Summary: was told this could run java, which it can't. the sales associate should have better knowledge of products sold. Also, someone else's personal information was still on the computer when we got it, security issue!
Summary: Chromebooks are great, but not this unit. Keyboard is flimsy and lacks a delete key. Unfortunately, I found out that refurb Chromebooks do not qualify for the free upgrade to 100GB Google Drive. I have buyer's remorse and cannot return this refurb unit.
Summary: So I'm pretty happy with this unit. Its awesome for just quickly checking my email, websites and watching a few youtube vids, due to its quick boot times. Battery is decent, has nice outputs and inputs (USB3, HDMI, SD Card). I only have 2 gripes about it. 1. The keyboard is horrible for the left shift key and the internet key. Both are smaller versions and there is a backslash +other key in both locations where there should be an extention of the shift / enter key.
Pros: Light, Fast boot, good battery
Cons: some minor lag on demanding things, especially when it auto-updates, Keyboard
Summary: A good option over a Android tablet if you really need a real keyboard. Otherwise its a netbook with a browser with smartphone like hardware. Nothing really impressive but its a $250 computer. Apps are hit and miss and your married to Google's ecosystem. Mine has been stable enough but the page loading speed is nothing to brag about. Yes, it boots quickly but that's to me is much less important then its performance using it which is on par with a netbook running XP.
Summary: Screen works fine. Blue pixel stuck on start up but goes away one it boots into OS. The 4 holes on the metal bracket are a little too high for the screws. I had to use a dremel to alter it so it would fit.
Summary: This is a great product to use for surfing the internet, social networks, checking email, etc. However, if you need to use it for word documents, taking notes, or powerpoint presentations - anything to do with saving information - pictures, files, etc. - do not purchase a chromebook. Also, if it is not connected to internet, it is pretty much useless.
Summary: Pros: extremely fast web browser, very light, battery goes on what seems like forever. Netflix and the odd game play well Cons: no default music player available, can easily download music on to it, just not easily managed. Citrix receiver not available, big con for me, prefer Skype over the Hangout format. To protect it from scratches, I purchased a cover for it on [another website] and it works fantastic. Limited apps. Overall pleased, good value for the money.