google Apps (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.) and I vastly prefer those to the desktop counterparts (Microsoft and Apple). SO much of what gets done in businesses is getting done in the browser these days.

I've learned that the dev work I do can be handled on a Chromebook in 1 of 2 ways:

  1. Thru Crouton, which would be very similar to my current Mac based workflows
  2. Thru online IDE's like Cloud 9, Koding, and

    I intend to try both of these approaches and see which I prefer. For work, the amount of time I spend in the browser makes this definitely worth a shot. In the end, my only true dependency on Crouton could be for our company Video Conferencing app.

    For my personal machine, same deal. I'm doing a lot of personal dev projects, and browser based entertainment like reddit, videos, etc. Here I could probably happily get by without Crouton.

    I'm not a gamer, video quality is not super important to me. A relatively snappy web experience and the ability to accomplish a range of tasks are my biggest needs.

    What's pushing me over the edge:
    I get a lot of MacOS notifications for updates of apps that I do not use. My computers came with a lot of bells and whistles that are meant to pair with your iPhone or iPod or any of the other Apple devices; I don't use or need any of that. I'm not an Apple user because of the integrations with other Apple products, I'm a user because of the solid hardware and what used to be the simplest and cleanest OS/UX. That experience is gone now, the OS is being re-engineered to better drive people into the Apple ecosystem, and people like me end up with a computer that they don't love using as much. There's just way too much that I don't use, and I like to eliminate the excess from my life as much as possible.

    I'd also like to go all-in on the browser/cloud. Mac/PC generally comes with the need to maintain a file system, and in turn, to backup a file system if you are being prudent. Why not eliminate the middle man? In turn, all of the web-based tools now available to accomplish what used to only be feasible with local horsepower makes the hardware investment far more affordable.

    Happy to share more about my situation if it's useful. Like I said, my Chromebook experiment is arriving tomorrow. I went with an Acer C720-3404, i3 1.7GHz, 4GB, 32B from Amazon:
u/MalenkoMC · 1 pointr/chromeos

If she is using the youtube tools to edit it then she will be fine. Anything website based is usable. She can use Google Hangouts, but not sure how that would work with her friends that don't have Hangouts ;) 16gb is small and it is basically just the OS on it from what I can tell. Drive storage is where everything seems to be stored at as far as downloads and stuff like that (but I haven't done much of this), IIRC Google gives you extra storage for buying a CB (could be an old gift though).

I bought a refurbished HP 14 and love it (price is way off from what I paid). It's a white soft plastic, so it is kinda hard to keep clean, that is really my only gripe. The batter lasts forever!!! I actually left mine in my bag for 2 or 3 months with no use, picked it up and the batter was still about 1/2 way charged.

Personally, I have recommended these to all my friends who want a laptop for surfing the web and watching Netflix and things along that line. The low cost and usability are perfect for eachother. Also, if she somehow gets a virus, quick and easy reset puts you back to factory without losing your data (since it is stored on Chrome ;) )

u/expressojoe · 2 pointsr/chromeos

I'm in the same position as you, going on my third year in Uni (premed tho). I needed a smaller computer that was portable enough to take around all day on campus and I ended up with Acer Chromebook 14. First of all, do you think 11.6" is enough? I was looking at Asus E200HA as well and it looks pretty decent. 4 GB ram is enough and awesome battery life. But when I went to a local store (Best Buy) I realized how small the keyboard and screen felt. I realized I need something mid range form 13.3-14". However, if 11.6" works for you then go with that, portable all the way.

If you are looking for something to take a while, a lot of reviews I've read on Reddit and other forums said that chromebooks last like a motherfucker, so if you are going for reliable device I'd say go Chrome OS, as long as you don't need to download any special programs. From the two you have listed, I'd go with the Asus, better battery life.

But I'd still recommend a different pc. If you like the ASUS one, get the 32gb one with 4GB ram. The extra storage is worth it. Still, I'd recommend the Acer Chromebook 14, 14" 1080p IPS display, 32gb storage, 4gb ram + Quadcore processor making it snappy af, Android Apps in dev channel, and amazing battery life. I got one at Costco for $250 US with a wireless mouse bundled in. If you don't have access to costco, you could refurbished ones on Amazon for around $225 US dollars. I've been using my for a week and its been amazing. Feel free to PM me.

Here's a link for the Acer CB:

u/ElDoubleOK · 1 pointr/chromeos

I haven't looked into the Pixelbook lineup but I've been using an Asus C302 for front-end development and I honestly can't see myself going back to windows right now.

The only downside with the C302 is it's limited to Crouton. Apparently the kernel is too old for Crostini, but I haven't run into a problem that requires Crostini.

With Crouton I run a Xenial chroot and open Linux Apps through the xiwi extension. I've run into a few issues with Xiwi, mainly authentication. Some apps require me to authenticate in the browser (Postman & Spotify), but they don't have the ability to access the native ChromeOS browser. To solve this I had to add a desktop environment to my chroot and authenticate in that desktop's browser. Luckily, I only have to do this once, so if you're limited on storage you can just remove the desktop environment after.

The other issue with running Linux apps through xiwi is you lose access to the media keys. Crouton has a flag named keyboard that should fix this but it doesn't seem to work with my chromebook. This isn't that big of a deal for background apps, like Spotify, but when I run VSCode I would get tired of having to leave the app to turn down the audio or turn up the brightness.

I did some research and found code-server. It was built to allow developers to access VSCode remotely through their browser, but I use it to run VSCode on http://localhost:3000. I created a shortcut for this port and checked "run as window" so it takes up the whole screen.

The only downside with code-server is that it doesn't have access to all the extensions in the VSCode Marketplace. Apparently the code-server team maintains their own collection of extensions and optimize them individually. Simple extensions like themes and icons get added automatically but more complex extensions like live-server and live-share have yet to be supported.

Also, I bought this USB Hub from Cable Matters. After it shipped, I was informed by Cable Matters that my dual 1080p setup would not be supported, but not only did my C302 extend to both, it kept the original display available so now I have a nice triple monitor setup!

u/Ihaveanusername · 1 pointr/chromeos

My opinion, I'm not the biggest Toshiba fan. I don't think they are quite reliable in their products. Saying that, I have heard people liking their Chromebook 2. It doesn't have too much different hardware difference than other models, so you are paying more for 1080p and a memory boost (4gb). Saying that, I think if you're looking to pay for you want, go for it. I picked up my CB3 because it was perfect for me. I would say the same for you.

