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Cannot beat it for the price,
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This review is from: ASUS Chromebook 12-Inch with Gigabit WiFi, 16GB Storage & 2GB RAM (Personal Computers)
Just received this chromebook, and have been using it nonstop.
Like any other chromebook it boots up and is ready to go in no time. Literally connect to your wifi and enter your google account and you are good to go.
The chromebook itself is incredibly light. It is also silent while running. It doesn't have a fan due to the new Intel processor and you literally can not hear a thing when it is running. The screen is sharp and text looks good. It isnt a full HD display but for the money it is definitely decent. The keyboard is surprisingly huge for the size of this laptop. I don't feel that i need to adjust my fingers any differently than on a 15 inch laptop. Considering how small this chromebook is its great to see the size of the keyboard and the trackpad for that matter. The trackpad is a monster for this size and extremely responsive and works great with multi finger gestures.
It is very quick as well. Only when having numerous tabs, 12 or more, and hangout chats open did I notice a stuttering with the computer. While i have been using i have consistently had about 5 tabs open with a couple of chats and some music playing and haven't had any problems.
Having only spent a day with it i can't comment too much on battery life, but i have been using it pretty heavily for about 6 hours with brightness turned almost at max and the battery life is around 55% still which is pretty remarkable.
I use this thing almost everyday and it is still running like a champ.
The battery life is still incredible, and I found that charging usually takes under 2 hours. It still starts up in no time and i have no real complaints other than the touchpad can be a little jumpy at times.
Unless anything drastic happens I cannot recommend this chromebook enough. If you were considering this one dont hesitate because it really is that good.
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Initial post: Jun 14, 2014 9:13:09 PM PDT
Linda Babbitt says:
I am still trying to decide, so I am wondering does Google own ASUS or some kind of partnership like Motorola? I am enjoying my new Moto G, but now Google is breaking off with Motorola. I want to find something that will continue to be supported by Google in the future with automatic updates and apps, or is that not even necessary with these Chromebooks which work in the cloud? Is that right? Sorry, I am not quite tech savvy
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2014 3:15:44 AM PDT
C. Manrique says:
You can imagine the arrangement is much of what you get from a PC. The operating system itself (ChromeOS) will continue to be supported by Google, updates for hardware based issues will come directly from Asus. Hope this helps
Posted on Jun 15, 2014 3:18:43 AM PDT
C. Manrique says:
I got mine yesterday as well, had enough time to plug it in and log in with my Google account. So far so good I guess, hope you enjoy it.
Posted on Jun 16, 2014 4:56:14 AM PDT
Jeff J. says:
I do not have this particular Chromebook, however, the Chromebook experience has been excellent so I don't see why this Asus model would be any different. As long as one knows it is Chrome OS and not Windows you are good to go.
Posted on Jun 16, 2014 7:56:43 AM PDT
How is the screen?
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 8, 2014 9:53:37 AM PDT
In this case, there is no cell phone provider in between the phone and the google updates. So, all updates will be sent to all chromebooks, no matter which manufacturer it is.
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