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[Best Buy] Samsung Chromebook 16GB SSD / 2GB RAM - BestBuy $269

Saw this in Bestbuy, right now on pre-order but still pretty hot deal. Friend bought one in the US and it is pretty fast, very lightweight and has good battery life and USB 3.0. I tried it myself and I have nothing bad to say except the OS, and hopefully someday we can install Windows 8 on it and that would be sweet!

http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/sam ... 2ead23en02

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1.7GHz Samsung E5250 processor and 2GB RAM
16GB solid state drive:
USB 3.0 port:
HDMI port:
11.6-inch screen with 1366 x 768 resolution:
Lightweight design: At only 2.4 lbs (1.1 kg) and 0.7 inches thin.

[IMG]http://www.bestbuy.ca/multimedia/Produc ... 2627_2.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://www.bestbuy.ca/multimedia/Produc ... 2627_4.jpg[/IMG]
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This reminds me of when netbooks caused the laptop market to experience a price drop. If Google and manufacturers can pull this off it would be interesting to see the portable PC landscape in the next couple years.
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1.7GHz Samsung E5250 processor

Are you sure you want to install windows 8 on a non x86/x64 system (I assumed)?
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Can you do offline word excel processing on this thing??

Also powerful enough to run HD movies?
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do we need a separate thread for EVERY chromebook?
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Longobongo wrote: do we need a separate thread for EVERY chromebook?
You we need a separate thread for EVERY PC?
You we need a separate thread for EVERY laptop?
You we need a separate thread for EVERY phone?
You we need a separate thread for EVERY clothing sale?
You we need a separate thread for EVERY game?
You we need a separate thread for EVERY tool?

I guess we might as well just have 10 different threads where you can post deals for that item's category.
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soulchief wrote: You we need a separate thread for EVERY PC?
You we need a separate thread for EVERY laptop?
You we need a separate thread for EVERY phone?
You we need a separate thread for EVERY clothing sale?
You we need a separate thread for EVERY game?
You we need a separate thread for EVERY tool?

I guess we might as well just have 10 different threads where you can post deals for that item's category.
All Chromebooks are the same...
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geokilla wrote: Moderator do what moderator want? lol
Please refrain from trolling; discussions are not permitted in hot deals.

Just so you know, I searched for samsung chromebook in bestbuy thread before posting this. Besides there are different deals for different laptops, electronics, tv, and for pretty much everything so dont get so worked up, I dont mind deleting this thread if its that big of a deal but dont come up with flawed accusations.

Dont like this thread, move over. Any further spamming or trolling will earn you a infraction.

Thanks
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Tempting.. I would bite if it were closer to the low end of $2xx. By the way, the processor is Samsung's Exynos 5 Dual, which is dual A15 running at 1.7 GHz. These processors are very capable for light to medium tasks. I have a Linux setup running Lubuntu on a 1 GHz dual core A8, which is few iterations behind the A15, and it feels very snappy already. I can only imagine how buttery smooth this would be if you put a lightweight OS on it :)
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kidd604 wrote: Tempting.. I would bite if it were closer to the low end of $2xx. By the way, the processor is Samsung's Exynos 5 Dual, which is dual A15 running at 1.7 GHz. These processors are very capable for light to medium tasks. I have a Linux setup running Lubuntu on a 1 GHz dual core A8, which is few iterations behind the A15, and it feels very snappy already. I can only imagine how buttery smooth this would be if you put a lightweight OS on it :)
I tried it it was pretty fast maybe because its ssd. The battery life was great and youtube on 1080p was stunning. Prices might drop after a while sine this is bestbuy.
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Isnt the intel one better? C7. I just ordered one for 200usd shipped to usa address
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qaz393 wrote: Isnt the intel one better? C7. I just ordered one for 200usd shipped to usa address
Engadget says no:

Ultimately, we think it's worth spending a little extra for Samsung's $249 model. It's more elegant, better built, thinner and lighter. This, together with the matte display, top-notch keyboard, Bluetooth and decent battery life makes for a more polished Chromebook experience. After all, if you're gonna live in the cloud, might as well be on cloud nine, right?

http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/26/acer ... ok-review/

It seems like the C7 would be better if you want to buy a chromebook for the purpose of making it not a chromebook.
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Yeah I thought about it too but this one is lighter. looks neat and has usb 3 and also ssd which is faster. The other one has hard drive and a bit bulky. comes down to preference both are good in its own way.
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Would it be a pain (or impossible) to upgrade the RAM and SSD on this?!
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Perhaps the question should be, can the Chrome OS make effective use of extra RAM or more SSD? Remember, it's not Windows.
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Detour wrote: Would it be a pain (or impossible) to upgrade the RAM and SSD on this?!
Impossible. The RAM and flash memory are soldered to the main board, just like a tablet. The four ELPIDA chips are 256MB RAM (there are another four on the back side of the board) and the SanDisk chip in the lower right is 16GB flash with an integrated controller. The processor is the larger silver chip, and if I wasn't so lazy I would label the other chips as well. ;) The cool thing about an ARM-based design is the lack of active cooling.

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Why would you ruin it with Windows?

Bilingual Keyboard = non starter anyways.
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retrothing wrote: Impossible. The RAM and flash memory are soldered to the main board, just like a tablet. The four ELPIDA chips are RAM (there are another four on the back side of the board) and the SanDisk chip in the lower right is 16GB flash with an integrated controller.
Thanks for the pic.

I was actually thinking of running Ubuntu on this, not windows. Would have been a nice little Linux machine for the price.

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