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Topic # 240330 2-Sep-2018 16:03
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I am going to buy a Chromebook from Amazon and would like to ask Chrome OS user which brand they have found to be the best and any model recommendations.

 

I would love the Pixel Book but not for my first purchase. Any advice will be gratefully received





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  Reply # 2082813 2-Sep-2018 16:13
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Depends how much you want to spend.

I've got the Samsung Chromebook Pro and love it. It's fast, has great build quality and also has Android apps.

I believe there is a new model out now. But with Chromebooks it is hard to go wrong. I like the Samsung as I get a 2K screen on it which is gorgeous. Also the stylus comes in handy quite often.




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  Reply # 2082814 2-Sep-2018 16:15
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Have 2 kids with Chromebooks for school and have had good success with the HP G4 and G5. One had a water bottle spilt through it, tipped the water out and took it apart and dried it all off etc and it continued to work for another 6 months.

Current iteration is under $400 at PB

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 2082816 2-Sep-2018 16:19
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for what I am going to use it for, that is Web browsing (up to say 6 tabs) email, view Google photos, light spread sheeting and word processing. You Tube and Android Apps. I figure 1080 screen and 4GB Ram

 

Looking on Amazon the US price average for that appears to be around $300 USD





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  Reply # 2082843 2-Sep-2018 17:35
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I've bought an HP and Asus Chromebook in the past and I am currently using a Acer Chromebook 15 and have been for the last 2 years. I haven't really found much difference between the different brands.



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  Reply # 2082850 2-Sep-2018 17:47
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an option I have considered is buying a used laptop and installing Neverwear Cloudready on it but I am not sure if Android Apps are available with Cloud Ready

 

 

 

Edit: Neverwear does not support Android Apps





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  Reply # 2082864 2-Sep-2018 19:04
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Saw * it * yesterday live for the first time.





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  Reply # 2082866 2-Sep-2018 19:17
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Tinkerisk:

Saw * it * yesterday live for the first time.



That would slightly blow my budget 😥




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  Reply # 2082883 2-Sep-2018 20:05
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Kids both have the Acer C738T. I'm pretty impressed by them. Screen isn't great resolution wise and the bezels are chunky, but other than that, they feel really snappy. I also really like the form factor - being able to fold the keyboard right around and out of the way seems to open up a few more options for how it can be used (ebooks and comics in particular).


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  Reply # 2082919 2-Sep-2018 22:24
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This is the one I mentioned earlier (also fixed the post by @freitasm to link to a Chromebook Plus that ships to NZ).

 

You do pay slightly more for the Samsung Chromebooks (Plus and Pro) but the screen resolution is really really good and the build quality is excellent also.

 

If you're wanting a cheaper Chromebook with good build quality and a 1080p screen then I can recommend the Acer Chromebook Here - it is an incredibly good price at the moment too and has a great screen. Don't go anything less than 1080p if you can.

 

Prices here in NZ are quite inflated for Chromebooks - Amazon is the go.

 

 







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  Reply # 2082922 2-Sep-2018 22:34
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In the words of a navigator ...........recalculating.

 

I need to reassess my budget I think 





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Thanks @michaelmurfy - when I bought that Chromebook it had the option to ship to NZ (which I didn't take seeing I had a "mule" over there, right?)

 

With Amazon you have to check periodically if the product ships to NZ as sometimes they stop selling directly through Amazon and is only available through third-parties - which is the case here.







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  Reply # 2083006 3-Sep-2018 08:53
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@freitasm does Geekzone still have a relationship with Amazon and is there advantage to GZ if I use it?





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  Reply # 2083007 3-Sep-2018 08:55
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@michaelmurfy is your chromebook your first second or third driver? and what's it like in your experience in everyday use?





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  Reply # 2083011 3-Sep-2018 09:03
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MikeB4:

 

@freitasm does Geekzone still have a relationship with Amazon and is there advantage to GZ if I use it?

 

 

Yes, and yes please. The links in this post have the appropriate tags.





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