Samsung Series 5 WiFi Chomebook - £199.97 @ Currys Reserve & Collect (£149.97 after cashback!!)
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Samsung Series 5 WiFi Chomebook - £199.97 @ Currys Reserve & Collect (£149.97 after cashback!!)

£199.97Currys Deals
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Found 18th Oct 2012
Make the most of speedy, fast and instantly accessible internet with the Samsung Series 5 WiFi Chromebook, rethinking the way you use the internet.

Affordable, quick-access computing

The well priced Samsung Series 5 Chromebook can boot up in under 10 seconds, giving you instant access as you browse your favourite pages at leisure.

*Use code CUR5 to get this price*
*Claim £50 Cashback from here: https://www.samsung.com/uk/student* - you don't have to be a student

Thanks to deaglecat who found a deal at amazon earlier this evening, which made me find this deal.

**Update: As of Friday 19th Midday - The chrome book is out of stock for home delivery - reserve & collect is still available - but I have adjusted the price as the 5% code doesnt work for reservations - but it might be worth checking instore to see if they can discount it down**

135 Comments

Currys customer service ... hmmm no thanks.

Can i format this thing for Windows?

Good deal, yes curry Cs is not great but hopefully you won't need to use them

SWEET! Thanks OP, a belated birthday present for myself

Why when applying for the cashback online the only options for the invoice date ranges from 1st sept 2012 to 18-9-12?

IS it possible to replace with other Linux distro

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redbiro

IS it possible to replace with other Linux distro



Yep, there are guides online to install Linux on the chromebook as a dual boot option, but windows hasn't been posted (yet)

Banned

just heard this thing doesn't do java.... does this mean no video on sites like bbc news?!

can some one hi tech, let me know if this is just like a standard laptop, was thinking for my daughter for xmas. is it worth it, can you watch videos, utube faceboook etc??? xxx

maccamuz

just heard this thing doesn't do java.... does this mean no video on … just heard this thing doesn't do java.... does this mean no video on sites like bbc news?!


Think you're getting mixed up with Flash, I've uninstalled Java on all my Windows machines since the security issues with it.

i found this dont know if it helps anyone:
You cannot download anything onto this computer, everything has to be done via google. You can do documents on there via google but you cannot download itunes onto it or any other programme. Suppose its great if you want a computer that will not get clogged up with stuff. We haven't managed to be able to put our photos on unless we go via a website. My daughter has struggled to get games on there she regularly plays. And the app store doesn't always lead you to right thing. Took a while to get used to but slowly getting there. I wish I has spent my £300.00 on a better laptop with all things we needed, I feel that it is not very good value for money, and think it is very similar to just having a tablet with limited abilities. I didn't realise it was only really use for online,No good if your daughter needs to download her homework! Don't buy if you have limited internet access otherwise your stuck! Ah well, we brought it but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. Buy a proper laptop!

bbycake

can some one hi tech, let me know if this is just like a standard laptop, … can some one hi tech, let me know if this is just like a standard laptop, was thinking for my daughter for xmas. is it worth it, can you watch videos, utube faceboook etc??? xxx



It is like a laptop in terms of the web browsing experience, but would probably not recommend it as a main laptop.

is there a software where as soon as my desktop startsup i can have remote access on my laptop. I can turn my computer on remotely using wake on lan, but not remote desktop software .

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oddballjamie

Think you're getting mixed up with Flash, I've uninstalled Java on all my … Think you're getting mixed up with Flash, I've uninstalled Java on all my Windows machines since the security issues with it.



ah yeah thanks for that

brilliant price then
ordered

Hot, almost everything is online nowadays. Google Apps for wordprocessor so makes an ideal second laptop / kids laptop.
Ordered 2

Remember to put online calendar reminders to claim the cashback in 30 days from now.

MSA22

Why when applying for the cashback online the only options for the … Why when applying for the cashback online the only options for the invoice date ranges from 1st sept 2012 to 18-9-12?



You have to apply 30 days from now

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anyone know if skygo is coming to chrome os?

