Samsung ARM Chromebook £196.23 @ Amazon
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Samsung ARM Chromebook £196.23 @ Amazon

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No fan or moving parts, runs silent, matt screen too ...
Edited by: "mikerr" 15th May 2013

i got one - great little bit of kit - not good as main laptop but great as second / traveling etc

Good for streaming? Will silverlight for skygo install on this?

Silverlight won't, but netflix will work on it.
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Edited by: "mikerr" 15th May 2013

Just couldn't get on with it. Nice hardware but too limited. Might be more useful when Android is on it as its as powerful as the Nexus 10 IIRC.

Nice price, nice lappy in terms of build, but Chrome OS is absoluletly awful unless you all want to do is use the internet. Full HD video is horrific, multiple browser tabs open slow the machine to a crawl, and even simple apps that you normally take for granted eg. Skype, are out of the question. Plug an SD card into it to try and expand the storage and the SD card sticks out of the side of the laptop.....

At the end of the day, Chrome OS is still basically a browser-based thin client to access Google’s cloud services

Acer’s £199 C7 Chromebook whilst not as pretty but arguably *slightly* more useful with that 320gb drive.



Edited by: "Picard123" 15th May 2013

Haswell coming out next month.

Original Poster

This runs on Arm. It not meant to replace your main computer, but it's light, fan less and good battery life (>5 HRS).

Who cares if Haswell comes out in June?

ChampionshipManager

Haswell coming out next month.

Certainly not on anything close to £200.

PS: if you don't like chrome OS, install ubuntu on it (as above post).

ChampionshipManager

Haswell coming out next month.



Haswell has bugs, intel have admitted this and won't be fixed for a while, never be an early adopter!

Still a lot more expensive than USA!

These still don't make sense to me, overpriced, underpowered netbook.

I've got one and it's great...had zero issues playing hd from memory or card...ironically after latest update had issue with changing resolution of YouTube only doing it half way though...boots in six seconds, lasts most of day, super light, great keyboard...I like Matt screens but maybe this is one weakness of the device...used for what it is out of all the devices I own iPad, nexus 7 etc this is now my go to device most of the time!

Would the newer model by hp greater than this one? But seems this one is much quieter than the hp one....

Just install ubuntu on it if you want more functionality, the experience on chrome OS is browser only but is very smooth, you will get some lag obviously but nothing major. Easily worth the price, good for a secondary machine.

hihi11

Would the newer model by hp greater than this one? But seems this one is … Would the newer model by hp greater than this one? But seems this one is much quieter than the hp one....



No I would recommend this, other than the 'Pixel' this chromebook is easily the best one. Forgot to mention that it has the best keyboard I have ever used.

I picked up a pristine, as new version with 3G for <£185 last week. Still some left: eBay item #130895194017

For Unity desktop and Chrome running side-by-side without having to reboot. Lots of guides around on how to do this. :-)

*Got

price back up to £216

Original Poster

Remember if you buy a used one, you won't get the 100GB (for 2yrs) from Google ( which you can still access, but won't be able t add to after 2 yrs)

I had one of these. Its a decent enough machine for web browsing, but other than that I found it severely limited. The Chrubuntu install doesnt have all the applications available becuase its ARM based, so things like Google Music manager wouldnt work on it either.

dajbelshaw

I picked up a pristine, as new version with 3G for


Is the 3G unlocked ? Thinking about using it with my non-expiring vodafone sim.
Edited by: "mikerr" 16th May 2013

price gone up, expire?

RustySpoons

Haswell has bugs, intel have admitted this and won't be fixed for a … Haswell has bugs, intel have admitted this and won't be fixed for a while, never be an early adopter!

Sounds like that you are new to the world of computing, to have bugs is normal since 1950's (the critical points are their severity and impact).

splender

Sounds like that you are new to the world of computing, to have bugs is … Sounds like that you are new to the world of computing, to have bugs is normal since 1950's (the critical points are their severity and impact).



Far far far from it, I've been in to the world of computing since the 1980's, first PC was an 8086. And worked in IT for 16 years.
This is quite an annoying bug with Haswell, it's related to USB devices and will cause devices to disappear etc.

RustySpoons

Far far far from it, I've been in to the world of computing since the … Far far far from it, I've been in to the world of computing since the 1980's, first PC was an 8086. And worked in IT for 16 years.This is quite an annoying bug with Haswell, it's related to USB devices and will cause devices to disappear etc.

If USB is the major issue, that's no big deal to many of the technophile and fashion aware etc. here as there is no official USB support on big named brands like Apple, Google, Amazon, Samsung, Sony hand held devices. However having said this, not having USB and microSD slot make my iPAD increasingly less used in favour of generic brand Android tablets with HDMI, microSD slot, OTG, slot in 3G dongle. The extra hardware features do make the apps more useful for real world work. For example, instead of folking out £40 for a proprietary HDMI adapter cable I have paid £100 for yet another tablet that has the standard micro HDMI out!
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