Arrived two days earlier than estimated. Packaged securely in plain brown box. Chromebook in lightly used condition as described. Works as it should. Only things I noticed are the sd card slot cover is missing and the power supply port plastic is slightly cracked. Neither of these two things interfere with functionality. I am delighted with my $80 deal! The Hex case was an added plus! If you are expecting pristine buy new. If all you want to do is surf the web, listen to music, watch vids, save some $ and a few little imperfections won't bother you then get one of these units. NOTE: Chromebooks are not for someone who needs a full blown laptop.
I heard someone describe a Chromebook as a "tablet with a keyboard and no touch screen". The person was correct. The functionality of the operating system is basically the chrome browser. Everything is done in the browser and is Wi-Fi dependent, meaning you will need to be online to do anything. It is not necessarily a bad thing, considering most people have Wi-FI at home and it is available in most public places. You can get a 3G model as well. This model of the Chromebook does not have 3G. 1.7 GHz (Samsung Exynos 5 Dual) dual core ARM processor handles most tasks well. 2GB RAM is a bit disappointing, but does not seem to hinder the performance too much. You cannot upgrade the RAM or SSD; they are soldered to the motherboard. Chrome OS is secure and moderately quick to respond. You can also install an ARM version of Ubuntu (12.04 only) if you would like. 11.6" LED screen is bright and view-able at most angles. It also has an HDMI port for viewing on an external monitor / TV. It has (1) USB 3.0 and (1) USB 2.0 slot, which is needed for additional storage as the SSD is only 16GB. Battery life is dependent on what you are doing, but generally lasts between 6 - 8 hours. Overall, it is as the title suggests. If you are looking for a lightweight laptop for internet browsing (through Chrome browser only) and light productivity, work through Google Docs and other Google apps, then this will suit you quite well. But if you are looking for a PC/Mac replacement laptop and are mostly familiar with each respective OS architecture, then this will not be the laptop for you.
Pretty good unit. Web browsing is quick and everything is fast and responsive. I even installed a quake engine and played quake on it. It ran just fine. Smooth as butter. Only problem I have with it is you can't run the google play store and install android apps on it. 16GB SSD is VERY small if you want to install linux, and as other's have mentioned neither it nor the Ram can be upgraded. If not for these issues would have been 5 stars.
Exceeded my expectations. Such a relief from Windows! It does everything I need & want. I was able to turn in my clunky, heavy laptop because I have a lightweight, faster machine with longer battery life. No annoying Windows updates. Does not have lightening speed, but fast enough for me to use internet based electronic health record at work. I recommend this nice little machine, and would buy it again.
I was unaware this was netbook a student issued from a school for academic use, and it was network locked. I had to call manufacturer to get assistance on a reset and installing new setup. It would be helpful to include such info in description. The netbook works fine now after reinstalling software setup and my daughter likes it very much. Price was fair but description lacked key info. Over all we are satisfied with the netbook purchase.