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[The Source] $98 Chromebook! for Bell Customers

If you are a bell customer (or know someone who is) there is a basic chromebook for $98.
Regular price is 299, but that is ridiculous for this laptop.

Display: 11.6" HD LCD Display
Processor: 1.80 GHz AMD A6-9220C Dual Core Processor
Memory: 4 GB of DDR4 SDRAM
Storage: 32GB eMMC
Operating System: Chrome OS

It's not going to wow you on any specs, other than price.
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from https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/BellAdvantagesDetails

Just for Bell Advantages customers
Get this Chromebook for under $100 when you sign up with Bell Advantages
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How is the learning curve on a Chromebook for someone who is not tech savvy and have been using a Windows computer for a long time? Someone like my 70 years old Mother?
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YannF39839 wrote: How is the learning curve on a Chromebook for someone who is not tech savvy and have been using a Windows computer for a long time? Someone like my 70 years old Mother?
it's a web browser built to be kid proof. Perfect for a senior except for screen size
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YannF39839 wrote: How is the learning curve on a Chromebook for someone who is not tech savvy and have been using a Windows computer for a long time? Someone like my 70 years old Mother?
If they basically just use the Chrome browser, there's hardly any learning curve. That's basically what this is. Most Chromebooks can also use the Google Play Store, but as most Android apps don't work well on tablets let alone Chromebooks, it's not as big of a benefit as you'd think.
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YannF39839 wrote: How is the learning curve on a Chromebook for someone who is not tech savvy and have been using a Windows computer for a long time? Someone like my 70 years old Mother?
I would say, if you are used to a mobile device it's very steep (fast learning) as the UI is pretty similar.
For most basic users the transition from windows will be simple enough. if it's mostly used for social media, emails, and web browsing the transition will be virtually instant.

I thought I would have a hard time transitioning, and after a few weeks of helping my kids with schoolwork on chrome, I use both windows and chrome and have no problem.
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Don't need another laptop, but (checks notes)

I guess I need another one! Thanks!
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YannF39839 wrote: How is the learning curve on a Chromebook for someone who is not tech savvy and have been using a Windows computer for a long time? Someone like my 70 years old Mother?
It's the simplest version of a laptop that you can buy. If she was going to own a computer of some sort, then this is the easiest computer that someone could use
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Tempted to get this... just because its 100$ and wanted to try a chromebook. I'm sure at $100 it wouldn't be hard to resell if I don't use it.

Im still using my $100 open box 10.1 inch acer windows 10 tablet with detachable keyboard from like 4 years ago (thesource).

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If you are a Bell customer, how do you get this deal? Thanks.
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Ordered 3. Wife is a teacher. I've asked her to see if the school has any way to identify lower-income students.
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I've been looking into getting the kids Chromebooks for school. I love the price of this one but maybe it'd be worth spending more for something with better specs.
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i was looking for winter tire deals but bought this too.. bye bye money
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Do Virgin Mobile customers count as Bell customers?
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TomRFD wrote: I've been looking into getting the kids Chromebooks for school. I love the price of this one but maybe it'd be worth spending more for something with better specs.
IMO specs don't really matter much for a Chromebook, especially for educational use. Only thing I might look for would be screen size/Full HD, and more internal storage is always nice but at $100, this is basically disposable after a couple years.
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This is perfect for travel (whenever that will be for most of us). Used one of these when I was in Europe to quickly book hopper flights, train fares, and last minute restaurant/accommodations. Super light and peace of mind that I wouldn't lose my sh*t if it got stolen.
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I was thinking of using this to replace a 10 year old windows laptop that doesn't get used much. After looking at the processor specs, the old I3 Intel one actually put proforms this AMD. Still tempted though...

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