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Asus Chromebook Flip C213SA-YS02 Celeron N3350 $299

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[Amazon.ca] Asus Chromebook Flip C213SA-YS02 Celeron N3350 $299

Intel® Dual-Core™ Celeron N3350 1.1GHz (Turbo up to 2.4GHz)
Screen resolution 1366x768

Looks like a fair price for a rugged Chromebook with 2 USB 3.1 (type C) port and a micro card reader. Screen resolution is not great but at least it's touch.
It's the non-stylus version.

I was looking for a Chromebook and would have preferred FHD resolution but for home surfing use and travelling it should be good.
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I never understand Celeron N performance market space. Even a Core 2 Duo has better performance (but not performance per watt). It seems, to me, so under powered. But I guess Chromebooks has their own use cases (i.e. Bundling the proc with an appropriate OS)...
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If you can wait, I would at that price point. You can get something similar closer to the $200 price point if you wait long enough. Nothing impressive about that model to warrant $300 other than it being in existence
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chatbox wrote: I never understand Celeron N performance market space. Even a Core 2 Duo has better performance (but not performance per watt). It seems, to me, so under powered. But I guess Chromebooks has they own use cases (i.e. Bundling the proc with an appropriate OS)...
I find all Atom-based CPUs, and indeed netbooks in general, personally offensive. ;)
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You can get a base model CB like the Lenovo n23 with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage for $229 regular price and maybe $200 on special. For an additional $100 this brings; touch screen, 360 degree hinge, USB type C charging, slightly higher model CPU, 4GB RAM, and 32GB storage. It is a decent deal, if it had a finger printer reader then it would be smoking hot.
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JAC wrote: I find all Atom-based CPUs, and indeed netbooks in general, personally offensive. ;)
I wish they made a 9-10" netbook form factor with an i3. I find the 10", 720p type layout the most comfortable to use, but it seems like if you want something that small, you need to settle on one thats even slightly larger than that. Plus, its also an ultrabook(thats extra thin and atleast $1000)

Take the old Eee style netbooks. Throw an i3 in it, and maybe the 150mx, charge $500-600.... Viola! perfect cheap disposable portable machine.
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Scott86 wrote: I wish they made a 9-10" netbook form factor with an i3. I find the 10", 720p type layout the most comfortable to use, but it seems like if you want something that small, you need to settle on one thats even slightly larger than that. Plus, its also an ultrabook(thats extra thin and atleast $1000)

Take the old Eee style netbooks. Throw an i3 in it, and maybe the 150mx, charge $500-600.... Viola! perfect cheap disposable portable machine.
There used to be some 11.6" convertibles with Core M3 CPUs, and with SSDs they were decent little performers, but I haven't found any current models. It's all Atom-based Celerons or Pentiums, or AMD A-series or E-series crap these days.

It looks like there's a rule now that, "If thy screen is 11.6" or smaller, thy CPU shall be shite."
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smoisan wrote: Intel® Dual-Core™ Celeron N3350 1.1GHz (Turbo up to 2.4GHz)
Screen resolution 1366x768

Looks like a fair price for a rugged Chromebook with 2 USB 3.1 (type C) port and a micro card reader. Screen resolution is not great but at least it's touch.
It's the non-stylus version.

I was looking for a Chromebook and would have preferred FHD resolution but for home surfing use and travelling it should be good.
There's a Windows Asus vivobook on sale at Microsoft store with FHD touch screen for $399. Worth the extra $100
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Celerons actually run quite well with chrome os. Chromebooks are not the Asus ee pcs of the past. Windows on Celerons tank but chrome os is actually quite smooth when bundled with 4 GB of ram.
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weedb0y wrote: There's a Windows Asus vivobook on sale at Microsoft store with FHD touch screen for $399. Worth the extra $100
Admittedely a good deal but it's not what I was looking for. I already have a 17" FHD (non-touch) Windows laptop. I was looking for a Chromebook so a ChromeOS machine to replace a dying tablet that I never use as a tablet, that is, I never hold it in my hands. It's usually in front of me on it's stand and I check FB, RFD, Reddit the news and so on while I eat or check a recipe. The fact that it should boot in seconds and that it is rugged are other advantages for me.
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Would this be good for a first chrome book for kids to learn on? Rugged and “spill proof” are attractive.
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Rosico wrote: Would this be good for a first chrome book for kids to learn on? Rugged and “spill proof” are attractive.
Yes. This would be fantastic for kids. Many school divisions use Chromebooks now.

Don't let the conversation about Atom and Celeron processors scare you. I'm writing this on a four year old Chromebook with only 2GB RAM that still runs really well -- Chrome OS simply isn't the resource hog that Windows is.
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For those who say $300 is "a lot" for this machine do you only care about the CPU itself? Maybe it brings other things of value to some that you don't care about?

Researching this Chromebook the price is $450CDN and up in Canada according to shopbot and $350USD (bestbuy.com and amazon.com). So it's cheaper here at the moment than in the US.
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My son has a Celeron Chromebook with 2GB and it runs decently. My daughter's Acer Switch with an Atom and 2GB is slllooowwww so for Windows 4GB is really a must. This Asus has issues other than the CPU and RAM which both are OK for ChromeOS. The biggest problem is the bezel. In tablet mode that bezel becomes difficult to work with especially given the screen size. .
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Generally do Chromebook owners bother with an anti-virus software or not for this device?
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Mr_Fanta wrote: Generally do Chromebook owners bother with an anti-virus software or not for this device?
From what I have read so far about ChromeOS no.

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