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Lenovo - 2-in-1 11.6" Touch-Screen Chromebook - MT8173c - 4GB Memory - 32GB eMMC Flash Memory - Blizzard White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1165 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    For $179 on sale it's a good value

    Posted
    Xurelle
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    You can web surf and check email on this Lenovo Chromebook, albeit a little more slowly than on a midline Win 10 laptop with 8GB RAM, but this is less of an investment at its Black Friday $179 sale price. You also have the added option of playing certain Android Play Store games on this Chromebook, as it's compatible right out of the box. Fair warning, though: Some games run, some run in a tiny window, and some don't run at all on the current Chrome OS as of November 2018. The laptop quality overall feels solid and well crafted. Don't change Chrome's text size from its native medium setting, however, or web page designs and game window sections start to overlap themselves, rendering certain buttons unreachable and certain texts unreadable, not to mention lining up touches on the touch screen gets quite wonky, too. The hard glass touch screen responds well at this Chromebook's native resolution and with its native medium font, however. The keyboard isn't backlit, but it is more solid and the keys are a little higher and easier to use than the ones on my midline Dell laptop (regular sell price $599; I got it at the early Black Friday sale for $399). Battery life seems good: I'm on my 3rd day of intermittent use on its first charge, with 34% left, even multitasking and playing and an Android game for a couple hours besides. I am still trying to get this Chromebook to recognize my MP3s I've put on a 128GB SD card formatted in exFAT, but the Google music app seems to want money for you to even begin to use it, and VLC isn't picking up the SD card yet. I'm a Windows user who's still new to that so I'm sure I'll figure it out eventually. Nice machine for the money, although I still prefer my PC gaming tower and Dell laptop. :P

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo C330 Chromebook. With regard to the SD card you are using, be sure the format of the card is compatible with the Chrome operating system and the files on the card are compatible with Chrome operating system. Here is a link with information about formatting an SD card for your Chromebook:  http://cbookreviewguide.com/chromebook-blog/how-to-format-sd-card-on-chromebook/ lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Light, reasonably fast, and fun to use

    Posted
    Jamie
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    This is a great Chromebook! I wouldn't ever buy a Chromebook for over $300 simply because Chromebooks aren't meant to be luxury machines like Macs in my opinion. For the price, this little convertible really delivers. I can easily flip the screen into tablet mode and a cool touch is that Chrome OS recognizes when it's been flipped into a tablet because it flips my "shelf" (Taskbar) and also enables some really cool touch gestures like swiping up from the bottom to go to the app menu! My main complaint is that the device is somewhat flimsy-feeling. It doesn't feel cheap, but occasionally when flipping the screen a very quiet but still audible "snap" can be heard coming from the hinge. There's also a tiny gap between plastic seams on the hinge as well, giving the appearance of a crack, which is disconcerting, but it's been there ever since I took the device out of the box, so I guess it's normal? A quick note about the pictures I uploaded with this review: The wallpaper that's on there is mine, not the one that's there when you turn it on for the first time, and I set the bar position to the left in laptop mode, which is also not the default. The OS will look somewhat different when you buy it yourself and turn it on.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo C330 Chromebook. We are pleased to hear that the value, features and performance of the C330 Chromebook meets your computing needs so well. Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product at this price point

    Posted
    taztonio
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Black Friday Special. Purchased two of these for my kids. Both use Chromebooks at school and are required to complete homework via internet. My wife's laptop is taped together from their poor handling and now they both need to complete homework at the same time so my laptop has been in danger. Not to mention all the junk that has found its way on my laptop from kid internet game sites. To my knowledge my "real" Levenovo Thinkpad has fallen off the table onto the floor at least once and several times had the power yanked out via tripping on the power cord. They aren't allowed to have the charger anymore... So this was a purchase to protect my laptop. The chromebook can reach the internet and do basic stuff. It is not fast, but does have a touchscreen. At the Black Friday price this is an amazing deal. Full MSRP of $279 is a little rich for this guy. I would be ok at $225-$250 because of the below issues. This appears to be a white version of the 300e. I'm not sure if it is spill resistant. It does lack ports, I would have like a 2nd USB-A & 2nd USB-C ports on the other side as well. There should always be 2x USB-A ports, one for a jumpdrive and one for a mouse. I've not plugged in a full size SD card yet, but other reviewers have said they stick out. Which sounds odd to me. Just something to double check if you are planning to leave it plugged in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo C330 Chromebook. If you need additional USB ports for this device, you may want to consider using a UEB Hub. Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well for online classes

