Acer 11.6" R11 Intel Celeron 4GB RAM 32GB Storage 2 in 1 White Laptop (limited time) £179 @ Tesco Direct
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Acer 11.6" R11 Intel Celeron 4GB RAM 32GB Storage 2 in 1 White Laptop (limited time) £179 @ Tesco Direct

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Found 29th Jun 2017
I have been looking for a 2-in-1 laptop for my sons birthday, decided to try a Chromebook, and the Acer R11 seemed to fit the bill. Cheapest I could find was Currys @ £229.99 yesterday, and I placed the order.

Today Tescos are selling it (with stock) at £179.00 (timer ticking down though!).

To be fair Currys have just price matched
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89quidyoucantgowrong

OP, you should be aware that this isn't a Chromebook, it's a Windows 10 2 … OP, you should be aware that this isn't a Chromebook, it's a Windows 10 2 in 1. To be fair, I am also of the opinion that a Chromebook is pretty pointless.



Why are Chromebooks pointless? They will do most of the things most people use their laptops for nowadays.
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OP, you should be aware that this isn't a Chromebook, it's a Windows 10 2 in 1. To be fair, I am also of the opinion that a Chromebook is pretty pointless.
Edited by: "89quidyoucantgowrong" 29th Jun 2017
89quidyoucantgowrong

OP, you should be aware that this isn't a Chromebook, it's a Windows 10 2 … OP, you should be aware that this isn't a Chromebook, it's a Windows 10 2 in 1. To be fair, I am also of the opinion that a Chromebook is pretty pointless.



Why are Chromebooks pointless? They will do most of the things most people use their laptops for nowadays.
I have a similar 2-in-1 (a Dell Inspiron 11 3000) and I really like it for what it is (a tablet you can see the screen and type on).
However, 32 GB is totally inadequate and you'll find yourself running out of space in no time. At times it's like trying to to fit a gallon into a thimble.
Second however: In my own specific case, Dell, in its infinite wisdom, probably trying to save two pennies, has soldered the 32GB to the MB and omitted to add a discrete HD connector, so that it's is impossible to upgrade. FWIW, I bought mine here: europc.co.uk/out…top
89quidyoucantgowrong2 h, 43 m ago

OP, you should be aware that this isn't a Chromebook, it's a Windows 10 2 …OP, you should be aware that this isn't a Chromebook, it's a Windows 10 2 in 1. To be fair, I am also of the opinion that a Chromebook is pretty pointless.


Dont agree. Having used buggy virus prone slow Windows for years......... am now using a Chromebook..............fantastic for my needs. Yes you need a good wifi connection to use properly
Edited by: "cullies" 29th Jun 2017
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89quidyoucantgowrong3 h, 6 m ago

OP, you should be aware that this isn't a Chromebook, it's a Windows 10 2 …OP, you should be aware that this isn't a Chromebook, it's a Windows 10 2 in 1. To be fair, I am also of the opinion that a Chromebook is pretty pointless.


Oh yeah! Didn't realise, I wanted the Chromebook and that's what I bought from Currys, still they price matched lol.
I bought this last week and it will run Arch Linux and Ubuntu no problems but after 2 hours of use I put it back into its box and returned it. The Track-pad is so so bad it feels like it is loose under the surface, It maybe just the one I had a defect I dont know.

But cheaper than the Chromebook version and runs Linux just fine if thats a possibility and you dont mind trackpad.

Under windows this thing crawls (unusable by me) put Linux on and its fine.
Sorry for being a buzz kill, but instead of this I would buy myself a Windows tablet with a cherry trail processor for cheaper.
Chromebooks are fantastic my dad loves the simplisity of his after windows machines that are slow and prone to viruses with novice users. One thing to watch is you need a cloud ready printer otherwise you need to follow this guide : howtogeek.com/311…ok/
mcrobbj

Chromebooks are fantastic my dad loves the simplisity of his after … Chromebooks are fantastic my dad loves the simplisity of his after windows machines that are slow and prone to viruses with novice users. One thing to watch is you need a cloud ready printer otherwise you need to follow this guide : https://www.howtogeek.com/311330/how-to-print-from-a-chromebook/



Now, that's just wrong. If your Chromebook is up to date (ChromeOS 59 on) you can now print to most printers without using Cloud Print over wifi, and in some cases USB.

I have an Epson BX525WD which is pre-Google Cloud Print, and it works fine (except for the duplex). Google for ChromeOS native printing.

Edited by: "alg" 29th Jun 2017
alg32 m ago

Now, that's just wrong. If your Chromebook is up to date (ChromeOS 59 on) …Now, that's just wrong. If your Chromebook is up to date (ChromeOS 59 on) you can now print to most printers without using Cloud Print over wifi, and in some cases USB.I have an Epson BX525WD which is pre-Google Cloud Print, and it works fine (except for the duplex). Google for ChromeOS native printing.


If you read the link it actually tells you that! However Chromebooks are aimed at the unsophisticated user and printing is one area where they may struggle. That has been my experience with my dad, who is looking for me to do it for him. However my son set it up himself seconds.
mcrobbj

If you read the link it actually tells you that! However Chromebooks are … If you read the link it actually tells you that! However Chromebooks are aimed at the unsophisticated user and printing is one area where they may struggle. That has been my experience with my dad, who is looking for me to do it for him. However my son set it up himself seconds.



Fair enough - I misread your post. But the article itself looks like they added a new part without re-doing the existing sections.
89quidyoucantgowrong

OP, you should be aware that this isn't a Chromebook, it's a Windows 10 2 … OP, you should be aware that this isn't a Chromebook, it's a Windows 10 2 in 1. To be fair, I am also of the opinion that a Chromebook is pretty pointless.



Chromebooks are superb provided you understand what they're about and buy them for that purpose.
Free Chromebook!
Drag that old laptop out from under the bed and have a look here neverware.com
Chromebooks are not pointless and are not just aimed at the unsophisticated user. Windows 10 is not slow, buggy and virus prone. Just use what works for you and don't mirror your own needs and experiences onto others.
tedjourney20 m ago

Free Chromebook! Drag that old laptop out from under the bed and have a …Free Chromebook! Drag that old laptop out from under the bed and have a look here https://www.neverware.com

​I have done this a couple of times. It works pretty well. Chromium OS flies on some of these older machines.
People who claim Chromebooks are pointless, generally have never used one. 95+ percent of computer use these days is via the web, ChromeOS is perhaps the most secure, malware and virus free operating system. I personally will not be going back to Windoze. Been using Chromebooks, Chromeboxes and Chromebases for the last 4 years. Fabulous devices
Edited by: "mcknej01" 22nd Jul 2017
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