Acer Chromebook C720 RAM 2GB SSD 32GB REFURB AS NEW - £154.95 DELIVERED @ Laptops Direct
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Acer Chromebook C720 RAM 2GB SSD 32GB REFURB AS NEW - £154.95 DELIVERED @ Laptops Direct

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Found 14th Apr 2014
This is a very good deal as the refurb condition is mentioned as new and this have 32 gb of ssd. Amazon lists 16gb for £190 or 32gb for £222. Don't be fooled for ram upgrade as this can't be upgraded because it is soldered to the motherboard

If you don't like chrome OS, you can just use chrubuntu and have ubuntu environment which basically can do anything.

Spec as follows (Taken from the web)
Refurbished Chromebook
Grade A1 - As New

The 11.6 inch Acer C720 Chromebook is a hassle-free, high-performance computer built for speed, simplicity and security. It boots up in seconds, updates itself automatically, and comes with all the Google apps you like. The C720 has everything you need to watch videos, play games, explore the Internet, and get work done.

Screen size - 11.6 in - 1366 x 768
Processor - Intel Celeron 2955U - 1.4 GHz
RAM - 2 GB
Hard Drive - 32 GB
Operating System - Google Chrome
Optical Drive - None
Graphics -
Warranty - 3 months warranty

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Just saw this myself tonight. Looks good for A1 stock.

The warranty always puts me off these.

If they've fixed this stuff, why don't they think it would last the year?

12 month warrantee is £20 more

A small point, but worth noting you may not get the 100gb of free Google Drive storage for 2 years if it's already been activated against the machine you receive.

morgie

A small point, but worth noting you may not get the 100gb of free Google … A small point, but worth noting you may not get the 100gb of free Google Drive storage for 2 years if it's already been activated against the machine you receive.



I had one of these delivered yesterday and did get the 100Gb free storage. Machine appears to be completely new (clear protection stickers on the screen, no sign of use, etc) but box a bit tatty and re-sealed so may have been in a window display or something. Delighted with it.

a new version of Ubuntu is being released on thursday 17th april.
Edited by: "leitchyleck" 15th Apr 2014

At least it isn't wildly overpriced, but I have to say I bought a proper Acer laptop this size with Windows 8.1, twice the memory, and a big hard disk for the same money (one of Argos' superb refurbs). Now you may not want Windows, but if you aren't paying for it (or the memory or disk), why does this cost as much as if you were? And by the way, Windows "updates itself automatically" as well.

its a good deal for a quality chromebook. even better it is 32 gbb. just be sure you want a chromebook as it is not a proper laptop

I've a Samsung Chromebook and the OS is very good if you are prepared to use Googles numerous Apps such as Google Drive and Google Print. However it won't run MS or Apple Apps but some third party Apps do allow some use of MS programs within Chrome wrappers. If the system suits you this seems a very good buy. As you will use Google Drive for storage don't worry about the apparent small hard disk.

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hannibaluk1

its a good deal for a quality chromebook. even better it is 32 gbb. just … its a good deal for a quality chromebook. even better it is 32 gbb. just be sure you want a chromebook as it is not a proper laptop



dms05

I've a Samsung Chromebook and the OS is very good if you are prepared to … I've a Samsung Chromebook and the OS is very good if you are prepared to use Googles numerous Apps such as Google Drive and Google Print. However it won't run MS or Apple Apps but some third party Apps do allow some use of MS programs within Chrome wrappers. If the system suits you this seems a very good buy. As you will use Google Drive for storage don't worry about the apparent small hard disk.



You don't have to use chrome OS in this chromebook. Due to its intel celeron processor, unlike samsung/hp chromebook which uses exynos (ARM), this one is capable booting x86 OSes. Ubuntu is one of them, you can also boot windows 8.1 but it was reported that there is no touchpad driver available for windows which means you have to plug a mouse. Ubuntu is working fine and well.

dms05

As you will use Google Drive for storage don't worry about the apparent … As you will use Google Drive for storage don't worry about the apparent small hard disk.



