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ASUS Chromebook 13-Inch HD with Gigabit WiFi 16GB Storage inch 2GB RAM (Black) Product Report by alexey ,  May 23, 2015

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ASUS Chromebook 13-Inch HD with Gigabit WiFi, 16GB Storage & 2GB RAM (Black)
Report Date: 01/04/2016
Based on 1570 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.1
Returned or considering to return: 5.5%

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Frequently Mentioned by Customers:


Individual Feature Rating
Fit5.0   above average
Netflix5.0   above average
Portable5.0   average
Travel5.0   average
School4.9   above average
Value4.9   average
Battery4.8   above average
Light4.8   average
Student4.8   above average
Web-surfing4.7   average
Weight4.7   average
Speed4.5   average
Price4.4   average
Size4.4   average
Chrome4.0   average
Quality3.9   below average
Charging3.6   average
Connection3.6   above average
Keyboard3.6   below average
Service3.6   average
Ram3.5   below average
Screen3.5   below average
Resolution3.2   below average
Microsoft2.9   below average
Sharp2.9   below average
Support2.5   average
Touchpad2.5   below average
Button1.8   below average


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Acer

Acer:
"My only complaint is that the speakers are not as clear or as loud as the Acer is."
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"I also have 8 Acer C720s and those are still working well."
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"Even tho this device is only 1366*768 pixels and my Acer is 1920 x 1080 pixels I find the screen just as nice."
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"After getting rid of my Acer Aspire one, I'm very happy with this choice!"
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"I'm exceedingly happy with the Acer C300 Chromebook laptop."
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"If you just want a laptop as a gift for someone who is just gonna read watch vids online... this would be good.. but if you want to back up your work, or upload photos,.. its gonna be a pain..More than anything I like the fact that even after 6 hours of constant video watching it is barely hot to the touch..having to download google apps, is a major pain..Update:After about 2 months of use, the keyboard started becoming screwy... the mouse pointer would disappear, whenever you get to the typing something, the letter s would get stuck on and I couldnt find a way to turn it off...it would just go like sssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssthen about 3 days after that the keyboard crapped out completely..I checked Amazon warranty thingy, and its says they dont really cover the keyboard at all, and the usual warranty is like 30 days or something anyway...So I had to update my rating.. and NO I did not spill anything on the keyboard... its just crapped out..Ive had other laptops like Acer, and their keyboard worked great but the screen went black... always something.. its seems you cant get a decent laptop under $800 these days."
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Battery

Battery:
"PROS+Sick Battery life+Simple OS, hard to mess up+Fast Startup+Low profile (nobody gets mugged over a Chromebook)+Silent, but deadlyCONS+doesn't have backlit keys+poor viewing angles?"
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"It's great for trips, light weight, long battery life, it's really just hard to beat it."
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"It's light, quick to boot up, doesn't have too small of a screen, has no loud fan, does not overheat, and has an amazingly long lasting battery life."
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"Works exactly as advertised,fast,great battery life,no complaints"
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"I usually have 5+ windows open (ADD) and maybe even Pandora or Spotify running, and have never had a battery lag problem."
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"I would say that a non-replaceable battery is the biggest downside to a chromebook, but when I had a normal laptop I found it impossible to find replacement batteries once the original wore out because the make of my laptop had been discontinued."
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"Light weight, long battery life, and easy to use."
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"I feel in love with it, the battery lasts about 6-8hours depending for what do I use it ( I was used to 2 hours max on my previous windows laptop) it's light, very thin."
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"It's light weight, has decent sound quality, great visual quality, and an amazing battery life."
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"lovely screen, beautiful sound and best battery life everrrrrr!"
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"The keyboard is great and the battery life is amazing."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"screen can cause eye strain due to it lower grade pixel density, but all in allbattery- 10 10screen - 6 10keyboard - 9 10features 8 10everything from usb to bluetooth and back hasnt failed me one."
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"I have experienced three problems I believe are related to the C300 since I purchased it on December 24, 2014.First, Bluetooth performance since first use is so inconsistent it is unusable."
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"The screen quality is very decent, and the voice OK but not listening-to-music material, but I have solved this problem with a 15$ bluetooth speaker that you can sync with the Chrome book."
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"The only negative thing I have run into is that bluetooth paring does not always work."
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"Only complaint is that the bluetooth seems to have issues."
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"Connected with my Bluetooth headphones with no problems."
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"Although I was able install a Bluetooth mouse, it would quit working frequently (go to sleep? )"
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"Larger screen and virus free with bluetooth as well."
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"(Be sure your machine says it is Bluetooth compatible.)"
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"In order to avoid the wear and tear on the UBS plugs, I bought a Logitech Bluetooth mouse and am very please at how seamlessly it works with the Chromebook."
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Button

Button:
"The only issue I've had is that the mouse pad buttons are a bit unresponsive when clicked."
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"Left mouse button does not work well."
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"Unfortunately, in the last month, some of the keyboard buttons don't work, including shift and some random letters."
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"Things I dislike about this laptop is crosh, the buttons do not light up so when it's dark you can not type, the fact that it doesn't run windows in the first place & it's lack of material(this laptop scratches very easily)."
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"My only complaint at this time is there is a search button very large on the key board next to the a."
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"Not having a delete button is also a negative."
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"I had to hold down the power button to do a hard reboot to recover and be able to log in again."
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"The laptop is not terrible, though the track pad button is starting to not work (I need to push down pretty hard to get it to respond)."
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"Was really skeptical about a pad without separate buttons, this one functions perfectly."
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"For example, the keyboard feels like it's gonna stop working soon .... my previous chromebook,was expensive, but it was nice and heavy, the keyboard buttons and all of that -- it felt like i was driving a brand newFerrari or Lamborghini ... it was smooth and flawless -- the perfect chromebook!"
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"In hindsight it's a lot easier to explain over the phone to press 1 button on the chromebox to turn it on vs the is it on process of elimination to turning on a laptop."
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Charging

