Acer C720  Chromebook £159.99  @ Argos +£10 voucher
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Acer C720 Chromebook £159.99 @ Argos +£10 voucher

£159.99Argos Deals
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Found 13th Nov 2014
This is my first time at posting a deal so apologies for any mistakes. Have been wanting to have a play with one of these for ages and have finally taken the plunge.

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I don't need this but it's a HOT deal

You won't regret buying a chromebook. I have had a HP 11 for about a year which is comparable in spec to this and I am in love with it. I am looking for another Chromebook for my wife and I'm tempted by this because the price is fantastic, but what I really want is an Intel powered one.

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I know it's not perfect but for an 8 year old would this play minecraft?

maggie-meadow

I know it's not perfect but for an 8 year old would this play minecraft?



There is a guide on how to install here - itechtriad.com/art…ook

simonlintern

You won't regret buying a chromebook. I have had a HP 11 for about a year … You won't regret buying a chromebook. I have had a HP 11 for about a year which is comparable in spec to this and I am in love with it. I am looking for another Chromebook for my wife and I'm tempted by this because the price is fantastic, but what I really want is an Intel powered one.Heat added



Like this one? It's got a Celeron in it.

Is this as good as the Acer CB5? As that's only another 20 quid and boasts better battery life. It's the latest Nvidia K1 ARM CPU where are this is an Intel Haswell chip. Anyone know which is the better choice taking display etc into account.

deangreen4

There is a guide on how to install here - … There is a guide on how to install here - http://itechtriad.com/articles/2014/7/21/how-to-install-minecraft-on-a-chromebook

deangreen4

There is a guide on how to install here - … There is a guide on how to install here - http://itechtriad.com/articles/2014/7/21/how-to-install-minecraft-on-a-chromebook



Thanks for this, I can't spend any more on an 8 year and the size of this would be perfect too, much appreciated!

Another happy Chromebook (C720) user here. I'm not sure if I could get on with one as a main computer, but as a secondary device it's been a revelation.

misterleoni

Is this as good as the Acer CB5? As that's only another 20 quid and … Is this as good as the Acer CB5? As that's only another 20 quid and boasts better battery life. It's the latest Nvidia K1 ARM CPU where are this is an Intel Haswell chip. Anyone know which is the better choice taking display etc into account.



these have the same displays I believe.....until the CB5 FHD comes out in a few weeks (already on the amazon.de site).
K1 against Haswell reviews have been horses for courses so far. K1s are good at graphics, intel seems to be good for everything else.

There are a bunch of chromebooks coming out in the next few weeks / months. If I can hold on til January for the new Tosh I would, but at this price I doubt it.
Edited by: "idbroadhurst" 13th Nov 2014

Great price.

Typing this on my C720 that I bought the other day. For £10 more at Curry's annoyingly enough.

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idbroadhurst

these have the same displays I believe.....until the CB5 FHD comes out in … these have the same displays I believe.....until the CB5 FHD comes out in a few weeks (already on the amazon.de site).K1 against Haswell reviews have been horses for courses so far. K1s are good at graphics, intel seems to be good for everything else.There are a bunch of chromebooks coming out in the next few weeks / months. If I can hold on til January for the new Tosh I would, but at this price I doubt it.



I guess the advantage of the CB5 at Argos is that they've listed it as 'Full HD' so you can get your money back instore if you're not too happy with it. The extra 3 hours or so of battery life and lighter weight seem worth another £20 to me, though this model arguably looks a bit more professional

you guys missed an awesome deal. PC world ebay outlet had the HP 14 Haswell chromebook grade A refurb for £128 delivered. I ordered one which im typing on now and its basically brand new not a mark on it. They had six but sold out within 6 hours. I'd hold out for a deal like that. 12 month warranty too
Edited by: "EazyDuz" 13th Nov 2014

misterleoni

CommentI guess the advantage of the CB5 at Argos is that they've listed … CommentI guess the advantage of the CB5 at Argos is that they've listed it as 'Full HD' so you can get your money back instore if you're not too happy with it. The extra 3 hours or so of battery life and lighter weight seem worth another £20 to me, though this model arguably looks a bit more professional



Agreed - the CB5 is VERY white, almost cheap looking. That said, you can strip the case down and get it carbon fibre wrapped and that would look the business

idbroadhurst

Agreed - the CB5 is VERY white, almost cheap looking. That said, you can … Agreed - the CB5 is VERY white, almost cheap looking. That said, you can strip the case down and get it carbon fibre wrapped and that would look the business


I got the samsung chromebook from amazon warehouse posted here a while back. I missed the £90 ones but got one for £113 for my granddaughter for Christmas. I also got her an iPearl pink hard cover as someone said they are prone to scratching and a barbie pink gola 11.6" laptop case. I got fed up watching her lug my old second had toshiba about and I read here that these are low maintenance. I found it strange that there was no cap lock key but it arrived in new condition and amazon confirmed a one year full guarantee. I'm sure she'll love it. This is a great price fot the acer.

My local Cex has this for £145. Looks brand new. Might just go with that.

first time post apologie!!! cant help but laugh...... please dont be nasty to me!!.. love it

misterleoni

My local Cex has this for £145. Looks brand new. Might just go with that.


This says £159 & £10 voucher so in theory £149 as there's always something we need in argos so this is only £4 more for a brand new one.

This is a brilliant device and must buy for all. I use it to stream Netflix movies, edit word documents, watch HD YouTube videos, iPlayer and much more.