Great news for those of us that live in the countryside with very slow broadband. Every disk access is a glacial download, and your own documents not even available when away from the house. But leave that aside- assuming the size of the disk is not a problem (because you never leave the city with fast WiFi everywhere)- why are you still paying the price of a notebook with a big hard disk? Why don't these stripped down computers cost under £100, since they have almost nothing in the box?
Edited by: "LongPockets" 15th Apr 2014

Saw this last week but opted out for a brand new one instead. Highly recommended!!

if you go through saveonlaptops (same company) there is 2% TCB

Is there any way to print to a normal non cloud printer? I am wanting to get this for a family member for their basic tasks such as on-line banking and writing docs. Printing is essential but they don't really have funds for a new printer.

Banned

Long pockets - how you getting on with your Acer? I bought the same one yesterday.

LongPockets

Great news for those of us that live in the countryside with very slow … Great news for those of us that live in the countryside with very slow broadband. Every disk access is a glacial download, and your own documents not even available when away from the house. But leave that aside- assuming the size of the disk is not a problem (because you never leave the city with fast WiFi everywhere)- why are you still paying the price of a notebook with a big hard disk? Why don't these stripped down computers cost under £100, since they have almost nothing in the box?



I agree entirely, these should be £150 brand new. Its laughable how some are sold for over £300. May as well get a proper laptop which can do everything a Chromebook can do and tons more. These Chromebooks can't even edit HD video. Yes they are light and have a long battery life, so I can see the appeal for students, but for the rest of us a Chromebook is just a push bike among the motorcycles.

EazyDuz

...for the rest of us a Chromebook is just a push bike among the … ...for the rest of us a Chromebook is just a push bike among the motorcycles.



Depends how much you do in a browser. For me it's 90% plus of my time. For me I'm therefore happy in paying a reasonable price for a device (got my Acer for £169) that does this one thing extremely well. I think of it as a 'specialist'. It's far faster than my Windows 8.1 laptop (complete with SSD) to boot, lighter, more portable. It's definitely no push bike.

rheumatoid

if you go through saveonlaptops (same company) there is 2% TCB



Laptops Direct themselves are on TCB - topcashback.co.uk/lap…ct/

jaydog69

Long pockets - how you getting on with your Acer? I bought the same one … Long pockets - how you getting on with your Acer? I bought the same one yesterday.



I didn't buy it for me. I prefer a desktop with a 28" screen. My wife needed a small laptop that was easy to handle, as her hands are getting weak. She Skypes from her bed as she isn't up much now.

morgie

Laptops Direct themselves are on TCB - … Laptops Direct themselves are on TCB - http://www.topcashback.co.uk/laptops_direct/


Whops, getting confused with saveonlaptops!

why are all of my posts subject to moderation? What have I done oO

rheumatoid

why are all of my posts subject to moderation? What have I done oO



Probably just the hyper link in the last post? Normally causes them to go into moderation.

LongPockets

Why don't these stripped down computers cost under £100, since they have … Why don't these stripped down computers cost under £100, since they have almost nothing in the box?



SSDs aren't cheap.
Edited by: "F4STFORW4RD" 15th Apr 2014

I am sooooo tempted to get this little box of tricks and it is a total bargain! the kids have the sammy version of chrome and they like it but i find it too slow (though compared to my mac air that aint surprising). Had a quick go the other day of one of these I think they are now a very competent and speedy piece of kit.

paulmcuk

The warranty always puts me off these.If they've fixed this stuff, why … The warranty always puts me off these.If they've fixed this stuff, why don't they think it would last the year?



Most "refurbs" are just change of mind returns, as in customers did not like it and sent it back.

They are then stuck with a laptop that can not be sold as new and technically the warranty has started with it. Although I've bought a few "refurbs" and then just registered them with the manufacturer and had the 1 year warranty..