Charging:
"The charge broke within the first two months."
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"I wish that other computer manufacturers would get another technology similar to Apples magnet charger just so I wouldnt be as worried about it getting broken off, but if thats the only major complaint I can live with the $150 pricetag."
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"This is very inconvenient, especially if you charge it specifically so you can use it in a day or two, and then by the time you go to use it, it doesn't turn on because the battery's already drained."
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"WHEN IT CAME BACK MY CHARGER WAS MISSING."
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"My Dad will attempt to charge *any* device with his ipad cord so I've learned to begin with the wall outlet."
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"Trust me, there's a limit to how often you want to listen to your parents bicker over what charger is this, which hole are you using, the plug is wrong....hindsight."
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"I don't need a mouse and the charge lasts for a pretty good amount of time."
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"PROS - lightweight, super long battery life, nice small charger, I like the chrome OS."
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"Was great but the battery stopped holding a charge after a week."
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"Whenever I go on a day trip somewhere, I never have to bring the charger and Im very happy about that."
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"It is super portable and holds a charge shockingly well."
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Chrome

Chrome:
"I left for several hours, came back, and it says Chrome OS is missing or damaged."
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"Last night a Chrome OS is missing error came up, then the screen went black."
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"I do think my problem was related to this model because I was LOVING the Chrome OS."
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"Unfortunately, I have not been able to delete chrome and run linux in its place, but the crouton + linux approach is good enough at this point."
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"The screen quality is very decent, and the voice OK but not listening-to-music material, but I have solved this problem with a 15$ bluetooth speaker that you can sync with the Chrome book."
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"chrome books are weird, its so hard to connect it with my printer."
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"Loved it but it was supposed to be new but was owned by someone named Alex D. Chrome books are great."
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"Chrome OS worked very well for most of my need, but I also installed Ubuntu (with crouton) for programming."
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"PROS - lightweight, super long battery life, nice small charger, I like the chrome OS."
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"I've been testing four differents Chromebook, and I have not doubt that the ASUS Chromebook C300MA 13.3 Inch is one of the best Chrome Book out there, perhaps the best one!"
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"I was a little leery of buying this, as it only has the Chrome OS, but I am so happy I did!"
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Chromecast

Chromecast:
"It points to a problem with the Chromecast extension itself, not necessarily the C300.Skype: Microsoft Skype really needs to make a proper extension for Chrome but as of right now they haven't."
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"From media streaming to my Chromecast (which works wonderfully) to playing videos through an external hard drive."
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"(Chromecast is your best friend after this, the catch is your Windows PC needs to be on."
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"The screen shows my movies awesomely and I was able to flawlessly Chromecast to my Smart TV."
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"My Samsung GS4 smartphone has continued to Chromecast perfectly in comparison."
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"The Chromecast function worked perfectly when first used with a 2 year old Sharp TV."
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Connection

Connection:
"I've had this laptop for a year now and if you are like 10 feet away th from the WiFi router it will loose connection ... worst laptop I've had."
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"It states I have a secure connection but when I run a diagnostics test, everything fails or is canceled."
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"The web browsing is quick, even on my horrible internet connection."
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"I thought I'd like it, and overall it's useful, but it lacks so many things I thought it would have... Can't download Skype, no webcam usage, TERRIBLY hard to get it to stay connected to the wifi...."
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"Printing is a pain without a Google Cloud Print enabled printer, and connecting to my home NAS is annoying."
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"Although lack software support, its less than 10 seconds boot up time still makes it my go-to machine for online lectures, web browsing, and pretty much any other tasks that requires internet connection (i. e. writing this review complaint letter)."
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"Connected with my Bluetooth headphones with no problems."
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"Spotty connectivity elsewhere, as well."
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"Although lack software support, its less than 10 seconds boot up time still makes it my go-to machine for online lectures, web browsing, and pretty much any other tasks that requires internet connection (i. e. writing this review complaint letter)."
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"I have a mouse and number pad connected through USB, and both were plug and play and work perfectly with the Chrome OS."
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"Most functions only work with Wifi connection, but that's typically not a problem with the amount of free Wifi around the world."
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Email

Email:
"It's a bit weird, actually - you'd think something as basic as email would be taken care of by now."
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"You can use third party emails through Gmail but it's a hassle, doesn't always work smoothly (emails sometimes come in late), and Exchange doesn't work at all."
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"I am disapointed because I have to click 3 or 4 times for links, emails, and pages to open:("
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"It syncs very easily with other email programs as well - only downside is that anything you open on the chromebook will be added to Docs."
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"I still got the error, long story short I contacted Google and Asus about the problem Asus after 3 days of email (first email was did you actually click on the redeem and provided said redeem link) Asus support told me that the chip during manufacturing didn't receive a valid code and that i needed to send it back in to get it fixed (mind you nothing was broken or malfunctioning just the redeem code)."
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"For someone whose entire use of a computer consists of email, Facebook, online shopping, and movies, this is the perfect fit."
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"Back to the review...The device is great for everything from email, document creation to streaming movies."
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"Other than the above, this is a cute little lightweight laptop for surfing and email."
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"We got it for my 96-year-old mother-in-law to use for email and it is much easier for her than her Windows laptop was."
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"Use has been investigating using the device as well as checking email and a few cursory things, nothing to tax the device particularly hard."
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Fit

