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chromebook - $80 or less

ElDorito 7,478 1,374 June 9, 2016 at 05:28 AM
I know there's a bunch of the YMMV where I have to search the planet, but is there a chromebook I can readily buy for $80 or less? I need it for a fifth grader solely for Google Docs and very light web browsing. Thanks!

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That's the price of a cheap android tablet so you can't get a Chromebook which is around $200
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I know there's a bunch of the YMMV where I have to search the planet, but is there a chromebook I can readily buy for $80 or less? I need it for a fifth grader solely for Google Docs and very light web browsing. Thanks!
Not for $80. Best I can see is this refurbished Samsung unit [expansys-usa.com] for $100 shipped.
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That's the price of a cheap android tablet so you can't get a Chromebook which is around $200
Nah, I've seen them refurbished for under $80.... I've seen plenty new for $110 or less.... a $200 chromebook would be a newer one with 4 gb ram.. Thanks though.

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Not for $80. Best I can see is this refurbished Samsung unit [expansys-usa.com] for $100 shipped.
That's pretty close... will look a little more and may end up with that..Thanks!
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Less than 4GB would be very slow because only 3.* GB would be usable, and if you open many tabs then it would be slower and unproductive. Are you looking for something refurbished, because I don't buy refurbished because they usually have more defects.
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Less than 4GB would be very slow because only 3.* GB would be usable, and if you open many tabs then it would be slower and unproductive. Are you looking for something refurbished, because I don't buy refurbished because they usually have more defects.

I have a 2 gb chromebit I paid 60 for....use it to stream my xfinity cable...have a 4 gb chromebox...no difference in performance that I notice..plex, etc...this would just really be for google docs so I'm sure 2 gb would be fine for a while..refurbished is okay

ended up with this.. http://slickdeals.net/f/8700395-samsung-silver-11-6-chromebook-pc-69-00-at-walmart-b-m-ymmv?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1

shocked I found them...
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I have a 2 gb chromebit I paid 60 for....use it to stream my xfinity cable...have a 4 gb chromebox...no difference in performance that I notice..plex, etc...this would just really be for google docs so I'm sure 2 gb would be fine for a while..refurbished is okay

ended up with this.. http://slickdeals.net/f/8700395-samsung-silver-11-6-chromebook-pc-69-00-at-walmart-b-m-ymmv?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1

shocked I found them...
You might want to look for a somewhat newer one as Google is planning to update Chrome OS with Google Play store. Check out the following thread and the list of models that will get the upgrade...

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/tech-tal...-17-a.html
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You might want to look for a somewhat newer one as Google is planning to update Chrome OS with Google Play store. Check out the following thread and the list of models that will get the upgrade...

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/tech-tal...-17-a.html [dvdtalk.com]
if it were for me.. yea... but literally just need it for research online/google docs... thanks though!
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