** ASUS C300 Chromebook, Tablet & Chromecast Bundle now £199 @ Currys (Free Delivery or Free CnC) **
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** ASUS C300 Chromebook, Tablet & Chromecast Bundle now £199 @ Currys (Free Delivery or Free CnC) **

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Found 27th Aug 2015
The Asus C300 Chromebook, Tablet and Chromecast Bundle delivers everything you need to be able to keep in touch with friends, work independently, and stream entertainment to your TV.
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Asus C300 13.3” Chromebook – Black

The Asus C300 runs on Google Chrome OS, an intuitive web-focused operating system that provides instant access to the internet, online storage, emails and all your favourite apps. Chrome OS is optimised for Cloud connectivity, with everything you need stored online for maximum hardware performance and efficiency.

The C300 is powered by an Intel® Celeron® processor that delivers quick computing you can rely on. As most of your files and important documents are stored securely online, you can use the space on the Chromebook itself for films, music and photos.

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Asus ZenPad Z170C 7" Tablet - 16 GB, Black

With the Asus ZenPad Z170C 7" Tablet you'll be able to browse the web and stay entertained comfortably and easily, on the move or while relaxing at home.

Android 5.0 gives you a fantastic experience - its bold, colourful new design looks great and features layered windows for simple and intuitive menu navigation. Notifications for messages, emails and updates now appear over the top of the screen, so won't interrupt you browsing the web or watching a film unless you want them to.

Red version
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62 Comments

Thanks op, reserved to collect

Chromebook 1366 x 768

Tablet 1024 x 600

the chromebook is a deal but not the zenpad...

nice.ty

rojih66

the chromebook is a deal but not the zenpad...



Yeah. I like the Asus but I don't like the Asus.

picked myself one up. If you don't fancy the chromecast/tablet, then you can flog them easily to CeX for £16 and £30 respectively (possibly more if you fancy selling them on gumtree/ebay)- which puts the cost at £153.99 at a maximum for the Chromebook.

That's £6 cheaper at least than Argos
Edited by: "dtj90" 27th Aug 2015

Am I right that this stores the data on the cloud? And secondly, could you add a external hard drive and store data on there?

This_Is_My_Username

Am I right that this stores the data on the cloud? And secondly, could … Am I right that this stores the data on the cloud? And secondly, could you add a external hard drive and store data on there?



There's a small 16GB M2 SSD drive for local storage, and you can attach an external drive if required. It's designed for cloud storage though (you may get 2 years of 100GB free Google Drive with this still)

Do anyone know if it's possible to switch it to use something like Ubuntu on this ?

babybanana

Do anyone know if it's possible to switch it to use something like Ubuntu … Do anyone know if it's possible to switch it to use something like Ubuntu on this ?



Yes, look up Chroot.

chaywa

There's a small 16GB M2 SSD drive for local storage



32GB

This looks like a good deal, the chromebook alone elsewhere seems to be £200 alone

Remember the CBook does not have an SSD !

Nesima

Remember the CBook does not have an SSD !



Yes it does, it's a 32GB one.

ollie87

Yes it does, it's a 32GB one.



im probably wrong but is it not flash storage rather than a SSD

Great deal! Tempted for the Chromebook!

ibblackberry1

im probably wrong but is it not flash storage rather than a SSD



Wow.. X)

Just picked mine up, will sell the Chromecast on and give the tablet to my daughter. The chromebook is mine

Thanks Op
Edited by: "MrJinxy" 27th Aug 2015

ollie87

Yes, look up Chroot.



"Ok google" and I got this
http://i1.cpcache.com/product_zoom/1319730829/i_am_groot_mug.jpg

Bought £190s worth of Currys vouchers from Zeek for £174...will add another £9.99 tomorrow when i pick it up and sell the chromecast as i already have 3.
Will also flog the tablet too...no need for it.
Probably work out around £120 for the Chromebook,one little happy daughter at christmas.

chaywa

There's a small 16GB M2 SSD drive for local storage, and you can attach … There's a small 16GB M2 SSD drive for local storage, and you can attach an external drive if required. It's designed for cloud storage though (you may get 2 years of 100GB free Google Drive with this still)


Thanks

1616french

Bought £190s worth of Currys vouchers from Zeek for £174...will add a … Bought £190s worth of Currys vouchers from Zeek for £174...will add another £9.99 tomorrow when i pick it up and sell the chromecast as i already have 3.Will also flog the tablet too...no need for it.Probably work out around £120 for the Chromebook,one little happy daughter at christmas.



How can I do that ?
Will I need to print the vouchers ?

Just turned the ZenPad on and it has a dead pixel...

babybanana

Do anyone know if it's possible to switch it to use something like Ubuntu … Do anyone know if it's possible to switch it to use something like Ubuntu on this ?


Yes but why? It pretty low powered and literally no storage, you be better buying a cheap laptop if you want to do that.

ibblackberry1

I may be a tad out of date … I may be a tad out of date https://danielmiessler.com/blog/the-difference-between-ssd-and-flash-hard-drives/



Usually Chromebooks use M.2 socketed SSDs. Normally they're not eMMC like those crappy Windows Netbooks.
Edited by: "ollie87" 28th Aug 2015

Combining things that people probably wouldn't buy separately into one package... Not a good deal. There are far better laptops and tablets out there in the price range.

commenter14

Not a good deal.



