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Post Posted: December 13th, 2012, 3:40 pm 
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Here's a good review:

http://liliputing.com/2012/11/acer-c7-c ... aptop.html

At $199 with no tax if you buy from the right place, this machine is definitely being sold under cost. As reported, the chassis comes from Acer's existing lineup. It's overall a nice looking laptop that doesn't look or feel cheap except for the use of decals to put the letters/numbers on the keys. Not sure how long that will last.

The battery is pretty small, so as people have complained, battery life is probably not so good.

The Chrome OS is better than I expected. Using what looks like a browser for everything is not as annoying as I thought it would be.

The file manager is kind of odd, you can't even see how much space you have. This needs some work.

Creation of google docs offline is fine once you enable it. Spreadsheets are not available yet.

Creation of a recovery USB was pretty straightforward. I used it to swap in a SSD. The OS loaded up to the SSD with no issues.

Netflix & Hulu work fine, even in full screen.

Video files that are in phone-compatible formats seem to work fine.

I think I will keep the OS for a little while, though I may dual boot to Unbuntu. I don't think I am going to bother installing Win7 though.

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Post Posted: December 13th, 2012, 6:22 pm 
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Thanks for the first hand review!

One question can you view pdf's outside of the crome browser? i.e save it to the desktop and then double click to view.

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Sky, everything happens in a browser-type window. There's a desktop, but you can't put anything on it. You can change the wallpaper. So when you view a pdf, it happens in the chrome browser window.

But you can load anything for offline viewing, including pdfs, either via the internet or by just plugging in a HD, flash drive, SD card, etc. My usb wireless mouse worked fine too.

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Ok thanks for the information!

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"Picasa is not currently available for your operating system"

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Post Posted: December 18th, 2012, 3:57 pm 
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can you load ice cream sandwich or jelly bean on chromebook?

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Post Posted: December 18th, 2012, 4:23 pm 
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I don't know Evan, but those are for tablets, this is a laptop with no touchscreen....

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I also picked up the Acer $199 version and have been happy with it so far. Everything I do for work is cloud or internet based, so it been good for what I need it for and I just discovered today that a little wireless mouse that I picked up also worked right away with it as well!

To expand on Rog's comments the movie format that it plays movies off line is the mp4 format.

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I needed to configure a router, so I figured I'd try it on the Chromebook. I did have to make sure to check "automatic" for the ethernet connection, but otherwise I was able to do the manual configuration through the browser just like I would on any other computer.

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The information on how to set up printers is not that great, so I did a search and found a video that explained it.

Once I logged into the chrome brower on a shared work computer I was able to add all the office printers to my chromebook.

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Sky, do you also have the impression it's being sold under cost? It's a pretty nice machine for only $200.

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Hmmmm, I don't see any revenue generator for the Chromebook........I think they are just lowballing it to get it out there........

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The more I use it the more I like it!

I was doing a very slow Open House on Sunday and I was able to create a "word" document off line and I learned that I can show power point presentations in full screen! I love that it saves the documents when you are off line and then you just have to log in when on line it they are saved in the cloud as well.

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Post Posted: January 25th, 2013, 7:14 pm 
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Slides, their version of Powerpoint, is now available offline. I am surprised they didn't do their spreadsheet next, but I suppose that's coming too.

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Post Posted: January 25th, 2013, 7:41 pm 
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I think I want one.

They aren't readily available in the UK yet. At least not at a decent price.

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