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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 1172 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beat Expectations

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    Fidgets
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    TLDR: Pro's: Cheap, good feeling keyboard, decent battery life, sturdy enough to toss around, full size ports, surprisingly good for everyday use, especially if you have another PC to teamview into for heavier stuff. Con's: white plastic gets dirty easily and looks cheap, giant bezel, poor speakers I got this on black friday for a big discount, and was honestly just wanted something that I could teamview into my work PC with when working from home. I hoped it could handle teamviewer smoothly, and ideally chrome with a few tabs alongside, but I was really worried about the 4GB RAM and since it was so cheap I was also worried about the build quality. As far as the RAM goes, it can handle teamviewer, chrome with several tabs, nine (email app), netflix, and skype, all running simultaneously, without problems in any of them. I am astounded. I actually think this is replacing my gaming laptop and cost only 10% of the price. Obviously this chromebook cannot play heavy PC games, so I will be using my xbox for most gaming moving forward, but my gaming laptop gets really hot and has a fan like an airplane taking off, is so expensive I worry about it when traveling, doesn't really hold a battery charge long due to all the power it consumes, and when I am not gaming it is just more than I need all around. This chromebook is something I can travel with and not worry about it being expensive, the battery seems pretty good, I can use it most of the day without worry about plugging in, and really for general use I haven't had any issues. I have been an android phone user for a long time, so I knew what to expect from the UI. It did take a while to adjust to not having a delete key and clicking with two fingers to right click, I am not sure if that is specific to this chromebook or all chromebooks, but besides those adjustments the keyboard is really nice, the keys have good bounce to them and the layout feels really spacious for the size. The overall build is definitely plasticy, so yeah if you push on it there will be bend, and I am not a fan of the white, but this thing can handle being thrown around a bit, it seems pretty sturdy. The only other downside is that the bezel is huge, I would gladly have paid a little more to have the screen be larger in the same overall frame, and there is definitely room for another inch on the diagonal without any redesign required, so I am a little bummed lenovo didn't consider making that an option. The speakers aren't the best, but I was expecting that and mostly use a headset anyways. I also really like the option of tent/tablet mode, as well as the full size USB and HDMI ports.

    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 is working out for you so well. Lenovo

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value for a zippy Chromebook

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    giants68
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    I snagged this Chromebook on an early Black Friday deal for under $200. I like that it's both touchscreen and convertible to a tent or tablet mode. I've been using it for light browsing about a week and I haven't had to charge it yet after the initial charge. It's the perfect size for me to keep near the couch or bed and be able to browse and shop. I've installed Netflix and a couple other apps and so far so good. I like that the charger is USB-C so it will be able to share chargers with other devices or my work laptop rather than the proprietary charger I saw on a competing product. The one problem I have with this is that it has a standard SD card reader and if you insert a card it sticks out from the side. I would prefer either microSD or that the card sits flush to the computer so that you can leave the card in for extra storage.

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Sturdy, Complete, & Fun All in 1!

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    Tuesday
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    I absolutely love my Lenovo Chromebook! I have had this product for almost a month, without case etc, and it has been nothing but fantastic! My WHITE laptop\Tablet\Tent has little to no scratches, the battery lasts forever and the charger is light and little! My Lenovo fits perfectly in almost any bag, purse, or drawer I place it in! I LOVE it seriously! I was in doubt at first because of opinions of friends about having only google applications, but it turned out to be even better than I presumed! I can connect my Android phone SMS text messaging to it, bluetooth, Google home, and HDMI cord! I'm 23 I never ever do reviews, but this baby.. deserves some love! I completely recommend the Lenovo Chromebook, and keep in mind, Im clumsy and rough with my little lenovo, it's surprisingly sturdy and a steal for what $200ish? Love it!!!

    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. 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use, simple laptop computer

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    2018Reviewer
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    This is not a laptop for a gamer, but it is a great entry laptop. Not a lot of memory or blazing speed. I purchased this item so I can print from websites, something I can’t currently do with my iPad. This item was on sale for $170 and I use it in conjunction with my iPad for those items I want to print but can’t with my iPad. The keyboard is okay and it has a touchscreen. Thus far, I haven’t used it for much more than printing. The set-up was simple to my Epson XP-830 printer. Don’t expect detailed instructions to come with it — you probably don’t need it if you are already familiar with laptops. A Chromebook representative at the store told me it comes with virus protection and that these laptops are used for children in schools.

    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 is working out so well for you. For others reading your review who would like to print from their Chromebook, here is a link to instructions for doing that:  https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/how-to-set-up-google-print-on-your-chromebook. Concerning virus protection with a Chromebook, as you already have found out, no antivirus software is needed. Chromebooks come with built-in malware and virus protection, with multiple layers of security: Automatic update system: Virus protection stays up-to-date automatically, so you are always running the latest and most secure version. Chrome manages your updates silently in the background. Lenovo

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a great laptop!

