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$680/Manufacturer (Dell) Open Box/FHD touch/13.3" 2-in-1/Chromebook/256GB NVME/16GB RAM/8th Gen i5

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$680/Manufacturer (Dell) Open Box/FHD touch/13.3" 2-in-1/Chromebook/256GB NVME/16GB RAM/8th Gen i5

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BauerSystems
This is a $3k, business grade laptop for those who aren't aware of the latitude line, you are getting a new one at 25% of the price.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-hKAmQahPcEV_h5mwflWGLWCQtqkKOBDbsakv4ee2u0/

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-hKAmQahPcEV_h5mwflWGLWCQtqkKOBDbsakv4ee2u0/

Link to price sheet above, see row 110ish (list is constantly updated) of the linked page
33 CHROMEBOOK DELL OPEN LATITUDE 2n1 5300 Core i5/8365U 16 256NVME NA 13 TOUCH CHROME DELL OPEN BOX - 1 YEAR WARRANTY -FULL HD $680 immediate
Shipping varies but if you are in Ontario, you can do free pick up. only 33 left, they won't last long given the COVID-19 situation.

Also, last time I bought from them, they gave me 50% off shipping when I spent over $500 (Although with COVID-19, their profit margin may be smaller due to highly inflated bulk prices)

Please confirm with them if you have provincial tax exemption before you order. ("We are registered in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, PEI and New Brunswick for provincial taxes so in all other provinces we only charge federal tax of 5%.")

Purchase/contact information is on top of the google doc link above (last time I Just called Mohit and ordered over the phone or you can just email him), but if you want more details about this store (Bauer Systems), visit my previous thread from the ongoing deals section:

http://forums.redflagdeals.com/bauer-systems-refurb-new-laptops-desktops-monitors-ssd-tablets-phone-mini-buying-guide-2167072/

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Chromebook in the title would have been helpful.
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Nope. That's why I'm on the internet arguing with strangers. If I had anything better to do I'd probably be doing it.
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death_hawk wrote: Chromebook in the title would have been helpful.
Added a paragraph in the post to address that.
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Would we be able to install Zorin OS on this machine?
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Glancealot wrote: Added a paragraph in the post to address that.
Title would still be more helpful. I'm interested if it was a regular PC.
Chromebook? Hard no.

Also unless something has drastically changed that I missed, once a chromebook always a chromebook.
Windows isn't an option unless it's hackable. Even if it is, it's not for the average user to do.
Do you not have anything else to do rather than argue with strangers on the internet
Nope. That's why I'm on the internet arguing with strangers. If I had anything better to do I'd probably be doing it.
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death_hawk wrote: Title would still be more helpful. I'm interested if it was a regular PC.
Chromebook? Hard no.

Also unless something has drastically changed that I missed, once a chromebook always a chromebook.
Windows isn't an option unless it's hackable. Even if it is, it's not for the average user to do.
what's stopping the user from, say, replacing the SSD with another SSD that has windows 10 pre-loaded? anyways, changed title.
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Glancealot wrote: what's stopping the user from, say, replacing the SSD with another SSD that has windows 10 pre-loaded? anyways, changed title.
Is it possible to confirm that it's just that easy? Usually chromebooks can't be converted to windows. Though usually the processor is not Intel. I guess it's locked by the BIOS. And then you can't get windows drivers for the components
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SomeGuyNamedBob wrote: Is it possible to confirm that it's just that easy? Usually chromebooks can't be converted to windows. Though usually the processor is not Intel. I guess it's locked by the BIOS. And then you can't get windows drivers for the components
Quick googling suggests that no, it's not that easy. At least not for this particular board.

