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The New Toshiba Chromebook (13.3") - £229.98 (226.37 after cashback) @ ebuyer
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The New Toshiba Chromebook (13.3") - £229.98 (226.37 after cashback) @ ebuyer

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Posted 23rd Mar 2014

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An absolute bargain for this great laptop, over £20 cheaper than anywhere else!

I went to take a look at this well reviewed laptop in John Lewis today, and was absolutely blown away by how good this was for the price, the design was gorgeous (Think MacBook Pro, except plastic rather than metal), it was incredibly fast thanks to the SSD and bloat-free OS, and the screen was better (and bigger) than those on most other Chromebooks I've seen. Also, the keyboard and trackpad were both near flawless, something that can't be said for many other laptops below £300!

Other features/specifications of this laptop include 9 hour battery life, 10 second boot time, 2x USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, SD card slot, bluetooth 4.0, 100gb of free Google Drive storage for 2 years, a weight of just 1.5kg and a thickness of just 0.8 inches.

Review: laptopmag.com/rev…spx

1.57% TopCashBack: topcashback.co.uk/ebu…er/

Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4GHz
- 2GB RAM + 16GB Flash
- 13.3" LED Display
- Webcam + Bluetooth
- Battery up to 8h30min
- Google Chrome OS

- caraid_alba
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It wouldn't be for me but if you're in the market for a Chromebook then it may be a good choice Other specs are Intel® Celeron® 2955U processor 2GB RAM DDR3 and Intel graphics......
Great deal OP, thanks ^_^, been thinking about getting this Chromebook for a couple of weeks now, and at this price I'm not sure I can resist much longer...

HOT!
Edited by: "Zach89" 23rd Mar 2014
Fed up of getting ripped off in this country! The Chromebook is available for approx. £175 on the US eBay website - brand new.
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Rebel_1980

Fed up of getting ripped off in this country! The Chromebook is … Fed up of getting ripped off in this country! The Chromebook is available for approx. £175 on the US eBay website - brand new.



Add 20% VAT to that and you are up to £210 already. Fed up with people who forget that US prices are always net of sales tax and items there are sold with much lower consumer protection.
spraint

Add 20% VAT to that and you are up to £210 already. Fed up with people … Add 20% VAT to that and you are up to £210 already. Fed up with people who forget that US prices are always net of sales tax and items there are sold with much lower consumer protection.


Heh heh. Who rattled your cage?!
You can get a real laptop for this money, with Windows and a hard drive. This should cost less with those things omitted, not to mention that if you still have it in two years time you will have to start paying rent on your own data,
Yes, everyone should rather get 'a real laptop' with a battery if of 5 hours (if you're lucky), crappy performance thanks to a bloated OS and viruses up the yazu. Yes, lets all rather get a real laptop instead of a slick, power sipping chromebook that is suitable for most peoples needs.
LongPockets

You can get a real laptop for this money, with Windows and a hard drive. … You can get a real laptop for this money, with Windows and a hard drive. This should cost less with those things omitted, not to mention that if you still have it in two years time you will have to start paying rent on your own data,




Oh dear.....

Well enjoy your under powered malware and virus filled machine (unless you pay for a good AV) that is built with a quality that will maybe make 2 years of use and I will enjoy my machine with a much higher spec and no need to update software, install security stuff every month.

For most people ie the majority who don't use laptops for games and masses of Office stuff (costs a fortune on top of your laptop price) one of these is perfect, its also a blessing for those of us who are the family tech support.....

Until you use a chromebook you can't really know just how nice it is.......
Edited by: "rpope" 23rd Mar 2014
stoney73

Yes, everyone should rather get 'a real laptop' with a battery if of 5 … Yes, everyone should rather get 'a real laptop' with a battery if of 5 hours (if you're lucky), crappy performance thanks to a bloated OS and viruses up the yazu. Yes, lets all rather get a real laptop instead of a slick, power sipping chromebook that is suitable for most peoples needs.



