Acer Chromebook R11 CB5-132T 11.6-Inch Notebook [4GB RAM] £199.99 Tesco
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Acer Chromebook R11 CB5-132T 11.6-Inch Notebook [4GB RAM] £199.99 Tesco

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Found 21st Jun 2017
I've had my eye on this for a while and this Chromebook is priced at 249.99 at almost every other retailer.

Not seen it this cheap before.

Don't get this confused with the 2GB version which is obviously cheaper.

This is fantastic value for money.
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Bitbotbang

Chrome OS??? Seriously???Why and why will I buy this??A useless OS only … Chrome OS??? Seriously???Why and why will I buy this??A useless OS only good for browsing the net!



​You are presumably speaking from personal experience of using it for a while?

Hmmm... Maybe not.
Bitbotbang

Chrome OS??? Seriously???Why and why will I buy this??A useless OS only … Chrome OS??? Seriously???Why and why will I buy this??A useless OS only good for browsing the net!



Dude you are so wrong, ChromeOS is fine for most things its just you need some reconditioning but you can always dual boot linux arch!
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Chrome OS??? Seriously???
Why and why will I buy this??
A useless OS only good for browsing the net!
Currently using it now. Fantastic bit of kit.
Bitbotbang

Chrome OS??? Seriously???Why and why will I buy this??A useless OS only … Chrome OS??? Seriously???Why and why will I buy this??A useless OS only good for browsing the net!



Dude you are so wrong, ChromeOS is fine for most things its just you need some reconditioning but you can always dual boot linux arch!
Bitbotbang

Chrome OS??? Seriously???Why and why will I buy this??A useless OS only … Chrome OS??? Seriously???Why and why will I buy this??A useless OS only good for browsing the net!



​You are presumably speaking from personal experience of using it for a while?

Hmmm... Maybe not.
Is this model compatible with android play apps?
Nice find op. Also have this chromebook. Rapid, lightweight and compact. Perfect for doing docs, spreadsheets and surfing. Had windows laptop for years and only used it for surfing and OpenOffice. (never saw the point of spending money getting Microsoft Office). Nearly spent 600 quid on windows replacement but glad I saved almost 400 getting this chromebook instead. Windows is too resource intensive and probably only useful if you are a gamer or need specific programs like Adobe or Cad.
afroylnt

Is this model compatible with android play apps?



​Yep. Has Google play store in beta.
Bitbotbang

Chrome OS??? Seriously???Why and why will I buy this??A useless OS only … Chrome OS??? Seriously???Why and why will I buy this??A useless OS only good for browsing the net!



​couldn't be more wrong, play store durrr
Link isn't working for me, takes me to the Tesco homepage
hi please can you post the link
kijihoon

Link isn't working for me, takes me to the Tesco homepage



tesco.com/dir…413
afroylnt

Is this model compatible with android play apps?



Manufacturer: Acer
Device: Chromebook R11 (CB5-132T, C738T)
Status: Stable Channel


gooeynote

Yep. Has Google play store in beta.


Tks; that means it should get a full support soon for the play store I believe.
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Bitbotbang

Chrome OS??? Seriously???Why and why will I buy this??A useless OS only … Chrome OS??? Seriously???Why and why will I buy this??A useless OS only good for browsing the net!



Oh look someone with no idea posting rubbish opinion.

I have not used my windows pc for nearly 2 years since I got one of these.

HDMI for bigger screen, 99% of stuff can be done on the net, then there are the millions of android apps that run on it.

People should refrain from posting this sort of thing ....
I have not used a Chrome book in a while but can someone enlighten me if you can use the machine to work and save docs offline? Also can you download file from the Internet?
Can't help but feel Chromebook users are using an SSD for the first time and thinking its the OS that's making it fast. Why just run "most" things when you can run everything for the same price?
tanked

Can't help but feel Chromebook users are using an SSD for the first time … Can't help but feel Chromebook users are using an SSD for the first time and thinking its the OS that's making it fast. Why just run "most" things when you can run everything for the same price?




