Asus C202SA 11.6 Inch Celeron 2GB 16GB Chromebook - Blue - £139.99 @ Argos
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Asus C202SA 11.6 Inch Celeron 2GB 16GB Chromebook - Blue - £139.99 @ Argos

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Found 31st Dec 2017
Out of stock on Amazon but same price and in stock at Argos in my local store.
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Good to see Chromebooks still in the low cost sector for browsing/basic services and not all chasing Google up into the grand market.

I have a four year old Samsung which is still the preferred method of quickly looking up stuff on chrome. Even though I have enough industrial grade computers to get a man to Mars.

Also my experience of Asus going back more than a decade is very positive. So voted hot despite what some may see as basic specs.
Picard1235 h, 35 m ago

Not worth the price when a £160 EZBook3 Pro does so much more.

Maybe, if you enjoy the Gearbest gamble, Win 10 boot time and being rather more tied to a charger with all the vulnerabilities inbuilt. The point is many of us have much more capable laptops than you when we need them but find Chromebooks a more frequent visitor to our laps. There is a reason why which you appear not to have grasped.

It's a deal for those who want a simple, inexpensive, immediate and speedy access to the net for browsing. It also has the plus a crouton if you really need greater functionality to match your deal in a different way. Not better, not worse, just different but then, again, cheaper with less hassle.

That's why I voted it hot.
Edited by: "brainsys" 31st Dec 2017
Not worth the price when a £160 EZBook3 Pro does so much more.
Love my chromebook, boots up in seconds and battery lasts ages :-)
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Good to see Chromebooks still in the low cost sector for browsing/basic services and not all chasing Google up into the grand market.

I have a four year old Samsung which is still the preferred method of quickly looking up stuff on chrome. Even though I have enough industrial grade computers to get a man to Mars.

Also my experience of Asus going back more than a decade is very positive. So voted hot despite what some may see as basic specs.
Chromebooks are great
Love my chromebook, boots up in seconds and battery lasts ages :-)
Not worth the price when a £160 EZBook3 Pro does so much more.
My Partner misses her Chromebook and is using a big ungainly 15.6 laptop at the mo but she really wants another touch screen chromebook. Can't find one at the price we got the last one .
villan571 h, 6 m ago

My Partner misses her Chromebook and is using a big ungainly 15.6 laptop …My Partner misses her Chromebook and is using a big ungainly 15.6 laptop at the mo but she really wants another touch screen chromebook. Can't find one at the price we got the last one .


I'm after something similar, touchscreen was really handy for my work.
villan577 h, 39 m ago

My Partner misses her Chromebook and is using a big ungainly 15.6 laptop …My Partner misses her Chromebook and is using a big ungainly 15.6 laptop at the mo but she really wants another touch screen chromebook. Can't find one at the price we got the last one .


What was the make of her CB?
I am waiting for this, not released in the UK yet. This is updated 2017 version with touchscreen, better processor, backlit and metal chassis. Click
Edited by: "win26" 31st Dec 2017
For info: You can also run android apps on a supported chromebook device.

chromium.org/chr…pps
win2625 m ago

What was the make of her CB?I am waiting for this, not released in the UK …What was the make of her CB?I am waiting for this, not released in the UK yet. This is updated 2017 version with touchscreen, better processor and metal chassis. Click


I'm pretty sure it was a Lenovo , the screen folded right back so you could use it like a tablet if you wanted
Hairy_Ape28 m ago

For info: You can also run android apps on a supported chromebook …For info: You can also run android apps on a supported chromebook device.https://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/chrome-os-systems-supporting-android-apps


I bought a 14" Acer full hd chromebook last week and the google play app store is great and makes the device feel like an Android Laptop / proper laptop
My only complaint is the BBC app is not available to download even though ITV , Ch 4&5 , Netflix and Prime video are all available to download from the app store.
Typical BBC, the robbing B'stards are quick enough taking our tv tax but can't even sort out an app for the Chromebook that allows you to download programs to watch offline.
Edited by: "paulandpam1" 31st Dec 2017
Banterlicious36 m ago

I'm after something similar, touchscreen was really handy for my work.