If you're going into that direction, might want to take a look at this Acer model (I swear, I'm not a spokesperson for Acer) Acer Acer 13 CB5-311-T9B0 Chromebook (13.3-inch Full HD, NVIDIA Tegra K1, 2GB. It's not Intel based, but the Nivia processor gives the CB a HD boost and might actually run better than the BayTrail Intel. I'm not sure if you can install certain Linux apps on it (versus Intel) if you are looking to install Linux on it, like Ubuntu, so I would definitely research before making a final decision. And it's slightly cheaper.

If not, go with the Chromebook 2. It's definitely a worthy investment.

u/ItzCheng · 1 pointr/chromeos

First reddit post, so be nice.I have been looking at a chromebook over the past few months to replace my ipad mini 3 while also being useful as a way into the google ecosystem, as i have recently switched from office to docs etc and am looking at getting a google pixel to replace my samsung a5. I have concluded that the samsung plus is my best option, as i will be primarily watching youtube, doing google docs, playing android apps and surfing the web on it. I say this due to the 1440p display, it being thin and light so it can be more of a tablet, and a 3;2 aspect ratio. The pen is also a bonus. I have also looked at the lenovo 300/500e, asus c302/c101/c213 and acer r13/11, however did conclude that the chromebook plus was my best option.

However a major issue with this is that the chromebook plus is not sold in the uk, so i am struggling to find ways to purchare it and get it to the uk. So far i have found two different listings of the chromebook plus on

I have not found another store selling the chromebook other than that ships to the uk, if that does exist please tell me! I do have amazon prime, so that takes out delivery cost for prime items. However, i would like it new so that eliminates most of the options. I also wish to stay under £350 pounds max, so about $500, and that includes import tax and delivery. Is it worth going for the plus, or should i just give in and get the c302 or something simular? Is there any other place that sells it where i would be able to get it shipped to the uk? I am open to 3rd party shippers, but are not sure on their reliability and pricing.Thanks in advance for any advice. I will be ordering within the next month. Which seller of the chromebook plus on amazon is the most reliable and well priced, as i could not find it directly sold by amazon. Thanks!

u/Rossoneri · 1 pointr/chromeos

I have an Acer 14 and it's awesome. The screen is amazing quality for watching shows and the aluminum build is really beautiful.

I really don't think storage should be an issue at all. Invoices shouldn't be taking up a large amount of space. As the other user mentioned, google drive makes for a great place to store things, or to store backups. Additionally even though it doesn't have a sd slot, you can still get a usb drive for backup or storage of old

You can also get a usb drive like this: which barely sticks out and can easily be left in all time.

u/JDGBOLT · 1 pointr/chromeos

Technically it's not correct that you can't install anything on a chromebook, so long as you are willing to get your hands a little dirty to get things to work. You can use crouton to install a linux distribution that runs alongside chromeos. You get all the benefits of the optimizations done to chromeos, but you can run basically any linux application on it. This is made slightly complicated by the fact that chromebooks come with various processor types, to have the greatest compatibility with linux software, one with an x86 processor is preferrable.

This is slightly advanced, and you comprimise some of the security that comes into the os itself as you are essentially running it in developer mode in order to run arbitrary applications, but once it's setup and you start it, basically you can switch between chromeos and crouton just via a keybinding (ctrl+alt+shift+[back/forward]).

As far as the chromebook to use for it, I would recommend one with an x86 processor and ideally 4 gigs of ram, due to the fact that you are basically running 2 OSes at once. The one that I personally use for my purposes is the i3 version of the Acer C720. This is one of the pricier chromebooks, but has a lot of oomph in the processor because it has an i3 rather than a celeron. Though be aware that the hardware is not the greatest, TN screen and such. Another reason I got this particular one is to be able to replace the SSD within it to a 128 gig one to be able to better store everything.

u/nsahba · 1 pointr/chromeos

Hi I'm looking for a chromebook that I can use for school (pretty much just google docs, sheets, etc). My current laptop is pretty old and slow so I would like something a little more powerful that won't crash all the time.

I also like making some basic digital art so touchscreen would be nice. I want to get something that could last me a few years so I'm willing to spend around $600 (preferably less, lol).

I've done a little research and I think one of these would be good for me:
Samsung Chromebook Pro
Asus Chromebook Flip C302

Would one of these work or would you suggest something else? Any help would be appreciated!

u/notmyname1 · 3 pointsr/chromeos

Chromebook Pro:

  • $499
  • beautiful, bright display
  • 3:2 screen ratio
  • stylus

    ASUS C302:

  • $429
  • 16:9 screen ratio
  • amazing keyboard
  • keyboard is also backlit

    I own the Chromebook Pro and my son has the C302. They're both great, but I prefer the 3:2 amazing screen and the stylus of the Chromebook Pro to the amazing keyboard on the C302.

    EDIT: emphasis on C302's keyboard, backlight, and Pro's display.
u/EschewEnvy · 2 pointsr/chromeos

I've owned 4 models of Chromebook and I've used, but not owned, the Flip. Hands down, the winner for me is the Acer Chromebook 14. It's now available under $200.

I've been using computers for over 30 years and I'm in IT, and this is absolutely the best I've ever owned.

Edit: big screen, great battery life, but very lightweight.

u/westdabestdb · 3 pointsr/chromeos

Hello, I am not a Chromebook user but I am very interested in them.

You can definitely go for any Chromebook around $500, they typically have 4gb ram, 32/64gb storage, and intel core m3 processor. If you are willing to pay few hundreds more, there's a discount on Amazon for Google Pixelbook, with i5 processor, 8gb ram and 128gb storage for $846. There's also one good thing about this device, you can install linux applications on it.

If you are not interested in paying that money for Google Pixelbook, you can go with ASUS C302CA-DHM4.

Enjoy it!!


u/brent711 · 3 pointsr/chromeos

If you are looking for the best bang for your buck for the needs you mention (weight and battery is not so important, but screen and performance is) I would go with the only 15.6" model you mention:

Nice big screen in 1080p IPS, nice speakers compared to all the rest on the list. Full size keyboard.