Insert an 32GB SD card and double your storage.
Edited by: "poopscoop" 15th Apr 2014

F4STFORW4RD

SSDs aren't cheap.



around £50 for a 128GB?

poopscoop

around £50 for a 128GB?



It's not a 2.5" drive. It's a M.2 or 'NGFF' (Next Generation Form Factor) drive.

poopscoop

Insert an 32GB SD card and double your storage.



I wouldn't recommend this, the SD card doesn't fit flush into the machine, it will stick out a bit. Better off going for for a Sandisk Fit USB drive - hotukdeals.com/dea…138

morgie

I wouldn't recommend this, the SD card doesn't fit flush into the … I wouldn't recommend this, the SD card doesn't fit flush into the machine, it will stick out a bit. Better off going for for a Sandisk Fit USB drive - http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/sandisk-cruzer-fit-64gb-usb-flash-drive-21-98-memorybits-1874138



I was joking as the size of storage is rubbish on this laptop.

poopscoop

I was joking as the size of storage is rubbish on this laptop.



Thats because it isnt a laptop......

sniperpenguin

Thats because it isnt a laptop......



Good spot

By definition it IS a laptop, albeit a limited, low spec one.

dms05

I've a Samsung Chromebook and the OS is very good if you are prepared to … I've a Samsung Chromebook and the OS is very good if you are prepared to use Googles numerous Apps such as Google Drive and Google Print. However it won't run MS or Apple Apps but some third party Apps do allow some use of MS programs within Chrome wrappers. If the system suits you this seems a very good buy. As you will use Google Drive for storage don't worry about the apparent small hard disk.


Microsoft have just announced Office Online coming to the Chrome store, so Chromebooks may start to gain more traction with business as well.
Edited by: "Rickardo" 15th Apr 2014

poopscoop

I was joking as the size of storage is rubbish on this laptop.



I wasn't joking though It's designed to be fast booting, cheap(ish) and used online with cloud storage - the size of the drive fits this. The OS doesn't take up too much space so you can use most of what's left over. You can't install 'programs' so don't need space for that. Your documents will be in Drive and synced locally. I can only really think you may want some local space for movies or audio which is why I'd recommend the USB flash storage as a cheap option. Replacing the SSD at the moment is a bit more pricey and some won't want to void their warranty.

not much apps compatible with this OS..i doubt..so what can u do with this chromebooks..??tell me??

warlock09

not much apps compatible with this OS..i doubt..so what can u do with … not much apps compatible with this OS..i doubt..so what can u do with this chromebooks..??tell me??



Check the Google Chrome Web Store? chrome.google.com/web…pps

morgie

I wasn't joking though It's designed to be fast booting, cheap(ish) … I wasn't joking though It's designed to be fast booting, cheap(ish) and used online with cloud storage - the size of the drive fits this. The OS doesn't take up too much space so you can use most of what's left over. You can't install 'programs' so don't need space for that. Your documents will be in Drive and synced locally. I can only really think you may want some local space for movies or audio which is why I'd recommend the USB flash storage as a cheap option. Replacing the SSD at the moment is a bit more pricey and some won't want to void their warranty.



Reminds me of a netbook. Wondered what happened to them?

mikthe20

I had one of these delivered yesterday and did get the 100Gb free … I had one of these delivered yesterday and did get the 100Gb free storage. Machine appears to be completely new (clear protection stickers on the screen, no sign of use, etc) but box a bit tatty and re-sealed so may have been in a window display or something. Delighted with it.



Got mine about a week ago, even the box was like new, but resealed, and I got the 100GB. Installed Crouton with saucy and XFCE (Google for info). The benefits of this model are the 32 GB ssd and the CPU. Best Chromebook bar the Pixel.

HUKD App won't let me edit. I forgot to say that price has gone up £10.
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