Originally Posted by Dngrsone
Don't buy Acer, they are underpowered for the price you pay. The Lenovo laptops I have worked on were pretty good units, though that's back when they were still pretending to be IBM.
Yeah, I had several Lenovos back then.
Closest thing in the price range from Lenovo I saw just now on a quick web check is $100 more, weighs twice as much - and this is a big driver here - no ChromeOS.
3 lbs is plenty for a slight hs girl to lug around, ChromeOS will fit her study needs perfectly, right away, and it can be her bridge to a bigger world.
Without getting her _back_ into Windows. This is a girl who's owned a DX (own money earned), an iP4 (free with mom's plan upgrade), a Kindle (first gen, Xmas present, outgrown that), a bad Windows laptop (hand-me-down from dad, we never got it right and now it's dead) and she's been thinking that a MS Surface ($315) + keyboard will work for school without the hassle of a Win laptop or expense of an iPad.
So this choice is a compromise but I think it's worth checking into, and now especially because of crouton.
Besides - if it's not happening, Amazon return policy ftw.
Edit - ah, two different vendors at Amazon, with different return policies. It pays to shop smart.