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    BuyerinWaldorf
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    We got this computer for my mother as a Christmas present, she LOVES it! Having the touchscreen makes it so much easier for her to use it as she is used to touchscreen technology. She uses the built in apps and those from Google Play. Knowing that every time she opens it a virus scan is done helped with purchasing the Chromebook versus a regular pc, she's had several of them and all of them failed due to viruses. Make sure you get a bigger drive option if you are going to do something heavy duty. You don't need Office 365 with this computer, something it took tons of phone calls for me to figure out. I finally got a refund, but only cause I had names and phone logs on my side, so caveat l'emptor on that one. You can download those apps for free from Google Play, but they have VERY limited functionality, just go with the built in apps on Chromebook that pretty much do the same, they aren't hard to get used to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo C330 Chromebook for your mother. With a Chromebook, you use Google Docs for free, which is completely compatible with Microsoft Office programs. Here is a link to some tips for using a Chromebook:  https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/chromebook-tutorials Lenovo

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Kid or Family Laptop

    Posted
    WebScout
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    Bought this Lenovo at Christmas for my 13 year old granddaughter. She uses it for school work and casual home use. I chose this particular laptop because of it features and durability. Given the numerous open source productivity software and apps from Chrome itself this is a great alternative to MS and iOS based laptops. For those who do not know, Lenovo has been around since 1984 in China and bought out IBM ThinkPad laptop and desktop division in 2005. For the most part I find that the quality is still there. I feel like I really got a bargain because this laptop has a touch screen, 4GB Memory and a 32GB eMMC Flash solid state drive. Less moving parts means greater dependability. The 720p webcam is a plus and it takes still shots for those duck lip selfies or you can video teleconference with others over the Internet. Feature rich, great price and the backing of Best Buy. What else does one need?

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for the price!

    Posted
    TravisZZZ
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    Excellent value in a Chromebook. Built like tank, designed for the education market. Maybe a bit heavy given the screen size but again it is built for abuse or at least that is the claim. I am not likely to abuse like a school kid might but the value caught my eye and the ability to use a tablet is a nice plus. All the Android apps I have tried run fine, a few will only run in "phone" size or full screen but are still perfectly usable in the smaller size. Battery life seems excellent, have not tested it all that much but looks like it would easily last a full day with average use. I have not observed any issues with as many as 8 tabs open in Chrome so seems to have plenty of power. Very happy so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo C330 Chromebook. This model weighs just 2.65 lbs. and measures 0.8" thin. We are pleased to hear that the C330 Chromebook is working out so well for you. Lenovo

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for all my writing

    Posted
    Mysterybuff
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I use this for writing and other blogging purposes. I use it for looking up stuff and doing my media work. I love the touchscreen. It is strange to not have a right click to paste I just use the touchscreen which works. I did find I could not upload my picture to one site so I had to use another machine to do that. No big deal. I love the fast turn on and small size so easy to take it with me. It signed into all my Google stuff once I sign in. Very happy. I think this will be a life saver for on the go. Even at home I take it all over, since I don't have a single work spot. I like all the features for designs on the home page. Neat wall paper too! The camera works good. I like the fast updates and the notifications. I think anyone would find this a fun computer and at a great price.

    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 meets your computing needs so well. With regard to not being able to upload a photo to a specific site, check with that site for procedures for uploading content through the Chrome Operating System. There may be a different procedure on the Chrome platform. 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Purchase

    Posted
    Sandi
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    I highly recommend purchasing this Chromebook. It is such a good deal and gets the job done. Don’t waste your time buying into an expensive laptop if you do the basics of creating documents, email, web search etc. This Chromebook functions with google play to download apps and can do many more things that don’t cost a penny. I am a Apple user, but love the chromebook. I like that you are not forced to buy into Microsoft 365 etc. It looks great, has an ability to flip its screen & a touch screen function. I rate it 5 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid 2-in-1 for "entry" tier Chromebook

    Posted
    jac83
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    Wanted an affordable Chromebook with a decent display and tablet functionality. After some research and in-store demoing, landed on this one (at $220) and feel it was a great choice. The screen, while not dazzling by any means, clearly sets itself apart from most sub-$300 Chromebooks. The bezel thickness seems a bit unnecessary, but shouldn't be a deterrent. Performance is pretty standard for a light-duty Chromebook: great for general use/multitasking (e.g. browsing, watching movies, etc.). Android app availability is great, as this sort of serves as a bigger/more functional mobile device for me. Definitely worth it if you're not looking to break the bank, but don't want to feel like you cheaped-out on a sub-par machine.

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    The little chromebook that could

    Posted
    chuckyducky
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    Interestingly enough, I was not well versed with Chromebooks and the Chrome OS, but I immediately fell in love with how simple it was to use, how quickly I adapted to the keyboard and touch screen interface, and how little it cost me to own. It's also very light. Just a little over 2 pounds making it extremely portable. In addition to the simplicity, being able to utilize the google play store from the device is a huge benefit; yes I mean I can play android games on this thing! At the $200 price point, this will not disappoint.

