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Samsung 11.6" Chromebook 3 16GB Notebook

Last Purchase:
3 months ago
Order Pace (rank):
Top 6% of Sellout Woots
Top 11% of all Woots
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Top 5% of Sellout Woots
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sarabz76


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My mom is not computer savvy and typically plays Suduko and emails. I'm thinking of getting her a Chromebook to simplify her life and thinking this is a decent way to go. And if she hates it, it's not expensive.

murphicus


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My only reservation is that a new one, with a full year warranty (and no WA sales tax - 10%!) is $189 on the Samsung site, free shipping. BTW, $199 for the 32 GB version.

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rfonewatt


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sarabz76 wrote:My mom is not computer savvy and typically plays Suduko and emails. I'm thinking of getting her a Chromebook to simplify her life and thinking this is a decent way to go. And if she hates it, it's not expensive.



Do it.

Chromebooks are awesome in situations like this.

Do consider what the gentlemen below said in regards to purchasing a brand new one though. However, on the same note, don't be afraid of refurbs unless they are done by a third party (someone other than the manufacturer.)

~RF

fngamboa


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Woot acts like a bunch of despicable gang. I go to purchase this laptop, and I get a nasty message that it sold out while I was making changes to my information.

THAT'S B.S.!!!!!! Merry Christmas! May be a long time before I purchase anything else on your website!!!!

ThunderThighs


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fngamboa wrote:Woot acts like a bunch of despicable gang. I go to purchase this laptop, and I get a nasty message that it sold out while I was making changes to my information.

THAT'S B.S.!!!!!! Merry Christmas! May be a long time before I purchase anything else on your website!!!!


Sorry for the problem. It's not sold out but we seem to be generating that error. I'll ask about.

Could you try to submit your order again.



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lmcmenimen


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Can this run Android apps?

bowlingb


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Does the refurbishment process include replacing the aging battery?

shortwave8669


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lmcmenimen wrote:Can this run Android apps?



Yes- this chromebook can run Android apps
http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/all-chromebook-support-android-apps-google-2016-2936550

kenbuzz


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shortwave8669 wrote:Yes- this chromebook can run Android apps
http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/all-chromebook-support-android-apps-google-2016-2936550



Well.. um. That link (from November 2016) doesn't list this model. This is a Toshiba Chromebook 3 (XE500C13)... the list on your link only lists the Toshiba Chromebook 2 (XE500C12).

But, according to Android Central from 3 days ago, this Chromebook *should* run Google Play apps:
https://www.androidcentral.com/these-are-chromebooks-can-run-android-apps


So right answer, just wrong supporting link.

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David85712


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Not sure how this got missed...:
Amazon reviews

ThunderThighs


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bowlingb wrote:Does the refurbishment process include replacing the aging battery?

The battery is checked and replaced if needed.



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tele130


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Is this machine able to surf the web, shop, Fourms, social media?

murphicus


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tele130 wrote:Is this machine able to surf the web, shop, Fourms, social media?



Yes.
Yes.
Yes.
Yes.

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murphicus


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kenbuzz wrote:Well.. um. That link (from November 2016) doesn't list this model. This is a Toshiba Chromebook 3 (XE500C13)... the list on your link only lists the Toshiba Chromebook 2 (XE500C12).

But, according to Android Central from 3 days ago, this Chromebook *should* run Google Play apps:
https://www.androidcentral.com/these-are-chromebooks-can-run-android-apps


So right answer, just wrong supporting link.




Re: the Android apps, they said that this one that I bought on Woot in 2014 should have too, but it never did. [SEE "John Turturro To live and die in LA prison visit...and the check is in the mail. and I love you..."] Re-Visit Woot in 2014 HP Chromebook

I would not buy any Chromebook with the idea that Android Apps are going to be a big part of the experience. They do what they do well, basic internet stuff.

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Everyone can see it, But only you can feel the true warmth"