It was definitely a lenovo and I wouldn't have paid too much for it as I'm tight ! Less than 200 quid from Argos I think but the current one is over £300 . I'n guessing they may have been a problem as hers broke
I'm thinking of going down the used route think this is the touchscreen Lenovo uk.m.webuy.com/pro…32a
My lad has the ACER - Chromebook R 11 CB5-132T 2-in-1 Touchscreen - White was £229 (back when it was ordered in June for his birthday) less a £50 price match discount.

Great device, small, quick, reliable and simple.

When my slow and cumbersome windows laptop dies, it will be replaced with Chromebook.
Picard1233 h, 8 m ago

Not worth the price when a £160 EZBook3 Pro does so much more.


The EZBook3 is a very decent low cost Chinese laptop but saying the Asus Chromebook is 'not worth the price' is a bit of a stretch. It may not be worth the price to you but it will be to many folk if they already have or do not want,a Windows 10 laptop with all the baggage that entails. Each OS has its own advantages. Having said that, i agree that Chromebook prices are a bit steep for the hardware you get, especially considering there are no license fees to pay. Presumably Chinese brands don't produce Chromebooks due to the severe restrictions on accessing Google on the the internet in China. Unfortunate really because if they did, the hardware would be awesome and inexpensive too.
mattrixdesign247 m ago

My lad has the ACER - Chromebook R 11 CB5-132T 2-in-1 Touchscreen - White …My lad has the ACER - Chromebook R 11 CB5-132T 2-in-1 Touchscreen - White was £229 (back when it was ordered in June for his birthday) less a £50 price match discount.Great device, small, quick, reliable and simple. When my slow and cumbersome windows laptop dies, it will be replaced with Chromebook.


I got the Acer R11 Chromebook for Christmas and am very pleased with it. I love being able to use it as a normal laptop for typing up docs but then being able to flip it over and use it as a tablet to play games on.
mattrixdesign248 m ago

My lad has the ACER - Chromebook R 11 CB5-132T 2-in-1 Touchscreen - White …My lad has the ACER - Chromebook R 11 CB5-132T 2-in-1 Touchscreen - White was £229 (back when it was ordered in June for his birthday) less a £50 price match discount.Great device, small, quick, reliable and simple. When my slow and cumbersome windows laptop dies, it will be replaced with Chromebook.


That's a nice CB with Google play, hope Acer would update it with a Full-HD display soon.
topazz56 m ago

The EZBook3 is a very decent low cost Chinese laptop but saying the Asus …The EZBook3 is a very decent low cost Chinese laptop but saying the Asus Chromebook is 'not worth the price' is a bit of a stretch. It may not be worth the price to you but it will be to many folk if they already have or do not want,a Windows 10 laptop with all the baggage that entails. Each OS has its own advantages. Having said that, i agree that Chromebook prices are a bit steep for the hardware you get, especially considering there are no license fees to pay. Presumably Chinese brands don't produce Chromebooks due to the severe restrictions on accessing Google on the the internet in China. Unfortunate really because if they did, the hardware would be awesome and inexpensive too.


This Chromebook definitely isn't worth the price. Why? I've been running an Acer 720 Chromebook for the last few years as my cheap/portable/go anywhere machine. It's 'okay' but there are huge number of things about ChromeOS and a limited spec 11.6" machine that are immensely frustrating. Since I got the EZBook 3 Pro, I haven't even used the Chromebook. The EZBook 3 is just vastly better in every way.
Picard1234 h, 5 m ago

Not worth the price when a £160 EZBook3 Pro does so much more.


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Picard12319 m ago

There are loads - have a search. Some will have $10 off …There are loads - have a search. Some will have $10 off codes.https://www.gearbest.com/laptops/pp_647765.html


Don’t forget the customs import fee, could end up costing quite a bit more than this deal..
hotukdeals.com/discussions/gearbest-import-charges-2728432
Edited by: "TK42" 31st Dec 2017
Picard1235 h, 35 m ago

Not worth the price when a £160 EZBook3 Pro does so much more.

Maybe, if you enjoy the Gearbest gamble, Win 10 boot time and being rather more tied to a charger with all the vulnerabilities inbuilt. The point is many of us have much more capable laptops than you when we need them but find Chromebooks a more frequent visitor to our laps. There is a reason why which you appear not to have grasped.

