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Really decent price for the Acer C720 11.6" Chromebook now £179 at Tesco
Really decent price for the Acer C720 11.6" Chromebook now £179 at Tesco

Really decent price for the Acer C720 11.6" Chromebook now £179 at Tesco

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Since I work with computers for a living, both using and selling them, thought it might start posting about them, nothing like feeling you're at work, when shopping for bargains

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Cheaper at Coop unless you add the Tesco voucher.

Same price at PC World and Argos so seems like the going rate?

Original Poster

Even so still think it's a decent price

This is standard price

how anyone can go for these chromebokks is beyond me, spend the extra 50-100 and get a decent laptop with decent specs and the ability to actually store things on it

Depends what you need one for - this sort of thing would suit my parents down to the ground - no need for storage, just browsing, emails, etc, and easier than smartphones and tablets.

How anyone can justify pay 50 - 100 pounds more for a laptop when a Chromebook does everything they want is beyond me. Good price.

StackerJ

How anyone can justify pay 50 - 100 pounds more for a laptop when a … How anyone can justify pay 50 - 100 pounds more for a laptop when a Chromebook does everything they want is beyond me. Good price.



and then the additional cost for a live off site back up system that the chromebook provides.

johnnystorm

and then the additional cost for a live off site back up system that the … and then the additional cost for a live off site back up system that the chromebook provides.



how does it offer everything else?

no installing apps, all browser based applications, a whole 16gb of storage, pretty sure you'll need that "lve off site backup" for that.

No actual OS, it's a glorified chrome browser that your paying good money for, spec wise it's nothing good either.

my opinion vs yours anyway, good deal if you class it as a good deal, which I don't, haven't voted either way

Edited by: "ando" 10th Jul 2014

ando

how does it offer everything else?no installing apps, all browser based … how does it offer everything else?no installing apps, all browser based applications, a whole 16gb of storage, pretty sure you'll need that "lve off site backup" for that.No actual OS, it's a glorified chrome browser that your paying good money for, spec wise it's nothing good either.my opinion vs yours anyway, good deal if you class it as a good deal, which I don't, haven't voted either way

If product A does what you want it to do and costs 179 pounds why should I pay more for product b that does things I don't need ?

StackerJ

If product A does what you want it to do and costs 179 pounds why should … If product A does what you want it to do and costs 179 pounds why should I pay more for product b that does things I don't need ?



future use for times you want to do more than what this chromebook offers which isn't much

When these things start running Android apps they're going to be kicking traditional outdated Microsoft Windows based laptops to the kerb.

ando

future use for times you want to do more than what this chromebook offers … future use for times you want to do more than what this chromebook offers which isn't much



I think your missing the point a lot.

PurplePerson

When these things start running Android apps they're going to be kicking … When these things start running Android apps they're going to be kicking traditional outdated Microsoft Windows based laptops to the kerb.



I agree.


This appears to be the going rate for this Chromebook so I have not voted. Plus somebody on HUKD was selling one of these unopened for £130 last week.

As for Chromebooks I think they are a great idea and represent fantastic value for money if you are only using your laptop for basic tasks. Faster than a normal laptop and less chances of viruses etc. and all for the price of a decent 7" tablet. Used one in the shop last week and reminds me very much of a MacBook Air and the particular model I was trying was £230; about 1/3 of the cost of the entry level MacBook. I know that they have their obvious limitations but if you already have a proper laptop in your household, a Chromebook is a great idea.

I am thinking of buying a Chromebook for my wife as she does a lot of travelling with her new job but was thinking of one of these


m.hotukdeals.com/dea…309

I would also say that Chromebooks are a great way for technophobes to get online.

A couple of years ago I had a guy at work who is in his 60s and had never used the internet the best basic laptop for beginners. I suggested he may be better with a tablet but he said he didn't want to use a touch screen. He eventually bought a Chromebook and has used it every day since.

simonlintern

This appears to be the going rate for this Chromebook so I have not … This appears to be the going rate for this Chromebook so I have not voted. Plus somebody on HUKD was selling one of these unopened for £130 last week.As for Chromebooks I think they are a great idea and represent fantastic value for money if you are only using your laptop for basic tasks. Faster than a normal laptop and less chances of viruses etc. and all for the price of a decent 7" tablet. Used one in the shop last week and reminds me very much of a MacBook Air and the particular model I was trying was £230; about 1/3 of the cost of the entry level MacBook. I know that they have their obvious limitations but if you already have a proper laptop in your household, a Chromebook is a great idea.I am thinking of buying a Chromebook for my wife as she does a lot of travelling with her new job but was thinking of one of thesehttp://m.hotukdeals.com/deals/hp-chromebook-11-1126uk-wifi-179-99-pc-world-1936309



used a chromebook - thought it was rubbish and they wont be here for long. I need a laptop for business...for browsing and email ill use a phone or tablet so really don't see where these fit.

