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WARNING - DO NOT BUY
Device went End of Life in 2019; this means no more security updates / bug fixes / etc will be released for this device. If you are looking for a Chromebook that will “just work”, this is not what you’re looking for.
If you’re looking for a Chromebook to tinker with and know what you’re doing, carry on.
Screen resolution isn’t the greatest, but is what it is at this price point.
Woot Staff: The End Of Life date should be at the top of the specs; it’s the single most important spec when buying a Chromebook ESPECIALLY considering Chrome based devices have a limited update lifetime.
I’m amazed that anyone would buy any chromebook… I thought the only people that even used them where high school students that were forced to use them in schools instead of a more powerful and useful laptop. I can do more with my phone than I can with POS chromebook.
How much did it cost to buy an external monitor, full keyboard, and mouse/trackpad to use with your phone? Do you carry all that around with you? You don’t mind using up all your phone battery while using it like a laptop?
A few years ago, an eBay seller was selling Chromebook Plus’s for about $200, because they may have been damaged.
Mine was brand new, and for my meds, it’s more efficient than my phone or my (really old) laptop.
Different people have different needs.
(And no. I am not a high schooler. Nor was I when I bought it. And I’m merely speaking from personal experience.)
I love my chrome book. I use it far more often than my laptop. It boots super quick. I never have any issues with it. I can easily download android apps that simplify tasks. I’m not going to be running Oracle or editing video, but I almost never do anything that requires any real computing power.
If I had to get rid of my laptop or my chrome book, it’s bye bye windows.
Everyone’s needs are different and just because a product doesn’t work for you personally doesn’t mean that it doesn’t fill a need for someone else.
Yes, the EDU market is probably their biggest purchaser, however, there are use cases for these devices outside that market.