** ASUS Chromebook Flip, Tablet and Chromecast Bundle now only £258.99 @ Currys (Free Delivery or Free CnC) **
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** ASUS Chromebook Flip, Tablet and Chromecast Bundle now only £258.99 @ Currys (Free Delivery or Free CnC) **

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Found 29th Aug 2015
Get everything you need for university or home computing with this great-value Asus Chromebook Flip, tablet and Chromecast bundle.

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Asus C100PA 10.1” Chromebook Flip - Silver

The Chromebook Flip is a 2 in 1 - a versatile device that combines the functionality and keyboard of a laptop with the portability and touch control or a tablet. Simply rotate the screen around the base to move between modes. Whether you need the keyboard for typing an essay or would rather watch films in tablet mode, you can do it all with the Chromebook Flip.

You can use the touchscreen in any mode. Simply touch an app icon to open it, and navigate using taps, pinches and swipes. You'll pick it up in seconds if you own a smartphone or tablet.

The Chromebook Flip runs on Google Chrome OS - an easy-to-use operating system that gives you instant access to the internet, Cloud storage, emails and all your favourite Google Play apps. Chrome OS is optimised for Cloud connectivity, with everything you need stored online for maximum speed and efficiency. ­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________________

Asus ZenPad Z170C 7" Tablet - 16 GB, Red

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.

Other improvements include estimated battery life and charge times, plenty of new quick settings like Flashlight and screen cast, and Smart Lock which keeps the tablet unlocked while it's within a certain distance of a trusted device such as a smartwatch or PC.

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benjammin316

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Thanks mate!

Don't like the look of that chromebook flip

This bundle seems better - hotukdeals.com/dea…723

'Everything you need for university' (except a full version of Microsoft Office or subject-specific desktop apps).

hammeredpizza

'Everything you need for university' (except a full version of Microsoft … 'Everything you need for university' (except a full version of Microsoft Office or subject-specific desktop apps).


It seems like 95% of the courses are soft anyway. If this can rattle up a 2000 word Google Doc essay on 'David Beckman's Influence in Male Grooming' then they've got their 1st and it's done its job. /jk

hammeredpizza

'Everything you need for university' (except a full version of Microsoft … 'Everything you need for university' (except a full version of Microsoft Office or subject-specific desktop apps).


Not everyone is a graphic designer or a video creator and don't need desktop specific apps nor do they need to fork out for ms office when google docs is free and has incredible research tools for students and collaboration for joint projects. For this money it is a steal. If you spend that sort of money on a Windows machine and try to run desktop specific apps it will be like a moped engine in an 18 wheeler truck with a full load of led.

If you're looking at this then try the acer aspire switch instead, they even do a full HD one.
Edited by: "DominicA" 30th Aug 2015

hammeredpizza

'Everything you need for university' (except a full version of Microsoft … 'Everything you need for university' (except a full version of Microsoft Office or subject-specific desktop apps).



does anyone still fall for that office requirement? use google docs or apache open office... it's open source and free and it utterly, utterly compatible with office in, to my knowledge, every way.
Edited by: "marineville" 30th Aug 2015

dazbot

don't need desktop specific apps nor do they need to fork out for ms … don't need desktop specific apps nor do they need to fork out for ms office when google docs is free and has incredible research tools for students and collaboration for joint projects.



marineville

does anyone still fall for that office requirement? use google docs or … does anyone still fall for that office requirement? use google docs or apache open office... it's open source and free and it utterly, utterly compatible with office in, to my knowledge, every way.



Google Docs is fine... if your office or university uses Google Docs. AFAIK, all UK universities use Office. 90% of the time, it will be fine. But if you try opening in PowerPoint anything more than an extremely basic presentation made through Apache / Google / OpenOffice, then you're going to have a bad time. And when grades are on the line, it's not something I'd advise people to leave to chance.

As for the 'Windows is slow' dig - have you tried Windows 10 on a cheap HP Stream or ASUS EeeBook? I have. They run absolutely fine. And they run fine at a price point far lower than this one. That is why this deal is, for me, cold.

Why compromise?

hammeredpizza

Google Docs is fine... if your office or university uses Google Docs. … Google Docs is fine... if your office or university uses Google Docs. AFAIK, all UK universities use Office. 90% of the time, it will be fine. But if you try opening in PowerPoint anything more than an extremely basic presentation made through Apache / Google / OpenOffice, then you're going to have a bad time. And when grades are on the line, it's not something I'd advise people to leave to chance.As for the 'Windows is slow' dig - have you tried Windows 10 on a cheap HP Stream or ASUS EeeBook? I have. They run absolutely fine. And they run fine at a price point far lower than this one. That is why this deal is, for me, cold.Why compromise?



