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Topic # 150470 23-Jul-2014 22:33
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Acer c720 chromebook $179 on amazon (around $210 NZD)

I have ordered one and am getting it sent to youshop may try ubuntu on it.


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  Reply # 1094577 23-Jul-2014 22:50
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Use code howabout50 at youshop if it gets there before the end of the month, apparently a 50% discount



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  Reply # 1094581 23-Jul-2014 23:00
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Ohh thanks its due to arrive there tomorrow.

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  Reply # 1094582 23-Jul-2014 23:04
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Only 10% off... hmmph




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  Reply # 1094703 24-Jul-2014 10:07
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What's incredible about this is my kids school have just made us pay nearly $500 each for these C720's as part of a new digital classroom initiative.

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  Reply # 1094716 24-Jul-2014 10:21
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Is that the refreshed model using i3 instead of Celeron? I'm keen to get a 4GB i3 and hopefully a touch screen version too. It's so annoying that Google doesn't allow hardware sale on their NZ's Google Play store!!!!




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  Reply # 1094737 24-Jul-2014 10:42
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chiefie: Is that the refreshed model using i3 instead of Celeron? I'm keen to get a 4GB i3 and hopefully a touch screen version too. It's so annoying that Google doesn't allow hardware sale on their NZ's Google Play store!!!!


It's the 2GB celeron.

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  Reply # 1094787 24-Jul-2014 11:16
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chiefie: Is that the refreshed model using i3 instead of Celeron? I'm keen to get a 4GB i3 and hopefully a touch screen version too. It's so annoying that Google doesn't allow hardware sale on their NZ's Google Play store!!!!


Wishful thinking for those new model specs at that price

The touch model is designated with a P at the end of the model number

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  Reply # 1094791 24-Jul-2014 11:16
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chiefie: Is that the refreshed model using i3 instead of Celeron? I'm keen to get a 4GB i3 and hopefully a touch screen version too. It's so annoying that Google doesn't allow hardware sale on their NZ's Google Play store!!!!


Wishful thinking for those new model specs at that price

The touch model is designated with a P at the end of the model number


Yes, I know, wishful thinking.




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martyyn: What's incredible about this is my kids school have just made us pay nearly $500 each for these C720's as part of a new digital classroom initiative.


Did you have to buy it from the school, you weren't allowed to supply your own?

If so this is a bit like the school uniform "scam"

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  Reply # 1094967 24-Jul-2014 13:46
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martyyn: What's incredible about this is my kids school have just made us pay nearly $500 each for these C720's as part of a new digital classroom initiative.


Makes you wonder why they wouldn't bulk order a bunch of HP entry level laptops for ~$600, would certainly have alot more use out of them

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  Reply # 1095620 25-Jul-2014 13:56
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I should rephrase my comment. The school was only passing on the cost from the 'trust' who are responsible for the digital classroom initiative. 

Still a nice tidy profit for someone in the chain as no, we weren't allowed to provide our own.



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  Reply # 1095631 25-Jul-2014 14:08
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  Reply # 1096096 26-Jul-2014 13:09
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martyyn: I should rephrase my comment. The school was only passing on the cost from the 'trust' who are responsible for the digital classroom initiative. 

Still a nice tidy profit for someone in the chain as no, we weren't allowed to provide our own.




That is pretty poor considering the whole purpose of those sorts of deals are buying in bulk to save parents moneys. If I was a parent I would buy my own. Not unless it also included other things bundled with it.

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  Reply # 1096108 26-Jul-2014 13:36
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Have you got a postage quote yet Stan?

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  Reply # 1096121 26-Jul-2014 13:55
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chiefie:  It's so annoying that Google doesn't allow hardware sale on their NZ's Google Play store!!!!

Aussie play store has devices, but not Chromebooks. Just Android Wear, Nexus and Chromecast.

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