Hope that helps

u/Drunk_Panda_456 · 1 pointr/chromeos

Acer Chromebook 14 for Work, HP Chromebook 13 G1, Acer Chromebook 14, Acer Chromebook 13, and ASUS Chromebook C300 are good choices... These are in order from my 1st choice to my 5th choice. I put the Acer Chromebook 14 for work as my 1st choice because I prefer Acer over HP, but it was a hard decision because both laptops are great.

I use an Acer Chromebook 11 and I LOVE it very much...

u/ZeeBeeGee · 6 pointsr/chromeos

The Acer CB14 Refurbished is your best bet.

EDIT: Here are som purchase options for anyone interested. I got mine via Groupon and it is in perfect condition as far as I can tell.

Best Buy $199

Amazon $229 (Third Party Seller)

Acer Recertified $185

Groupon $199


u/iHelp101 · 1 pointr/chromeos

The first deciding factor is screen size. You are looking at a 11.6, 13.3, and 14 inches. Are all these sizes okay with you? If so, we can look at screen size in pixels. The Dell is 1366x768, while the Toshiba 2 and Acer 14 both are 1920x1080.

Assuming we are going with 4 GB on all the versions the Acer is $299, Dell is $239, and Toshiba is $249 (2015 Model, 2014 Model is $219 Reburbished). The Acer is new, so I am not sure about availability. If you want something newer and metal the Acer 14 is a great option.

If you don't mind the lower, but reasonable screen resolution of the Dell it is a great option. The Toshiba 2 has the upgrade to 1080p for $10 more, which makes it another great option. Overall the choice is yours.
Acer -

Dell (2014) -

Toshiba (2015) -

u/Awesomolocity · 1 pointr/chromeos

I got the Acer CB3 14-inch for about $229 from bestbuy. Their price was actually 269, but they price matched Amazon. I used the saved money to buy a 128GB flash drive in addition, for extra offline storage.

I definitely am enjoying it. Though the first thing I did was add crouton with Ubuntu - in case I need more power. ;)

u/meatwaddancin · 1 pointr/chromeos

Snapping Android windows came out last week in Chrome OS 65 😁

I can't say for certain because I haven't used a Wacom pad recently, but I believe Chrome OS does support them natively. Swear i tried one on my old Cr-48 I think. Just buy from somewhere with a return policy and try one out!

I've had trouble finding docks with 2 USB C female ports (same for battery packs), seems to just be because of the times. In the future I'm sure they'll exist.

Finally as a side note, if you're into using the stylus (on your Chromebook screen), someone on Reddit once suggested this, and it's pretty awesome:

u/chivere · 1 pointr/chromeos

Yeah, it sounds like it might be better idea to buy a new one. I was looking at this one, which seems pretty hefty (after dealing with the 11, while the screen is nice, I'm pretty sure I'd rather just have the damn thing work).

u/choppedcheddar · 5 pointsr/chromeos

Chromebooks will be the best option for them. When my mom was using a Windows machine, she always had issues and questions. I got her an Acer R11 Chromebook and her computer experience has been much better. Also, Chromebooks have long life cycles before the need to be upgraded if you choose to.

If they want a larger screen, try the Acer Chromebook 14. I am not familiar with Chromeboxes, but I think Acer still makes the Chromebase, and ASUS makes a Chromebox as well. Check the links I posted:

Good Luck.

u/medes24 · 1 pointr/chromeos

My pick right now would probably be the Toshiba Chromebook 2 full HD model @ $329 USD. It sports a 1080p IPS display and has the best screen of any chromebook on the market right now. Top notch if you plan to watch a lot of video. The speakers are decent as well.

If you're interested in testing your code in Linux it might be worthwhile to get some extra processing muscle and go for the Acer C720 Core i3 model

or optionally wait until a bit later in the year when some of the Broadwell machines hit market. Acer has got some nice computers coming up.

u/qizah · 3 pointsr/chromeos

The Acer R11 is a really great Chromebook. I picked one up for much more than $200 (Canadian price lol) but it's worth it, it's a really great machine. I've been using it for ~ a week now. I see it listed for $259.99 on; not bad!

u/udderum · 1 pointr/chromeos

Well, how does your current chromebook perform for you? Surely you've used it with the above scenario of 25 or more tabs?

This is just a guess, but the "perfect," no-compromise chromebook probably won't be out til early-mid 2015 (next gen intel processor and IPS screens). People say not to wait for what's next, but every now and again, it really isn't a bad idea -- especially with all of these refurb c720s floating around.

I plan on picking up a refurb myself. The c720p with 4gb ram, in fact. =P

If you're really dead set on the i3 model (because it seems like you want someone to talk you into it), I've seen a few on ebay for $299. I also saw an amazon seller with refurb units in stock for $330 or so. Here's the link:

good luck

u/Kysersoze79 · 2 pointsr/chromeos

So, you can get an R11 at amazon right now for $250

Its the 32gb (vs 16gb) version, and its a slightly older quad core vs dual core celeron.

So if you figure you can save $70 off that price, but you have to GO to bestbuy on black friday, then sure its totally worth it.

This is on my short list to get for my 7yr old, since it can flip over, and run android apps, and double as a (fat) tablet. They currently use the asus c100 now, so this would be similar. I haven't seen any deals on the asus c101, so i'm thinking the acer might win out.

u/Laudunix · 1 pointr/chromeos

It's absolutely better, but I don't know what that link is, because it's certainly not an Acer Chromebook 14 For work, this is: Acer Chromebook 14 for work

They have i3/i5 processors, and they're amazing, but they cost a little too much for me. They also have USB Type-C ports, among other cool things.

I never actually saw the model you linked originally, but I still would have purchased mine for the higher resolution screen, and higher storage.

u/Scottap · 1 pointr/chromeos

I actually think your best bet would be an USB drive. They offer faster speeds at the same (or less) cost. If you think Samsung works best with Samsung products, I recommend you this paired up with this adapter

Why is it better? The SD card gives you 95MB/s (Lots of Android apps can't be sent to your SD Card (without rooting) because they are really slow, imagine that using an OS such as Ubuntu/Debian) and 128GB for $81.38. The USB drive + adapter gives you 128GB, 150MB/s and an adapter for other things other than your drive for $49.94.

