Asus Chromebook Flip £179.99 @ Amazon
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Hot deal but MASSIVE bezel
fmo

Hot deal but MASSIVE bezel



I have to say sometimes bezel is good. Namely for when you want to hold something as a tablet comfortably without touching the touchscreen.

Bezel is good for anything larger than a phone (that you hold and is touch screen).

Price at amazon now saying £169?
Link takes you to 10 inch. But 11 inch is same price direct from Amazon.
There isn't an 11 inch bud
I have this Chromebook and it is excellent. The build quality and battery life is top notch and I can easily get about 8 hours of usage on one charge. It is also fanless and has an ARM chip. Rumour has it that Google will be integrating Android apps on Chrome OS soon so having tablet style apps makes it even better with the touchscreen.
76zedfour

11" in blue £169.99 … 11" in blue £169.99 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0107N7X5E/?tag=hotukdeals03-21&th=1&psc=1



Becareful, ​the 11" and 10" are not the same at all, the quality is completely different, the 10" is all metal and has an ips display, the 11, not so much. Reviews show that the 10 is much more favoured.
so still not sure about chrome books , can I put on my purchased office apps ect
However tempted to give it a go, I need to remind myself that this Chromebook is tied to Chrome OS and can't run any other OS. Yes maybe Linux but not very smoothly. At one point one might regret having a device limited in its functionality. I could say the same of all tablets. This is why I think there's no point spending more than £120/£130 for a Chromebook. I did it in the past and I regret it.
love chromebooks
i bought a 2nd hand pixel 3 months ago. A joy to use. Everyone should have a chromebook.
lord_nicol

i bought a 2nd hand pixel 3 months ago. A joy to use. Everyone should … i bought a 2nd hand pixel 3 months ago. A joy to use. Everyone should have a chromebook.



Yep the things are so darn handy.
gorgo2015

However tempted to give it a go, I need to remind myself that this … However tempted to give it a go, I need to remind myself that this Chromebook is tied to Chrome OS and can't run any other OS. Yes maybe Linux but not very smoothly. At one point one might regret having a device limited in its functionality. I could say the same of all tablets. This is why I think there's no point spending more than £120/£130 for a Chromebook. I did it in the past and I regret it.


Bought a Chrome book a month ago from fleabay for £55. Probably my best tech purchase ever. I have 4 other Windows laptops. (8 inch tablet and sep' keyboard, 10 inch Tablet and Seperate keyboard. 13" touchscreen Vaio and a 17 inch ASUS RoG beast) the chrome book can do all I need from it, that I am thinking of ditching the Vaio. The only thing it can't do easily is intensive photo and video editing, and running Kodi without dual-boot. For everything else it works well, Dropbox, Google Drive and Office online work well and all the chrome extensions make it easy to use.
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Good find OP, Heat added
Same price at Currys and PC World.
markda2000

Bought a Chrome book a month ago from fleabay for £55. Probably my best … Bought a Chrome book a month ago from fleabay for £55. Probably my best tech purchase ever. I have 4 other Windows laptops. (8 inch tablet and sep' keyboard, 10 inch Tablet and Seperate keyboard. 13" touchscreen Vaio and a 17 inch ASUS RoG beast) the chrome book can do all I need from it, that I am thinking of ditching the Vaio. The only thing it can't do easily is intensive photo and video editing, and running Kodi without dual-boot. For everything else it works well, Dropbox, Google Drive and Office online work well and all the chrome extensions make it easy to use.



​use Polarr. I'm sure that's what it's called. I can't look properly now, sorry.
bullerbug

so still not sure about chrome books , can I put on my purchased office … so still not sure about chrome books , can I put on my purchased office apps ect



​you can probably do more than you realise. only down side for me is printing from it... or lack of.
you can do it, and wireless obviously, but unless you have a Google cloud specific printer thing you can only do it through another computer that's turned on same connected to the printer
laptopsdirect have the11" 2gb ram Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-111 for £100. Its a grade1 refurb

Could someone who is familair with chromebooks tell me if this 10" 4gb ram asus flip is worth the £80 more?
76zedfour

laptopsdirect have the11" 2gb ram Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-111 for £100. … laptopsdirect have the11" 2gb ram Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-111 for £100. Its a grade1 refurbCould someone who is familair with chromebooks tell me if this 10" 4gb ram asus flip is worth the £80 more?