Bad time to buy. New Chromebook just announced in US at $250. Will probably be around £170 here shortly - greatly improved over this model.

bbycake

can some one hi tech, let me know if this is just like a standard laptop, … can some one hi tech, let me know if this is just like a standard laptop, was thinking for my daughter for xmas. is it worth it, can you watch videos, utube faceboook etc??? xxx


It's more like a netbook. You may be better off just getting a cheap laptop, ones come up on here for less than £250 often.

Jeezeypeeps

Bad time to buy. New Chromebook just announced in US at $250. Will … Bad time to buy. New Chromebook just announced in US at $250. Will probably be around £170 here shortly - greatly improved over this model.



Not it won't be £170 - it is £229 and the differences aren't great. Has a smaller screen too.

Can i install windows 8 on this?

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yeah pc world in at 230 ish and it looks painfully dull (silver) compared to these glossy black and white models. so for £100 more for slightly faster hardware and a hdmi then its not worth it imo

Jeezeypeeps

Bad time to buy. New Chromebook just announced in US at $250. Will … Bad time to buy. New Chromebook just announced in US at $250. Will probably be around £170 here shortly - greatly improved over this model.


In a perfect world £170, but the taxman will bump that up. Uses a mobile processor rather than the Intel Atom, not sure if that's an improvement or just a cost cutting exercise.

becknise

Can i install windows 8 on this?



Not likely as it only has 16GB storage

great price with cash back, heat added

becknise

Can i install windows 8 on this?


Don't think so.

jameshalinson

Not it won't be £170 - it is £229 and the differences aren't great. Has a … Not it won't be £170 - it is £229 and the differences aren't great. Has a smaller screen too.



Which part of "will be" and "shortly" do you not understand? launch price does not equate to eventual price (if it did, this site would have fewer tech deals).

Jeezeypeeps

Bad time to buy. New Chromebook just announced in US at $250. Will … Bad time to buy. New Chromebook just announced in US at $250. Will probably be around £170 here shortly - greatly improved over this model.



Gotta agree. This is an Intel (Atom) based Chromebook, which does seem a bit pointless. There are new ARM processor ones out (or coming out) that are a much more sensible choice (for most people) for this form factor of machine, with their inherent benefits regarding power consumption. I was tempted until I found out it was an old Intel powered one.

If I'm going to suffer the restrictions of a Chromebook it damn well better be thin and weigh about a kilo, preferably less. And it still better give me about 10 hours battery life.

Banned

This sounds rubbish, what is it lately with new technology coming out with reduced functions?

Jeezeypeeps

Which part of "will be" and "shortly" do you not understand? launch … Which part of "will be" and "shortly" do you not understand? launch price does not equate to eventual price (if it did, this site would have fewer tech deals).



Yes it may be £170 a few months down the line but that's life in the world of electronics, you could keep waiting forever for prices to drop.

zckym

This sounds rubbish, what is it lately with new technology coming out … This sounds rubbish, what is it lately with new technology coming out with reduced functions?



What can this not do that you want it to do?

jameshalinson

Yes it may be £170 a few months down the line but that's life in the … Yes it may be £170 a few months down the line but that's life in the world of electronics, you could keep waiting forever for prices to drop.


Will be £10 on Ebay at some point too.

Banned

So true... Just buy the thing now and stop waiting. When you wait for the next one an improved version of that will be around the corner.

In my view this is like an ipad on steroids. I love my ipad but I can see it being relegated off the coffee table in place of this bad boy. Having the speed and easiness of the ipad coupled with a physical keyboard and good looks too makes this a steal at 140 quid

pointless would rather use internet explorer on the Xbox

Change_Me

pointless would rather use internet explorer on the Xbox




.... You carry your Xbox and TV around with you?

jameshalinson

What can this not do that you want it to do?



I want to use something like Outlook/Thunderbird for emails - and be able to find one from 2002 while offline due to no connection, parked next to fields in rural Suffolk, miles from home and reply to it to send later.

Banned

Use gmail , theres an offline app version

Banned

Use gmail , theres an offline app version

Think were all missing the point , this is still cheap

Awesome. Ordered. Thanks OP!
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