    Posted
    aviannaventi
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    I am a grad student online. I have a full featured laptop as is required by my university, but I also wanted a cheaper more rugged alternative that I can throw in my purse and use while I'm at Starbucks or something. This Lenovo Chromebook is perfect. I am able to use Microsoft Office apps like Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Granted you can't create any huge presentations like you could with a Windows or Mac, but this Chromebook is totally capable if you need to write reports, create simple spreadsheets, and quick slideshows. Graphics aren't the greatest but that's not really what this is for. I like how it's touchscreen because I actually prefer that over using the trackpad. Keys are easy to type on. Keep in mind this is a smaller notebook so if you're used to having larger keyboards, it will take a bit to get used to. The keyboard isn't backlit, which is probably the only thing that really bums me out about this Chromebook. All of that being said, I don't think it's really worth the full price of $279. I got it for about $100 less during a sale, so I'd suggest waiting around for another similar sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo C330 Chromebook. We are pleased to hear that the C330 Chromebook meets your computing needs so well. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great chromebook

    Posted
    sliqnes
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    This is a great laptop for its price to be this low, what an out standing chromebook i like it so much its going great so far feels good, the keyboard dosent light up in the background so you can see it during the dark but its an okay good looking keyboard youll just need the light on or the screen very bright to shine the keyboard so you can see it but yea great laptop does what it needs to do and its great handy. Now for the folks that want to download itunes on these laptops...... thats gonna be the disapointment part ... chromebooks dont suppose it and i know google play music is great you can use that but for the users out there for itunes yea it sucks because im one of them i mean i like both itunes and google play music but i perfer itunes better but sadly... :( now hopefully in the future they fix that problem but yea other than that the laptop itself is great get urself one if ya think ya wanna buy this laptop is cheap and is good, best part is when opening the laptop it turns on already for you without you even turning it on isnt that great!!?! haha but yea gread laptop. XDD

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid 2-in-1 Chromebook

    Posted
    JustAnotherGuy
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    I bought this laptop last month and so far I've had a solid experience with it. Despite running on an ARM64 processor, the MTK MT8173 coupled with 4GB of RAM delivers a smooth user experience under normal load, which is perfect for day-to-day use. By normal load, I mean that I'm not tab hoarding or multitasking between a multitude of applications. Moving forward, the touch screen is very responsive and accurate, surprisingly. No ghost touches to be witnessed or aggressive tapping required. As for storage space, 32GB is completely fine for a Chromebook, especially if you're going to use this device for streaming or editing documents on the go. Then there is build quality, this laptop is entirely plastic and the hinges do creak a bit, which is the only con I can think of. The Lenovo C330 is probably the best performing Chromebook you can buy (right now) that sits between the $200-$300 price range. Every other Chromebook in the same price bracket runs on slow, dual-core Braswell CPUs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the lenovo C330 Chromebook. We are pleased to hear that the performance of the C330 Chromebook meets your computing needs so well. Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    What is a computer really?

    Posted
    Eastywesty
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    This and chrome OS is a wonderful reassessment of what it means to own a computer - it doesn’t need to be expensive or do everything, or have the newest parts to be innovative. To Lenovo’s credit, the keyboard and track pad are wonderful- the keyboard is better than any other I’ve had in my house including the latest MacBook. For Best Buy, thanks for honoring the price match. If you’re an average word processing and web person, there is no reason to buy a $1000+ computer (or a tablet). This travels well, has a great battery life, boots up in seconds, you get 100gb cloud storage for two years for free right now. What’s not to like?

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo C330 Chromebook. We are pleased to hear that this C330 Chromebook meets your computing needs so well. lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but...

    Posted
    TechSavvyKids
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    We bought Chromebooks for each of our kids. They are super quick and very light. The kids do mostly homework on them, and they have experienced no issues working on them. We have been able to program one of them to require a security code that is sent to Mom's phone when our daughter attempts to log on. She cannot log on until Mom's shares the code. This security feature is enabled in my son's Chromebook, but we can't seem to get it to work. I will probably have to reset the Chromebook, but I suppose things like this happen. Since Google markets the Books to kids for school, I would have liked more security features built into them. I recommend seeking additional security options if you want to manage the time your kids spend on the computer and limit the content they view. Unfortunately, you may have to pay extra for Circle or some other product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very good, inexpensive chromebook