If you think losing an USB slot is just too much, you can always buy this hub instead of the adapter. Total: $57.94

u/Zachavm · 2 pointsr/chromeos

You might be able to snag a CB Plus for close to this. You can get a used one for $330 on amazon right now. It is worth it for that amazing 3:2 screen IMHO. It is SOOOOO much better than a 16:9 screen in tablet mode and significantly better overall IMHO.

u/jmcg0192 · 11 pointsr/chromeos

Lenovo C330 . It has android app support and I’m pretty sure Linux app support as well

u/creaturekyle · 2 pointsr/chromeos

I think there are a few different models, but the one that seems to suit your needs and price point best is the one with the m3 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB drive, I think it should be the Asus C302CA. In the US it's available on Amazon, and from pretty much every electronics retail store (Best Buy, etc). I don't think it will be difficult to track down.

Here's the US Amazon link:

The other models come with core m5 or m7 processors, which are extreme overkill for what a Chromebook needs, and go for $200 - $400 more than the m3 version.

u/bluaki · 1 pointr/chromeos

Here's the US Amazon link for Anker PowerPort+ 5.

It's great if you want to charge multiple USB devices at once. I think it's pretty clunky if all you want it for is charging a single device, but it fills the niche of providing a fairly high-power USB-C port at a lower price than other readily available laptop chargers like Apple's and Google's.

The USB PD market isn't really mature enough for there to be a lot of good alternatives for that need yet. A lot of chargers are flawed and poorly designed, a lot of them don't have widespread availability around the world, a lot of them aren't even sold standalone but instead are only bundled with a device.

I use my Chromebook Pixel 2 charger for all my USB-C stuff, but it costs more
at US$60 and it only charges one device at a time. I like the long cable and it works great with my Nexus 5X, XPS 13, and Nintendo Switch.

u/bgiesing · 3 pointsr/chromeos

Well you could get the direct successor, the Chromebook 3 (currently $189)

Other options could be:

u/VictoryGoth · 1 pointr/chromeos

Sorry you didn't get a response last time. I try to make sure everyone gets a response on these.

The Acer Chromebook 15 is better in every way. You get a much better display and better build quality. The Asus C301 Chromebook has a flimsy build and terrible display. And like you said, the Acer Chromebook has more accessories.

HOWEVER, if you want a smaller Chromebook for the same price, check out the Acer Chromebook 14, which is currently available for $259!

The Acer Chromebook 14 has much better build materials (all aluminum), the same Full HD IPS display, but it's fanless and has 32GB storage. The only drawback is no SD slot but other than that I think it's the best Chromebook in its class.

u/payne · 1 pointr/chromeos

I love my because the keyboard is great (but not backlit) and it runs well. I've had it since July 2017.

u/bartturner · 1 pointr/chromeos

Thanks! Have not been able to find one like that. Had no clue there was such a device. I have a HUGE family as in 8 kids and purchased a bunch of them and was thinking did I buy one of these and not realize?

Does not seem so. Purchased from Ebay, Amazon and Woot.

This one has been under $200 in the past.

u/Gobias_Industries · 2 pointsr/chromeos

I gotta suggest the one I have, the Asus C202. Great keyboard/touchpad and a rugged design (drop and water resistant) all for 200 bucks. If there's a downside it's that the screen isn't the greatest, but otherwise I'm extremely happy I got one.

Actually, looks like it's 194 right now on Amazon

u/hillens · 1 pointr/chromeos

Update: I went with the Flip C302 m3 for $399 on Amazon. Deal is good for Prime customers for another ~12 hours or so:


Thanks everyone for the very helpful responses!



u/mulasien · 1 pointr/chromeos

That's a pretty generous budget, opening up a lot of choices.

My two cents: I just bought an Acer Chromebook for Work 14 from Amazon last night. Celeron model comes in at $350'ish, i3 model is about $580. For a rugged, powerful enterprise-worthy chromebook, it can't be beat. Here's the link to the one I got, Celeron model is a bit cheaper

u/Ganrokh · 1 pointr/chromeos

Seconding this. Obviously, if you don't plan on using the microphone or "Okay, Google", then this might not be a problem for you. I didn't plan on using my mic, but my mic wasn't working correctly right out of the box and I got a replacement anyways. I ordered mine through Amazon and they were nice enough to overnight me a new R11 that arrived the very next day before I had even shipped my original back. The replacement did have a working mic.

If you have to replace through Amazon, CS will run you through a couple troubleshooting steps before they send you a new one. The process took about 15 minutes. Don't be caught off-guard if CS asks you about what version of Windows the Chromebook is running.

u/LaughingMan11 · 2 pointsr/chromeos

DO NOT get the one you linked to. It's only got Type-A ports, it supports Qualcomm Quick Charge, which Chromebooks, because they follow the Type-C spec closely, will never support.

If you use that charger with your Chromebook, you'll likely only charge at 1.5A at 5V, or 7.5W, which is almost assuredly not enough to keep the battery charging while you are using the thing.

Buy USB Type-C and PD compliant chargers.

This one is pretty good, and charges the Asus at the same 45W like its included charger, plus gives you 4 other Type-A ports to charge your other things :

u/Pjd1999 · 3 pointsr/chromeos

I have an Acer 14 and I love it, good choice on that one. There really isn't that much advice to give, but for your external drive, I'd recommend one of these. It makes it easy to just keep in in the laptop 100% of the time without being annoying. And I did buy a mouse for my Chromebook, but I never use it because I found it to more of a hassle than it was worth, since you'd have this nice sleek laptop, and it would be really annoying to carry around a mouse with it.

u/Shiny_and_ChromeOS · 2 pointsr/chromeos

"Isn't too old" is giving the CPU short shrift. Other than the rare 3215U in the Toshiba Chromebook 2 2015, the 3205U is the newest Broadwell Celeron there is for Chromebooks. The only thing more powerful than these are the far more expensive Core i3 and Core i5 Broadwell chips in the Toshiba and Dell 13-inchers. In fact, the 3205U benchmarks neck and neck with the Haswell i3 in the older C720p and Dell 11.

