I bought one of these new when it came out. A year later and the track pad wouldn’t depress (no easy clicking) and the hinge broke through the bottom of the screen (I had to use epoxy to get it to open and close properly).
@fury you are right about shot 3 losing the ports. Good catch. Whadaboudit, Meh?
Question for anyone: what’s the difference between 2.0 and 3.0 USB ports, and specifically for “my flip phone is fine” people like me, can I harm something by plugging in something that needs a 2.0 into the 3.0 port or vice versa?
@fury Look closer at 1, including the side view. The rear of the case curves out, with the ports being on the lower half of the curve and their indicators being on the upper half of the curve. Picture 3 is a straight down view. The port indicators are visible, but the ports are where the panel curves under, out of sight.
Potential buyers keep in mind that the Chrome OS is not compatible with Windows or Mac software or even apps and games from Google’s own Play Store. Instead, users are largely limited to the Google Chrome Web Store, which can be either hit or miss in terms of content and options. And you need internet to use it, there is no such thing currently as working offline with a chromebook.
@dtwsportsfan That’s not true, chromebooks do support working offline with Google docs and friends, if you install the supporting extension. (That might just happen by default by now.) You can also watch videos from the SSD with no internet connection.
These are some of the worst quality CBs on the market. They are flimsy and break easily. The hinge design is poor and it stinks to have to stick your peripherals in the hinge, where they get knocked out easily just from moving the device around. I do not even know that these are worth $94, and I’ve had a lot of personal experience with them. Hundreds of them. This exact model. They do not hold up to normal wear and tear for longer than 2 year, and will most likely give you less than that. #justsayin
It’s almost 5 years old and the only thing they re-furbish is the skin and stickers on the front, just like the Re-furbished pinto I have for sale on scamlist. nice new brown paint job with a shinny new pinto wording, that burned of in a small fire.
Their not even offering to give any free cloud based storage, like other are doing, (100GB) heck not even a cd/dvd drive to watch a movie, you would think if there offering up items from half a decade ago, it should be able to play disc from that era of tech.
My kids leapfrog epic has just as much memory, it’s also wi-fi connected, (but not required to play games) and comes with a 1 year warranty. and you can get it at Walmart for $59.50 Re-furbished of course or $99.00 new.
If I took a shit, flattened it out and installed the chrome OS on it, it would be an improvement over today’s Chromebook. If anyone is interested, I’m taking orders. Texture is extra, let me know and I’ll add peanuts or corn to my diet. And just an FYI, I eat plenty of fucking gluten, so my piece of shit will be much sturdier than today’s Samsung piece of shit. I love me some gluten bitches.
“Deal paused until 8 a.m.” been seeing this a lot lately. There are people in the world who leave for work before 8 a.m. and can’t shop meh.com at work. Just gonna throw that out there. I’ve missed several deals because of this. I say, let the “morning crowd” get out of bed if they want a good deal.
@danieleidson consider yourself fortunate you missed this “deal”. If it wouldn’t have been paused you might have actually purchased this piece of shit. You should be thankful that Meh’s policy dicked you over before you made a stupid purchase. This is good fucking karma, take it and run with it- stop bitching because you won!
I don’t think, imo this is a good deal, it was ok-good when it was new in 2012 but now it’s like really meh, like reverse the price and it’ll be ok for 49 dollars meh, you can get these used off of ebay for around that price.
For a minute, I thought this was April Fools day. The display, the storage, the ram, the CPU… I don’t think you can get worse specs than this on Chromebook. You can do much better, and for around the same price, on any day of the week. Terrible offering from Meh.
This is the Chromebook model I bought in 2012! It’s still usable, but needs more RAM and must be pretty slow compared to the new ones. That said, it’s well made and durable, and all anyone needs who just surfs the net.
I have this one. I love it. It was my first meh purchase.
The battery life is phenomenal, I can sit outside under a tree and internet all day.
If I wasn’t going to be at work at 1pm pacific time today, I’d get another.
Just picked up a new Dell Inspirion 3000 11 inch for $ 99 (reg $ 199) on their pre- black friday sale. 2 gigs of ram 64 bit 36 SSD. Much better deal than this. Went on sale at 11:00 AM. Was sold out in less than 2 minutes. Got all my training in buying something quick from my Fuko purchases.
Close, but no cigar. I’m looking for a touchscreen laptop that I can upgrade or has at least 64 GB memory and 4 GB Ram. Not digging this “has to be online” mentality for chromebooks and inability to use a DVD drive.
Bought one New for $209 from Newegg in 2014 ; It’s a mediocre machine, pretty slow, but my wife stopped using her other laptop in favor of it.
It’s cheap plastic, has a cheap, weak screen, weak keyboard and touchpad, and the SD card (if used) sticks out quite a bit. That said, it’s lightweight, and the battery life is incredible.
I was considering putting a lightweight flavor of Linux on it (16GB is more than reasonable), but never had the energy to polish that turd (too many other turds that need polishing first).
$94 is just too much. If it was $75, I might have bought one or two more and put Linux on all of them (including my Wife’s)
Agree 100% with the comment from Brknes above. Most money I’ve ever spent on Meh and the only time I’ve ever been disappointed. I only bought this thing to stream to my Chromecast so I didn’t have to use up my PC monitor or kill my phone battery, but it struggles to stream anything so much that it’s not worth the trouble. I just ended up going back to my pc.
Got this for my dad. Embarrassed to give it to him, the thing looks like it’s been used heavily, scratches all over the outside. Came in a bubble wrap in shipping box with power cord. Nothing else. I could have gotten a used laptop from work in better condition for less $$. Agree with above, first time buyers remorse on Meh!