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Acer Chromebook 14, Aluminum, 14", FHD, Intel Celeron Quad-Core N3160, 4GB LPDDR3, 32GB, Chrome for $273.99 + FS (Prime) (Amazon)

https://www.amazon.com/Acer-Chrom...B01CVOLVPA

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Intel Celeron N3160 Quad-Core Processor 1.6GHz (Up to 2.24GHz)
• 100% Aluminum Chassis
• 4GB LPDDR3 Onboard SDRAM Memory, 32GB Internal Storage
• 14" Full HD IPS Display (1920 x 1080), Intel HD Graphics
• Google Chrome, Up to 12-hours Battery Life
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#3
Ah! Just last week bought Toshiba Chromebook 2 for $290.

Acer Chromebook 14 is metallic (aluminum) and overall a better build than Toshiba but Toshiba has the better screen, backlit keyboard, and SD card support.
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Or a Thinkpad T430
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Or a Thinkpad T430
The problem is those ThinkPads have terrible screens.
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Ah! Just last week bought Toshiba Chromebook 2 for $290.

Acer Chromebook 14 is metallic (aluminum) and overall a better build than Toshiba but Toshiba has the better screen, backlit keyboard, and SD card support.
Aren't the Toshiba chromebook 2, both the celeron and i3 variants, much faster than this Acer?
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Quote from MagicalSauce View Post :
Aren't the Toshiba chromebook 2, both the celeron and i3 variants, much faster than this Acer?
Correct but less efficient hence the smaller battery life. The Toshiba has upgradable storage and a glossy screen while the Acer has soldered storage and a matte screen. I have been on the fence between these two for med school. Or I can get the best of both worlds but pay more for the Dell 13 Chromebook.
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The problem is those ThinkPads have terrible screens.
+1

I think most thinkpads with the exception of T450s suffer from "PWM flickering."
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+1

I think most thinkpads with the exception of T450s suffer from "PWM flickering."
I think they might be talking about the 1366x768 resolution as well. I wonder how many people use a Chromebook to ssh into their web servers and stuff. It sounds good in my head but I can't afford to throw money at ideas in my head.

The earlier think pads are appealing to me because I could technically put a clionly minimal build of Ubuntu or Debian and it would probably be not too bad as long as the battery wasn't shot. But that's the problem with buying from eBay as I can probably expect that the battery has been ground to death with 300+ cycles or something. A new battery costs upwards of $80 for a genuine Lenovo which isn't ideal at my budget lol

Oh well. I don't *need* a computer.
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#10
I'm a little ticked that I wasn't given the pre-order price correction since it dropped to this price within the first week it was released...

But in regards to the computer itself, I like mine a lot. I always wonder if I should have waited on a refurb Dell for the better processor, but so far I haven't regretted it. I'm on my 12th tab right now with no signs of sluggishness. I don't think battery is quite the 12 hrs as advertised, but definitely am getting upwards of 10. Screen is sharp, trackpad good. I don't think there's anything better for couch surfing.
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Quote from sc37 View Post :
I'm a little ticked that I wasn't given the pre-order price correction since it dropped to this price within the first week it was released...

But in regards to the computer itself, I like mine a lot. I always wonder if I should have waited on a refurb Dell for the better processor, but so far I haven't regretted it. I'm on my 12th tab right now with no signs of sluggishness. I don't think battery is quite the 12 hrs as advertised, but definitely am getting upwards of 10. Screen is sharp, trackpad good. I don't think there's anything better for couch surfing.
I heard that ChromeOS doesn't scale very well with higher resolution screens just yet. Are the icons and text really tiny with this one?
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Quote from Pikapichu View Post :
I heard that ChromeOS doesn't scale very well with higher resolution screens just yet. Are the icons and text really tiny with this one?
I read that too but it has worked out ok. Everything is pretty reasonable other than the time on the launcher. It helps that the screen is pretty sharp. I will say that if you need reading glasses, running at 1080P might not be the best choice though.
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The youtube review I just watched demonstrated super laggy youtube playback and pretty slow loading nytimes.com. Did I just watch a super-early review or is youtube 1080p60 slow, and does nytimes or other busy sites load slow as well?

ETA: another youtube review showed the opposite. strange.
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Quote from yieldway17 View Post :
Ah! Just last week bought Toshiba Chromebook 2 for $290.

Acer Chromebook 14 is metallic (aluminum) and overall a better build than Toshiba but Toshiba has the better screen, backlit keyboard, and SD card support.
Toshiba screens are not quality over long term use, within 6 months or less you will notice it's defects and lack of quality....
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Thanks OP. I was planning on buying this in the next week or so and wish I hadn't missed the $269 Best Buy deal a week or two ago. This deal came up just in time.
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