Fit:
"It's portable and fits well in my luggage or large purse."
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"For someone whose entire use of a computer consists of email, Facebook, online shopping, and movies, this is the perfect fit."
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"The laptop is so light and it fits easily into any backpack or laptop bag."
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"As our fourth computer, it fits well with all the higher powered, larger memory units."
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"The majority of us don't need a traditional operating system, and a chromebook would fit the bill perfectly, paired with the free cloud drive storage."
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Image

Image:
"The problem is that it is not at all suitable for high-quality image editing, nor is it ideal for streaming videos."
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"Chrome photo is a major disappointment"
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"However, beware that it does not show some flash and images on some websites that normal laptops can."
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"First of all, the image and sound quality is pretty poor."
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"Simple photo editing is easy to do on the Chromebook, but it does not have anywhere near the options available on the usual photo editing packages."
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"The design is nice; I and my mother were fans of the shade of blue.+ SCREEN: The image is pretty nice considering how inexpensive this computer is."
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"I've noticed that in meetings I usually use my macbook for note taking and web surfing while I use my mac pro for the heavy duty video and photo editing now, effectively replacing my need for a portable editing computer."
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"Far easier to see pics, watch video, etc."
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Internet

Internet:
"The web browsing is quick, even on my horrible internet connection."
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"Only downside is he has to have internet access to be able to work on his documents."
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"Although lack software support, its less than 10 seconds boot up time still makes it my go-to machine for online lectures, web browsing, and pretty much any other tasks that requires internet connection (i. e. writing this review complaint letter)."
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"But if you are like me, and you only use your laptop for internet, and you hate having to save files and back them up, or have ever gone through the annoying and frustrating loss of files, a definitely recommend a Chromebook! "
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"For those that haven't ever enjoyed the finer points of a deployment- Internet is now how you communicate with the outside world, pay bills, the mortgage, keep the other half happy, watch kids be born, have birthdays, etc."
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"Downside is that you need an internet connection."
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"None of this is an issue if you have 24 7 reliable internet access."
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"Great laptop for general internet searching use."
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"I had to google how to fix the internet troubles and the site I found was very clear and easy to follow."
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"When it connects to the internet, it is an amazing computer."
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"Only downside is he has to have internet access to be able to work on his documents."
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Keyboard

Keyboard:
"A slight downside is the plastic feels a tad cheap on the keyboard and bottom of laptop, but this doesnt bother me."
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"Unfortunately, in the last month, some of the keyboard buttons don't work, including shift and some random letters."
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"It doesn't perform incredibly from time to time, and it's not breaking.. Or feels flimsy or worm, but I would have liked to see a backlit keyboard on this device."
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"Main negative is that there is no back-light for the keyboard (which of course would cut battery life and require support in linux to manage it)."
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"For some reason the keyboard is a-typical of a normal keyboard which causes frequent spelling mistakes."
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"Great device, hate the keyboard."
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"I love the feel of the mouse pad and the keyboard."
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"The keyboard is sized in a way that is easy to operate, and the mouse pad is pretty intuitive (two fingers to scroll, three fingers to swipe between screens, etc)."
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"The keyboard is great and the battery life is amazing."
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"But it is very easy to adjust to the slightly smaller keyboard and trackpad on the Flip -- especially since the touch screen serves as an alternative to using the trackpad.."
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"The full-sized keyboard and large trackpad on the C300 are as close to perfect as I can imagine."
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Light

Light:
"I bought a cheap USB led light for the rare occasions when this is an issue which is not a great solution, but is mostly acceptable."
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"Things I dislike about this laptop is crosh, the buttons do not light up so when it's dark you can not type, the fact that it doesn't run windows in the first place & it's lack of material(this laptop scratches very easily)."
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"One thing that's weird about the laptop is the fact that when it's on, it has this weird light coming through the back shell."
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"It's light, cheap, the battery is just ridiculous, and the keyboard and trackpad are acceptable."
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"Light and fast but the screen resolution is not so good."
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"Light weight, long battery life, and easy to use."
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"It's light weight, has decent sound quality, great visual quality, and an amazing battery life."
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"It's so light and beautifully designed that I can't believe I got it all for 179 bucks."
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"The machine is very light for a 13 inch computer, the battery life is great, and with 4 gb it is speedy enough for all of tasks I plan to put it through."
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"Product has great battery life, screen resolution was great, the 13 inch is perfect size and very light portable, and it comes in great colors."
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Microsoft

