This is running Chrome-OS not windows- it doesn’t need nearly the same power to achieve similar performance. Having said that, there are better processors out there for Chromebooks that I would rather use though like the Celeron 3215U on the Toshiba Chromebook 2
@RedOak I click meh on a deal even if I buy it. Which I didn’t with this one (buy it, that is). Bad deal IMO. And I already have a Dell XPS 13 (admittedly much more expensive, but much more performance and storage for about the same weight or less)
@communist I have 8 GB RAM at work (I work in IT but we all use Surface Pros at my office - multiple monitors, lots of tabs, usually a few remote access windows open) and 16 GB at home (above-mentioned browsing, gaming, video and audio editing).
@RedOak Yeah, that’s kind of how I use them - I actually have an extension for Chrome called Session Buddy that saves tab sets, so if I need to close all but one for some reason (troubleshooting?), I can get them back after. Also handy for work - I’ll have one window with work tabs, and another with my personal stuff.
This is the best list of Octane benchmarks for all Chromebooks. Basically any Intel CPU that starts with N is going to be on slower side, the ones that end with U are going to be much faster, and i3 and i5 faster still.
A Chromebook with these specs will handle most workloads and many tabs. You can buy more expensive, sexy Chromebooks but you can’t buy a more rugged one. This thing was designed for school use so if you have kids or if you’re rough on your machines this thing is perfect. Note that for $135 this is NEW and it’s one of the models that will get the Google Play Store and over 2 1/2 million Android apps.
@username Yep, keep waiting a while longer. There have been some code commits in Chromium that indicate it’s not too far out. (By the way, I’ve had it since early summer 2016 since I had one of the early support models, and it’s really great.)
@Dizavid Oh wow, cocksuckers got it right…tell em’ like it is mother fucker like I tell all the snowflakes who’s your fuckin daddy…that’s right you can’t talk with your mouth full of Mississippi black snake moan bitch. BTW…just bought a TRS-80 $125.00 plus a spare drive and modem
I’ve been kind of tempted to get a Chromebook, but I don’t know what I’d do with it. Can it run Flash games? But basically this would just get me desktop versions of websites instead of mobile versions on my phone/tablet? I at least like that this is new, not a refurb.
@jqubed - I found out the hard way, default answer is NO. I bought this last time around, but a different model (I have a touchscreen), sorely disappointed in the number of Chrome extensions, apps, games, etc that I cannot run - I’m constantly running into “you must install that from the Google Play Store”, and then I get to the store just to be told “You must install that as an application (or whatever)”, and then told what I’m trying to do is incompatible with a Chromebook. I use it mostly for surfing webpages and finding work-arounds for what I really want
Well I love the Toshiba chrome book - Although it died *refurbished, but liked it so much I ended up buying another on Amazon. I’d suggest it, but you can probably find better ones than this for slightly more money. I’m buying this for work as it’s made to be a bit more rugged
Prices get pretty compressed down here in the cheap end of the computer market. And the specs do too - they’re pretty much identical shitboxes. But I don’t think I’ve seen a cheaper new Chromebook. You can save a few bucks by going for refurbished if you want the absolute bottom of the price range.
I’m a big fan of Chromebook. I already have too many. It’s the only laptop that you can give it to your mom and not worry about her messing up the system. I have Macbook Pro, too, I don’t find it more useful. Chromebook is much easier to use.
@jaeyeom - this is definitely true - I picked one up last time (a slightly better model), wish I had just upgraded my tablet instead. I might give this to my mother-in-law, who can basically only handle a tablet (with someone helping her)
@mcc The size difference between them is vast. You might want to draw out the measurements on some cardboard so you can compare them. The low resolution of the large screen on the Groupon computer would bother me, as the pixels will be easily visible to people with healthy vision.
@mcc this lenovo has 4gb of ram, so it’s going to handle multi tasking much better. Look up the lenovo n22 (windows machine but same guts) on YouTube. Also see his hp 11 stream 2015 and 2016 versions. He shows a graph comparison between 2gb and 4gb of a low end laptop very similar too this lenovo. And checkout the lenovo link another meh citizen mentioned to save a little
@zachdecker I see what you mean. In the other pictures of what looks like the top, the chrome and Lenovo logos are in opposite corners. In photo 7, they appear on the same side. Either the photo doesn’t match, or my brain isn’t closing/folding the laptop up correctly to match the photos.
Hey - I see these are less than $120 at the Lenovo outlet site now. (The price shows up lower in the cart than in the listing.) Until Liliputing mentioned it yesterday, I didn’t even know Lenovo had an outlet site.