    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, ease of use, features and performance of the C330 Chromebook meets your computing needs so well. Lenovo

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for travel

    Posted
    Amazing
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    I wanted something to take on vacations so that I could access my emails, internet and transfer my pictures from my camera. My laptop was big and heavy. This Chromebook is light, battery lasts forever and easy to use. I am not a fan of Chrome but it is easy to use. I added a Bluetooth mouse and USB port hub so that I can access my documents and look at pictures. It only has one USB port so the hub is helpful. I got this for my birthday and love it. No need for a traditional laptop for travel, this does it all. There is a little learning curve but plenty of u tube videos to explain how to use it. Not complicated at all. I highly recommend the Lenovo because the screen is bright, clear and has a touch screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo C330 Chromebook for your mobile computing needs. We are pleased to hear that the portability and performance of the C330 Chromebook meets your mobile computing needs so well. Here is a link to some tips for using a Chromebook:  https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/chromebook-tutorials Lenovo

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

    Posted
    doncheryl
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    We bought this Chromebook because it has more memory than other Chromebooks and is perfect for our needs. On the down side the printed documentation in the box is one sheet, not enough information to begin using it. I went to Lenova's website and downloaded "setup and use instructions" and printed 25 pages. I realize this is the way most tech manufacturers do it now but it forces the purchasers to use their time and printing supplies. I bought this Chromebook in a Best Buy store. As I waited for a sale person I overheard people who have less tech background then I talking, how will they ever succeed in using this Chromebook?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Awesome Awesome

    Posted
    Kevin
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    This chrome book has exceeded my expectations. The battery last the suggested 10 hours, the picture is just fine at 720p, the keyboard works great. Sure the construction isnt the most durable but at this price it does so much in such a compact platform that i love it. Currently typing out this review with this wonderful chromebook. If you are looking for a 2 in 1 for general web/google docs, look no further. Also the USB C charging is just fantastic and i also use it to charge my fast charge capable devices. absolutely would purchase again and recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo C330 Chromebook. 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definitely 5 Stars

    Posted
    Nelliee
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    I had to get a new laptop on short notice. I was skeptical about getting this one, but based on the reviews I’m so glad I did! I love it. I use it as a tablet or a laptop. It’s so small and lightweight that I can easily transport it. My last computer was a notebook and the sound quality was terrible. But this laptops sound is perfect. It’s so loud and boastful. Sounds like I’m at the movies when I’m watching tv Netflix. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

    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 meets your computing need so well. The C330 Chromebook ships with stereo 2W speakers. Lenovo

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You can never go wrong with Google

    Posted
    bjwyxrs
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    I don't know where we would be today without Google. They have an outstanding search engine, email service, document service, photo storage service, they have everything! If you have a google account and you take full advantage of everything that it does for you (Photos, email, google docs, ect.) this is the laptop for you. It works great, it's affordable and has everything you will ever need for school. My brother bought this for his schooling and he says he would be lost without it. Next time I'm buying myself one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      We are pleased to hear that the Lenovo C330 Chromebook is working out so well for your brother. Lenovo

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing computer

    Posted
    Princess
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    I really like this computer. The only thing thing that I disliked is that I had issues connecting my wireless printer as it is compatible with certain ones but I was able to fix that by using the hp extension for Chromebook and putting in the IP address and it also has 1 usb. Overall it’s a great laptop for a college student who types up papers and does research. SN: You don’t have Microsoft but you can download the app from the google play store and use your school email for free access .

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

      Thank you for choosing the Lenovo C330 Chromebook. All Chromebooks use Google Docs on the Google Server, for free. Google Docs is completely compatible with Microsoft Office Programs. You can purchase Microsoft Office 365 for your Chromebook at the Google Play Store. 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Unbeatable for the Price

    Posted
    Thomas96
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    I bought this computer mainly for school use, though also for some light video watching and it has quickly turned into my most used device. It easily converts from a laptop to a tablet, and functions very well in both forms. Keyboard is decent quality, screen is crisp, and it moves along as fast as you could want. I've had it for a few months now and haven't had any issues or slowdown, a rarity in this price range I've found. ' If you're looking for a cheap tablet replacement, or a new laptop for school/work then look no further.

    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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great device for the price

    Posted
    Peaches2001
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    I love my new Chromebook! I bought a bottom-of-the-line model two years ago on black Friday, and grew to use it so often I wished I'd gotten better specs. I'm very glad I upgraded; the extra ram and storage on this are nice, as is the touchscreen that I wasn't even sure I'd use (turns out it is handy to have). I use this as a travel device and bedside browsing/Netflix machine. I still use my 15.6" Windows laptop as my main computer, but I like having a Chromebook for convenience and portability. I purchased it at the 2018 Black Friday price of $179.

    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 meets your computing needs so well. Lenovo

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great computer for any age

    Posted
    VAMinn
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    I bought this chromebook for my 9-yr old son. He loves it! It is so user friendly. The picture quality of the screen is clear and sharp. The size of the chromebook is perfect - not too big and not too small. I have to say I am a bit jealous. He streams Hulu and Netflix on it with no problem. He plays games on it that he downloads from Google Play. He watches U-Tube. He says he loves the touch screen and how it folds back from a laptop to a tablet. And the cost was super reaonable. Worth every penny.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      Lenovo Product Expert

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