The OS and processor work brilliantly and the battery life is amazing, I usually get about 9 hours of use.

I would definitely recommend this to everyone!
Edited by: "Captainbeavus" 13th Nov 2014

Captainbeavus

This is a brilliant device and must buy for all. I use it to stream … This is a brilliant device and must buy for all. I use it to stream Netflix movies, edit word documents, watch HD YouTube videos, Sky Go and much more. The OS and processor work brilliantly and the battery life is amazing, I usually get about 9 hours of use. I would definitely recommend this to everyone!


If you use the hola or zenmate app in the chrome store you can change your location for Netflix and watch the us version with your same login details. According to my sons they have more choice.

Captainbeavus

This is a brilliant device and must buy for all. I use it to stream … This is a brilliant device and must buy for all. I use it to stream Netflix movies, edit word documents, watch HD YouTube videos, Sky Go and much more. The OS and processor work brilliantly and the battery life is amazing, I usually get about 9 hours of use. I would definitely recommend this to everyone!




How did you get sky go to work on it please?

Am ignorant to the limitations of a chromebook other than the fact they are reliant on an internet connection and utilise cloud storage. Without me digging too far on the net could one of you confirm this is able to create / open / edit .docs and is therefore suitable for a teenage student? It's this or a budget laptop from ebuyer for £169 after cashback. Any advice appreciated.

My DD wants to be able to play Minecraft and SIMs - would this be up for the job?

spanner74

My DD wants to be able to play Minecraft and SIMs - would this be up for … My DD wants to be able to play Minecraft and SIMs - would this be up for the job?



Yes if you install Ubuntu

spanner74

My DD wants to be able to play Minecraft and SIMs - would this be up for … My DD wants to be able to play Minecraft and SIMs - would this be up for the job?



no its not a windows system you cannot install games on it its for web based content only such as internet and Google docs

AStonedRaichu

no its not a windows system you cannot install games on it its for web … no its not a windows system you cannot install games on it its for web based content only such as internet and Google docs



*cough*
How to install minecraft...

itechtriad.com/art…ook

dips

Am ignorant to the limitations of a chromebook other than the fact they … Am ignorant to the limitations of a chromebook other than the fact they are reliant on an internet connection and utilise cloud storage. Without me digging too far on the net could one of you confirm this is able to create / open / edit .docs and is therefore suitable for a teenage student? It's this or a budget laptop from ebuyer for £169 after cashback. Any advice appreciated.



The answer is yes, mostly. This device does not use windows or Microsoft office but the Google cloud version allows you to do most activities you would in office and also save / email the files in an MS office format. All of this can also be done offline when a wifi signal is not available.

The cheap ebuyer laptop is certainly an option but does not include the office software or subscription so that would cost extra - I have migrated to a chromebook for everything apart from gaming.

Hope that helps

Brought this from currys for a present cost £180 taking it back today and buying from argos save myself some cash

allgonewrong

*cough*How to install … *cough*How to install minecraft...http://itechtriad.com/articles/2014/7/21/how-to-install-minecraft-on-a-chromebook



He probably knows that it is possible to install Minecraft, but The Sims is a whole different kettle of fish. If someone has to ask whether they should get this for their kid for running games like this, the only sensible answer is 'No' (regardless if it is technically possible or not).

Edit: Though in fairness the comment to which you replied is pretty bad and not entirely accurate.
Edited by: "PurplePerson" 13th Nov 2014

Highly recommend this machine.

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Chromebooks are looking far more useful nowadays. Google has opened the gates to allow Android apps to be installed on them. Not all apps are working at the moment, but it's only a matter of time when Chromebooks will come advertised with ChromeOS and Android functionality.

mr321

How did you get sky go to work on it please?



Wrote that by mistake. Edited. Sorry!

Captainbeavus

Wrote that by mistake. Edited. Sorry!



oh ok thanks. thats the only thing holding me back.

Lombear

The answer is yes, mostly. This device does not use windows or Microsoft … The answer is yes, mostly. This device does not use windows or Microsoft office but the Google cloud version allows you to do most activities you would in office and also save / email the files in an MS office format. All of this can also be done offline when a wifi signal is not available.The cheap ebuyer laptop is certainly an option but does not include the office software or subscription so that would cost extra - I have migrated to a chromebook for everything apart from gaming.Hope that helps



The cheap eBuyer laptop is going to have the same free office web apps (whether Google/Microsoft/Whatever) available to it as the Chromebook. What you said gives the impression that the Chromebook is supplied with software that would be unavailable or require an extra payment to be used with a budget Microsoft Windows laptop, neither of which is true. I just wanted to clear that up, lest anyone would be confused.

You can get a refurb on ebay from argos for £150, so this brand new is a great price. HEAT

Hi. Would I need regular virus protection for this?

PlanetP

Hi. Would I need regular virus protection for this?



No, as it's linux based you don't need anti virus.

maggie-meadow

Maggie - you could do worse than buying an HP Stream Windows laptop - … Maggie - you could do worse than buying an HP Stream Windows laptop - small form factor and it will be fine for Minecraft without any tinkering I suspect.Thanks for this, I can't spend any more on an 8 year and the size of this would be perfect too, much appreciated!

Reserved and ready for collection tomorrow. This has great reviews wherever I've looked, perfect opportunity to try a chromebook for the first time. thanks OP

mr321

oh ok thanks. thats the only thing holding me back.



Yeah the fact that Silverlght is not supported is pathetic! Still love the chromebook!
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