Microsoft:
"I was worried about using my Amazon music app, Microsoft Word and Onedrive."
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"Unfortunately, the same model probably exists for microsoft."
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"It shuts down at the most random times which is SUPER annoying and I wasn't prepared for the whole no Microsoft thing, but I've actually come to love Google Docs and all of the other Google things."
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"But as a 65 year old that is comfortable with hp and microsoft...I find it not as easy to work on."
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"it comes with USB, which is good because EVERYBODY uses USB .... well, mostly everyone .... it comes with the Chrome OS,which i love -- i hate Microsoft .... so, i'm sure glad that i finally separated myself from Microsoft .... oh yeah!"
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"I have never appreciated a buggy and slow Microsoft OS."
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"It shuts down at the most random times which is SUPER annoying and I wasn't prepared for the whole no Microsoft thing, but I've actually come to love Google Docs and all of the other Google things."
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"(I do not say this to scare anyone or discourage anyone from using Drive - it is a fantastic and free service [better than Microsoft's programs in a lot of ways, in my opinion]; I just say it so that people are aware of how their information is treated.)"
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"Google Docs and similar programs allow you the option to save your work as a Microsoft document, which is great for students because so many professors require things to be submitted as microsoft .doc files."
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"Took a little getting use to because of the Microsoft world we live in, but after the initial annoyances I love it."
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"This is a small thing for me as well that I really, really liked - I didn't like how Microsoft laptops would already be populated with random things I never use like an Internet Explorer, Cyberlink PowerDVD, games, editors, etc."
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Netflix

Netflix:
"Netflix & Amazon prime provide a substantially superior experience."
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"Does everything I need it to do...fast surfing at home hanging out and able to watch Netflix, stream MLB games (I have the MLB."
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"As a big Netflix user, the display is great, and again, the battery life is amazing for anyone who wants to spend a weekend binge-watching their favorite show without interuption from the battery low notification."
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"(4gb memory, 32 gig ssd drive version)13 chromebook is big enough keyboard for an adult (11 is too small for adult fingers)It does all the streaming services very well (Netflix, Youtube and Amazon Video)."
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"), and Netflix which works great on this."
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Portable

Portable:
"Product has great battery life, screen resolution was great, the 13 inch is perfect size and very light portable, and it comes in great colors."
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"It's portable and fits well in my luggage or large purse."
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"I was looking for a low end, portable laptop with a good battery that I could do basic things on the web with, like gmail and youtube."
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"It's made for people who are comfortable investing in Google's ecosystem and need a portable long lasting device to browse the web and write documents on."
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"It is super portable and holds a charge shockingly well."
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Power

Power:
"I wouldn't recommend for a power user but for just surfing the net or using google apps, It's great."
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"I like power buttons to be eye catching and hard to hit accidentally, that said, the Chromebook almost doesnt need a power button given that it has such an amazing battery life with the shiny sticker on the laptops palm rest touting All-day battery lifewhich come to find out is not bullshit."
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"The only problem I've encountered is processing power."
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"I had to hold down the power button to do a hard reboot to recover and be able to log in again."
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"Great value but lacking the power to really get a lot accomplished."
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"The product is good, well made.. wish it had at least quadcore power but dual core is good enough for regular use."
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"I love the battery power."
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"About 10 minutes ago I was shutting down my windows laptop when I got the message on the screen Please do not power off or unplug your machine."
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Price

Price:
"A slight downside is the plastic feels a tad cheap on the keyboard and bottom of laptop, but this doesnt bother me."
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"The screen resolution is not the best around but is sufficient for the price."
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"It doesn't feel cheap or flimsy and feels nice in my hands."
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"Wish the screen had better viewing angles, but again, hard to make it to this price point."
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"Such is the problem with devices that have become increasingly inexpensive and smaller."
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"What a waste of money and a giant frustration."
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"This chromebook is fast, easy to learn and use, and the price was fantastic."
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"For me, it's just a great device at a super price."
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"I'm addicted to Chromebook and can do 99 percent of what I used to do on a Windows Laptop far more efficiently and for far less money."
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"The price is super reasonable for what this machine does."
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"I know what to expect with a Chromebook, and this one is super nice for the money! "
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Processor

Processor:
"This is my second Chromebook, my first one was a Samsung wich is really good too, but the problem with that one was, it has Exynos Processor and to use it with Linux is a problem because most linux software are not compatible with ARM (Skype, Steam, Wine, etc...), so my solution was to buy a new one with Intel Processor."
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"I think this problem is more related to the amount of memory (2GB) instead of the processor."
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"The only negatives for me were a somewhat imprecise and rattly touch pad and processor fan noise, which for a device you work so physically close to (like on your chest while watching TV) can be an issue."
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"This requires larger amounts of RAM and HD space and places great demands on processors."
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"The battery life is outstanding, the processor lightning fast tabbing."
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"the chrome book is working very well so far ,nice style very fast with 64bit processor."
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"Liked the fact that it had an Intel processor and heat has not been a problem even without a fan."
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"I selected this Asus Chromebook specifically for the option of the larger storage as well as the Intel processor."
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Program

Program:
"Also haven't had any problems not being able to install programs, With the chromestore apps(all the ones she uses are free) I think most are."
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"Usability wise, I have found chromebooks to excel at what they do, which isn't much due to a lot of programs being incompatible, but there are alternatives....sometimes."
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"It syncs very easily with other email programs as well - only downside is that anything you open on the chromebook will be added to Docs."
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"ASUS has the single worst customer service and warranty program I have ever had to deal with."
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"Also haven't had any problems not being able to install programs, With the chromestore apps(all the ones she uses are free) I think most are."
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"(I do not say this to scare anyone or discourage anyone from using Drive - it is a fantastic and free service [better than Microsoft's programs in a lot of ways, in my opinion]; I just say it so that people are aware of how their information is treated.)"
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"I love using Google docs and all the similar programs much for than I did Microsoft."
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"Therefore, I need a decent text editor, a good FTP program, some specialized programs that let me do testing, and the ability to talk to Internet-based computers in a very specific way."
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Quality

