Deal DetailsLast Edited by DeividdoSama November 16, 2013 at 08:06 PM
- 11.6" matte screen 1366x768
- Intel celeron processor with haswell architecture
- 8.5 hours of battery life
- 16gb solid state drive
- HD webcam
- Bluetooth 4.0
- USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports
- SD card slot
- HDMI port
- 2.8 lbs
- 100gb of google drive for 2 years
- 12 Gogo inflight passes
I had planned on getting the $249 c720 on either Amazon or Best Buy but it has been sold out forever now at both places. Then today saw that Google and Acer brought out this unannounced $199 version and it is available for both online order and store pickup at Best Buy! For only $199 I snatched it up in a heartbeat and wanted to spread the info to fellow SD'ers
The only difference between this and the $249 version is that this one has 2gb of RAM instead of 4gb, but since I don't have 25 tabs open at a time I went with the $50 in savings.
Of course, you will see the chromebook haters come on here and threadcrap like crazy, but for college students, people who mainly surf online, or those who don't need x86 programs like photoshop then a $199 chromebook can be a good cheap option to go with.
And before anyone asks, YES... you can use applications such as google docs, gmail, kindle reader, and many others even if you don't have an internet connection at the time.
Based on the popularity of the $249 version being sold out at both Amazon and Best buy I'd snap this one up quick while it's available!
Amazon also has it for $199, though listed as a pre-order.
Here's a chromebook forum if you have questions : https://groups.google.c
Here's a website that details how to install ChrUbuntu (linux) on this chromebook : http://chromeos-cr48.blogspot.c
Not a review but good information by Anandtech here: http://www.anandtech.c
Here are all the free goodies you get when you buy this chromebook: https://www.google.com/intl/en/ch...odies.html
The 12 free gogo in-air passes nearly pay for the laptop itself considering they're usually $15/day pass.