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Acer Chromebook 15 (Refurbished): FHD IPS, Pentium N4200, 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage EXPIRED

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Staples has Acer Chromebook 15 Laptop (Refurbished, CB515-1HT-P39B) on sale for $159.99 when you apply coupon code 76987 in cart. Shipping is free. Thanks smithmal

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  • 15.6" 1920x1080 Full HD IPS Touchscreen Display
  • Intel Pentium N4200 Quad-Core Processor
  • 4GB LPDDR4 RAM
  • 32GB Flash Internal Storage
  • Intel HD Graphics 505
  • 802.11ac WiFi | Bluetooth 4.2
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Chrome OS (w/ Google Play Store support)
  • Ports
    • 2x USB 3.0 Type A
    • 1x USB 3.1 Type C (DisplayPort/PowerShare)
    • Media Card Reader
  • 4-cell 3220 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • Weight: 4.30 lb
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Staples has a $50 off coupon code for certain PCs and it applies to the Acer Chromebook 15 refurbs that Staples sells.

Chromebook link: https://www.staples.com/acer-cb51...ai-feo=off

$50 off code (good until 12/31): 76987

This deal was available earlier this year (Sept) and discussed ad nauseum here: https://slickdeals.net/f/13354126-acer-chromebook-15-refurbished-fhd-ips-pentium-n4200-4gb-ram-32gb-storage-160-free-shipping?v=1

Specs for this Acer Chromebook (CB) model are linked here (link [acer.com]) and noted below:
15.6" 1920x1080 Full HD IPS touchscreen display
Intel Pentium N4200 quad-core processor
4GB LPDDR4 RAM
32GB flash internal storage
Intel HD Graphics 505
802.11ac WiFi | Bluetooth 4.2
Stereo speakers, webcam, microphone
Backlit keyboard
4-cell 3220 mAh lithium-ion battery (users found that the battery is actually quite larger (6180mAh) after opening up the chromebook and confirming battery capacity)
Chrome OS (w/ Google Play Store support)
Weight: 4.30 lb
Ports
2x USB 3.0 Type A
1x USB 3.1 Type C (DisplayPort/PowerShare)
Media Card Reader
Warranty: 90 days
Model: CB515-1HT-P39B
Part No.: NX.GPTAA.002

The biggest issue noted with these refurbs was the reduction in battery health due to these CBs being refurbs. Buyers reported battery capacities as high as 100% (0 recharge cycles occurring) down to 70% (+100 cycles occurring) so the quality of the battery for the CB you receive is very much YMMV. Most buyers did receive units with very good battery health (which is why that SD got lots of TUs).

You can check your battery capacity and cycle time by performing the following commands within the CB's Chrome Shell (or "crosh" for short). Press CRTL + ALT + T to access crosh and type in the following commands:

For battery health (i.e. capacity) type in the following crosh command: "battery_test"
For battery cycles type in the following crosh command: "battery_firmware info"

More info about these tests are found here (link [aboutchromebooks.com]).

If, after performing crosh tests, you find that you've received a CB with a bad/inferior battery you have two options:

1. Perform an online Staples Return & Replace. Staples will allow you 14 days to return and/or replace your unit after receiving it. Once you start a return and replacement you will receive your replacement even before it's necessary to return your original CB. Users reported getting their replacements very quickly (less than a week) and the return was free (shipping label provided). Please note, the Return and Replacement should be done online for the fastest response.
2. Purchase a replacement battery for $50 (see battery info from this post). This CB is designed so that the battery can be accessed very easily by removing the bottom plastic plate (via some screws and using an old credit card to pop off the bottom plastic plate).

During the previous deal I purchased two CBs and replaced both to receive units with healthier batteries. One of my original CBs was DOA (complelely dead battery) and one had a battery health in the low 80%. The replacements that I received observed a battery capacity of 93% and 87%.

Previous buyers noted a great cost vs. value ratio regarding this deal considering the specs of this CB model (15" Touchscreen, Intel 4200 processor, backlit keyboard and 6200mAh battery). My family is really enjoying using their CBs for media consumption, email/internet browsing and homework.

Good luck!

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This is really nice hardware, I wish I got two.
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Actually, looks like the agent did another $10 discount so $30 total. $141.54 with tax and then I get $25 back from Amex. Definitely happy with this even if I'm stuck keeping the existing system (decent physical condition but ~200 charge cycles). Crossing fingers that the new unit is in better condition.
How did you exchange it when it is OOS on their site? My CB's battery life is at 86% but cycle stuck at 0 even after I charged it multiple times.
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Received the order with a ding and very bad build quality. Did not check battery life. Was able to order a replacement through chat and was offered $40 coupon to replace instead of return.

The agent was able to place replacement order because the item is directly shipped from Acer and the agent was able to check Acer warehouse inventory and obtained an accurate delivery date. I am going to return it if the replacement has any issues.

Did not have too much luck with Acer refurbished. Appearance and battery were two issues I saw before.
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Laptop seems really nice, the keyboard, trackpad, ports, screen and speakers are great for $160. Mine arrived with no charger, a couple small dents in the top lid, some metal stuck in the USB port, and 87.5% battery health (I don't see a cycle count). I'll keep checking for other issues, but I'm impressed and happy for the price.
Charger is there, open the other end of the box. Or just reach down into the bottom of the box and lift up the charger cover. Don't know why they insists on hiding charger like that and completely isolating it from the rest of the laptop.
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Order just got cancelled by Staples. Anyone else?
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Mine also got cancelled, ordered on Dec 25th.
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Same, ordered 12/25, cancelled.
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I ordered on 12/26 and received a cancellation yesterday. I am upset.
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Glad it ended up working out!!

Just received cancellation notice for the replacement system. Did yours ship? Now that I have the discounts to bring the price down, I may just keep the original one they sent me.
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Just received cancellation notice for the replacement system. Did yours ship? Now that I have the discounts to bring the price down, I may just keep the original one they sent me.
Just recieved the same email. But mine said it shipped a few days ago and gave tracking info.

No idea..
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Mine was cancelled yesterday, 1/2. Ordered 12/25.
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Just received cancellation notice for the replacement system. Did yours ship? Now that I have the discounts to bring the price down, I may just keep the original one they sent me.
I complained a bit, and just now I got an email saying the refunded the entire order and for me to just keep the chromebook. Waiting for the refund to appear in my account but I'm sure happy if it does!
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I complained a bit, and just now I got an email saying the refunded the entire order and for me to just keep the chromebook. Waiting for the refund to appear in my account but I'm sure happy if it does!
Interesting since I was coming here to post about a total refund I just received on the order. But in my case, I had initiated the return/exchange so not clear if they are still expecting me to return the old system. I'll just wait and see I suppose.
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Actually, looks like the agent did another $10 discount so $30 total. $141.54 with tax and then I get $25 back from Amex. Definitely happy with this even if I'm stuck keeping the existing system (decent physical condition but ~200 charge cycles). Crossing fingers that the new unit is in better condition.
Did you complain to Staples or to Acer support?
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Did you complain to Staples or to Acer support?
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