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Recommendations for sub £300 Chromebook

Discussion in 'off topic' started by paulfromcamden, Jun 11, 2021.

  1. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    We have an ageing Dell Chromebook that was £200 quite a few years ago and has been brilliant. It's getting a bit long in the tooth for Zoom and MS Teams now though and I'm looking at replacements.

    Budget is up to £300. Won't be doing anything super taxing - Teams, Zoom, MS Office, Netflix, Iplayer etc.

    At the moment wondering about this Acer or this Asus.

    Apologies for the dull post!
     
  2. snowflake

    snowflake Former Albino Ape

    Rock and Roll.....I'll help on your life on the edge post :)

    So here we go, I have both Acer (a very old c720) and an Asus (can't remember which but it is a posh flippy one that has some disc space, was about £500)

    Anyways, given a choice they look pretty similar specs, and from a user perspective I think the build quality of the Asus is better than the Acer.

    One annoying thing they have done is removed all the ports (assumedly for our convenience, like apple do) - so you need a little usb doofah to give you HDMI out and some additional usb ports.

    Anywyay, on build, Asus for me........love mine, other opinions are avilable.

    S

    Had a looker - this is mine https://www.asus.com/uk/Laptops/For-Home/Chromebook/ASUS-Chromebook-Flip-C302/
     
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  3. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    Thanks. The Acer has the slightly (33%) faster N4000 CPU though I'm not sure how much difference that makes in practice..
     
  4. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

    Unless you are particularly wanting ChromeOS, have you considered getting a decent ex business (i.e bulletproof) machine with much higher specs for the same money e.g.:

    https://itzoo.co.uk/collections/che...kpad-t460-laptop-i5-6300u-2-40ghz-8gb-win10-3

    or

    https://itzoo.co.uk/collections/che...ude-5480-5488-laptop-core-i5-2-4ghz-256gb-8gb

    p.s. Both those you linked to can be had for £144 (s/h in grade A condition + 12 months warranty) on Ebay (use code SHOP4LESS at checkout):

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/37360763...d=link&campid=5338728743&toolid=20001&mkevt=1

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20348962...d=link&campid=5338728743&toolid=20001&mkevt=1
     
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