​Totally agree, if you need MS Office, then Windows 10 works well on low powered machines. If you need Office on the cheap, many can buy it for £10 through the home use programme. Buy now and again when Office 2016 is released in November, getting 4 copies of Office Pro Plus for £20.

hammeredpizza

Google Docs is fine... if your office or university uses Google Docs. … Google Docs is fine... if your office or university uses Google Docs. AFAIK, all UK universities use Office. 90% of the time, it will be fine. But if you try opening in PowerPoint anything more than an extremely basic presentation made through Apache / Google / OpenOffice, then you're going to have a bad time. And when grades are on the line, it's not something I'd advise people to leave to chance.As for the 'Windows is slow' dig - have you tried Windows 10 on a cheap HP Stream or ASUS EeeBook? I have. They run absolutely fine. And they run fine at a price point far lower than this one. That is why this deal is, for me, cold.Why compromise?


You're right you are going to have a bad time because Microsoft put these obstacles in the way which is even more reason to stick with Open office, Apache and Google Docs. Universities may predominantly use ms office but the opposite is true for a fast growing number of primary and secondary schools. Considering ms office has 16 years on Google docs they aren't doing too bad and with their open source nature and ability for the world to build extra functionality to them it is not long until they surpass.
I have tried windows 10 and 8 on the HP stream and the Asus and they work well for about 3 months. I work closely with several repair centres and they love the stream because they make so much money repairing them and your point of them being a lower price point is without the £110 for office although some give one year of 360 but £69 every year after seems steep. Also that is without anti virus which the chromebook does not need nor does it slow down over time like the windows laptops mentioned. For many people a chromebook is all they need and it does what it does brilliantly.

As far as I can go back using windows OS, every single compute/laptop I have owned or used slows up, no matter how careful you are. It's a trend people are getting tired of, my 6 year old Mac still runs as good as it did from new, and my chromebook is still as fast as it's ever been. Windows need to sort there OS out, I don't see why we should put up with slowing computers just because of a crap OS. It really can't be that hard to fix Microsoft?

dazbot

You're right you are going to have a bad time because Microsoft put these … You're right you are going to have a bad time because Microsoft put these obstacles in the way which is even more reason to stick with Open office, Apache and Google Docs. Universities may predominantly use ms office but the opposite is true for a fast growing number of primary and secondary schools. Considering ms office has 16 years on Google docs they aren't doing too bad and with their open source nature and ability for the world to build extra functionality to them it is not long until they surpass. I have tried windows 10 and 8 on the HP stream and the Asus and they work well for about 3 months. I work closely with several repair centres and they love the stream because they make so much money repairing them and your point of them being a lower price point is without the £110 for office although some give one year of 360 but £69 every year after seems steep. Also that is without anti virus which the chromebook does not need nor does it slow down over time like the windows laptops mentioned. For many people a chromebook is all they need and it does what it does brilliantly.



Whether you agree with the obstacles or not, they are a real hindrance to using Open Office / Apache / Google Docs. And I was questioning the use for universities, some workplaces do indeed use Linux or Mac with Google Docs.

As for the Stream and Asus, why are you paying for repairs? If it's faulty within 12months, you are covered through the Sale of Goods Act 1984. And maybe you had bad luck, because I haven't had any problems.

And regarding the price of Office, students at Higher Education institutes / university can get 4 years of Microsoft Office for £59.99. Not £110, or £69 annually, £60. For 4 years, on 2 PCs / tablets plus 2 phones, with 60 minutes free Skype calls a month, and 1TB of cloud storage.

Viruses aren't all that common on Windows since XP, and you're really unlikely to get one unless you're visiting sketchy sites - you know the type. Windows Defender is built-in, free, and works effectively. It used to be known as Microsoft Security Essentials, and I think for a time was the hottest ever 'freebie' on this site.

So overall, yes - I believe an HP Stream of ASUS EeeBook with a £60 Office subscription represents better value for money than a Chromebook. There was recently an offer on the Microsoft Store for an HP Stream for £150 with £20 Microsoft Store credit included, an Office subscription would bump it up to less than the price of this deal. The Lenovo Miix hybrid has been available for £150 from John Lewis (with a 2 year warranty) and other places, and again is cheaper than this even after factoring in Office.

I'm sorry, I just don't see the value here for university students.

I think there are a number of issues here.
1) Is a 10" Chromebook "convertible" any good?
- well the reviews all say yes to that one. They are pretty unanimous about the Asus being a quality product given the limitations of of its physical dimensions.
2) Is Windows a safe OS?
Not without a lot of work to keep it that way. It is the most "at risk" OS there is.
3) Does a Chromebook offer Windows functionality for 95% of folks? I'd say the answer to that is an unequivocal YES
4) Is this a good deal - no doubt. Is it right for all the Windows fans? Probably not, but that would be their loss.

Just a 'quickie' here for those who are looking for a Windows equivalent of a Chromebook... check out the Asus X205TA which can still be picked up for about £159.... and it comes with a free Windows 10 upgrade and also a year's subscription to Office 365... both of which is bought on their own from PC World would cost you the same price anyway, so you are effectively getting a 'free' netbook!

It is a light 11.6" 'notebook' with 32 GB of non upgradeable storage, and should be looked on rather as a 'windows tablet with a keyboard' rather than a laptop. It may well suit some folks but not others... worth a mention though!

P.S. For those who are after a good deal on an actual 13.3" Chromebook, check out the latest 'Hot Deal' at :-
hotukdeals.com/dea…409
Edited by: "Montala" 1st Sep 2015
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