As for the mac air....nice its small and light but don't see the point - they don't run basic apps like Visio, need separately purchased cables to use eg a projector (laughable) and no touchscreen which makes them feel dated...they look nice but in this competitive market they are ridiculously overpriced and if wasn't for their loyal customers theyd be obselete

Back up to £199 but included in the clubcard boost so can effectively get it for half price if you have enough vouchers.

StackerJ

How anyone can justify pay 50 - 100 pounds more for a laptop when a … How anyone can justify pay 50 - 100 pounds more for a laptop when a Chromebook does everything they want is beyond me. Good price.

Are you for real?, does everything you want. Does it run software, will it download, will it burn disks, there are loads of things that a tablet or this will not do. If all you want to do is browse the internet then that is fine.

steviecross

Are you for real?, does everything you want. Does it run software, will … Are you for real?, does everything you want. Does it run software, will it download, will it burn disks, there are loads of things that a tablet or this will not do. If all you want to do is browse the internet then that is fine.



You need to look a post or two up from his before hitting reply.

vaugi

You need to look a post or two up from his before hitting reply.

Replied to this post, why would I want to read other posts to reply to this?

Because his post was in context of someone else's and if you'd seen that you wouldn't have needed to make your statement.

vaugi

Because his post was in context of someone else's and if you'd seen that … Because his post was in context of someone else's and if you'd seen that you wouldn't have needed to make your statement.

He made a statement, and I replied, simples, do I need your permission?. Is it not a free forum, or do I have to answer to people like you

steviecross

He made a statement, and I replied, simples, do I need your permission?. … He made a statement, and I replied, simples, do I need your permission?. Is it not a free forum, or do I have to answer to people like you



Fair enough, you win.

steviecross

Are you for real?, does everything you want. Does it run software, will … Are you for real?, does everything you want. Does it run software, will it download, will it burn disks, there are loads of things that a tablet or this will not do. If all you want to do is browse the internet then that is fine.


Maybe you should learn the difference between "they" and "you".
Edited by: "Northerner" 2nd Aug 2014

my old laptop finally gave up and I took the decision to try the C720, its been 8 weeks and so far its been great, and for those things mentioned that it can't do, install linux as dual boot and use usb or sd for your storage space and then it can do a lot more

Northerner

Maybe you should learn the difference between "they" and "you".

Maybe you should stick to the topic instead of posting remarks about my grammar.

steviecross

He made a statement, and I replied, simples, do I need your permission?. … He made a statement, and I replied, simples, do I need your permission?. Is it not a free forum, or do I have to answer to people like you


Love it when the "is it not a free forum" comeback is played. Reminds me of my early teen days and kids saying "it's a free country".

ando

how anyone can go for these chromebokks is beyond me, spend the extra … how anyone can go for these chromebokks is beyond me, spend the extra 50-100 and get a decent laptop with decent specs and the ability to actually store things on it



I've got one and find it ideal for what my use. The chromebook updates itself, needs no antivirus, battery life is 10 hours, it's light, loads up in 12 seconds, shuts down in 8 seconds (just counted!) and there's no unecessary programmes to slow it down.

HOT from me.

Anyone compared this model to the Toshiba 13.3" Chromebook? Not much between them other than text will be a bit smaller (same resolution, smaller screen). The Acer is also 300 grams lighter.

david1274

Anyone compared this model to the Toshiba 13.3" Chromebook? Not much … Anyone compared this model to the Toshiba 13.3" Chromebook? Not much between them other than text will be a bit smaller (same resolution, smaller screen). The Acer is also 300 grams lighter.



Exactly what I'm doing at the moment, the Toshiba does seem to be worth the extra £30 I think
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