But it is cheaper than buying them separately, which makes it a deal.

This might sound stupid but I'm not too familiar with Chromebooks. Does this come with any Chrome-version of Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc? And do I have to be constantly on the Internet to access these or can I save them to my desktop like I would a regular laptop?

JoeTheMaestro

This might sound stupid but I'm not too familiar with Chromebooks. Does … This might sound stupid but I'm not too familiar with Chromebooks. Does this come with any Chrome-version of Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc? And do I have to be constantly on the Internet to access these or can I save them to my desktop like I would a regular laptop?



Not stupid :-) Chromebooks are essentially glorified Chrome browsers. Although there are offline apps, the general assumption is that you use one of these whilst connected to the internet. You'll need a Google account to use one and that will come with the equivalent of the MS apps you mention except these are in the cloud and save automatically! (No more lost changes). Other apps are installed via the Chrome web store and their is a large choice of stuff to use.

Frankly I was a Mac guy for 20 years but bought a Toshiba Chromebook about a year ago for general family stuff and the Mac hasn't been touched since! Apart from Skype (which you can kind of get but not really - I won't go into detail!) I haven't found any killer app that the Chromebook can't run a version of, or something similar to ( I even do some web dev using it) and once you get with the whole Google account thing, with everything all in one place it is quite eye opening. They generally also have amazing battery life and start up within a couple of seconds (yes, a couple of seconds!). If you understand their "limitations" (and in reality their limitations are their strengths) they are a fantastic purchase.

Edited by: "tootricky" 28th Aug 2015

JoeTheMaestro

This might sound stupid but I'm not too familiar with Chromebooks. Does … This might sound stupid but I'm not too familiar with Chromebooks. Does this come with any Chrome-version of Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc? And do I have to be constantly on the Internet to access these or can I save them to my desktop like I would a regular laptop?



This is what you will use for free, I use them all the time and are a good free alternative to Microsoft: google.com/doc…ut/

You can create a Google Drive account where you store your files and make these accessible offline so you can use them without an internet connection. support.google.com/chr…-GB




Edited by: "NEtech" 28th Aug 2015

So can I install showbox movie HD etc and run to my chromecast in my TV, would be better than using my phone all the time

ibblackberry1

im probably wrong but is it not flash storage rather than a SSD


It's eMMC as per the Asus specs page, so not a "proper" ssd. They are typically slower than a full ssd, but (newer) good eMMC implementations should be faster than flash cards at least and approach ssd speeds.

Edited by: "Davos555" 28th Aug 2015

NEtech

This is what you will use for free, I use them all the time and are a … This is what you will use for free, I use them all the time and are a good free alternative to Microsoft: https://www.google.com/docs/about/You can create a Google Drive account where you store your files and make these accessible offline so you can use them without an internet connection. https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/2809731?hl=en-GB


Thanks! Ordered one for collection.

The Asus C300 Chromebook has had quite good review. Although the tablet is running android 5 this model has a lower resolution than the previous model. Can't fault Chromecast, have two of them already. Have to say Kindle Fire TV is very good as well

Davos555

It's eMMC as per the Asus specs page, so not a "proper" ssd. They are … It's eMMC as per the Asus specs page, so not a "proper" ssd. They are typically slower than a full ssd, but (newer) good eMMC implementations should be faster than flash cards at least and approach ssd speeds.



Cheers Dav, I had in the back of my mind that there was some difference.

simonturner69

Wow.. X)



Whilst an SSD uses flash memory his point is valid because an SSD has a much more powerful memory controller than that found in usb flash drives, tablets and phones which is where the epic read speeds come from.

edit - beaten to it.
Edited by: "timmahhh" 28th Aug 2015

tootricky

Not stupid :-) Chromebooks are essentially glorified Chrome browsers. … Not stupid :-) Chromebooks are essentially glorified Chrome browsers. Although there are offline apps, the general assumption is that you use one of these whilst connected to the internet. You'll need a Google account to use one and that will come with the equivalent of the MS apps you mention except these are in the cloud and save automatically! (No more lost changes). Other apps are installed via the Chrome web store and their is a large choice of stuff to use.Frankly I was a Mac guy for 20 years but bought a Toshiba Chromebook about a year ago for general family stuff and the Mac hasn't been touched since! Apart from Skype (which you can kind of get but not really - I won't go into detail!) I haven't found any killer app that the Chromebook can't run a version of, or something similar to ( I even do some web dev using it) and once you get with the whole Google account thing, with everything all in one place it is quite eye opening. They generally also have amazing battery life and start up within a couple of seconds (yes, a couple of seconds!). If you understand their "limitations" (and in reality their limitations are their strengths) they are a fantastic purchase.



Excellent summary, totally agree. I love my chromebook.

Also, one little thing you forgot to mention, new users get a free two year 100GB on-line cloud storage
Edited by: "MrJinxy" 28th Aug 2015

commenter14

Combining things that people probably wouldn't buy separately into one … Combining things that people probably wouldn't buy separately into one package... Not a good deal. There are far better laptops and tablets out there in the price range.



You mean items that you are not looking for separately. I was looking for a new Chromebook and a tablet for my daughter, this deal was perfect for me.

?which colour of asus chromebook should i get?
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