I'm pretty sure the storage can be upgraded due to it being a Broadwell CPU. All N29xx Bay Trail and N3xxx Cherry Trail laptops have soldered onboard storage.

We're planning to outfit the my buddy's C740 with a 64GB microSD card slotted into a low-profile adapter that will sit flush in the edge of the laptop. That'll leave his USB 3.0 port open for flash drives and the USB 2.0 port for his mouse dongle.

u/ilikemyrealname · 2 pointsr/chromeos

I think I have the top of the line one, and it's on sale right now on Amazon. Might be helpful, especially if you have Prime. PS. I absolutely love the device.

u/orsauce4 · 2 pointsr/chromeos

Best two options are the dell chromebook 11 or acer 720. Dell beats out the acer in hardware quality and battery life, but might be a little more expensive? Newegg sells it for $298 new. In terms of power the acer is the best bc is uses the i3 processor but is a little pricey for $380,

u/Putrid_Foreskin · 3 pointsr/chromeos

I dont believe you can upgrade anything on chromebooks (dont quote me...)

The best option for you would be (imo) the Lenovo C330 from amazon, basically the S330 with touch:


Double the memory to 64GB, cheaper, and you get a nice touchscreen to use with google apps.


edit: looking over at bestbuy site, those prices are awfully high!

u/internetosaurus · 2 pointsr/chromeos

The price you're seeing on Amazon is 3rd party, when Amazon had it in stock they were selling it for $250. It was also $250 at Best Buy when I bought mine there, although it appears that they've raised their price on it.

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u/mcbrown91 · 1 pointr/chromeos

Acer certified is a good resource


I can recommend buying refurbished to save a few bucks, unless Google goodies are a must. I love my Acer C720 (I would love 4 GB of RAM). Whatever you get, go for an intel CPU.


Check out some octane scores, but that doesn't always tell you everything


Personally for $300 budget I'd get the Acer Chromebook 14

u/SpendingSpree · 4 pointsr/chromeos

Faster CPU: Acer C720 with Intel i3

Bigger/better screen and battery life: Toshiba Chromebook 2 with IPS display.

Both with 4GB of ram. The Toshiba is fast enough to do pretty much everything you need to do with a Chromebook and is also fanless. However, if you plan to run Linux and other "non-Chrome" stuff then the Acer might be better for this. These are the 2 models that most people around here will recommend, depending on your needs.

u/TCMGhost · 2 pointsr/chromeos

Forgot to mention you will want to pick up a different stylus for the Chromebook for heavy usage. The portability is excellent with the provided stylus but it is designed as a "add on" for people doing quick notes rather than the professional artist. My hand does cramp due to the barrel size of the provided stylus. While the ones I linked aren't the only choices you need to make sure you get the ones designed for the older Surface tablets and/or Wacom compatible technology. I think there are a few subreddits posted about this in the Samsung Chromebook subs...
Some choices are:

u/denniskempin · 2 pointsr/chromeos

I like them much better. Especially the S-Pencil feels nice, and it's available on backorder from Amazon directly for $27:

u/lovetakelovemake · 3 pointsr/chromeos

Acer Chromebook 14 for Work CP5-471-312N

6th Generation Intel Core i3-6100U Processor (2.3GHz, 3MB L3 cache)

Google Chrome Operating System

14-inch Full HD ComfyView (1920 x 1080) Widescreen IPS LED-backlit Display

Backlit Keyboard

8GB of LPDDR3 SDRAM Onboard Memory

32GB Internal Storage

Intel HD Graphics 520

Two built-in speakers and built-in dual microphones

HD Webcam (1280 x 720) with 88 degree wide angle lens
supporting High Dynamic Range (HDR)

Intel Dual Band 2x2 Wireless-AC featuring MIMO technology (Dual-Band 2.4GHz and 5GHz)

Bluetooth 4.2

1 - USB 3.1 (Type C) port

2 - USB 3.0 Ports

1 - HDMI port with HDCP support

3-Cell Li-Polymer Battery (3950 mAh)

Up to 10 hours of battery life

$599 - Is this worth twice as much as the Acer Chromebook 14 in the budget section?

Amazon Pre-Order available now!

u/SmileAndDonate · 1 pointr/chromeos

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u/ingeniousHax0r · 1 pointr/chromeos

Definitely get one with at least 4gb of RAM. That and a FHD display will be very difficult to find for $250. If FHD is really important, maybe take a look at the Dell Chromebook 13? If not Dell's Chromebook 11 is also really good. Personally I like the Acer C720, but I haven't tried either of the Dell models yet (still waiting to save up for a high-spec 13).

u/isr786 · 5 pointsr/chromeos

It does. Stay clear of it. There are alternatives. I prefer the samsung mini drive myself, but there are other choices (leef, etc).

The sandisk ultra fit pulls a slightly higher voltage than the others, hence its heat problems. Sandisk redesigned it (and I'm not sure if I have any of the newer batch), but there still seems to be some concern amongst owners, judging by reviews.

So why risk it? Sandisk makes great regular-sized usb sticks, but steer clear of their mini version.

u/ericayanderson · 2 pointsr/chromeos

I would definitely recommend:

Acer Chromebook 14, Aluminum, Full HD

Personally own it, very nice laptop...

u/c0deweaver · 1 pointr/chromeos

I have found that ARM based machines while have greater batter life do suffer in performance.

To me, the best bang for the buck has been the Asus C302 I get a full 8 hours out of it. its still a 1080p screen. It's only 12.5" vs the 13.5" of the R-13. Yes it is more but I would wait and save up for it personally.

u/snoozer854 · 3 pointsr/chromeos

I pretty much do the same things you are wanting to do on a Chromebook.

I live on a pretty low fixed income and couldn't afford a very expensive Chromebook.

I ended up buying the Lenovo C330 which is scheduled to receive updates until 2022.

Here's the one I bought and have been using it problem-free for about 6 months now.

It supports android & Linux apps too. Has plenty of storage.

u/generalyuri · 2 pointsr/chromeos

Grab Acer C740 if you can, I feel that it's the best 11.6" Chromebook with all things considered.
(Link: here)

It has >10k Octane Score, comes with Play Store but with a TN panel screen.