Driver support for Windows looks to be spotty, and you'd have to look into loading the UEFI firmware yourself. I haven't spent much time researching this, but what I have (or haven't) found tells me that getting Windows on this Chromebook seems to be quite involved.
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Got super excited thinking its W10 laptop.. Never knew Latitude line has Chromebook.
Thanks everyone did the research and inform we cannot migrate it to W10 easily.
Man, the spec is very good for this price.
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Thank you
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I'm confused...
Are you comparing the Chromebook to the $3K laptop?
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Imagine paying $3k for those specs, looks like some lenovo pricing to me Face With Tears Of Joy
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With that much money, can't you buy a new Chromebook?

Quick search at Costco.ca have both HP and Asus FHD with less ram and small HDD.

New vs refurbished
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It is new guys...
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Chromebooks have BIOS locked to Google OS. You can't just install Windows on it straight out.
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I'm in the market for a couple of Chromebooks for kids. These seem like fairly well-built laptops with acceptable screens, good battery life, and generally decent specs. The build quality of some of the lower-end Chromebooks seems pretty suspect.
What am I missing here?
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crawford wrote: I'm in the market for a couple of Chromebooks for kids. These seem like fairly well-built laptops with acceptable screens, good battery life, and generally decent specs. The build quality of some of the lower-end Chromebooks seems pretty suspect.
What am I missing here?
people on RFD do not like $700 chromebooks...IMO this is a steal given the spec.

i assume people can also just install ubuntu instead.

https://ubuntu.com/tutorials/install-ub ... 1-overview
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crawford wrote: Ordered two. Thanks OP.
NP, i am really glad someone can see the value in these units.

people need to stop assuming that "chromebooks should be less than 200".
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I don't get it either. If I didn't already buy a chromebook (well past its return date tho) I'll be all over this deal. Got you an upvote.
Glancealot wrote: NP, i am really glad someone can see the value in these units.

people need to stop assuming that "chromebooks should be less than 200".
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Some reading material:

PC Mag: Dell Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Chromebook Enterprise Review
You've heard, surely, of the Starship Enterprise...but the Chromebook Enterprise? The phrase isn't as odd as it might have seemed a few years ago. Business-laptop vendors and IT departments have long taken advantage of the Google Admin Console and its 2017 successor Chrome Enterprise to enjoy security controls such as disabling lost Chromebooks; access to corporate data via Active Directory integration and single sign-on support; and simplified fleet management and updates. The Dell Latitude 5300 2-in-1 Chromebook Enterprise (starts at $1,469; $1,482 as tested) is one of the first systems to come with these features out of the box, with no need to purchase the $50-per-device-per-year Chrome Enterprise Upgrade. It's a 13.3-inch convertible that's unapologetically pricey, but one of the sleekest and fastest Chromebooks you can buy.
Chrome Enterprise: https://chromeenterprise.google/os/#:~: ... 20reseller.

Google touts managed Linux, gets cosy with Dell in Chromebook Enterprise push
The Dell Latitude 5400 and Latitude 5300 2-in-1 will now come loaded with an enterprise version of Chrome OS – though note that Chrome Enterprise is not new, and what Google is referring to is that Dell is packaging Chrome OS with the Enterprise Upgrade so it is available out of the box.

In the release Google also emphasised the ability to enable "managed Linux environments" on Chromebooks, primarily with development in mind. The latest Android Studio is supported on Chrome OS, via the ability to run Linux, even though Linux on Chrome OS is still in beta.

These Dell Chromebooks include Chrome Enterprise Upgrade, which adds a few features to the operating system:

-Remote device disable
-Option to delete all user data at the end of each session
-Active Directory and SAML (Security Assertion Markup Language) single sign-on integration
-Policy management through Google Admin console

Google says it has "massively revamped" this Admin console, with performance and design improvements in mind.

Linux on a Chromebook runs in a container via the project called Crostini, though Linux applications are not sandboxed from each other. Linux management features include tools to control who has access to the feature, VPN support, and container support.
Dell Owner's manual for these chromebooks is scant on details about BIOS and working with other OSs (Android, Linux). These seem not to boot but run virtualized with easy switch among OSs (Chrome - Android - Linux).

Interesting.

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