It's a deal for those who want a simple, inexpensive, immediate and speedy access to the net for browsing. It also has the plus a crouton if you really need greater functionality to match your deal in a different way. Not better, not worse, just different but then, again, cheaper with less hassle.

That's why I voted it hot.
Edited by: "brainsys" 31st Dec 2017
brainsys30 m ago

Maybe, if you enjoy the Gearbest gamble, Win 10 boot time and being rather …Maybe, if you enjoy the Gearbest gamble, Win 10 boot time and being rather more tied to a charger with all the vulnerabilities inbuilt. The point is many of us have much more capable laptops than you when we need them but find Chromebooks a more frequent visitor to our laps. There is a reason why which you appear not to have grasped.It's a deal for those who want a simple, inexpensive, immediate and speedy access to the net for browsing. It also has the plus a crouton if you really need greater functionality to match your deal in a different way. Not better, not worse, just different but then, again, cheaper with less hassle.That's why I voted it hot.


I voted it cold for the simple reason that having actually used a Chromebook extensively for the last few years (unlike most of the people voting) you'd be mad not to pay another £20 for an Ezbook 3 Pro over something this when it does 10 times more. And that's even before we get into the EZBook 3's superior 1080p IPS screen, aluminium build, 6GB RAM, M.2 SSD upgrade ability etc. If I wanted a 'quick web browse', I'd use my phone, not a Chromebook whose OS Google have deliberately crippled.
brainsys58 m ago

Maybe, if you enjoy the Gearbest gamble, Win 10 boot time and being rather …Maybe, if you enjoy the Gearbest gamble, Win 10 boot time and being rather more tied to a charger with all the vulnerabilities inbuilt. The point is many of us have much more capable laptops than you when we need them but find Chromebooks a more frequent visitor to our laps. There is a reason why which you appear not to have grasped.It's a deal for those who want a simple, inexpensive, immediate and speedy access to the net for browsing. It also has the plus a crouton if you really need greater functionality to match your deal in a different way. Not better, not worse, just different but then, again, cheaper with less hassle.That's why I voted it hot.


The other thing to note as well with this is that you'll need to spend another £30 or so on a 128GB plug in USB flash drive and leave it permanently plugged in as there's no way of upgrading the storage or installing an SSD. You only have about 9GB free storage space on a factory clean Chrome OS installation and before installing any apps.

That pushes the price up to £170 which makes it very poor value for money compared to the EZBook 3 Pro. Even then, ChromeOS has problems playing certain video files and H.265 encoded files bring that CPU to its knees even when using VLC and there's a ton of other software that it simply cannot run and where there's no Chrome/Android equivalent.
Picard1232 h, 23 m ago

There are loads - have a search. Some will have $10 off …There are loads - have a search. Some will have $10 off codes.https://www.gearbest.com/laptops/pp_647765.html


Yeah, as already said. plus import tax. I have a Lenovo Chromebook and use it all the time at home. Instantly on, and never let me down yet. I use a 32gb low profile USB drive, but it's not a necessity. If you want something portable for surfing the web, email, netflix, you cant go wrong. Tempted to buy this deal as a backup.
Picard1231 h, 35 m ago

I voted it cold for the simple reason that having actually used a …I voted it cold for the simple reason that having actually used a Chromebook extensively for the last few years (unlike most of the people voting) you'd be mad not to pay another £20 for an Ezbook 3 Pro over something this when it does 10 times more. And that's even before we get into the EZBook 3's superior 1080p IPS screen, aluminium build, 6GB RAM, M.2 SSD upgrade ability etc. If I wanted a 'quick web browse', I'd use my phone, not a Chromebook whose OS Google have deliberately crippled.


Been using my Chromebook for 2 years and love it. Have now sold all my Android tablets. I still have a laptop and a PC, but they are entirely different machines fulfilling a different purpose.
Edited by: "skdotcom" 31st Dec 2017
skdotcom22 m ago

Yeah, as already said. plus import tax. I have a Lenovo Chromebook and use …Yeah, as already said. plus import tax. I have a Lenovo Chromebook and use it all the time at home. Instantly on, and never let me down yet. I use a 32gb low profile USB drive, but it's not a necessity. If you want something portable for surfing the web, email, netflix, you cant go wrong. Tempted to buy this deal as a backup.


