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Refurbished Acer CB3-431 I4 inch Full HD Chromebook - £139.97 @ Laptops Direct
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Refurbished Acer CB3-431 I4 inch Full HD Chromebook - £139.97 @ Laptops Direct

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Posted 12th Jul
Silver version(same spec) £10 more
Grade A1.
14" Full Hd. 1920*1080.
4GB ram.
Intel celeron N3160.
Great build quality.
Support for Android apps
3 months warranty.
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no love ?is it the processor?
Goal12/07/2019 23:21

no love ?is it the processor?


The processor is excellent and 4GB of ram makes it a fast Chromebook. Its got superb build quality and Android apps, only negative is no touch screen.
Well worth the money. Just bought a silver one from these guys and it was spot on A1 refurbished. Not a Mark on it and half the price than in Currys heat 🔥
OOS
The Silver version(same spec) is still in stock for £10 more, still a great deal.
Silver
Edited by: "bigbaz" 13th Jul
I'm sorry in advance, I'm sure someone asks this in every thread, but can you install windows on this if you want?

I have a linx 10 tablet with an atom processor in it and I love it, and I see from the Intel Ark page that the Celeron N3160 is an x64 processor, so not an ARM variant. Would this mean you could just ditch Chrome OS and put windows 10 on there?
bigbaz13/07/2019 08:58

The Silver version(same spec) is still in stock for £10 more, still a …The Silver version(same spec) is still in stock for £10 more, still a great deal.Silver


Ordered the silver version. Used Quidco for 1.5% and chucked in a button battery to go over £150 for 4 months interest free payments.
Great price. Great Chromebook. Looks like it's OOS now.
Darkle13/07/2019 09:59

I'm sorry in advance, I'm sure someone asks this in every thread, but can …I'm sorry in advance, I'm sure someone asks this in every thread, but can you install windows on this if you want? I have a linx 10 tablet with an atom processor in it and I love it, and I see from the Intel Ark page that the Celeron N3160 is an x64 processor, so not an ARM variant. Would this mean you could just ditch Chrome OS and put windows 10 on there?


Unlikely. You'd have to flash a custom bios at the very least. You can however access Android and Linux apps. You can even install Linux.
batezy_198413/07/2019 00:20

Well worth the money. Just bought a silver one from these guys and it was …Well worth the money. Just bought a silver one from these guys and it was spot on A1 refurbished. Not a Mark on it and half the price than in Currys heat 🔥


I bought the A2 the other day for £99.97, same model. One was nearly mint, the other was dirty and dented - but they gave me £40 off to keep it (£59.97!) so can’t really complain about the deal. They are nicely made and well-built systems - but the touchpads are horrible and imprecise, which is what makes you realise you’re using a low-cost system despite the metal chassis and decent display, a shame really.

Anyone still after one - they have the standard HD, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD models for £114.97 in stock which isn’t a bad price especially if you prefer a less-dense display (some people do).

Darkle13/07/2019 09:59

I'm sorry in advance, I'm sure someone asks this in every thread, but can …I'm sorry in advance, I'm sure someone asks this in every thread, but can you install windows on this if you want? I have a linx 10 tablet with an atom processor in it and I love it, and I see from the Intel Ark page that the Celeron N3160 is an x64 processor, so not an ARM variant. Would this mean you could just ditch Chrome OS and put windows 10 on there?



You can but it’s not for the faint-hearted:
coolstar.org/chr…tml

Also check out Reddit, etc. People have done it with this exact model. The 32GB storage will be a nuisance too though even though the rest of the machine is well up to it.
Edited by: "plewis00" 13th Jul
plewis0013/07/2019 10:57

I bought the A2 the other day for £99.97, same model. One was nearly mint, …I bought the A2 the other day for £99.97, same model. One was nearly mint, the other was dirty and dented - but they gave me £40 off to keep it (£59.97!) so can’t really complain about the deal. They are nicely made and well-built systems - but the touchpads are horrible and imprecise, which is what makes you realise you’re using a low-cost system despite the metal chassis and decent display, a shame really.Anyone still after one - they have the standard HD, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD models for £114.97 in stock which isn’t a bad price especially if you prefer a less-dense display (some people do).You can but it’s not for the faint-hearted:https://coolstar.org/chromebook/windows.htmlAlso check out Reddit, etc. People have done it with this exact model. The 32GB storage will be a nuisance too though even though the rest of the machine is well up to it.


I'm not sure why you think the touchpad is horrible I've been using mine over a year now and think its ok.
bigbaz13/07/2019 11:07

I'm not sure why you think the touchpad is horrible I've been using mine …I'm not sure why you think the touchpad is horrible I've been using mine over a year now and think its ok.


Because it's got a rough, unfinished texture and lacks precision - especially when you click down and the cursor moves. Reviews picked up on this too. It's not the worst one I've used but it's quite obviously a cheap touchpad. If they're going to use cheap, low-grade touchpads I'd just far rather they had physical buttons. Maybe I am too used to proper glass touchpads or those with physical buttons. But for me it's part of the experience and this machine's biggest letdown is the touchpad.
plewis0013/07/2019 12:41

Because it's got a rough, unfinished texture and lacks precision - …Because it's got a rough, unfinished texture and lacks precision - especially when you click down and the cursor moves. Reviews picked up on this too. It's not the worst one I've used but it's quite obviously a cheap touchpad. If they're going to use cheap, low-grade touchpads I'd just far rather they had physical buttons. Maybe I am too used to proper glass touchpads or those with physical buttons. But for me it's part of the experience and this machine's biggest letdown is the touchpad.


Perhaps I've just got used to mine, I've got it set to the fastest speed things improves things a lot.
plewis0013/07/2019 10:57

I bought the A2 the other day for £99.97, same model. One was nearly mint, …I bought the A2 the other day for £99.97, same model. One was nearly mint, the other was dirty and dented - but they gave me £40 off to keep it (£59.97!) so can’t really complain about the deal. They are nicely made and well-built systems - but the touchpads are horrible and imprecise, which is what makes you realise you’re using a low-cost system despite the metal chassis and decent display, a shame really.Anyone still after one - they have the standard HD, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD models for £114.97 in stock which isn’t a bad price especially if you prefer a less-dense display (some people do).You can but it’s not for the faint-hearted:https://coolstar.org/chromebook/windows.htmlAlso check out Reddit, etc. People have done it with this exact model. The 32GB storage will be a nuisance too though even though the rest of the machine is well up to it.



I'd recommend to wait for this to come back. The screen is terrible on the 2GB RAM version, cheap budget TN display. Highly not recommend that version.
Edited by: "win26" 13th Jul
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