Quality:
"PROS: Easy to set up (especially if you already have a Google account) Very portable, can almost forget that you have it in a bag Screen size is big enough to do some light productivity, reading, movie streaming, or web browsing Charges reasonably quick and holds its charge for at least 5 to 7 hoursCONS: Can slow to a crawl fairly often Trackpad is not of the best quality and feels flimsy when tapped or swiped"
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"picture quality is ok. Not bad, but not as good as something you will see on more high-end laptops."
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"However, I was a little disappointed with the quality of the machine."
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"Only complaint is the not so amazing screen quality but you can clearly see everything."
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"Durability and quality have been my largest negatives here."
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"Quality wise, you do have to be careful with the laptop(it does only weigh three pounds after all) ;however, that is not to say the build quality is terrible, I actually quite liked it."
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"It's light weight, has decent sound quality, great visual quality, and an amazing battery life."
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"If you want style, elegance, and the highest quality construction, youll do well to choose the Asus Flip 10.1 Chromebook."
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"The speakers are not very loud, but if you're looking at this, exceptional sound quality is likely not a main concern."
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"The start up time is very fast and the sound quality is good."
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Ram

Ram:
"The only complaint I have is I'm realizing that 2GB of ram may be tight for something based on Chrome."
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"I got one with the most ram and storage and popped a 64 gb sd card in and haven't been able to put the thing down since."
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"I was planning on upgrading the RAM but unfortunately you can't really open this laptop up to do that."
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"-Trackpad broke on mine-You cannot uprade the ram nor the storage making this thing obsolete within maybe 1 year given the subpar processor that this device has."
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"EndnoteAcer 720 vs. AsusC300 : Acer 720 wins but is not as sexy of an object as the Asus and you can change the acer's ssd and ram (while also voiding the warranty unfortunately)"
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"Although it has only 4 GB of RAM, it works very smoothly."
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"Also this is great for people who don't need the ram or special programs."
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"This requires larger amounts of RAM and HD space and places great demands on processors."
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"The cpu holds up quite well, not much ram so things slow down at around 8 tabs, provided one or two of them is streaming content."
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"For 2GB of RAM it handles in home streaming fairly well."
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Resolution

Resolution:
"The screen resolution is not the best around but is sufficient for the price."
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"The resolution is not the best but, is more than enough."
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"Terrible resolution."
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"Other reviewers mention the screen resolution not being great, but it seems if you want a terrific screen on a Chromebook there are only a couple options, and frankly those options are too expensive and will burn your battery life."
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"People complain of the resolution but I think its just fine."
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"Light and fast but the screen resolution is not so good."
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"Product has great battery life, screen resolution was great, the 13 inch is perfect size and very light portable, and it comes in great colors."
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"It's lightweight, got a big 13.3 screen, fairly decent resolution, a good keyboard."
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"Nice key action and screen size and resolution as well as good battery life."
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"When it comes to web browsing or working on something in google drive, the screen is sharp, crisp, and has a pretty high resolution."
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"The screen resolution could be a tad better, but again for the pricetag I cannot complain much."
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School

School:
"I made the mistake of buying this for my son for school."
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"I bought this chromebook with the intent of being able to use it at school and at home for writing and assignments."
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"- The built in apps on this product are easy to download, easy to access (incorporating Google Now in the OS was a nice touch, you simply say what you're looking for and it looks it up for you) even for some older school people looking for something familiar it's a nice refresher."
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"It is easy to use and makes doing her homework compatible with the school system."
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"My daughter purchased this Chromebook because she uses one like it at school and liked it."
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"The chromebook system works very well for me since wifi is available in most of the area in my school."
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Screen

Screen:
"Last night a Chrome OS is missing error came up, then the screen went black."
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"The screen resolution is not the best around but is sufficient for the price."
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"PROS:1.battery life (perfect for class, I can go 2 days without charging it)2.Chrome os (it's actually very nice and simple, also it's easy to install a linux os over it so you can go back in forth between chrome and linux os)3.Price (college students can afford this)4.Speed (if you have a fast internet connection this will run very fast)5.Compact charger cable (doesn't have a large brick attached to the cable, it's more like an iPhone charger)6.Very easy remote desktop control (like very easy, first time using remote desktop and it took me 2 minutes to set up)CONS:1.Smudges a lot (I don't care at all about smudges but some people probably will)2.Can't lift the screen with one hand (again not a big deal, but you need two hands to open this)3.Not great screen viewing angles (which I like personally because other people and class can't peep on my screen)Overall the pros to this lap top far out way the cons, if you are looking for a cheap laptop that can get the job done for school, you found it here."
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"Wish the screen had better viewing angles, but again, hard to make it to this price point."
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"The problem I am having is when the top flips up my screen does unusual things and it is getting worst."
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"The item was great and worked as expected until the screen broke in less than a year of owning it."
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"lovely screen, beautiful sound and best battery life everrrrrr!"
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"I love the instant on aspect, the screen is bright and clear and sound is good as well."
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"Product has great battery life, screen resolution was great, the 13 inch is perfect size and very light portable, and it comes in great colors."
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"The screen could be better but everything else is great."
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"It was great for about 2 months; however, I've learned that the screen is very fragile."
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Service

