I bought these the last time Woot! had them for sale, not expecting much.
They are quite capable Chromebooks, and I was surprised.
My only major complaint is that the screen contrast is a little low for our mid-40s eyes, and cannot be adjusted (brightness can be).
A minor complaint is that many people were stating how great the battery life is – however we haven’t gotten past 8 hours or so with regular use. Some claimed 11 hours; not sure what their usage patterns are and your mileage will vary.
Google has stated that this Chromebook will be able to run Android apps in the future, here’s the list of supported devices:
I am so tempted especially since it will get the the play store in the near future. Hopefully it doesn’t sell out in he next few hours…
I bought one of these last time. Near zero complaints. The display is not perfect, but great for the price.
I installed linux on it too using Crouton just fine. Read more here - http://metroize.com/ubuntu-linux-chromebook-crouton-hisense/
Bought one of these for my 10-year-old daughter a couple weeks ago (so she’d stop taking my Chromebook). No complaints.
Does anyone know if this had a cd/drive to watch a movie or listen to a cd? Thank you
There is no disk drive.
I bought one of these last time and have been using it for a couple of weeks and have to say that I’m very impressed with it. For $100 dollars including shipping you can’t go wrong.
It’s a streaming device, you can watch Netflix or A prime all day long with it.
I put my movies on a 64 gb microSD card and watch them that way. It does pretty well, even on blueray quality movies.
Really fine unit for the money. Even the UK reviewers (who are often brutal) had to begrudgingly admit it was pretty good.
HiSense is not yet a big player in the west, but based on my experience, I would consider one of their TVs.
That’s a good enough reason for me - only one of the Chromebooks in my household is on that list, so getting this one for $90 helps future-proof my family. And besides, at that price point how can I say no?
Thanks for the list!
Can you add to the RAM in this machine? Or do you need to?
Can you connect this to a real monitor and keyboard? My sister needs something to basically websurf and stream video on. Maybe some Flash games.
As long as the monitor has an HDMI input or DVI if you get a 5 dollar converter you can connect to a monitor. And you should have no trouble connecting any mouse/keyboard to it and getting basic functionality. Some keyboard shortcuts or controls likes music start stop will probably not work.
No, but for what it does you shouldn’t need to.
I want to travel with this.
How much does it weigh?
Hisense lists the weight at 2.4 lbs.
Will this run google docs offline?