As mentioned above, there is the build and screen quality, and there is the RAM, you can't upgrade it so as far as I'm concerned the 4GB is the only way to go
cant get the 30primenow discoutn to work, never had prime before
Ah worked it out now. Had to download the primenow app but when i searched for it on primenow its not available, so i guess I cant use the voucher on this ;-(
Maybe Ill have a look at it in PCWorld at the same price. ta to OP.

Edited by: "finsburyjames" 4th May 2016
76zedfour

laptopsdirect have the11" 2gb ram Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-111 for £100. … laptopsdirect have the11" 2gb ram Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-111 for £100. Its a grade1 refurbCould someone who is familair with chromebooks tell me if this 10" 4gb ram asus flip is worth the £80 more?


CB need more RAM, and you need to account for updates to the OS. This is an ASUS unit and the build will be good. This uses an ARM based CPU so the power consumption is very low Vs Intel. The 4gb will make the unit "feel faster" and provide headroom for new releases of Chrome. There are a lot of difference Vs a Laptop not least is speed. From power on to first screen is scary fast.

On area often over looked is the security of these units much better than laptops (Mac or PC) look at the bounty on offer at CanSecWest / PowntoOwn etc Macs and PCs are normally successfully taken over via software hacks in seconds. Chrome books standout from the security side of things.

You CAN edit documents off line spreadsheets, docs etc. without issue.

Resetting the devices (factory reset) is fast and secure its called a "Powerwash on a CB"

Signing into a new machine / reset device is fast.

Updates are insanely fast you really cannot tell- Compare this with Mac / Windows Laptops

SO are there downside sure the famed app availability - Not really a problem one concern not covered is lifetime of both the software and the hardware. These units are nothing without a working Google account and services, OK no surprise but check out the support lifetime of CB its only 1 or 2 years. After this time the units will not be supported with updates etc. In practices this is not a real issue as old models ARE updated after they reach End of Life. Just wanted to point out the concern. Also was with any value priced hardware repair / fixes can be costly. That said this looks pretty top end. I've Acer and HP CB no issue with the hardware ever.

Upgrading / Changing the SSD / Installing Windows - This is not a CP or a Laptop so these are not options.

In summary get the 4gb model and enjoy the speed and reliability - instant on and invisible updates. These really put Mac and PC experiences to shame.
Edited by: "frownbreaker" 4th May 2016
thank you frownbreaker for taking the time for such a detailed response. It appears that the £80 difference between the two models is justified then and I will likely opt for the dearer asus
given that it looks like android and chrome are soon to be merged (or at least android apps will be available to run on Chromebooks) this is an absolute steal. I have one and love it.
gorgo2015

However tempted to give it a go, I need to remind myself that this … However tempted to give it a go, I need to remind myself that this Chromebook is tied to Chrome OS and can't run any other OS. Yes maybe Linux but not very smoothly. At one point one might regret having a device limited in its functionality. I could say the same of all tablets. This is why I think there's no point spending more than £120/£130 for a Chromebook. I did it in the past and I regret it.



​I've run Linux smoothly on it. and looks like android and chrome are soon to be merged so muchos apps will be available.
cymru1978

​you can probably do more than you realise. only down side for me is p … ​you can probably do more than you realise. only down side for me is printing from it... or lack of.you can do it, and wireless obviously, but unless you have a Google cloud specific printer thing you can only do it through another computer that's turned on same connected to the printer



​you should be able to print to any networked printer, surely?
Price now seems to be £209.99 unless I'm missing something?
imsi

Same price at Currys and PC World.


£249.99 now
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im tempted by a chrome book but how are apps on this? For example, I have football manager on google play store, can this be used on the chrome book too?

How is chrome, does this allow for extensions like the desktop version e.g. ublock etc?
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