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Asus C201 11.6" Chromebook with 4GB RAM - $135 AC @ Jet

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Last Edited by TattyBear July 30, 2016 at 09:26 AM Link []

Price is $165 on Amazon and on Jet. If you purchase on Jet and waive free returns, pay with a debit card, and use a 15% off code (eg SHOP15, TRIPLE15) for new customers, it will cost $135. I had previously used a 15% off code, but Jet had mailed me more codes.

ASUS C201PA-DS02 11.6 Inch Chromebook
CPU: Rockchip 3288-C Quad Core 1.8 GHz Processor
Storage: 16 GB SSD
Screen: 11.6" 1366x768
Wifi: 802.11ac
Weight: 2.1 lbs
Dimensions: 11.3 x 7.64 x 0.7 inches
Battery life: Up to 13 hours
2x USB 2.0

Amazon reviews (4.2 of 5 stars) []. You can alternatively buy it from Amazon for $165 without using Jet coupons. This is the lowest price per CCC.

Other recent deals for comparison:
Refurbished Dell Chromebook 11 3120 for $129. The Dell weights 2.7 lbs (vs 2.1 of Asus) and is refurbished, not new. I have always been hesitant to buy refurb'ed items, largely due to concerns over the longevity of the battery.

Prime Day Asus C200MA 11.6" CB for $140. This was a +27 deal. The C200 is the older, heavier, thicker model.
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Last edited by spb37 July 23, 2016 at 01:47 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
This non x86 processor is slower than the haswell based Chromebooks like the c720.
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This non x86 processor is slower than the haswell based Chromebooks like the c720.
you just compared a Haswell Celeron to a slow mobile processor chip. pretty obvious it is slow.
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This non x86 processor is slower than the haswell based Chromebooks like the c720.
The Haswell celeron 2955U in the c720 is actually significantly faster than the celeron N2840 that is most commonly seen in budget CBs, such as those two linked for comparison in the OP. The RK3288 in this C201 benches about 10-15% slower than the N2840 based on this [].

Based on reading some reviews, I doubt there will actually be any real world difference in speed, but we'll see. It does make a difference if you are trying to run Linux or x86 based apps (neither of which I am planning on doing).

I updated the OP because it also seems that this CB has 2x USB 2.0 slots, and no USB 3.0.
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Looks like starting price went from $165 to $179. Total price after all the discounts are $146.56, which still seems quite good.

I have a C720 but only 2GB. I had the Flip 4GB with the same Rockchip CPU and it felt much snappier overall. Makes me think RAM is more important than CPU in this case. I got rid of the Flip though -- just too small. The 11.6" is sweet spot for me.
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Last edited by alon91 July 26, 2016 at 03:47 PM.
This was $90 at Fry's last bf
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