    Posted
    Staffy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I have found this a very good inexpensive 2 in 1. I bought if for travel, and it does very well for email and surfing the internet. The screen is very good, and the hardware is responsive. I have only three issues that kept me from giving it a 5. The first is it hangs when I try to use it to stream to my TV. This could be an issue with a cheap slow CPU or WiFi hardware. My other laptop doesn't have this problem, when I run them in parallel. The second is that the speakers are mediocre at best. The final is that the email clients are not good if you want to access several email accounts. Thunderbird, where are you! But this is a problem with Google and Chrome, and not the laptop. I'm thinking of installing Linux on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      The Lenovo C330 Chromebook ships with the latest 5G 802.11AC frequency WiFi. If you are using an older b/g/n router, 802.11AC is backward compatible to these older frequencies, but be sure your router has the latest firmware updates available at the router manufacturer's web site. Regarding your issues with streaming content, this may be due to your WiFi connection. The C330 Chromebook ships with the Quad-Core MediaTek MT8173C processor, supported by 4GB LPDDR3-1866MHz RAM. The processor has a speed of 2.1GHz through 4-cores. For 2018, Lenovo retained its place for a second year as the best laptop vendor:
      https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/laptop-brand-ratings Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing for the price

    Posted
    BubbaB
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    I needed an easy to use, light (lite if you’re a drinker of a certain beer), and inexpensive internet device for my mother-in-law. I’m glad to report this device meets all these criteria. The device is inexpensive, not cheap. The screen has enough resolution for email and web browsing. The touch screen is accurate and easy to use. I believe it’s capacitive as opposed to force touch. Since I just bought it, I can’t speak to its durability, but seems pretty well built for normal use. That being said, I doubt it would survive a significant drop undamaged. For a senior user, the nice keyboard is less intimidating than only depending on a touch interface (i.e. iPad). I’m honestly a bit surprised at how much I like the device and its usability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the lenovo C330 Chromebook for your Mother-In-Law. We are pleased to hear that the ease of use, features and performance of the C330 Chromebook meets your Mother-In-Law's computing needs so well. Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Chromebook

    Posted
    Nikke
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    Overall, the Lenovo C330 Chromebook is quite nice. Build quality, while plastic, is very good. Keyboard is good, but not great (Acer Chromebooks have a better keyboard). Screen is great. 360 degree hinge is super useful. The speed of the MT8173C ARM processor is surprisingly good. It handles most tasks without any hiccups, and honestly feels faster than the competitive Intel Celeron powered Chromebooks. My only gripe is the bezels are quite big. This makes for plenty of real estate to hold on tablet mode, but it's significantly larger overall than my Asus windows laptop with the same 11.6in screen size.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Faster, simpler, and more secure, the Lenovo Chromebook C330 brings the latest Chromebook features to you in a sleek, stylish, and durable Blizzard White convertible design. Offering the latest multimedia in high-definition, this 2-in-1 Chromebook features a 10-point touchscreen IPS display for easy viewing in tent, tablet, stand, or laptop mode - all with over 10 hours of battery life. For 2018, Lenovo retained its place for a second year as the best laptop vendor:
      https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/laptop-brand-ratings Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great deal

    Posted
    Punkboyinsf
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    This is my first Chromebook. I waited until they were touch screen and had Android apps available. And all I am pleasantly surprised at how well it works. This isn't the thinnest or lightest Chromebook you can get but it definitely does the job. the mediatek processor does amazingly well and has remained snappy the whole time I used it. Battery life is pretty incredible getting upwards of 8-10 hours sometimes depending on how much of a load has been put on it. I would definitely recommend this to somebody who needs an entry-level touchscreen Chromebook and doesn't want to break the bank but still cares about steady solid performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the lenovo C330 Chromebook. We are pleased to hear that the features and performance of the C330 Chromebook is working out so well for you. For 2018, Lenovo retained its place for a second year as the best laptop vendor:
      https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/laptop-brand-ratings Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good small Chromebook

    Posted
    TVAddict
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    Got this on Thanksgiving sale for $180 - a big bargain. It's what you'd expect from a small Chromebook, but can be used in full tablet form. Good battery life, easy to carry around, easy to use. It is a bit heavier and slightly slower than my previous Acer non-touch and it only has one USB port, but I consider that an OK trade-off to get the touchscreen and convertible form. I even find myself using the touchscreen in regular laptop configuration. Note that a lot of apps don't really take advantage of the convertible format, but here's hoping. If you want a small Chromebook and are willing to pay more for a convertible, this is a good one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo C330 Chromebook. The C330 Chromebook weighs just 2.65 lbs. and measures 0.8" thin. We are pleased to hear that the features and performance of the C330 Chromebook meets your computing needs so well. Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    1st chromebook

    Posted
    SusyG
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    This is the first laptop I have ever owned. Since I don't have a tv in my bedroom(only in the living room)and mostly watch stuff on Netflix I decided to get a "cheap priced" laptop after Thanksgiving dinner. The downside of that was that almost everything was sold out. I was hoping to get one of the $99 laptops but they were all out by the time we went out shopping. I kept searching and comparing prices on the ones they did have available until I came across the Lenovo 2 in 1 touchscreen for $179.99 and so I purchased it. It sure beats having to watch movies on my phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo C330 Chromebook. We are pleased to hear that the value and performance of the C330 Chromebook meets your computing needs so well. Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Value