What can "run everything" at this price? I've not seen any Windows laptops with decent specs (including a touch screen like this Acer R11) that can match a Chromebook for speed for less than £200 .
Stu.C

What can "run everything" at this price? I've not seen any Windows … What can "run everything" at this price? I've not seen any Windows laptops with decent specs (including a touch screen like this Acer R11) that can match a Chromebook for speed for less than £200 .



Look on ebay, you can pick up a second hand lenovo x220 or similar fujitsu with double the memory and proper SSD not emmc for about half the price of this running a proper operating system.
You also buy a second hand Porsche 911 for less than the price of a new Ford Fiesta on eBay. I never knew second hand things were cheaper than new
Horrorwood

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Acer-Chromebook-14-Intel-Celeron-N3060-Laptop-4GB-RAM-Google-Chrome-OS-/17273852879414" 4GB ram refurb cheap here.



Not the Full HD screen model, unfortunately
Can you put utorrent on chromebooks and acestream?
Would I be able to play full version of FM2017 (via steam) on this?
can you download films on this thing and watch them on the train?
I've been using the R11's big brother the R13 for a while and really like it.

"Can you put utorrent on chromebooks and acestream?" - not sure about those apps but Flud for Torrents works really well.

"can someone enlighten me if you can use the machine to work and save docs offline? Also can you download file from the Internet?" With the play store you can have Office but I use google docs, which is their version of Excel, Word etc. They can work offline, see instructions here: laptopmag.com/art…ook

Pros (based on the R13 but relevant for the R11): stupendously quick start-up, faster than my mobile and has an incredible battery, genuinely lasts all day.

Tips:
Install Google Play Store - you'll then get access to all the android apps so you can do everything your phone can do (as well as browse the web!)
Get a small usb drive like the sandisk ultra fit which can give you up to about 128GB of storage.

recommended apps: Office, VLC, TV player, Spotify, Netflix (you can save offline, not something Windows allows at the moment), Teamviewer, Pocket,

games: The usual Android ones, Angry Birds, Hearthstone, Egg Inc.

Anyone comparing this to a Windows laptop is making the wrong comparison, instead compare this to your phone or tablet with a proper keyboard and decent screen. It's not designed to be a Windows laptop, it's supposed to be a lightweight, fast, useable laptop which relies on cloud storage. If you use it as it's designed, you'll enjoy it.

The only downside I've found is as a developer, when remoting into a server I miss the windows specific keys I need on that box, the screen is a little wobby and the keyboard doesn't have great damping (again, I'm talking about the R13) but to get a Windows or Mac with a similar weight and snappy user experience you're going to be spending a lot of cash.



Stu.C

What can "run everything" at this price? I've not seen any Windows … What can "run everything" at this price? I've not seen any Windows laptops with decent specs (including a touch screen like this Acer R11) that can match a Chromebook for speed for less than £200 .



I actually got a £59 11" touchscreen Zoostorm with 32Gb mSata, 4Gb RAM on here from Zoostorms ebay site. The battery needed replaced but even one that was completely brand new would be well less than £200. Windows 10 boots in no time and I've just stuck a spare 1Tb laptop drive I had into it alongside the mSata. Windows 10 on an SSD is great.

I understand wanting to get a cheap chromebook but when it starts to get to £200+, imho it's missing the point.
stu1979

Can you put utorrent on chromebooks and acestream?



I've got an Asus chromebook flip and the acestream app works well. Combine it with either VLC or MX player and it works a charm with a mini HDMI cable plugged into the telly.

I have no reason to think this chromebook would work any differently.
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Bitbotbang

Chrome OS??? Seriously???Why and why will I buy this??A useless OS only … Chrome OS??? Seriously???Why and why will I buy this??A useless OS only good for browsing the net!


It's rather misleading and furtive to let people believe there is any knowledge behind your statement..
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