Hope this helps. :)

u/fire_down_below12 · 1 pointr/chromeos

UPDATE: I ended up going with the Asus Chromebook C202SA. It is on its way.


I’m not a huge fan of the rugganized look, but the reviews were good and the price was right.

This sub is so helpful and I really thank everyone for their detailed insight and knowledge. I will post back after a week of using it with my thoughts.

u/seismic1981 · 2 pointsr/chromeos

If you are interested in the HP Chromebook 14, you can get them on Amazon Warehouse Deals. I specifically bought this one:

It was missing the SIM card, but Amazon refunded me 20% and T-Mobile shipped me a new one for free when I called them individually.

u/nsomnac · 1 pointr/chromeos

I just purchased one of this in US:

Acer Chromebook R 11 Convertible, 11.6-Inch HD Touch, Intel Celeron N3150, 4GB DDR3L, 32GB, Chrome, CB5-132T-C1LK

We've had it for about a week and as a Chromebook - it rocks! The quad core celeron really does help keep it snappy, and it handles multiple tabs.

This one is also one of the few that are currently slated to run Android apps as well, which will open up a whole world of App opportunities.

u/CustooFintel · 2 pointsr/chromeos

I have the AmazonBasics 11.6 inch soft case. It's nothing fancy, but it fits perfectly.

u/Mickkeee · 2 pointsr/chromeos

I bought my my Samsung CB + V2 off Amazon US.. delivered to my door in 2 days ( Live in Sussex )

Someone recently posted a chart of country's who are using Chrome OS.. in the Uk it was something like 0.6%.. For this reason I doubt Samsung would be profitable to change the keyboard layout etc at this time.

In the last month ive noticed Chromebooks have started to be advertised on TV in the uk.. also Pc World is doing a 90 day try and return for Chromebooks so maybe when they pick up in the Uk Samsung will start selling here..

Until then its Amazon US or eBay.

u/hugeverytree · 1 pointr/chromeos

Hey Everyone, I have an acer chromebook 14 and was wondering if anyone could recommend a stand alone keyboard? I like to use standing desks and keep the screen at eye level when I'm typing and that can be a little bit of a problem with the build in keyboard. I have a mechanical keyboard but I don't think that's currently an option because of the unique layout.

Any and all information will be greatly appreciated!

u/RSR44 · 1 pointr/chromeos

The C720 with the i3 would probably be your best bet for that price.

Just like /u/ihatesemicolons mentioned, you won't find those internals on a larger screen.

u/Pineoranges · 2 pointsr/chromeos

I haven't personally used this device, but I've heard great things about its durability and keyboard. It's $199 USD so if you went up $50 on your budget you could get two.

u/xiongmao1337 · 1 pointr/chromeos

you mean this guy?

edit: it'd be great if it had a backlit keyboard. I feel like that's the only really big detractor for me, considering I do lots of work in dark rooms.

u/hubbletastic · 2 pointsr/chromeos

If a top-of-the-line CPU isn't a big necessity, the Acer R 11 sounds like it fits the bill. The Asus Flip is another option. It has a 10.1" screen versus the 11.6" with the R 11.

Both of these Chromebooks are convertibles that have Play Store support right now. The 2955U in the C720 seems to get around 12K in Octane, so you'd be getting a slower CPU (at least in single-core applications) with either of the Chromebooks I mentioned (both get around the 7-8K range).

u/20x110mm · 1 pointr/chromeos

1366 x 768 is tolerable its mostly personal and if your looking for an 11’ inch screen id say its fine I can recommend the Acer chromebook 14 its becoming older now but still has good cb specs and a 1080p screen in a light package it seems to be $250 new but you can find some refurbished for around $180

u/DWDowager · 1 pointr/chromeos

I bought one of these some time ago
It works really well with my Chromebook Pro and feels more natural for drawing than the original stylus. Of course, it doesn't fit into the stylus slot on the keyboard, so I just keep it in my pencil cup.

u/PeteyNice · 6 pointsr/chromeos
  • The easiest way to print from a Chromebook is to a printer that supports Google Cloud Print. There are other ways but they are not fully supported or require an intermediary.
  • You can plug in external devices to Chromebooks no problem but remember that they generally have very limited disk space - consumer Chromebooks tend to have between 16 and 64 GBs of disk space so it won't be great as a media hub. Also, your options for photo editing are much weaker than on MacOS.
  • ChromeOS is at its core a Chrome browser. So it can cast to Chromecasts naively. It looks like there are Chrome extensions to cast to Roku but I have never tried them.

    I love my Chromebook but I have a Cloud Print compatible printer and have moved a lot of things to the cloud so the lack of local storage does not bother me.

    The Acer CB14 is nice if you want a big screen. It can be hard for under $200 if you are ok with a refurb and hunt around (Amazon for spec/review purposes only)

    If you don't need a screen that big and can spend some more, you can usually find a Samsung Chromebook Plus on Amazon Warehouse Deals for $350 or less. That has an amazing screen and supports Android Apps out of the box.

    Choosing ChromeOS is becoming a a viable option for everyone but it is a lifestyle change if you are used to a vast application library and ample local storage.
u/muescho · 1 pointr/chromeos

Hey fairly new to chromebooks and have only been watching prices for the last couple of days; how good is this amazon warehouse deal? comes out to ~370$
Also any experiences with "used - like new" products?

u/Bry6n · 1 pointr/chromeos

According to the comments over at /r/Crouton, they've been able to get both VLC and a formidable array of games on the Acer C720.

As for your questions:

  1. The straightforward answer is no, although this is because some of the newer boards don't yet support the bootloader change required to install ChrUbuntu. However, the model I linked earlier does work quite well..
  2. Please see this list for comments on stability of certain android apps
  3. The point of Chromebooks are in fact to provide ChromeOs. Crouton in some ways acts as a version of dual booting. ChrUbuntu allows you to convert your Chromebook to a low-cost linux laptop. Please note that Chromebooks are for the most part low-power laptops, and wouldn't run Windows very well, and would largely be unable to run OSX. There are some theories that you might be able to install other operating systems with enough tinkering... What kind of alternative would you like other than a dual boot/chroot, or removal of the browser-based system?
u/Schlafwandler · 5 pointsr/chromeos

This is what I use, and I love it... charges at 45W and Benson Leung approved:

u/[deleted] · 5 pointsr/chromeos

My response from another thread we had a while ago, those two are still the only ones I found to work:

I have recently ordered a bunch off Amazon and tested them. I found these two to work well:

Wacom Bamboo Stylus for Galaxy Note:

Samsung S-Pencil:

My personal favorite is the S-Pencil, both because it reminds me of my childhood, and also because of the smooth tip.

u/LubbockGuy · 2 pointsr/chromeos

Dude, trust me.

