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|04-18-2014 11:56 AM|
|ggnntim||These are expired??? WHY?|
|04-18-2014 08:30 AM|
|04-18-2014 08:11 AM|
As for the rudimentary part, I goofed. I've been looking at a million laptops lately and my brain is mush. I think I must have confused this thing with the T100 when I wrote that.
And finally to wrap this sucker up - If your goal is to run linux (and most likely Ubuntu) on it anyway - for this kind of money you are much better off with a Acer C720 Chromebook. First of all, ChromeOS doesn't suck as a companion device. Second, it runs Ubuntu oh so fine and gets you up to 9 hours of battery (this thing gets 3). No touchscreen (unless you get the C720P) and less storage (16 or 32gb ssd, but user-replaceable) but you really shouldn't need much storage on a 2nd screen anyway.
Disclaimer: Have a Samsung S3 Chromebook (typing this on it now) - had it for about a year now. Had Ubuntu installed on it briefly. Went back and removed it (so ChromeOS only) a short time later but it worked just fine.
|04-17-2014 11:09 PM|
Whats the last version of Ubuntu you've installed? Unity has come a long way from where it started. I'll give you that it sucked at first, but it's quite useable these days. Also Tahr (14.04) is touting heavy emphasis on improved touchscreen support.
Also with the release of Tahr the user will have to explicitly opt-in for the Amazon product suggestions. I'll give you credit, they did lose their way there briefly, but it's coming back around. Plus we're talking about the average computer user here on slickdeals buying this machine. Ubuntu is the least intimidating Linux based OS there is. It's pretty and if the Apple fans taught us anything, pretty appeals to basic users.
Also not sure where you come off saying Linux support is rudimentary at best for this. It's got a Celeron (which means Intel HD graphics chip), 2 gb of ram and a keyboard and mouse right? Should run just fine last time I checked. Maybe the touchscreen won't be perfect, but having a similar model I think I've used the touchscreen all of twice on it. It's just not convenient on something that doesn't fold flat.
|04-17-2014 07:21 PM|
|SusanConners||I'm definitely in the market for something like this.|
|04-17-2014 06:52 PM|
|whenry83||5 or 6 open tabs in Firefox will max out the 2GB RAM. Then the paging file gets utilized, which slows the computer to a crawl when the HD is 5400rpm.|
|04-17-2014 06:46 PM|
|bjsguess||I didn't have any issues running 8.1 with 2gb of RAM. Bay Trail Atom processor was more than enough to handle regular tasks. I was running Photoshop without a problem. For this price it's a heck of a deal.|
|04-17-2014 04:22 PM|
|04-17-2014 04:00 PM|
|santookie||I think I got mines for $399 from staples when it first came out and windows 8 just released. It's been a work horse. Zero problems and right size. Screen angles aren't that great though fyi, it's a gloss screen.|
|04-17-2014 03:50 PM|
I remember the i3 version was available for $199 or $299 for a while at bestBuy
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