No import tax for me. No import tax for everyone else on here who ordered one either. ChromeOS also isn't 'instant on'. It used to be but since one of the Chrome builds several months ago there's a longer noticeable delay now from logon. A 15 second cold boot up v 30 second Windows cold boot up is hardly a big deal. Have the Windows machine in sleep mode and its 'instant on' when you flip the lid. And what are you going to watch on Netflix with this Asus and its fuzzy 720p TN panel screen? You're ruining your enjoyment of films if you're not watching them at 1080p on an IPS panel which is what you get with the EZBook. You also hit the nail on the head when you describe Chromebooks as "backup" - they're too limited to be used as a 'can do anything' laptop - whereas that's exactly what you get with a thin/light Windows laptop - 'can do anything'
Picard1239 m ago

No import tax for me. No import tax for everyone else on here who ordered …No import tax for me. No import tax for everyone else on here who ordered one either. ChromeOS also isn't 'instant on'. It used to be but since one of the Chrome builds several months ago there's a longer noticeable delay now from logon. A 15 second cold boot up v 30 second Windows cold boot up is hardly a big deal. Have the Windows machine in sleep mode and its 'instant on' when you flip the lid. And what are you going to watch on Netflix with this Asus and its fuzzy 720p TN panel screen? You're ruining your enjoyment of films if you're not watching them at 1080p on an IPS panel which is what you get with the EZBook. You also hit the nail on the head when you describe Chromebooks as "backup" - they're too limited to be used as a 'can do anything' laptop - whereas that's exactly what you get with a thin/light Windows laptop - 'can do anything'


I guess you were lucky. Anything over £15 is liable for import tax I believe. I got hit on something recently.
I use my PC for Sony Acid Pro and Adobe Photoshop amongst other things. I dont intend to use a little £160 laptop for those sort of applications. For everything else my CB is just fine. I watch Netflix on it when in my Campervan, otherwise I watch stuff on my 55" TV in 4k. Watching it a little laptop would ruin my enjoyment...
skdotcom1 h, 24 m ago

Watching it a little laptop would ruin my enjoyment...


So what on earth are you doing watching Netflix on a fuzzy 720p TN panel screen'd Chromebook??
voted hot! Good deal
Picard12358 m ago

So what on earth are you doing watching Netflix on a fuzzy 720p TN panel …So what on earth are you doing watching Netflix on a fuzzy 720p TN panel screen'd Chromebook??


99% of what I watch is on my 55 inch. Just you get back to your bedroom and your 13 inch amazing screen.
I won't argue with the price, but the spec is incredibly weak. I'm not sure I could live with this even as a back up
Unfitguy12 h, 59 m ago

I'm thinking of going down the used route think this is the touchscreen …I'm thinking of going down the used route think this is the touchscreen Lenovo https://uk.m.webuy.com/product-detail/computing/laptops---other-os/lenovo-n22-20/cel-n3050/2gb-ram/32gb-ssd/12-/chrome-os/a/slaplenn222032a#.Wkj9UYGnz3A


Be careful it is more than likely the none touchscreen version. Amazon sold a load of the N22-20 none touchscreen version in 2016 for £99. Lenovo use the same model number N22-20 for both variants and from what I remember they never sold many of the touchscreen version in the UK, CEX listing is also vague and doesn't mention touchscreen.
Picard12316 h, 46 m ago

This Chromebook definitely isn't worth the price. Why? I've been running …This Chromebook definitely isn't worth the price. Why? I've been running an Acer 720 Chromebook for the last few years as my cheap/portable/go anywhere machine. It's 'okay' but there are huge number of things about ChromeOS and a limited spec 11.6" machine that are immensely frustrating. Since I got the EZBook 3 Pro, I haven't even used the Chromebook. The EZBook 3 is just vastly better in every way.


