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[Best Buy] ASUS Chromebook Flip 14" Touchscreen 2-in-1 $549.99 ($150 off)

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[Best Buy] ASUS Chromebook Flip 14" Touchscreen 2-in-1 $549.99 ($150 off)

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This is a great price for a mid-range/premium 2019 Chromebook. One of the most recommended Chromebooks on the market.
https://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/lapto ... -flip-c434

Intel Cm3-8100Y processor and 4GB of RAM
64GB eMMC
100GB of Google Drive space
Glossy 14" 1920 x 1080 resolution NanoEdge display comes with ultra-slim 5mm bezels provides a distraction-free viewing experience
Bluetooth 4.0 and dual-band 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi provide fast, reliable connectivity
1 x headphone-out and audio-in combo jack, 1 x USB 3.1 Type A (Gen 1) port, and 2 x USB 3.1 Type C (Gen 1) ports
1 x microSDXC card slot
Built-in HD webcam
3-cell 48Wh battery
Keyboard backlit
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Considering of buying one, tried to find one on display, but all are online only.
Probably will get one from BB.
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Anything with the name Chromebook is not a good deal. Stay away from eMMC.
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Seems expensive for a Chomebook IMO.
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DPyro wrote:
Sep 13th, 2019 10:26 pm
Anything with the name Chromebook is not a good deal. Stay away from eMMC.
Any over generalized comment is not a good comment. Stay away from those kind of comments.
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I'v been using my Google Pixelbook (core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB) for almost 2 years - absolutely love it, would never go back to Windows.

Someone at my work got the Flip 14 and had the chance to play with it. It's a fantastic laptop, lightning fast, premium looking, excellent battery life. In my opinion, there's nothing even close to it in the $500 range.
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I have a similar, smaller model, the C302a that I got for a similar price last year. It is pretty great. It's secondary though to my PC, as still require desktop applications from time to time. But for web-related stuff, can't be beat.
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SilvianC206347 wrote:
Sep 14th, 2019 8:28 am
I'v been using my Google Pixelbook (core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB) for almost 2 years - absolutely love it, would never go back to Windows.

Someone at my work got the Flip 14 and had the chance to play with it. It's a fantastic laptop, lightning fast, premium looking, excellent battery life. In my opinion, there's nothing even close to it in the $500 range.
At home majority of my laptop time is using Chrome web browser, MSexcel, PDFs, MSWord, photo editing and viewing for fun, administration of my IT network for my business, and tons of amateur porn.

Woukd this chrome be able to do all that? Keeping in mind I don't want to use some crappy fake MS Excel wanna be software (Excel libre or Graphs)
-ZdpZ... ;)
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zdpz wrote:
Sep 14th, 2019 8:45 am
At home majority of my laptop time is using Chrome web browser, MSexcel, PDFs, MSWord, photo editing and viewing for fun, administration of my IT network for my business, and tons of amateur porn.

Woukd this chrome be able to do all that? Keeping in mind I don't want to use some crappy fake MS Excel wanna be software (Excel libre or Graphs)
Absolutely yes to all of the above. And it will be a lot faster than your Windows laptop, from booting to browsing. Updates happen in the background, don't need to interrupt yourself for hours. Also they're super secure, virtually un-hackable. Overall a much better experience than legacy OS's Windows/MacOS.
ChromeOS has come a long way :)
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In case people don't know you can install GalliumOS on a Chromebook and run Linux natively, or dual boot it with ChromeOS.

I'm looking for a Chromebook myself although I just want a cheap one. Missed the HP deal a few days ago.
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I just bought one and received mine yesterday, It has excellent build quality. On par with my company provided HP Elitebook 840 G5 for most part. Weight and finish are roughly the same. The slim bezels do make a difference compared to cheaper Chromebooks. Provides decide port selections considering its a slim laptop, Screen quality is an excellent 1080p IPS with no visible bleed for my unit. Battery life is fantastic as expected from a Chromebook. Keyboard is decent enough although I find the backlighting of keys to be poor; better than nothing though. The trackpad is good size and I don't mind its not glass. The webcam is average 720p but I don't use webcams at all in any my laptops. And lastly performance is excellent but then I don't have 50+ tabs open as I max out around 15 on my regular usage.

It's not a cheap Chromebook but its not ultra expensive either like the Google/Dell/Samsung units yet it has excellent finish compared to those. Of course you can get much cheaper Chromebooks but they definitely look and feel their budget price brackets in comparison.
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SilvianC206347 wrote:
Sep 14th, 2019 8:28 am
I'v been using my Google Pixelbook (core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB) for almost 2 years - absolutely love it, would never go back to Windows.

Someone at my work got the Flip 14 and had the chance to play with it. It's a fantastic laptop, lightning fast, premium looking, excellent battery life. In my opinion, there's nothing even close to it in the $500 range.
The Chromebook you posted's specs are not even close to the specs of the Pixelbook. Wait for the flip 14 to go on sale again, way better deal.
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DPyro wrote:
Sep 14th, 2019 10:58 am
The Chromebook you posted's specs are not even close to the specs of the Pixelbook. Wait for the flip 14 to go on sale again, way better deal.
No they're not, but Flip 14 is less than half the price of a Pixelbook with close to similar performance for the most part (depending on usage). That's what makes it a great buy.

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