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[The Source] Asus Chromebook $150 Scratch & Dent

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[The Source] Asus Chromebook $150 Scratch & Dent

The Source has some ASUS Chromebooks on their S&D page at $150. Seems like a good price if you're in the market for one.
https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/p/108078830
Also a low end ASUS laptop for $200 (Celeron Dual core, so kind of slow for my taste)
https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/p/108078792
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16GB.... Never had a Chromebook, but that sounds like it'll run out of space quickly
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xoy74 wrote: The Source has some ASUS Chromebooks on their S&D page at $150. Seems like a good price if you're in the market for one.
https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/p/108078830
Also a low end ASUS laptop for $200 (Celeron Dual core, so kind of slow for my taste)
https://www.thesource.ca/en-ca/p/108078792
This Asus C300SA is supposed to receive updates until Jun 2022
https://support.google.com/chrome/a/ans ... 0366?hl=en
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The specs suggest the ram can be expanded. Does it have an open dim slot?
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MegaSilver wrote: 16GB.... Never had a Chromebook, but that sounds like it'll run out of space quickly
Isn't that a silly concern for a laptop meant to function primarily online and from the cloud? If disk space is a consideration when buying a laptop, then why are you looking at Chromebooks?
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polish_jr333 wrote: Isn't that a silly concern for a laptop meant to function primarily online and from the cloud? If disk space is a consideration when buying a laptop, then why are you looking at Chromebooks?
Not true. With the ability to install Play Store program, it's entirely valid to question 16GB of storage.
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meh, i'm looking to replace the chromebook i bought back in 2014 and this doesn't perform that much better. N2830 vs N3060 = minor performance gains.
Here's to hoping for better deals in the future, esp. BF
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The Asus Windows 10 machine is cheap but also over 2(!) years old. Also 500 GB 5400 RPM HDD is gonna feel brutal if you've been spoiled by SSDs.

Things changed now that I’m a father, I can’t live my life a quarter mile at a time anymore.
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MegaSilver wrote: 16GB.... Never had a Chromebook, but that sounds like it'll run out of space quickly
You'll barely store anything on it, and I have a slim USB key on mine, 64 gig. It's meant for browser based stuff and browsing, like RFD, banking, Google Docs, Office 365

$150 is not bad, but depends how scratched and dented it is...specs are a bit old but decent for someone who just needs a spare computing device.
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bhrm wrote: You'll barely store anything on it, and I have a slim USB key on mine, 64 gig. It's meant for browser based stuff and browsing, like RFD, banking, Google Docs, Office 365

$150 is not bad, but depends how scratched and dented it is...specs are a bit old but decent for someone who just needs a spare computing device.
To be honest, $150 is on the high end of what I would pay for something with that level of functionality. If they're refurb "Scratch and Dent" and 4 years old (2016 is the release date that came up in Google), then the most I'd pay is like $50.
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polish_jr333 wrote: Isn't that a silly concern for a laptop meant to function primarily online and from the cloud? If disk space is a consideration when buying a laptop, then why are you looking at Chromebooks?
A non IPS 1366 x 768 and no GTX 20 series in 2020 means this deal is dead.....

16gb of apps is a boat load, $150 is a slick deal for this!
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pdipps wrote: To be honest, $150 is on the high end of what I would pay for something with that level of functionality. If they're refurb "Scratch and Dent" and 4 years old (2016 is the release date that came up in Google), then the most I'd pay is like $50.
Are you making that $50 claim on some kind of a market trend or personal one person opinion? Chromebooks have become more expensive on reseller market as they continue to perform, even as they age.

The OS is just so streamlined, it’s a browser!

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