Service:
"These seem to be good laptops, considering that with any electronics you occasionally get a lemon, but HORRIBLE customer service."
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"I HATE THE CUSTOMER SERVICE AT ASUS!"
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"Using Google products and services couldn't be any easier!"
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"Getting service from ASUS was a challenge as well."
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"To be fair, during the battery issue, ASUS customer service worked hard and stayed in touch until the problem was resolved."
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"Worst Customer Service in the history of the inner solar systemBased on their remarkably horrific customer service, I would rather chew off my leg while swimming in a tank full of hungry sharks than purchase another Asus computer."
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"It had solid, but unspectacular reviews and reports of excellent customer service."
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"(I do not say this to scare anyone or discourage anyone from using Drive - it is a fantastic and free service [better than Microsoft's programs in a lot of ways, in my opinion]; I just say it so that people are aware of how their information is treated.)"
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"(4gb memory, 32 gig ssd drive version)13 chromebook is big enough keyboard for an adult (11 is too small for adult fingers)It does all the streaming services very well (Netflix, Youtube and Amazon Video)."
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"The customer service rep I spoke with (who was very nice) was not authorized to send a replacement."
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"Wonderful and fast service, thanks."
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Setting

Setting:
"Bought it for my mother and as soon as i started setting it up i was getting the dinosaur error message."
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"Speakers are hardly audible, the right click requires holding Alt, and most settings such as when the laptop sleeps are not able to be adjusted."
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"I've got and HP windows laptop and that have lots of issues once the factory warranty expires, issues started happening to my wifi setting, unable to find my printer...etc."
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"I'm not happy with apps, sound, settings And versatility of playing movies etc.."
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"After figuring out how to right click without having a right button, going through the settings to change the background and customizing some smaller settings to what I prefer, I'm enjoying the computer."
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"CHROME OS ; ever wonder if there is a prettier like Mac, more user friendly OS,without the continuous settings of Windows, the security UNLIKE Windows (every two weeks, fast reboot to update),& if you needed to run Windows, you still can ?"
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"One thing I would recommend is altering the settings to allow chrome access to more RAM."
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"My opinion may be a little biased being a complete Google fan-boy but it's got all I need and it can play Club Penguin and other browser based games very well on medium settings and watch YouTube videos at 720p without a hitch so that's a plus."
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"I was very impressed with the speed and ease of use while setting it up for him."
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Sharp

Sharp:
"I still like this laptop....just hate the sharp edged design so i'm taking one star off my review bringing it down to 4 stars."
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"I would love this completely if the sharp edge was more rounded and the cap problem would go away."
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"It's so hard edged and sharp to me that it's uncomfortable."
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"Keyboard response is excellent and only complaint I have is that the sharp edges on the sides of the machine do tend to cut into your arms and wrist over time."
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"(This was a perk as my old Mac laptop had quite a sharp edge where I rested my hands, it was sometimes painful! )"
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"When it comes to web browsing or working on something in google drive, the screen is sharp, crisp, and has a pretty high resolution."
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"I would love this completely if the sharp edge was more rounded and the cap problem would go away."
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"Keyboard response is excellent and only complaint I have is that the sharp edges on the sides of the machine do tend to cut into your arms and wrist over time."
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"The Chromecast function worked perfectly when first used with a 2 year old Sharp TV."
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"It really is a great buy, but I didn't like the trackpad and the sharp edges of the casing."
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Size

Size:
"No complaints, nice size, easy to use."
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"The screen is a good size for watching videos or movies (I don't enjoy watching them on a smart phone..just not the same).I didn't need bells and whistles so I am very happy with this one."
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"This is a small thing but quite inconvenient at times.+ CAMERA: It does the job - nothing fancy.+ DVD CD DISC (OPTICAL) DRIVE (WARNING!"
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"Unfortunately the letters on the keyboard are small and not bright on this Asus Chromebook, so the brightness from the screen may not be enough to see the keyboard clearly."
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"The screen size is a good compromise between viewing area and portability."
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"keyboard is a little small for my big hands but... hey.... thats my problem."
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"Nice size, nice color."
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"Product has great battery life, screen resolution was great, the 13 inch is perfect size and very light portable, and it comes in great colors."
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"Great size and weight."
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"No complaints, nice size, easy to use."
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"PROS - lightweight, super long battery life, nice small charger, I like the chrome OS."
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Skype

Skype:
"While initially we wondered if not being able to skype would be a problem, turns out you can still message with skype just no video (and let's face it hangouts is better for that anyway) She's been using it for nearly a year without any problems, it never even gets warm and she literally has it on all the time except while she's in classes."
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"I thought I'd like it, and overall it's useful, but it lacks so many things I thought it would have... Can't download Skype, no webcam usage, TERRIBLY hard to get it to stay connected to the wifi...."
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"This is my second Chromebook, my first one was a Samsung wich is really good too, but the problem with that one was, it has Exynos Processor and to use it with Linux is a problem because most linux software are not compatible with ARM (Skype, Steam, Wine, etc...), so my solution was to buy a new one with Intel Processor."
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"loving it so far, my only problem is i can't download skype."
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"As soon as you turn it on you log in with your google account and everything you have shows up on chrome :)It's also beautifully designed and perfectly functional, basically it has everything you need as a student, the only thing that I HATE is not being able to get Skype on it which is actually quite frustrating since the only videocall option is google hangouts which I don't particularly like, other than that I highly recommend this Chromebook."
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"Perfect for Skype and basic internet."
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"Still great for chatting with people on skype."
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Sound

