Acer 14 inch HD Chromebook £229.99 @ Currys
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Acer 14 inch HD Chromebook £229.99 @ Currys

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Found 24th May 2017
So pleased we waited a couple of days as the price dropped £50 between us deciding we wanted one and making our way to the store. Quite a few other significant deals as well on Chromebooks at Currys.

4GB Memory, 32 GB internal storage
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1.6 Ghz processor? What year is this? 2001?
I'm happy with mine, bought it last December.
gorgo2015

1.6 Ghz processor? What year is this? 2001?


It's a 2016 Model I believe. The processor I checked out and based on Octane scores, seems to be about twice as fast as the 3060. Power uptake is lower than other (2830?) processors too.
Same price on Amazon too. Nice Chromebook.
great chromebook, do not confuse these with Windows devices. these are great for surfing the web and remoting into high powered windows machines it will also be getring android apps soon. plus will last 10hrs+ between charges.
No Touchscreen. Big Negative. Android apps /Play store only work correctly with touchscreen.
sam_of_london

No Touchscreen. Big Negative. Android apps /Play store only work … No Touchscreen. Big Negative. Android apps /Play store only work correctly with touchscreen.


Touchscreen Chromebook dropped by £70 too.... currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
sam_of_london

No Touchscreen. Big Negative. Android apps /Play store only work … No Touchscreen. Big Negative. Android apps /Play store only work correctly with touchscreen.



Nothing I'd want less on a chromebook than a touchscreen.....All chromebooks (just like all other laptops) have this nifty pointing device called a "touchpad" for navigating a pointer around the screen....

Unless your playing games (so buy a tablet) a touchscreen on a chromebook is pretty irrelevant
Uridium

Nothing I'd want less on a chromebook than a touchscreen.....All … Nothing I'd want less on a chromebook than a touchscreen.....All chromebooks (just like all other laptops) have this nifty pointing device called a "touchpad" for navigating a pointer around the screen....Unless your playing games (so buy a tablet) a touchscreen on a chromebook is pretty irrelevant


Chromebooks have very few native google apps. I returned a Chromebook in past due to lack of communication apps like in Windows or Android or IOS. They only make sense now if Android apps work on them . Android apps need touchscreen to work properly.
Phossy

Touchscreen Chromebook dropped by £70 too.... … Touchscreen Chromebook dropped by £70 too.... http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-chromebook-r-13-cb5-312t-2-in-1-touchscreen-silver-10153641-pdt.html



This one is cheaper with touchscreen.
currys.co.uk/gbu…tml?intcmpid=display~RR
It's been cheaper, but still a great price for a very impressive piece of kit.
sam_of_london

Chromebooks have very few native google apps. I returned a Chromebook in … Chromebooks have very few native google apps. I returned a Chromebook in past due to lack of communication apps like in Windows or Android or IOS. They only make sense now if Android apps work on them . Android apps need touchscreen to work properly.



Chromebooks have always made sense , Android apps are adding something to Chrome OS but are not the be all, its still a useful OS even without them....
It is a browser based OS with predominantly browser based apps.....If Android apps are the priority for you then you should buy an Android OS based machine....

Chrome is NOT Android
Edited by: "Uridium" 25th May 2017
I have the 2017 version of this and love it, it's instant on and the screen is fantastic, whenever I want to just surf the web, send emails or watch some youtube videos etc it's perfect. Also, having easily installed Linux via Chronos I can switch between the 2 environments and work on it if I need to test something etc.
sam_of_london

This one is cheaper with touchscreen. … This one is cheaper with touchscreen. http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-chromebook-r-11-cb5-132t-2-in-1-touchscreen-white-10156150-pdt.html?intcmpid=display~RR



Uh that only has an 11" screen. You are shopping for something very different to what's been posted here. Suggest you get a tablet.
Uridium

... a touchscreen on a chromebook is pretty irrelevant.


To you but clearly not to others. Simple to grasp really.
gorgo2015

1.6 Ghz processor? What year is this? 2001?


I have one, performance is an issue for me, my old Acer C720 performs much better and it's from 2013.
Chromebooks are so rubbish.
I am liking the deal but has anyone had dealing with Currys and Pcworld recently with customer service and returning faulty items ? they were never good with these things 10yrs ago or so and I found them to be rude while window shopping and I stopped using them.
gorgo2015

1.6 Ghz processor? What year is this? 2001?



Is this deliberately poor trolling or are you actually one of those people who looks at Ghz only and nothing else and makes a purchase decision based on that? In which case if you're the latter I have plenty of 3.6Ghz Pentium 4 desktops to offer for the bargain price of £200 and I'll even throw in a 15" LCD, that's even less than this terrible 1.6Ghz laptop and with an inch bigger display!
gorgo2015

1.6 Ghz processor? What year is this? 2001?



Clueless comment. Processor architecture is the important factor not GHz. Get with the times, it's been this way since 2004 or so.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 25th May 2017
fishmaster

Clueless comment. Processor architecture is the important factor not GHz. … Clueless comment. Processor architecture is the important factor not GHz. Get with the times, it's been this way since 2004 or so.


That may need true but the performance from the N3160 is far from stellar.
Anyone who has owned the Acer Chromebook C720 from 2013 will notice a drop in performance when using the Acer Chromebook 14, battery life is great, performance is mediocre at best.
Phossy

It's a 2016 Model I believe. The processor I checked out and based on … It's a 2016 Model I believe. The processor I checked out and based on Octane scores, seems to be about twice as fast as the 3060. Power uptake is lower than other (2830?) processors too.


Interested to know where you got your octane scores from, from my research the n3160 has octane score of 8200, n3060 is 8600. The n3160 is not twice as fast as the n3060...unless I'm missing something?
Garstonk

That may need true but the performance from the N3160 is far from stellar.



I wasn't replying to the performance I was replying to the false information that GHz is the primary designator of CPU performance, you have to take in to consideration the CPU architecture, which has vastly improved in the 16 years since 2001. This is true of any technological advances, car engines for example, we're able to get more power out of less CC, so comparing 1 litre engines in cars now and 2001 there's a big difference in some cases etc etc. You wouldn't see a Ford Mondeo with a 1 litre engine 15 years ago but you do now.
sam_of_london

This one is cheaper with touchscreen. … This one is cheaper with touchscreen. http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-chromebook-r-11-cb5-132t-2-in-1-touchscreen-white-10156150-pdt.html?intcmpid=display~RR



A screen that is lower Res too
got one for my wife. been looking for a full hd chromebook for a while. performance very good for internet browsing.
great speakers, nice looking with aluminium chassis. miles better than windows, occasional updates take seconds.
£229 good price.
Would recommend
I am sitting on one as I type and I'm very happy with mine, the whole chromebook/cloud idea does seem like the way forward. Only downer for me is 4gb of ram maybe not enough when i have a lot of browsing windows open. If anyone knows of any 8gb or more chromebooks on offer, I would like to know
TheOak

I am sitting on one as I type and I'm very happy with mine, the whole … I am sitting on one as I type and I'm very happy with mine, the whole chromebook/cloud idea does seem like the way forward. Only downer for me is 4gb of ram maybe not enough when i have a lot of browsing windows open. If anyone knows of any 8gb or more chromebooks on offer, I would like to know


Are you sure it's a lack of ram? I reckon it's the processor.
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