Acer's C7 Chromebook Now Available in Additional Outlets

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chewy1963

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[citation][nom]otacon72[/nom]This thing is DOA... it doesn't even run a real OS.[/citation]

Depends on your point of view. It is a great minimalist laptop that does about 90% of what most non-tech people actually do with a computer.
 
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[citation][nom]chewy1963[/nom]Depends on your point of view. It is a great minimalist laptop that does about 90% of what most non-tech people actually do with a computer.[/citation]

You can also put linux on these things if you just want a cheap linux laptop.
 

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""The extra low price of only $199 is so affordable that customers can even buy them as stocking stuffers for multiple people on their shopping list." "

I wish I had that kind of money...
 
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Increase ram up to 4 gb but i've heard you can add even more, battery sucks but why not just buy an extra battery for cheap?, 320 GB hard drive can run Chrome OS/Ubuntu OS which is a MUCH BETTER OS than Chrome. Intel chip is a bit faster than Samsung ARM processor anyway. You can swap to a SSD instead of internal hard drive. 100 GB cloud storage still included with Acer Chromebook. Hdmi for straming netflix/movies on my hdtv. I love my chromebook it's a steal at $200, can't wait for updates and installing Ubuntu OS.
 

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I actually sold a more powerful Samsung Laptop in order to get a Chromebook (Samsung ARM Model). When folks blast Chromebooks for not having local apps and traditional OS features the point is completely going over their head. This is a case of less is more, where the value is having less 'stuff' to interfere with what you care about most (the web for a lot of people).

There is a greater value in my life for light, quiet, efficient machine for doing stuff online than a fully loaded laptop machine with battery draining quad core processors that generate uncomfortable heat in order to run an OS where I use 5% of the functionality. Yet i'm responsible for 100% of the upkeep whether it's Linux Kernel Updates breaking my nvidia graphics drivers (Thanks Ubuntu 12.10) or having to fuss with a messy interface with Windows 8, virus protection Windows in general and registry clutter.

I don't mind machine upkeep on my main tower PC that I use for gaming, multimedia and i'll gladly use Windows. But for sitting on the couch, going to class or laying in bed i'd rather keep mobile computing simple at best.
 

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[citation][nom]capncoad[/nom]I actually sold a more powerful Samsung Laptop in order to get a Chromebook (Samsung ARM Model). When folks blast Chromebooks for not having local apps and traditional OS features the point is completely going over their head. This is a case of less is more, where the value is having less 'stuff' to interfere with what you care about most (the web for a lot of people). There is a greater value in my life for light, quiet, efficient machine for doing stuff online than a fully loaded laptop machine with battery draining quad core processors that generate uncomfortable heat in order to run an OS where I use 5% of the functionality. Yet i'm responsible for 100% of the upkeep whether it's Linux Kernel Updates breaking my nvidia graphics drivers (Thanks Ubuntu 12.10) or having to fuss with a messy interface with Windows 8, virus protection Windows in general and registry clutter. I don't mind machine upkeep on my main tower PC that I use for gaming, multimedia and i'll gladly use Windows. But for sitting on the couch, going to class or laying in bed i'd rather keep mobile computing simple at best.[/citation]

Wow, I couldn't agree more with you. Well said!
 
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