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ElDorito 7,476 1,374 September 11, 2016 at 01:44 PM
looking for a chromebook

must have: at least 13 inch screen
keyboard similar to pc. ..just need larger keys.. number pad not needed though..
at least 4 gb ram
now or eventual access to play store

can be new , scratch and dent, refurb, etc

budget is 200ish but would go a little up if needed.. of course less than 200 is good too!

thanks!

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Create an alert. There are deals all the time. And keep an eye on woot.com, under their electronics tab. They have sales all the time. I bought one from them and it looks new.
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Create an alert. There are deals all the time. And keep an eye on woot.com, under their electronics tab. They have sales all the time. I bought one from them and it looks new.
I mean I found some.. I just didn't know if one was better than the other... It's more of a concern over a nicer screen than anything else... It's for someone who has eye issues.. I mean he's okay on his note 4, but a larger screen would be better.... Need it as a gift.. So need to order by tomorrow... So whatever the best deal there is right now for what I need..
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How about this one?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Seale...1967983595

It has a SIM card slot.
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I mean I found some.. I just didn't know if one was better than the other... It's more of a concern over a nicer screen than anything else... It's for someone who has eye issues.. I mean he's okay on his note 4, but a larger screen would be better.... Need it as a gift.. So need to order by tomorrow... So whatever the best deal there is right now for what I need..
Your best bet is probably ebay or amazon if you have to buy by tomorrow. Woot regularly has deals on Chromebooks so if you could a couple weeks, it will be back.

You are correct in needing 4GB, don't settle for the 2GB. I would aim for a 2GHz processor at least. As for the screen, don't worry about getting a touch screen or 1080p screen. The 720p screens are still HD and perfectly clear. Regardless, you will want a 13" screen; especially for someone who already has vision issues. Also, don't worry about the size of the hard drive. You will want to get an SD card anyway to expand storage, you can easily find a 128GB SDcard for under $30.

I recommend ASUS. They make great laptops and the chromebook is awesome - super light. Mine weighs about 2.5 lbs. It feels cheep because it is plastic, but there are no moving parts so it doesn't need to be real rigid. Do NOT buy Acer. These two companies are often mixed up but be assured, the latter is definitely lower quality.

The last few times I have seen them on woot, a 4GB RAM and 16GB storage went for $130. With the SD card, you are looking about 160-170 total cost.

Amazon seems to be a little more expensive for 4GB RAM chromebooks.

Hopefully that helps direct you a little. Be blessed in your search.
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You'd better get an over $400 Chromebook for better performance, Thinkpad 13 is a good option.
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You'd better get an over $400 Chromebook for better performance, Thinkpad 13 is a good option.
At that price, you might as well get a full laptop. Plenty out there that will be better than a chromebook for $400. If you can't find one for sub $200, its not worth it.
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At that price, you might as well get a full laptop. Plenty out there that will be better than a chromebook for $400. If you can't find one for sub $200, its not worth it.
Woot has 14inch HP Chromebook for about $150 as you mentioned, also Lenovo Thinkpad 11e was $120 from Lenovo outlet.
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Woot has 14inch HP Chromebook for about $150 as you mentioned, also Lenovo Thinkpad 11e was $120 from Lenovo outlet.
the HP one lokos good.. just picked that up.. of course the shipping is after his birthday, but the person buying it for him was okay with that.. plus it looks like the HP is good for the play store... THANKS EVERYONE!
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the HP one lokos good.. just picked that up.. of course the shipping is after his birthday, but the person buying it for him was okay with that.. plus it looks like the HP is good for the play store... THANKS EVERYONE!
No problem. Hope he enjoys it!
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No problem. Hope he enjoys it!
thanks! I hope so too! Smilie
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