I have the Samsung, HP 11, Acer c720, and Toshiba 2. I had the Acer c300 as well.

For what you want get the Acer c720 and if you can spring for it get the i3 with 4gb of ram.

u/jcoe0723 · 2 pointsr/chromeos

An Acer CB R11 might be what you're looking for.

11.6" IPS screen...Not 1080p, but at that size 768p should be good enough. It's touch screen and convertible...Don't know if that's something you want or not. It's on sale for $259 right now.

If you don't want a touchscreen/convertible...Here's something that's under your budget:

Still 11.6" and IPS (I believe), and enough for what you want.

u/anneoneemouse · 1 pointr/chromeos

Actually, the price on BB doesn't seem to be great. You can get the 64GB option for $464 on AMZN and the 32GB on BB is $469.

As for storage, in theory the Chromebook is all about working in the cloud, so how much does one really store locally?

u/stop_yelling · 1 pointr/chromeos

If given the option, is the 2014 Dell 11 (with an i3) better than the Acer C740 (without an i3 like this one)

u/lyam23 · 8 pointsr/chromeos

I've got this and I love it. Affordable and professional looking.

u/mrzoink · 5 pointsr/chromeos

I got this one which I found fits the C720 perfectly. It's a simple sleeve, so doesn't have any pocket for accessories.

u/mattnukem · 1 pointr/chromeos

Multi-port USB-C? They don't exist.

Anker's got the best option I know of:

u/EnderbyEqualsD · 1 pointr/chromeos

I am looking for a Chromebook that is light, has good battery life, a touch screen, and the ability to use android apps.

Right now I am eyeballing this guy :

I don't want to spend a lot, I am just looking for something to use while hanging out in the living room or on the porch.


u/HPFireHazard · 0 pointsr/chromeos

Thanks for the answer. I was recommended this Chromebook. Since you have experience with Chromebooks, could you tell me what you think of it?

u/zoinks_the_miner · 1 pointr/chromeos

Apologies in advance for a stupid question, but I see that Acer R11 is listed as supporting Android apps in the sidebar. The Chromium project link lists "Acer Chromebook R11 / C738T" as compatible.

So does this mean that all Acer R11s are compatible? Or just those with the C738T designation?

For example, does this Acer R11 Convertible work with Android apps, even though it doesn't have the C738T model number?

u/PinkyThePig · 1 pointr/chromeos

The chromebook 2 everyone is recommending is only really recommended if you go for the expensive one (330ish?) as the cheaper version doesnt have an ips screen.

For your price range, I would recommend the acer chromebook 13.

Basically, there are four models.

768p 2GB RAM $237
768p 4GB RAM $270
1080p 2GB RAM $250
1080p 4GM RAM 32GB SSD $380

u/sumthingcool · 2 pointsr/chromeos

IMHO Acer CB 14 refurb is the best bang for your buck by far. $185 at Acer

$195 at Amazon

1080p, all metal, good keyboard, 4 gb ram, android. The CPU is not fast but it will be enough for your needs.

u/Waifu4Laifu · 3 pointsr/chromeos

Not really, its listed MSRP might be that high, but its never sold for that much. In fact, this same laptop used to be 10 dollars cheaper last month.

You can buy it new for 230 (which is a good deal)

u/SoCalflyguy · 1 pointr/chromeos

I have the CB5-571 which is also rated to 9ish hours and am seeing similar battery life at around 5-6 hours. If I am spending(wasting) a lot of time on Youtube, its even less. Still beats out my old Samsung i7 that could go for about 30 minutes. My wife has the CB3-531 which is similar but the screen is lower resolution and she gets way better battery life then me doing the same things. When I run Ubuntu through crouton I see the same battery life on that as well. So its not Chrome itself.

This is the unit I have:

u/Hnrefugee · 1 pointr/chromeos

Honestly I'd look at the Asus flip C302CA C302CA-DHM4

here's an amazon link i found quicksearching

u/uptonbum · 1 pointr/chromeos

If you pick up some sort of extended warranty, you may be protected if you end up having screen issues.

The Acer has been out for a couple weeks. Check it out on Amazon (not a referral link):

u/kwed76 · 3 pointsr/chromeos

The included stylus doesn't have buttons. I have a class set of them. Just a standard stylus. There is one on Amazon
Staedtler Noris Digital Samsung Pencil, EMR Technology, Yellow Black (GP-U999ERIPAAB)

I hear it's good. I haven't bought it. I have an old pen cased stylus from my note pro 12.2 that I use.

u/Gargenville · 6 pointsr/chromeos

The i3 C720 is only marginally faster than the newer Celeron C740, which is a lot cheaper and features some welcome improvements in build quality (the main one is they reinforced the screen lid which has a disturbing tendency to bow in on the C720s). Their Octane scores are like 1500 points apart. I don't think the 740 comes with 32GB storage though.

edit: uh OP you do know there are some serious hoops to jump through in order to get one of these to run Windows, right?

u/duchessHS · 1 pointr/chromeos

Possible models in mind:

Budget: under $300

Performance and use case: Basically, a web browsing machine for my computer illiterate aunt.

Am I overpaying here for the goal of providing my aunt with a laptop that basically just needs to be able to browse the web and watch YouTube videos? Other than price and performance, the only considerations I'm taking into account are a touchscreen for convenience and a wide screen since she's older with poor eyesight.

Can anyone please make any recommendations or am I looking in the right direction? Is there anything else I should consider? A Chromebook is what I'm looking for right? (i.e. basically a web browsing machine).


u/macneto · 1 pointr/chromeos

Thanks for the link buddy.....quick question tho, is this an older model? I think the one on Amazon has a newer. possibly faster processor and more hard drive space.

u/incredulityofthomas · 1 pointr/chromeos

Yeah, I mean I know that now I just didn't even think of it. I'm not sure, there were tons of reviews and happy purchasers when I bought it, I think most of the bad reviews are newer. I know it was coming from China.