    Posted
    livy
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    I'm very satisfied with this Chromebook. The colors look great at all angles and the lower resolution isn't a big problem on its smaller screen. The build quality is pretty good, and the keys and trackpad have a nice, satisfying clickiness. Overall, the CPU seems very capable for basic tasks, but I took one star off because some animations seem slow and it can be slightly sluggish with more intensive websites. It's about what I'd expect from a model of this price, but it makes me wonder how it will do down the road. For the price, this is great 2-in-1 Chromebook for basic web tasks and Google Web Apps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the lenovo C330 Chromebook. This configuration ships with a Quad-Core MediaTek MT8173C processor, supported by 4GB of LPDDR3-1866MHz RAM. It uses the latest 5G 802.11AC frequency WiFi. It is a fast configuration on the Chrome operating system. If you are using an older b/g/n frequency router, be sure you have the latest firmware updates from the router manufacturers web site. Finally, here is a link to some tips for speeding up a Chromebook:  https://www.howtogeek.com/358868/how-to-speed-up-your-chromebook/ Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Small Chromebook with Touchscreen

    Posted
    rmrfbucket
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    I've had a couple of chromebooks over the past few years. This is the first touchscreen I've used and overall it works pretty well. My daughter has been using one of my older ones to play Roblox and she complains that it won't load very well and is slow. I tried it on this model and it works much better. It's not perfectly smooth but that isn't surprising. You can turn the screen around and have multiple orientations and it works. If you're reading, you can turn the screen vertical and it flips. Good for $179 but I wouldn't pay $279.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo C330 Chromebook. We are pleased to hear that the performance of the C330 Chromebook is working out so well for you. Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for College Students!

    Posted
    Steven
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    Mainly I purchased it to access my school programs,was compatible to every extent.works great in mirroring with the chrome cast added at a reasonable price.id invest in the 4K after buying the basic one as I got a 4K apple t.v and that is crystal clear quality as well for mirroring.other than the pop up ad’s,it’s a 5 star computer in its all around flexibility and strong joints.i enjoy that it can be used as a tablet and laptop with a smooth transition!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the lenovo C330 Chromebook. Concerning popup ads on your C330 Chromebook, there is no installed adware from the factory on this device. If you're seeing some of these problems with Chrome, you might have unwanted software or malware installed on your computer: Pop-up ads and new tabs that won't go away. Your Chrome homepage or search engine keeps changing without your permission. Unwanted Chrome extensions or toolbars keep coming back. Here is a link for help in removing unwanted software from your device:  https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/2765944?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, fast IF you don't need a spell checker

    Posted
    Videone
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    Returning this unit. I really wanted to like it. I was going to use it just for web browsing and emails while traveling. I did have a problem getting it to find my Dell wi-fi printer (never got it to work - even using Cloud printing). But the deal breaker was not being able to find/activate any type of spell checker. REALLY? I tried everything. Not a problem with this unit...it's a Chromebook thing. Had I known I wouldn't have wasted my time and just bought a lap top.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great low end Chromebook

    Posted
    Mopiav
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    The positives are definitely the quality screen, keyboard, quickness and performance. As well as the quick consistent system updates native to chrome OS. Area that could be better would be the screen to body ratio, other than that I have not had any issues or any complaints. For the price it's a good value if you're just looking for a computer to do web browsing, email, and light Android app or chrome app use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      The Lenovo C330 Chromebook ships with a 11.6" (screen size measured diagonally) screen. The C330 Chromebook is faster, simpler, and more secure, the Lenovo Chromebook C330 brings the latest Chromebook features to you in a sleek, stylish, and durable Blizzard White convertible design. Offering the latest multimedia in high-definition, this 2-in-1 Chromebook features a 10-point touchscreen IPS display for easy viewing in tent, tablet, stand, or laptop mode - all with over 10 hours of battery life. For 2018, Lenovo retained its place for a second year as the best laptop vendor:
      https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/laptop-brand-ratings Lenovo

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Chromebook

    Posted
    Bob46
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    Fast, good battery life, nice screen. Love the fast boot and shutdown. Touch works good as does trackpad. That said the touch is not used much in laptop mode and we find we don't use the tablet or tent mode much. Keyboard is okay but took time to get used to. We are new to Chrome OS so there is a learning curve especially with the Android Apps now available. But it is worth it to not have Windows complications.

    I would recommend this to a friend