Sound:
"Hearing: (3 5) Sound is not the best, its kinda quite, Voice activated searching (OK Google).Features: (4 5) Front facing camera, WiFi, Good 16 GB memory, charger (included), 2 finger touch right click, HDMI and USB inputs, apps, themes, web store."
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"Now this may sound terrible, but chances are you could easily do most of your daily tasks with this."
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"Sound dead on arrival."
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"Also, the left shift key seems to stick a tiny bit, but it doesn't affect the functionality - it just sounds a little weird."
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"I'm not happy with apps, sound, settings And versatility of playing movies etc.."
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"Sound volume has been a problem with earlier Chromebooks."
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"It's light weight, has decent sound quality, great visual quality, and an amazing battery life."
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"lovely screen, beautiful sound and best battery life everrrrrr!"
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"I love the instant on aspect, the screen is bright and clear and sound is good as well."
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"The speakers are not very loud, but if you're looking at this, exceptional sound quality is likely not a main concern."
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"The start up time is very fast and the sound quality is good."
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Speed

Speed:
"Only once did I start one of my Windows 10 machines and after seeing the Chromebook boot up almost instantaneously, the Windows startup was painfully slow, inefficient and frustrating."
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"At any rate, I haven't been able to open and run enough tabs to slow it down."
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"The trackpad issue got frustrating REALLY fast when I essentially had to stop using it in the middle of something and come back to it a few minutes later."
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"love this chromebook...very fast, just love all those apps..no problem getting online..everything is so fast,so happy i purchased it..it was an open box item and only paid $ 150.00 and it came to me looking brand new, with absolutely no issues...would recommend..thank u Amazon"
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"It's several years old now, the kids have dropped it and the case is cracked and keys are missing, but it still runs FAST."
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"The ASUS doesn't have a great screen and it isn't quite as fast as the other brands, but I don't care as much about those things, personally."
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"This chromebook is fast, easy to learn and use, and the price was fantastic."
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"Its a decent lightweight laptop, it runs fast."
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"Its a good laptop for a student, nice and fast, and efficient."
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"excellent product, beautiful color and design, is lightweight, fast, I recommend it 100%exelente producto, hermoso color y diseno, es liviana , veloz , la recomiendo 100 %"
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"i love it is fast."
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Student

Student:
"As soon as you turn it on you log in with your google account and everything you have shows up on chrome :)It's also beautifully designed and perfectly functional, basically it has everything you need as a student, the only thing that I HATE is not being able to get Skype on it which is actually quite frustrating since the only videocall option is google hangouts which I don't particularly like, other than that I highly recommend this Chromebook."
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"Its a good laptop for a student, nice and fast, and efficient."
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"This is a great idea for a student, a home computer, or for those who are looking for a basic computer that just does what you want it to do, without all the flare that makes so many devices difficult to use."
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"I would recommend this laptop for students on a budget."
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"It was recommended to over 200 students for completing their homework assignments in class ad online."
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"Great for students, and adults."
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Support

Support:
"If I do encounter some issues I will probably not even try to reach Asus support as this can be a frustrating experience."
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"However, I was unable to find any kind of support forum on the ASUS website (asus."
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"I hate the fact that although the laptop can support linux that you are locked into only using it with Chromium OS."
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"I have always felt that half of any manufacturer's reputation should be in how they support the occasional failure."
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"After spending part of our Christmas on the phone with the tech support they concluded it is a dead laptop."
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"My Lenovo laptop's hard drive was damaged and their customer support sucks... since it's a consumer product (and not business) I needed to ship it in and it would take a lot of time, especially since they didn't have the part in hand, I'm a college student and I need a laptop all the time."
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"They got back to me very quickly, but their response, probably automated, was sorry and please contact technical support."
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"When I entered my old gmail password, the computer ate my files, and support informed me that they were gone for good."
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"I called Google support and they were very great and helped me VERY MUCH."
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"I have always had a great experience with their customer support."
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"The advantages of the Chrome operating system are pretty obvious (speaking as the person in the family who winds up playing IT support guy for most devices in the house), and this is an effective platform for showing its benefits."
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Touchpad

Touchpad:
"The touchpad is just junk in my opinion."
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"The touchpad doesn't work well for scrolling."
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"There is also a big problem with clicking on _anything_ using the touchpad."
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"The first one I received had a faulty touch pad and the one that replaced it now has a motherboard error message beeping and for the life of me I cannot locate what the code for the message is, and even if I were able to locate and decipher the messgae, fixing the problem would most likely void the warranty."
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"This is my second chromebook as my first (HP Chromebook 14) was plagued with problems (fan noises, touchpad problems)."
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"The touchpad acts irratically..it skips around and is very hard to press..its soo frustrating"
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"The speakers, touchpad, and keyboard all work well."
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"I liked this just fine until the touchpad totally wonked out and I have to click 5 times every time I need to click just once."
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"The keyboard and touchpad work great, or one can attach a USB mouse, if preferred."
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"The touchpad is large, responsive and works really great."
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"On the hardware side, Asus has made a cheap, slick-looking case with an Apple like keyboard and touchpad that make the computing experience really enjoyable."
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Travel