I ordered it here

I'm guessing it's not worth it to replace a motherboard.

Yet another fabulous happening in my shit existence. Nice.

u/ninjathejake · 1 pointr/chromeos

You mean something like this?

They also make Chromebook desktop boxes that are not all-in-ones

u/coolmike67 · 2 pointsr/chromeos

There are a couple of decent detailed reviews of it on Amazon. But I am curious if there's a video review/unboxing.

u/dac1825 · 2 pointsr/chromeos

I bought this is 2015 (for under 200$) Acer C720-3404 11.6-Inch Chromebook (Intel Core i3, 4 GB) Granite Gray

I love it. Took it for three months to Europe in my backpack with no issues, is FAST, and has decent storage when you add a cheap SD card.

u/jkSam · 1 pointr/chromeos

Hmm, it's out of stock now at Walmart, I might get this one from Best Buy for $180 or this for $200 but quad-core.

u/ValexHD · 1 pointr/chromeos

What country do you live in? Certain models of the regular CB 14 come with a 720p display but the majority havw the full HD 1080p one. Here is a refurbished model with the full HD display on Amazon.

u/Pockets69 · 1 pointr/chromeos

yes the c740 is newer, and it is an upgrade, and it is faster as well.

The reason people are not picking the c740 more, is that crouton and chrubuntu have a few bugs and were not really optimized to run on the new processors, i believe that all has been fixed (but not entirely sure), also the c740 is a bit more "rugged" and a bit heavier than the c720.


they are not directly sold by amazon, but does that make a difference to you?

u/chronowc · 1 pointr/chromeos

I guess I'm leaning towards the Acer C740

Is the performance as good as the Acer Chromebook 14?

u/grahaman27 · 1 pointr/chromeos

So in summary, you cannot buy a NEW $300 windows laptop thats anywhere near the performance of a NEW chromebook.

better performance, design, battery life, screen. all for less. find me something thats comparable to this:

u/etaylormn · 1 pointr/chromeos

I would think about the Acer Chromebook 15 with 4 GB ram. It's a large screen that's very responsive for $250.


u/Lightsout565 · 12 pointsr/chromeos

Acer Chromebook 14 for Work??? Amazon sells new ones for $470 and refurbs for $411.

u/csiscool · 1 pointr/chromeos

Is this it? And if so, is it really 4.6 pounds?

Edit: Looks like the CDW page for the C740 C4PE lists it as 3.1 pounds. I'm not sure which one to believe.

u/Kroteux · 2 pointsr/chromeos

> So I need a chromebook with 4gb ram right? And haswell instead of bay trail/k1. My limit is 300€, what do you suggest?

Amazon currently has the Acer C720 with the i3 processor at $340 which would be 279.12 euros. Not sure how much shipping would cost but it has the 4GB ram and the i3-4005U processor which is Haswell.

> And is it right that i can cast my Windows PC on the Chromebook and use those programms as I would on my PC?

There is Chrome Remote Desktop if you want to do that.

u/minimifidian · 1 pointr/chromeos

I'm looking to buying my first chromebook too and like you this is what I have my sights on. Acer Chromebook R 11 CB5-132T-C1LK

Although I'm also considering Acer Chromebook 11 C740-C4PE this one with an upgraded ssd

u/REparsed · 2 pointsr/chromeos

Look for a used C740. I found mine on Amazon for $150. It's in like new condition.

u/bluman855 · 1 pointr/chromeos

You linked the Chromebook Plus V1. The V1 has an OP1 ARM processor.

The Plus V2 has options between the Celeron, m3 (Highly recommend this processor).


\^ This is the one you linked above, its the V1 with an ARM processor


u/dragndon · 2 pointsr/chromeos

ChromeBox owner here. Yup, been doing just fine with mine. In fact, it boots a little too quickly. See, I use Smart Lock and that means if my phone is unlocked, I can simply click on my user icon and log in. Problem is, I hit the power on the ChromeBox, and before I can run the pattern to unlock my phone (it's a simply 4-dot pattern too), the ChromeBox is already booted up and 'can't find my phone' because it wasn't unlocked quick enough!

While slightly annoying, it's amazing at how fast it boots.

[This is the guy I have]9 While it struggles a bit with 1080p video, I don't really mind as that's not a big deal for me. I did upgrade the RAM from the stock 2GB to 8GB. Bluetooth works fine, so does WiFi.

u/gmpisawesome · 1 pointr/chromeos

Depending on what you want to spend, this is a great option; it blends both laptop quality with tablet capabilities.
ASUS Chromebook Flip C302 with Intel Core m3, 12.5-Inch Touchscreen, 64GB storage and 4GB RAM

If your looking for a cheaper, laptop only option this is a great one as well:
Acer Chromebook 14, Aluminum, 14-inch Full HD, Intel Celeron Quad-Core N3160, 4GB LPDDR3, 32GB, Chrome, CB3-431-C5FM

u/Nickco43 · 1 pointr/chromeos

It's cheaper, has a 1080p screen instead of 720p, fan less and has a bigger battery.

u/ryanmercer · 1 pointr/chromeos

If you buy it on Amazon, buy the 2gb model then buy an 8gb stick. It cost me a little more than the 4gb model.

To take it apart it has rubber feet, you pry them off and then it's 4 screws and you then have to get a little screwdriver or something under the lip of the case and the bottom will pop off, then wham bam slide the ram stick in and thank you ma'am.

Here's the ram I went with

Here's the 2gb model

208.17 for 10gb vs 194.99 for the 4gb model.

u/kheit7 · 1 pointr/chromeos

I have yet to buy a new one but another redditor recommended this one
Staedtler Noris Digital Samsung Pencil,

u/penpal_ta · 1 pointr/chromeos

The speakers are well regarded on this model. Plus the SSD and full HD display.

u/Daveed84 · 1 pointr/chromeos

You may want to return the Chromebook if you can, it's on sale on Amazon for $229 (same as the Costco deal)