1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I am in Canada and it seems there are fewer Chromebook options available here than south of the border. I don’t love the idea of buying from US Amazon.com for complications that inevitably arise in the case of a warranty issue (have had to return one Chromebook in the past for a keyboard that died and it ended up costing about half what the thing was worth).

    I would really love to buy the Acer Chromebook 14 from Costco locally because their warranty/return policy is so damn good, but unfortunately the one and only Chromebook model that Costco Canada carries in store, is the CB3-431-C6RY, which comes with a bilingual keyboard. I don’t know how many of you here have any experience with such a keyboard, but I wouldn’t give one to my worst enemy. I have done quite a bit of digging around and found that almost all Acer Chromebooks available in Canada come with the same keyboard. So that pretty much rules out all Acer for me.

    All I am looking for is a solid build, like the Acer CB 14, all aluminum would be nice, a good quality display, keyboard and touch pad. It needs to be a solid performer but it is for my university student daughter, who is not a power user by any stretch. I don’t want to buy something underpowered. It doesn’t need touch screen, tablet mode, or pen support either. All of those would be nice, but I am trying to keep it to under $400 CDN ($300 USD).

    Basically the Acer Chromebook 14 is a winner in all respects except for that damn bilingual keyboard. Wondering what models from ASUS, HP, Samsung, or any other brands, might fit the bill.
    05-07-2019 10:48 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Since you can install ChromeOS on any laptop, pick one and install ChromeOS on it. (I just did to an Atom Netbook [which gives new meaning to the word "slow" when running Windows] and an old laptop.)
    B. Diddy likes this.
    05-07-2019 12:13 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That's a good idea from Rukbat: https://www.neverware.com/freedownload
    05-07-2019 01:26 PM
  4. ptkelly's Avatar
    What is a bilingual keyboard in Canada. My chromebook keyboard types in English or Spanish, depending on which I choose, but the keycaps are, of course, in English.
    05-08-2019 10:13 AM

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