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I picked up a ACER C720 GOOGLE CHROMEBOOK NOTEBOOK LAPTOP 11.6-INCH LED 4GB RAM 16GB SSD Used, Like new, for my mother, for about 68$. If nothing ill happens in the meantime, I'll edit this to include the seller information.

I also picked up a new laptop for myself, which you'll see.

The stats, especially the SSD, are clearly for the 'I just need to surf the net but a phone is too small, and a tablet is input-unfriendly'. It's rather phone-like that way, though, for example, the Samsung Galaxy S5 has 2 GB of RAM, and the storage is the same for the cheapest model of S5.



Chromium OS is fairly simple visually, perfect for simple computing.  It's a Linux distro.

After all, Google officially supports Chrome on Linux!

Stats of Interest:

SmartCache - I've never heard of this, but it's been around for a long time, at least 9. In brief, It's a L2/L3 cacheing method for mutliple execution cores by Intel. Cache memory is shared between the multicore processor.

HDMI Port - Heck, my 1.2k Macbook Air didn't have this. I don't think newer ones have it either.


I wish I had seen the multiple articles talking about how much Chrome spies on you and sells you out to advertisers, but Hey, now I can test Tethering from iPhone to Chrome OS.

Now, onto what I'm typing this from (You probably know if you follow my Twitter because I have done nothing but complain that it's not a Macbook, but I really do like it!) - a Lenovo IdeaPad L 340.

(Yes, Lenovo devices have often had Chinese backdoors in the past. Probably in the present too. Ah well. We live and we learn.)

It's 17.3". My Macbook Air was 13 in. Big change. This isn't a notebook, it's a notebrick.

It has 8 GB of RAM, 1 TB hard drive, and Microsoft 10 Home. I wish I could get Professional for the practice, but I have more than enough specs to run Virtual Machines without the machine dying halfway through.

It's surprisingly prone to little flecks of dust, and the spaces between the keys in their bays are father wide, and could potentially be prone to catching dust and debris.

And most importantly...None of the keys are broken, the fan is on the bottom, and hopefully it does not overheat to the point where the thermal paste melts and renders the keys unusable.

Battery life is about 6 hours, which is fine with me. Forces me to get up and go do different things.

EMPLOYERS: This shows experimentation with new Operating Systems and Hardware.

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