5 hours on a £200 laptop ?

don't you mean 2-3.5 hours at best.
stoney73

Yes, everyone should rather get 'a real laptop' with a battery if of 5 … Yes, everyone should rather get 'a real laptop' with a battery if of 5 hours (if you're lucky), crappy performance thanks to a bloated OS and viruses up the yazu. Yes, lets all rather get a real laptop instead of a slick, power sipping chromebook that is suitable for most peoples needs.



You missed the point. If this thing is what you want, you should be able to get it A LOT cheaper than a real laptop because they have left things out. You may not like Windows, fine, but as you are not paying for it, why is this so expensive? It is also missing about £50 worth of hard drive. If you can do without that, why are you still paying for it?

I don't like the chromebook concept, but it would make some sense if leaving stuff out brought the price down. As it is, you can have a real laptop for this money and put Ubuntu on it for free if you don't like Windows. Ubuntu won't wait until you have put all your data somewhere in cyberspace and then start renting it back to you.
Seriously, Ubuntu? I like windows just fine, but the Chromebook serves a purpose. Isn't sluggish. Doesn't need tinkering with. You can put linux on the chromebook if you want, but why slow it down? You say you dont like the chromebook concept, thats fine, you obviously haven't used one for any length of time.
stoney73

Seriously, Ubuntu? I like windows just fine, but the Chromebook serves … Seriously, Ubuntu? I like windows just fine, but the Chromebook serves a purpose. Isn't sluggish. Doesn't need tinkering with. You can put linux on the chromebook if you want, but why slow it down? You say you dont like the chromebook concept, thats fine, you obviously haven't used one for any length of time.



I didn't say put Linux on a chromebook. I said buy a real laptop for the same money as a chromebook and get a lot more computer, then if you don't like Windows (and don't need the compatibility) you can use Linux for free (and probably get some money back flogging the windows COA). Chrome OS is a joke, just a jumped up browser. Ubuntu has more applications and compatibility. But whatever your preferences, this is OVERPRICED for what you get.
Still not sure how you get a windows laptop with 9 HOURS battery life for £230. Or a laptop with a 10 second boot. Or 2 years free 100gb cloud storage. Or an OS that updates itself. No spending hours waiting for the machine to install updates. Chrome OS has has extension for most things. You're seriously touting linux's compatibility? It's not user friendly in the least. No matter how much lipstick they slap on it. . Be happy with your BIAS.


Edited by: "stoney73" 23rd Mar 2014
rpope

Oh dear.....Well enjoy your under powered malware and virus filled … Oh dear.....Well enjoy your under powered malware and virus filled machine (unless you pay for a good AV) that is built with a quality that will maybe make 2 years of use and I will enjoy my machine with a much higher spec and no need to update software, install security stuff every month.For most people ie the majority who don't use laptops for games and masses of Office stuff (costs a fortune on top of your laptop price) one of these is perfect, its also a blessing for those of us who are the family tech support.....Until you use a chromebook you can't really know just how nice it is.......



I just bought a touch screen mini laptop with Windows 8 and Microsoft Office already installed for £150 brand new. Why does this one-trick-pony cost so much more? Where is the extra £80? It doesn't have Office (as you say, an expensive option) and you couldn't even install it if you wanted to. No room on the tiny system "disk" even if the OS was compatible.

Seriously, if you want a limited use machine, that is a choice, but why should it cost so much more than a fully loaded and multiple capability one with more software and more hardware?
Please, enjoy your sluggish mini laptop. Enjoy seeing your operating slow to a crawl because of anti virus scanning for malware. Enjoy your 3 hour battery life.


Edited by: "stoney73" 23rd Mar 2014
stoney73

Still not sure how you get a windows laptop with 9 hrs battery life for … Still not sure how you get a windows laptop with 9 hrs battery life for £230. Or a latop with a 10 second boot. Or 2 years free 100gb cloud storage. Or an OS that updates itself. No spending hours waiting for the machine to install updates. Be happy with your bias.