In another thread you talk down a Intel x8350 laptop and complain about _your_ EZBook3 CPU utilization going to 100% on some websites. This inconsistency seems odd to me:
hotukdeals.com/com…354

Your comparison of this Chromebook to an EZBook3 also isn't fair/correct as well. The £160 price tag of the EZBook3 dodges VAT and import duty and doesn't come with proper support or warranty. With VAT the EZBook3 would be >£190 and that would be a fair price for a comparison.

I also do not trust EZBook's Win 10 install to run online banking on it. A Chromebook would be far superior for online banking, particularly as ChromeOS seems to be easier to maintain. I'd be interested buying one for my father. Horses for courses, really.

An alternative to your EZBook3: I have an Acer Spin 1 13" FHD, 4GB RAM, 128GB eMMC. The 64GB variant was listed for £270 at Argos, but with cashback and a few other savings (discounted giftcards) it's easy to push the price much lower. This is a brilliant piece of kit, with UK warranty, a nice keyboard, ok/decent screen and no support issues. But then again, a Win10 laptop isn't a Chromebook.
jomay8 m ago

In another thread you talk down a Intel x8350 laptop and complain about …In another thread you talk down a Intel x8350 laptop and complain about _your_ EZBook3 CPU utilization going to 100% on some websites. This inconsistency seems odd to me:https://www.hotukdeals.com/comments/permalink/32947354Your comparison of this Chromebook to an EZBook3 also isn't fair/correct as well. The £160 price tag of the EZBook3 dodges VAT and import duty and doesn't come with proper support or warranty. With VAT the EZBook3 would be >£190 and that would be a fair price for a comparison.I also do not trust EZBook's Win 10 install to run online banking on it. A Chromebook would be far superior for online banking, particularly as ChromeOS seems to be easier to maintain. I'd be interested buying one for my father. Horses for courses, really.An alternative to your EZBook3: I have an Acer Spin 1 13" FHD, 4GB RAM, 128GB eMMC. The 64GB variant was listed for £270 at Argos, but with cashback and a few other savings (discounted giftcards) it's easy to push the price much lower. This is a brilliant piece of kit, with UK warranty, a nice keyboard, ok/decent screen and no support issues. But then again, a Win10 laptop isn't a Chromebook.


You don't seem to have understood the posts.
I've always wanted a keyboard and screen which my phone slots into to make it into a Chromebook. It's top of the range so the specs on the phone are way above this. Does anyone know if that exists?!
simandoo44 m ago

I've always wanted a keyboard and screen which my phone slots into to make …I've always wanted a keyboard and screen which my phone slots into to make it into a Chromebook. It's top of the range so the specs on the phone are way above this. Does anyone know if that exists?!


trustedreviews.com/how…490
simandoo45 m ago

I've always wanted a keyboard and screen which my phone slots into to make …I've always wanted a keyboard and screen which my phone slots into to make it into a Chromebook. It's top of the range so the specs on the phone are way above this. Does anyone know if that exists?!


Google superbook kickstarter. It was a great idea but they seem to not be delivering on it.
Picard12315 h, 38 m ago

ou only have about 9GB free storage space on a factory clean Chrome OS …ou only have about 9GB free storage space on a factory clean Chrome OS installation and before installing any apps.


You are, again, completely misunderstanding both the device and the functions it is designed to perform. You are also very misleading. My 2013 16Gb Chromebook I'm writing this on still has 1.9Gb free with lots of apps plus also running a full Kubuntu desktop (because of the really neat way both share much of the software). And, of course, it doesn't clog up in time as with other OSs

Devices designed specifically as thin clients or using unbloated OSs don't need much local storage and cloud storage (whether third party or on your own LAN) is unlimited and more immediately accessible than the tiresome effort of booting a Windows OS.

For those occasions (like going on hols) you want it to stand in for your heavy laptop then taking along a stick with data is just fine - and you usually have the stick anyway - so no cost.

Can you just try to realise a Chromebook is designed and is a much better client than any Windows PC. Yep, it is no way as good as an autonomous machine. But can stand in using a crouton. Possibility a majority of users rarely use PCs in the older traditional way like you or I so it is a much better solution for them.

For me I need a 'proper' PC for specialist work. But do I really need to boot that up to watch iPlayer? Or check webmail? Horses for courses my friend.

Best for 2018.
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