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  Reply # 1491119 12-Feb-2016 13:29
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from issues with the screen hinges becoming loose or breaking after a year's worth of use. 

 

 

Agree with this comment. The newer Acers have addressed this and the new model (link earlier in the thread) has improved over last years model.




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Thanks for all the feedback.

 

 

 

Yes, has been assigned a name@school.nz account.

 

 

 

 

 

This link seems to suggest you can boot from usb too, which could be a nice way to get your feet wet.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1491255 12-Feb-2016 16:06
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Jaxson:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This link seems to suggest you can boot from usb too, which could be a nice way to get your feet wet.

 

 

 

 

Booting from USB is the best way to test the image you have selected for WiFi and touchpad compatibility.

 

If you test and it works fine, you can install it to the built in hard drive using the following command:

 

1. Enter Crosh -> Boot from usb, log in, CTRL + ALT + T

 

 

 

2. Enter Shell -> Type Shell and press enter

 

 

 

3. Install to internal HDD -> type the following command: /usr/sbin/chromeos-install --dst=/dev/sda

 

I think the password is just "password" without the quotes

 

 

 

 




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michaelmurfy: The standard Noel Leeming BYOD bundle will be plenty Here.

 

 

 

Well pretty stoked, the MacBook Pro looks to have sold for $450, so all good.

 

 

 

Warehouse stationary have the standard BYOD bundle at $349, which is competitive against the Amazon one.

 

http://www.warehousestationery.co.nz/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/WSL-B2C-Site/en_NZ/-/NZD/ViewOfferDetail-Product?ProductRef=217510@WSL-B2C

 

Amazon import works out at about $307 shipped, depending on the exchange rate, with no consumer guarantees coverage.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Chromebook-11-6-inch-CB3-131-C3SZ-Celeron/dp/B019G7VPTC

 

Acer I think have a global warranty in place now which sounds good.

 

 

 

Can't find any info on the BYOD HP 11-2203TU model, to check if this has an IPS screen.

 

The Amazon model does, and has a bit of thought put into it around drop protection etc.

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1492627 15-Feb-2016 13:46
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Does anyone have the HP Chromebook 11-2203TU

 

 

 

Thoughts / Feelings?

 

 

 

Still thinking Amazon, IF the above HP unit doesn't have an IPS screen...


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Given the pricing is similar, I would go normally with the local warranty.  Do you really need to hold out for IPS at this price point?  The kids will be accessing web sites and documents, and the screens are not high resolution anyway.  Given the special ends tomorrow, it might be worth going to WS and having a look at this side by side with one or two others to satisfy yourself the screens are reasonable.

 

I've handled 4 different Chromebook models in the last year and they have all been pretty lightweight and not given a great impression of robustness (?), but none of the screens have been rubbish.  The only warranty issue I've seen with a Chromebook so far is a display issue (white screen when powered on but HDMI display was fine).





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  Reply # 1492732 15-Feb-2016 16:56
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Sold. Picked one up from Noel Leeming, price matched against warehouse stationary and with flybuys.

Thanks for everyone's input. It's been really helpful.


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  Reply # 1492733 15-Feb-2016 16:57
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what did you end up getting?




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  Reply # 1492762 15-Feb-2016 17:31
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Oh sorry the standard HP BYOD offering.

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