Windows updates itself in the background, if you leave the settings that way. It's only when you first get the machine that it spends some time catching up with the backlog. And why would I want a limited period of free storage? I have all the storage I need on my hard disk, built into my computer where the spooks can't get at it. The cloud is a scam- I am waiting gleefully for all the howls of anguish when those two years start to expire and people have to start paying to access their own data. And I have an Acer Timeline that is specced to get 8 hours battery life (cost about £240), so you can get that aspect if you want it.

But still not the point. Why does this cost so much when the box is half empty?
stoney73

Please, enjoy your sluggish mini laptop. Enjoy seeing your operating slow … Please, enjoy your sluggish mini laptop. Enjoy seeing your operating slow to a crawl because of anti virus scanning for malware. Enjoy your 3 hour battery life.



It isn't sluggish, and I don't run the AV. First thing I removed. It isn't necessary (Windows has it's own anti-malware built in). I also uninstalled a raft of bloatware added by the manufacturer. Don't know why they think they need to put that garbage on. It just makes neophytes think that Windows is slow. Strip out the guff and it runs fine. If the battery life was a concern for me, there are other laptops with more- I have one with 8 hours.

But again, not the issue. Why are chromebooks so expensive when the box has so little in it?
I think I'm with LongPockets on this - I'd be very tempted at £150 or so, but there's not a lot there to justify £230...
I don't care what OS I use as long as the task I need to do gets done. But I agree on the price tag, sub £200. These are just tablets with keyboards really.

Wasn't chrome os developed with the one for all computer in mind, an affordable computer for all?
LongPockets

Windows updates itself in the background, if you leave the settings that … Windows updates itself in the background, if you leave the settings that way. It's only when you first get the machine that it spends some time catching up with the backlog. And why would I want a limited period of free storage? I have all the storage I need on my hard disk, built into my computer where the spooks can't get at it. The cloud is a scam- I am waiting gleefully for all the howls of anguish when those two years start to expire and people have to start paying to access their own data. And I have an Acer Timeline that is specced to get 8 hours battery life (cost about £240), so you can get that aspect if you want it.But still not the point. Why does this cost so much when the box is half empty?




Dear oh Dear.... only if you never connect too another machine, the internet etc etc can you say your data is safe from the NSA etc, and just what kind of data that is so secret would you trust to a cheap machine with a hard drive that could die at any time.

Me I couldn't care less if "spooks" are looking at my data, they wont see anything I wouldnt be happy for my mum to have seem.

Oh and that data on Google servers wow about a pound a month for it, cor thats 5 years worth of data storage for the cost of a hard drive that you can only hope lasts that long. plus that same data is available on any device when I want including my phone without having to carry round a computer all the time. Add to that my phone backs up to the cloud including photos on the fly and again I dont need to carry a computer round.
Slim2k

I don't care what OS I use as long as the task I need to do gets done. … I don't care what OS I use as long as the task I need to do gets done. But I agree on the price tag, sub £200. These are just tablets with keyboards really. Wasn't chrome os developed with the one for all computer in mind, an affordable computer for all?



They are not tablets, you must be very uninformed if you think a laptop computer with a different OS on it is a tablet, I could buy a windows machine and install ChromeOS, Its just another type of Linux after all/

And it was developed by Google for themselves not any other "all for one" computer the same as Android was.

Try research before posting if I was you.
stoney73

Chrome OS has extension for most things.


What does that mean? I thought Chrome O/S was very limited so in what way can it be extended?
SmilingCrow

What does that mean? I thought Chrome O/S was very limited so in what way … What does that mean? I thought Chrome O/S was very limited so in what way can it be extended?



It has apps like Android but only for use in the browser.

chrome.google.com/web…pps

Even angry birds etc.... .

Slim2k

I don't care what OS I use as long as the task I need to do gets done. … I don't care what OS I use as long as the task I need to do gets done. But I agree on the price tag, sub £200. These are just tablets with keyboards really.


