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    Default Acer is back in the game with $200 Chromebook

    Acer is back in the game with $199 Chromebook. It has 320gb HDD, intel processor, 11.6" screen, 3 usb 2.0 ports, HDMI, VGA but only 3.5 hrs of battery life.

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    Looks pretty good for the price.

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    I don't need one, but I'm such a techie that I have to check it out. May find some excuse or another to get one lol
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    Wow, I was just about to order a Samsung Chromebook.
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    The processor doesn't seem very impressive, but I have to admit for $200 it's probably a better buy than the Nexus7.

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    I'm seriously contemplating getting this. I have to test drive it first to see if I like the build quality.

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    Was very tempted by this but ultimately went with the Samsung specifically for battery life and form factor.

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    FYI - according to the battery life is now 4 hours.

    Update 11/15: The latest update for the Acer C7 Chromebook enhances battery life to 4 hours. You should get this update when you open your computer for the first time. Thanks to auto-updates, you already have a better computer than the one you bought.
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    Default Re: Acer is back in the game with $200 Chromebook

    Picked this up last night at Best Buy. For the price it was an impulse purchase. And like @Bears said in an early post, I just had to check it out. I love it. For tablet use, I'm primarily an iPad user, although I've been on the Surface RT lately. But I always like to go back to my "roots" and I feel right at home with this Acer. And there are really a lot of good Chrome apps. The Remote Desktop app is awesome. But there are apps for task management, personal finance, health and fitness, etc.

    For 200 bucks you can't go wrong.
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    Default Re: Acer is back in the game with $200 Chromebook

    Quote Originally Posted by NickA View Post
    Picked this up last night at Best Buy. For the price it was an impulse purchase. And like @Bears said in an early post, I just had to check it out. I love it. For tablet use, I'm primarily an iPad user, although I've been on the Surface RT lately. But I always like to go back to my "roots" and I feel right at home with this Acer. And there are really a lot of good Chrome apps. The Remote Desktop app is awesome. But there are apps for task management, personal finance, health and fitness, etc.

    For 200 bucks you can't go wrong.
    So tempted last night at best buy...looks good

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    Quote Originally Posted by gomezl7 View Post
    So tempted last night at best buy...looks good

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    Any one figure out how tether it with pdanet yet?
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    I'm pretty intrigued by the Acer C7, particularly some of the mods that can be easily done to it



    Run Ubuntu? Add aftermarket RAM and hard drives? Fan noise and added weight is a concern (I freaking love how quiet and portable my Samsung 3 is) but I can't even read the line "It only has 4 hours of battery life" without laughing. Sure the Samsung is better but 4 hours seems absolutely luxurious to me. I still remember dropping an extra $150 on an extended battery for my old Vostro 1400 just so I could have three hours of battery life.

    Of course I assume battery is severely impacted if you boot into Ubuntu but I suppose if that is such a concern you can just boot into Chrome to squeeze out what you can before you're able to plug in again.
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    You can swap out the battery for a better one, add memory (up to 16gb), and even replace the stock hard drive for a SSD. I just purchased mine (shipping to me as I write this), and I'm already looking at the mods I want to do to it after it arrives. I will look into installing Ubuntu as well.
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    I'm getting it

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    I bought the C710 from Walmart the other day. Using it more now than my phone or tablet for web use. Love it so far

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