Travel:
"Perfect for travel: light, good battery, and if stolen etc, the data was completely encrypted and the machine is replaceable."
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"Great for travel!"
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"Great for surfing internet light and fast perfect for travel as well ----- easy to use"
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"For years, i've used a 17 laptop at home (that's dying) and my Amazon Fire tablet for travel, and I was wondering if this 13.3 size would be a good replacement for both, and my conclusion is that it sure is...and perfectly I might add."
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"To me, this is a perfect size home & travel computer!"
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USB

USB:
"screen can cause eye strain due to it lower grade pixel density, but all in allbattery- 10 10screen - 6 10keyboard - 9 10features 8 10everything from usb to bluetooth and back hasnt failed me one."
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"Please insert a recovery USB stick or SD card."
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"I have a mouse and number pad connected through USB, and both were plug and play and work perfectly with the Chrome OS."
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"The keyboard and touchpad work great, or one can attach a USB mouse, if preferred."
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"Pros: Compact, light weight, cool colors available, battery life is very good, does what I expect of a ChromebookCons: Got hung up on initial boot, keyboard is mushy as the whole thing moves down and up while typing, doesn't connect to wi-fi as well as the HP, occasionally drops wi-fi, high-speed USB recognizes my camera when plugged in then immediately disconnects it resulting in a warning, screen viewing angle and sharpness is mediocre, the 100GB of additional Google Drive storage is a one-time offer and can't be added to an existing account (the work-around is to create a new Google account).I would recommend this to someone who is on a tight budget, mostly needs basic internet access and doesn't need a powerhouse computer."
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"it comes with USB, which is good because EVERYBODY uses USB .... well, mostly everyone .... it comes with the Chrome OS,which i love -- i hate Microsoft .... so, i'm sure glad that i finally separated myself from Microsoft .... oh yeah!"
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Value

Value:
"As others have written, the screen is not great but at this price, the value is excellent."
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"If you value function over form and are looking for the greatest value at the lowest cost, then you will like the Asus Chromebook 13.3 C300."
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"The value is amazing for the money."
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"A good value."
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"Great value but lacking the power to really get a lot accomplished."
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Web-surfing

Web-surfing:
"The viewing angles, safe to say, are not great, but they will do well for working with Google Drive, surfing the web, and watching videos on Youtube Hulu for hours on end (at least in my experience).- The entire body of the Chromebook attracts fingerprints and dust like no tomorrow."
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"I wouldn't recommend for a power user but for just surfing the net or using google apps, It's great."
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"It is great for in between classes, taking notes, studying, and surfing the web."
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"Absolutely perfect for checking Gmail, Surfing the Web, Watching YouTube or Google+."
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"Perfect for surfing the web and interacting with various web apps, but not suitable for people who need productivity to be the main feature of the laptop."
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"Does everything I need it to do...fast surfing at home hanging out and able to watch Netflix, stream MLB games (I have the MLB."
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"Other than the above, this is a cute little lightweight laptop for surfing and email."
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Weight

Weight:
"I bought this Chromebook to take on trips, as it is small, lightweight, and relatively low-cost to replace if stolen or damaged."
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"It's great for trips, light weight, long battery life, it's really just hard to beat it."
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"Super lightweight...Cons for Chromebook:-- Very hard to print from it; Google forces you to use google cloud print machines-- Crummy apps that aren't good or do useful stuff."
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"I was slightly worried about the weight because some reviews said it was a little heftier than expected."
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"The 11 inch would be slightly lighter but I suggest a compromise between the size and weight and go with the 13 inch."
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"I love the speed, light-weight design and easy to use device, but I am disappointed with the inability to download Minecraft."
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"Its a decent lightweight laptop, it runs fast."
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"Light weight, long battery life, and easy to use."
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"It's light weight, has decent sound quality, great visual quality, and an amazing battery life."
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"excellent product, beautiful color and design, is lightweight, fast, I recommend it 100%exelente producto, hermoso color y diseno, es liviana , veloz , la recomiendo 100 %"
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"Vet lightweight, fast, and easy to use."
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Windows

Windows:
"this does not have windows (which is a huge bonus for me because i hate windows)."
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"It was the kind of mistake that would have caused a long, painful freeze-up of any of my Windows computers, but the Chromebook showed only the slightest hesitation in moving from screen to screen."
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"Only once did I start one of my Windows 10 machines and after seeing the Chromebook boot up almost instantaneously, the Windows startup was painfully slow, inefficient and frustrating."
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"This Chromebook is free of the usual Windows frustrations and delays."
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"Although you won't be able to use Windows apps or play much games, what you get in return in a fast, sleek, lightweight laptop perfect for almost everyone."
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"As far as the conversion from Windows, I'm satisfied so far."
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"I'm addicted to Chromebook and can do 99 percent of what I used to do on a Windows Laptop far more efficiently and for far less money."
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"For the price, you can't complain, but I wish I had paid a bit more for one with Windows."
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"(Chromecast is your best friend after this, the catch is your Windows PC needs to be on."
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"CHROME OS ; ever wonder if there is a prettier like Mac, more user friendly OS,without the continuous settings of Windows, the security UNLIKE Windows (every two weeks, fast reboot to update),& if you needed to run Windows, you still can ?"
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