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Refurbished Touchscreen Chromebook 15.6 inch Acer CB515 1HT £249.97 Laptops Direct
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Refurbished Touchscreen Chromebook 15.6 inch Acer CB515 1HT £249.97 Laptops Direct

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Posted 20th Jun

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I was looking at the Google Pixelbook deal but this was recommended to me (thank you Masteryates) and after a bit of research I decided this was the one for me. The price for the specs and screen size seems very good, especially when you consider that Laptops Direct state the condition as:
" A1 Refurbished Grading
  • Products as good as new
  • Often just opened and returned with zero use
NOTE
It is shown as 'not touch screen ' but I checked with Laptops Direct and they confirmed it is indeed a touch-screen model.

Delivery is free but I opted for next day for another £4.95 to a local collection point.

Summary specs:
  • 15.6 Inch Screen
  • Processor - Intel Pentium N4200
  • RAM - 4 GB
  • SSD - 64 GB
  • Battery Life - 12 hours
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Resolution
  • Warranty - 3 Month Warranty

Also 1.5% Quidco available.

NB Added SSD size as was missing when I posted earlier
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i got this about a month ago and its has been great. i did extend to 12 months warranty for the extras. well recommended.
I've been using the US version, (only 32GB of storage,) for 6 months now and not regretted it for a second. Compared to brand new £250 CB's this machine blows them away. For me, the highlight is the screen. It's not bright enough to use outside, but indoors it's probably the best LCD I've ever used.
Thanks OP and heat added. I’ve ordered one and hopefully that will now stop my daughters arguing over the Dell Chromebook I bought after seeing a post on here. After using a Chromebook they won’t use the Windows 10 laptop we have!
Edited by: "rogerk" 20th Jun
rogerk20/06/2019 10:53

Thanks OP and heat added. I’ve ordered one and hopefully that will now s …Thanks OP and heat added. I’ve ordered one and hopefully that will now stop my daughters arguing over the Dell Chromebook I bought after seeing a post on here. After using a Chromebook they won’t use the Windows 10 laptop we have!


Exactly roger.

Windows 10, boot in 10 seconds, get nagging box about virus checker, surf the net, hit shutdown, get prompt about installing updates, eventually closes down.

Chromebook, boot in 10 seconds, surf the net, press and hold shutdown, closes in 10 seconds. Whats not to like?
Just taken delivery of it and quality is excellent (looks brand new) very nice build much lighter and nicer to use than my Ideapad.

So far very impressed and looking forward to getting everything set up. You get 100 GB on Google Drive too which is a real bonus.
Masteryates20/06/2019 13:43

Exactly roger.Windows 10, boot in 10 seconds, get nagging box about virus …Exactly roger.Windows 10, boot in 10 seconds, get nagging box about virus checker, surf the net, hit shutdown, get prompt about installing updates, eventually closes down. Chromebook, boot in 10 seconds, surf the net, press and hold shutdown, closes in 10 seconds. Whats not to like?


I wish that our Windows 10 laptop booted in 10 seconds! It takes nearly 2 mins, which to a teenager is an absolute lifetime. Our existing Dell Chromebook is almost instantaneous
rogerk20/06/2019 16:39

I wish that our Windows 10 laptop booted in 10 seconds! It takes nearly 2 …I wish that our Windows 10 laptop booted in 10 seconds! It takes nearly 2 mins, which to a teenager is an absolute lifetime. Our existing Dell Chromebook is almost instantaneous


Exactly Roger.

Whats funny is that CB's also use eMMC which is really slow storage compared with an SSD. Imagine how quick a CB would get on it's feet with an SSD?
Masteryates20/06/2019 16:46

Exactly Roger.Whats funny is that CB's also use eMMC which is really slow …Exactly Roger.Whats funny is that CB's also use eMMC which is really slow storage compared with an SSD. Imagine how quick a CB would get on it's feet with an SSD?


According to the Spec this one has SSD not eMMC.
Really good value IMO.
I've had an Asus C300 for 3 years now, 13.3" (non HD) screen, bought reconditioned from Amazon for £90. OK, so it needed a new motherboard (fixed under warranty) but has otherwise been fine since. Best computer I've ever bought.

Just ordered one of these, so hoping it's a worthwhile upgrade. Cheers OP.
OK so I have been using the Acer Chromebook 15 for a couple of days on and off and I wont be going back to windows.

I do have a couple of questions and observations for those out there who know - I am posting here for the benefit of others who are making the leap from Windows.

1. Is there a way to create shortcuts on the desktop (not the shelf) as I cant find anything on doing this and tbh was not expecting that . On my windows laptops I have always kept stuff on my desktop and its a surprise that as far as I can see the whole screen remains unusable for this purpose except for the shelf at bottom of screen.

2. If thats not possible is there a way of having a similar display to an android phone eg that you have your most used or favorite apps/shortcuts always on display.

Finally these are not dealbreakers just nice to haves - Im still sold on the speed and ease of use, Id just like a more familar feel when Im using it.
mann24220/06/2019 14:07

Just taken delivery of it and quality is excellent (looks brand new) very …Just taken delivery of it and quality is excellent (looks brand new) very nice build much lighter and nicer to use than my Ideapad.So far very impressed and looking forward to getting everything set up. You get 100 GB on Google Drive too which is a real bonus.


Got mine today from currys on sale 249£
Phil_Stone28/06/2019 03:30

Got mine today from currys on sale 249£


If that's Nationwide probably worth posting.

So far I'm very pleased with mine although still getting to grips with differences.

Also very annoying that I was assured my Office 2013 was transferable and its not. But using Google docs now so MS have lost a loyal user of 30 odd years - not that they give a monkeys...
Phil_Stone28/06/2019 03:30

Got mine today from currys on sale 249£


Currys are actually doing this machine for £349, so £50 off the full normal price.

I ordered mine from Laptops Direct and am very happy so far. Really good condition and a great screen!
troublesome128/06/2019 12:43

Currys are actually doing this machine for £349, so £50 off the full n …Currys are actually doing this machine for £349, so £50 off the full normal price.I ordered mine from Laptops Direct and am very happy so far. Really good condition and a great screen!


Sorry my mistake yes 349£ and 90 day free trial hihi(y)
mann24220/06/2019 14:07

Just taken delivery of it and quality is excellent (looks brand new) very …Just taken delivery of it and quality is excellent (looks brand new) very nice build much lighter and nicer to use than my Ideapad.So far very impressed and looking forward to getting everything set up. You get 100 GB on Google Drive too which is a real bonus.


How long do you get 100GB for?

Also, is there any way of edited MS word docs? I have heavily formatted work and I'd love to have something lightweight.
100 GB I thought was ongoing but Ive seen some offers saying its a year.

MS Word I am using word on line at moment and ms onedrive with 5gb free for my word docs.

I will probably shift to Google docs but at moment still transitioning
Appreciate someone has mentioned its not bright enough to use outside, but does anyone else have the same opinion? I'm looking for a relatively cheap CB touchscreen but the other criteria is its brightness outside
mann24215/07/2019 23:37

100 GB I thought was ongoing but Ive seen some offers saying its a year.MS …100 GB I thought was ongoing but Ive seen some offers saying its a year.MS Word I am using word on line at moment and ms onedrive with 5gb free for my word docs. I will probably shift to Google docs but at moment still transitioning


I ended up getting the Asus C302CA in the end, thanks anyways.
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