Dell 3120 11.6" Intel Chromebook (S&D)


Dell 3120 11.6" Intel Chromebook (S&D)

Avoid. Even though this will still receive OS updates for over another year and it has the minimum of 4 GB of RAM, the CPU is terrible.

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Chromebook 11 (3120) is EoL on Sep 2021
https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/6220366?hl=en

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ATOMIZER Thank you for the heads up this configuration. One Question are ANY of the other offered models worth considering, or do they all suffer the weakness?

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Does this model have a touchscreen? Online information is inconsistent…

No touchscreen on this one. Sorry.

I would discourage everyone from buying any of the 6 Chromebooks in this sale, so much so that I posted what I disliked about each one in the relevant threads for each item. In short, they’re all either end-of-life (no more official software support from Google) or very low performance. They’re this cheap specifically because of those shortcomings (and the fact that they’re likely heavily-used off-lease devices.)

That being said, if you just want a throwaway device (e.g. for a clumsy little kid,) sure, the price is right. Or, maybe you want to spend as little as possible for your first Chromebook, because you’re not sure if it will do everything you want to do (tip: try doing everything in the Chrome browser on a system you already have; the experience will be similar, and most users’ daily tasks can be done in a browser window.)

Otherwise, for a daily driver, you should really spend a little more for better performance. The more you use a given device, be it a mouse, keyboard, monitor, headset, chair, laptop, etc., the more you should consider spending on it (for better quality) because these are the devices you’re interacting with the most. For a Chromebook, aim for a minimum of 4 GB of RAM, a quad-core or good dual-core CPU, and an appropriate resolution for the display size (i.e. WXGA or HD are fine at 11", less so for larger sizes.)

So while I can’t recommend anything else in this sale, there’s another Woot Chromebook listing (there are pretty much always Chromebooks on sale here!) that has some much better alternatives: