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Acer Celeron 1.1GHz 12" Chromebook for $200 + free shipping from TigerDirect

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$199 is list price on these, so not really a hot deal (although they're in short supply so many shops are selling over list). An economical little machine for a student. Supposedly you can also install Ubuntu on one if you want more functionality than Chrome offers.

PhilGil said:   Supposedly you can also install Ubuntu on one if you want more functionality than Chrome offers.

how about Windows?

vickh said:   PhilGil said:   Supposedly you can also install Ubuntu on one if you want more functionality than Chrome offers.

how about Windows?

Not that I'm aware of. Chromebooks use a special BIOS that supposedly prevents other operating systems from being installed. The Linux guys had an easier time unlocking the bootloader as Chrome is just a flavor of Linux.

Unlocking the bootloader for Windows may happen; this machine hasn't been on the market for long.

So basically a super crappy netbook without windows 8 license.

I might take my chances on a 17" $299 WalMart special with window 8 - throw a cheap ssd in it and rock out.

rigor said:   So basically a super crappy netbook without windows 8 license.

I might take my chances on a 17" $299 WalMart special with window 8 - throw a cheap ssd in it and rock out.

Yeah, because something that's $100 more expensive and twice the size is totally comparable.

Don't really get the Chromebook hate in this evening's threads. Admittedly, the earlier generation Chromebooks at $400 were a terrible value. But the new $200 and $250 models seem like good tablet alternatives for someone who prefers a laptop form factor, a larger display, and isn't ready to give up their keyboard for a touchscreen.

rigor said:   So basically a super crappy netbook without windows 8 license.

I might take my chances on a 17" $299 WalMart special with window 8 - throw a cheap ssd in it and rock out.


No.. It's a Chromebook. I would take ChromeOS over Win8 andy day. These are fantastic devices. Some people aren't ready for the paradigm shift of ChromeOS. I've been using a CR-48 for 2 years and I'm ready to upgrade to the next gen Chromebook. I really want the Samsung version it's sold out everywhere.

I think google would sell a lot more if they priced it @ $149 price pt.

OP, the product page says "Available for pre-order". These are not yet available now.



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