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Acer Chromebook CB311-9H-C29L $199.99

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Acer Chromebook CB311-9H-C29L $199.99

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Savings:
33% Off
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Amazon.ca
Chromebook on for 33% off. Is this a good deal? Only real review I found was here: Acer-Chromebook-Screen-Chrome-CB311-9H-C29L Review

Is it worth it or to underpowered to be of much good?
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Good find, seems to be the cheapest it's been. I own a Chromebook with similar specs. Chromebooks are always only great in some contexts, so you need to know what you're buying them for. I only use mine for web stuff (accessing bank account, checking/writing emails, watching Youtube videos, researching stuff on Google, and so on) so even a slow CPU will fit my needs 99% of the time. A few times I tried to cast 720p videos on my TV and the CPU/memory was having a hard time keeping up. I still think that for $200, this is a great deal.
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It's fine for the basics, or as a portable secondary machine.
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It's even cheaper in warehouse deals (used, but usually almost like new)
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SindbadRFD wrote: It's even cheaper in warehouse deals (used, but usually almost like new)
Darn you, I was able to resist buying anything posted on RFD for quite a while but noticed the WD at @ $159.99 after you mentionned it (wasn't at the usual spot on the product page, or I'm getting crazy) and couldn't resist. "Small imperfections" but I really don't care as long as the battery and display are intact.
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Feb 20, 2018
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This one is only the 32 GB model. Best Buy has the 64 GB model for the same price, but that sale ends today. Not sure if they will extend the sale for a third week.

I posted the deal a week ago here:
best-buy-acer-11-6-chromebook-cb311-n40 ... #p34839206

Here's the direct link to the Best Buy one:
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/ac ... _source=IR

willy0275 wrote: Darn you, I was able to resist buying anything posted on RFD for quite a while but noticed the WD at @ $159.99 after you mentionned it (wasn't at the usual spot on the product page, or I'm getting crazy) and couldn't resist. "Small imperfections" but I really don't care as long as the battery and display are intact.
If you're buying a 32 GB model from the warehouse deals for $159.99, it looks like a better deal to pay $40 more for the extra 32 GB and a brand new unit from Best Buy.
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Gedfrad wrote: This one is only the 32 GB model. Best Buy has the 64 GB model for the same price, but that sale ends today. Not sure if they will extend the sale for a third week.

I posted the deal a week ago here:
best-buy-acer-11-6-chromebook-cb311-n40 ... #p34839206

Here's the direct link to the Best Buy one:
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/ac ... _source=IR

If you're buying a 32 GB model from the warehouse deals for $159.99, it looks like a better deal to pay $40 more for the extra 32 GB and a brand new unit from Best Buy.
Seems like 1366 x 768 resolution for the 64gb at BB vs 1920 x 1080 for the Amazon 32gb (per the details on the page).

That might be an error on the Amazon site.

EDIT : 1366 x 768 resolution for both on Acer website. The Amazon doesn't have the right information.
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douber wrote: Seems like 1366 x 768 resolution for the 64gb at BB vs 1920 x 1080 for the Amazon 32gb (per the details on the page).

That might be an error on the Amazon site.
I didn't notice the FHD on the Amazon page, but I think you're right that it might be an error because Acer's page lists it as 1366 x 768 resolution.

https://www.acer.com/ac/en/GB/content/m ... .HKFEK.001
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Gedfrad wrote: This one is only the 32 GB model. Best Buy has the 64 GB model for the same price, but that sale ends today. Not sure if they will extend the sale for a third week.

I posted the deal a week ago here:
best-buy-acer-11-6-chromebook-cb311-n40 ... #p34839206

Here's the direct link to the Best Buy one:
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/ac ... _source=IR




If you're buying a 32 GB model from the warehouse deals for $159.99, it looks like a better deal to pay $40 more for the extra 32 GB and a brand new unit from Best Buy.
The Amazon specs shows 1920 x 1080
Best Buy 720p

Not sure if the Amazon specs are accurate
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andyyuen wrote: The Amazon specs shows 1920 x 1080
Best Buy 720p

Not sure if the Amazon specs are accurate
The Amazon specs are probably wrong because Acer's site lists it as 1366 x 768. I also don't think Acer would put a FHD display on a budget $199 11.6 inch laptop.
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Gedfrad wrote: The Amazon specs are probably wrong because Acer's site lists it as 1366 x 768. I also don't think Acer would put a FHD display on a budget $199 11.6 inch laptop.
I sat on the costco deal, it was an FHD N4000 Chromebook. Ran out of stock now. It was $199, 2 months ago

costco-acer-chrombook-200-clearance-2477425/#p34733932
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andyyuen wrote: I sat on the costco deal, it was an FHD N4000 Chromebook. Ran out of stock now. It was $199, 2 months ago
Was that the 14 inch model? And was that just the listed resolution on the website or were you able to confirm the FHD in person?
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I tried looking up the review, but the product page can't be found. It's possible that the 14 inch version of this laptop at Costco had a FHD display even though the Acer site lists 1366 x 768 for the resolution.

But either way, we can't confirm that Amazon's 11 inch model for this deal is FHD. I would assume it's not FHD and save the hassle of returning the unit to Amazon.
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Keep in mind the one from bestbuy has a quirky bilingual keyboard vs the one on Amazon that appears to have a standard keyboard. For my 9 year old, I think the 32 gig drive will be fine and I would rather have the amazon keyboard and 32 gigs vs the bilingual keyboard and 64 gigs.
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Has anyone found a good durable sleeve to fit this chromebook?
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pacman wrote: Keep in mind the one from bestbuy has a quirky bilingual keyboard vs the one on Amazon that appears to have a standard keyboard. For my 9 year old, I think the 32 gig drive will be fine and I would rather have the amazon keyboard and 32 gigs vs the bilingual keyboard and 64 gigs.
Thanks for sharing the info. The two models do have different numbers.

Amazon: CB311-9H-C29L
Best Buy: CB311-9H-C0Z8

In Amazon's Q&A section, a buyer says it's the English keyboard, but the pictures in the Amazon reviews show a bilingual keyboard.

Newegg sold the same model number as Amazon, but their product page lists the laptop as bilingual. So at this point, I don't know what to think.

https://www.newegg.com/global/ae-en/ace ... 6834316991
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pacman wrote: Keep in mind the one from bestbuy has a quirky bilingual keyboard vs the one on Amazon that appears to have a standard keyboard. For my 9 year old, I think the 32 gig drive will be fine and I would rather have the amazon keyboard and 32 gigs vs the bilingual keyboard and 64 gigs.
I bought two chromebooks for my two kids.. they are fine with the bilingual cuz they hardly type on it and just use 2 fingers per hand

i think it is only old farts like us that got so used to typing with all fingers and cant change haha

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