How much would you expect to pay for a brand name Tablet with a 13.3” screen, a 4th generation Intel dual core CPU, 2GB RAM plus a keyboard?

These would make more sense to me as a convertible with a smaller screen, say 11 to 12” and 1.2Kg with a detachable keyboard at the same price.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wik…tax

spraint

Add 20% VAT to that and you are up to £210 already. Fed up with people … Add 20% VAT to that and you are up to £210 already. Fed up with people who forget that US prices are always net of sales tax and items there are sold with much lower consumer protection.



Don't always pay state tax if you mail order from another state.


amazon.com/gp/…sr=

If only we could get refurb Acer C720 for £90......

A school friend of mine used to work in a shop selling car audio equipment decades ago. A punter came into the store and was looking at prices and kept on saying that it was much cheaper at Halfords. Eventually his colleague turned to the punter and said ‘then why don’t you **** off down to Halfords then’ much to my friend’s amusement.
winchman

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00FNPD1VW/sr=/qid=/ref=olp_tab_refurbished?ie=UTF8&colid=&coliid=&condition=refurbished&me=&qid=&seller=&sr=If only we could get refurb Acer C720 for £90......



Have you purchased one? How long did it take to come? Plus were there any additional fees, shipping tax, customs fees etc.

Thanks
Good for old people that are "technologically challenged"... but then again a cheapo tablet might be easier. Just thinking how my gran would cope with a real laptop, one of these, or a fake ipad

Real laptop would be virussed up in minutes
Chromebook she'd struggle to work the trackpad
Fake ipad... might be the better choice actually
arronc

Have you purchased one? How long did it take to come? Plus were there any … Have you purchased one? How long did it take to come? Plus were there any additional fees, shipping tax, customs fees etc.Thanks




Winchman posted a useless and misleading link. None of those is available for shipping to the UK and even if they were shipping and duties would make the deal fairly unattractive.
If anyone wants to get the feel of Chrome OS as long as you have Windows 8 and Chrome browser installed you can do this...

Go to settings button in Chrome (top right of the browser) then select 'Relaunch Chrome in Windows 8 Mode' Now you're in full Chrome OS mode inside Windows 8
SmilingCrow

A school friend of mine used to work in a shop selling car audio … A school friend of mine used to work in a shop selling car audio equipment decades ago. A punter came into the store and was looking at prices and kept on saying that it was much cheaper at Halfords. Eventually his colleague turned to the punter and said ‘then why don’t you **** off down to Halfords then’ much to my friend’s amusement.



I hope the foul-mouthed ignorant b*****d of a salesman was fired shortly thereafter.
rpope

It has apps like Android but only for use in the … It has apps like Android but only for use in the browser.https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/appsEven angry birds etc.... .


angry birds?

SOLD!
brilly

angry birds?SOLD!



Angry birds? Haven't you heard it's all about the flappy ones nowadays
Chromebooks are bloody sensational. My Samsung Chromebook is just about the best thing I have ever purchased. It should be what the vast majority of consumers should opt for and I am sure they would if they properly understood how much better it is in most regards than a standard laptop.
Shame it's from eBuyer - they make you jump through hoops if you have to return a faulty product.

I've also had quite a few 'new' items turn up looking like refurbs/ex-display items.

Hopefully Amazon will price-match in the near future.
The chrome book is a good idea. I own the Acer c720 and can tell you that its a brilliant device. I very rarely have to use Microsoft office, so to have a device with such great battery life and the ability to turn on in seconds is amazing.

That being said, I spent £150 (PC World) to get it, I cannot justify spending the price mentioned in this post. Although it may be a hot deal (cheapest price for this laptop), it could be advised that there are cheaper and similar products out there.
caligari

Shame it's from eBuyer - they make you jump through hoops if you have to … Shame it's from eBuyer - they make you jump through hoops if you have to return a faulty product.I've also had quite a few 'new' items turn up looking like refurbs/ex-display items.Hopefully Amazon will price-match in the near future.



They're based less than 5 miles from me. Local delivery? No!
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