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    anyone got the acer r13 chromebook

    hi was wondering if anyone has the acer r13 chromebook. looking to see what you think about it. iv looked at reviews some mixed but would like to hear from anyone thst owns one personally thanks

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    Yep, I got the one with the hd screen and bigger memory. Build quality is very good, the battery life seems to be between 6 and 8 hours, the screen is superb and the boot time is less than 10 seconds! Go and poke one in Currys and make sure you are ok with the keyboard as its a bit shallow. Mine did come from Currys and I couldn't find it cheaper elsewhere(£249). Just make sure you don't need an sd card slot as there isn't one!
    My choice was between the Acer r13 and the Toshiba Chromebook 2.

    Original Poster

    hey rechid the one im looking at isnt even in currys yet think it might be a different one your talking about this is the one hear im looking at. pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml?cmpid=email-when-back~not-in-stock-alts~product-details~12012017

    juliemc84

    hey rechid the one im looking at isnt even in currys yet think it might … hey rechid the one im looking at isnt even in currys yet think it might be a different one your talking about this is the one hear im looking at. http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/computing/laptops/laptops/acer-chromebook-r-13-13-3-2-in-1-silver-10153641-pdt.html?cmpid=email-when-back~not-in-stock-alts~product-details~12012017



    ​Hey did you ever get one of these? If so, how much did you get it for and is it any good? Thanks

    Original Poster

    hey i held off to see the asus c302. been looking at reviews off the r13 and they seem too be mixed. mainly the hinge with how wobbly it is when using the touch screen would want something thats stiff not flexing about alot. the camera isnt great either. are u thinking on getting one.

    juliemc84

    hey i held off to see the asus c302. been looking at reviews off the r13 … hey i held off to see the asus c302. been looking at reviews off the r13 and they seem too be mixed. mainly the hinge with how wobbly it is when using the touch screen would want something thats stiff not flexing about alot. the camera isnt great either. are u thinking on getting one.



    Have you purchased anything yet? I'm in the same position as you. R13 or C302 or wait for the new Samsung. The C302 is $499 we are being charged £599 - so annoying!
    Edited by: "n3tto" 7th Feb

    Original Poster

    hi i eventually decided on r13. couldnt justify the £599 for the asus even though its probably a devent machine. plus i picked it up refurbished in a1 condition for half the price so couldnt resist. it's a decent machine with a decent weight about it if using in tablet mode for a while would say gets heavy to hold after a while.

    juliemc84

    hi i eventually decided on r13. couldnt justify the £599 for the asus … hi i eventually decided on r13. couldnt justify the £599 for the asus even though its probably a devent machine. plus i picked it up refurbished in a1 condition for half the price so couldnt resist. it's a decent machine with a decent weight about it if using in tablet mode for a while would say gets heavy to hold after a while.



    Where did you manage to find it from? I might also get the R13 as Dont want to spend £600 either!

    Original Poster

    i got it from laptop direct. came in its original box with original charger. couldnt tell it had been used apart from obviously the seal on the box had already been open and they had sealed it shut with tape. comes as standard with 3 months warranty but if u want the 12 months u can pay to get that think is £19.99. they only seem to have 1 in stock at a time but just keep an eye out as after i bought mine 2 days later there was another for sale. only thing could criticize is they didnt pack it very well for delivery.

    Cheers I'll keep a lookout. Bargain if that's the case. I need one asap but will holdout a little longer.
    How are you finding it?

    Original Poster

    if u go onto there site theres a number u can call maybe they will be able to tell you how regular they get them in stock. yeah finding it great upgraded from my acer c720 feels much more premium and more solid. the keys are nice as is the track pad to use. touch screen is really responsive screen wobbles a bit when u tap on touch screen but hinge is solid. i struggled a bit with putting it into tablet mode at first mix off not wanting to be to ruff but enough effort to fold it over. its fast enough for my general needs. not put it to beta channel yet to get the google play store so will be good to try that to see how it copes with it. done an octane score and was just over 10,000. overall happy that i got it and at the price i did.

    i've been using the R13 for 3 weeks now. overall very impressed with the build and quality. I was also worried about the reviewers comments about the hinge..but definitely think its overblown. The hinge is fine. The battery life is really impressive, I got 10 hours of netflix on (not full screen brightness).

    I was also considering the C302, but went for the R13 because its much better value for money. Plus the Android apps (especially games) run much smoother on the non Intel processors.

    ps: the best comparison tables for Chromebooks is this (well worth a visit)
    zipso.net/chr…le/
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