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Acer 11.6” Chromebook with 1.4GHz Intel Processor and 4GB RAM
Featuring a 1.4 GHz Intel dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and a sleek design, this Chromebook balances performance and mobility. A built-in HD webcam helps you connect more clearly than with a phone call or email.
Touchscreen Display: Tablet-Like Control
Zoom in on photos, jump to the next story on news apps, or play a mobile game on a bigger screen—all without using the keyboard or touchpad. A touchscreen display expands your control, giving you more ways to interact with apps and programs that support touch gestures. For more traditional tasks, such as answering emails, you can move back to the keyboard at any time.
Cloud-Based Chrome OS
This Chromebook can forego the components that make most laptops bulky and heavy, thanks to its web-based Chrome OS. Rather than store applications and files on a built-in hard drive, Chrome syncs with your pre-existing Google account to store everything, from documents and spreadsheets to MP3 files and video, entirely online. This system not only saves space on your computer; it makes your files accessible from anywhere you can log into your Google account, such as your smartphone.
Stream shows, catch the latest movie trailers, or explore an online video game’s vivid fantasyland in crisp, clear detail. Saturated with about 1 million pixels, the display produces image quality similar to what you’d see on an HDTV with 720p HD resolution. Such sharpness and clarity also make the text on your favorite news and social-media sites clear and easy to read.
Repeat of my recent review. Nice little reliable machine but sold 5 years old so Chrome OS (and its associated security and antivirus updates) are finished right out for the box. Many apps won't install (want a newer OS version). This is similar to iOs apps not installing on Apple Products because the older perfectly functional phone or iPad is no longer getting new updates and the apps want the next OS version.
Before you buy, look up a review (such as from CNET) based on the model number and pay attention to the date of the article. If it was near or over 5 years, you will be out of luck with the OS. I think I will take one and try installing Cloudready by Neverwhere (good reviews), designed to put a Chrome-like OS on older hardware, but supposedly will go on out of date Chromebooks. Neverwhere apparently continues to support Cloudready even when Google stops supporting Chrome. Hopefully, some of my apps that are about to stop working on Chrome will work on Cloudready.
Nice little, low power reliable machine, in spite of this. You can still browse and use built-in features, but limited apps. And concerns about security. This is a problem for me. Buyer beware.
Chromebook was out of date and no longer able to receive updates from google chrome. This should have been stated in the description. I feel deceived, I am angry that my 7 year old daughter, whome i brought it for was disappointed and sad that i had to send it back. This was just a bad experience....