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5.0 out of 5 stars Light & Fast. Great battery and design., 18 Feb 2014
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When Nexus 7 were released and went and bought one and a few months later I bought a bluetooth keyboard to go with it, but it still didn't do the job.
I bought this. I was aware that it needs to have a wi-fi connect to use all of the features, but Google are adding more 'Offline' apps all the time. You now have Google Docs offline, Gmail offline, Drive offline.
As for being offline, you need to ask yourself how often are you that far away from wi-fi these days?
Cafe, pubs even our local buses have free wi-fi. I took this to give a presentation at our head office. I used my mobile phones wi-fi hotspot to generate a netwrok - sounds more techical than it was.
Style and design are fantastic. No vents, grills or screws can be seen. It doesnt get hot on your lap, I've never heard a fan running. Start up time is much less then the advertised 10seconds. Mine starts from beinging Off in 6 seconds. If you just close the lid it will start up much faster. Its such a good flush design it can be a tad tricky to get open. The battery will last for over 6hrs.
The keyboard is responsive and a great size. I have large mans hands and I can rest my hands either side of the track pad and hit all the keys quickly and with few errors. Ok my spelling might be dreadful, but that's not the Chrome's fault!
The track pad is the standard gesture orientated version. One finger left click, two fingers right click, two finger scroll etc...
My Nexus 7 has been given to my kids, who love it. My wife has said that this Chromebook is lighter than her iPad 2.
Picture quality from the Built in camera is acceptable for Business hangouts or most types of Video chat. Its not great but does the job.
The internal speaker is well placed, under the keyboard pointing up, again, it does the job.
I would recommned this to anyone who needs something light to carry around. As mentioned battery life is over 6hrs. There are plenty of offline apps. Google Docs can run offline. Gmail runs offline, you can even get maps offline if you needed them.
Connect it to your phones data signal is a doddle. Its pleasing on the eye, even the kids like the lightbar on the back.
For the price you really can't go wrong.
I'm really pleased and would recommend it to anyone.
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