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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great replacement for Note/Tab Pro 12.2" tablet

    Great replacement for Note/Tab Pro 12.2" tablet

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    I got mine 2 days early shipped from Best Buy. I've been looking to replace my Samsung Tab Pro 12.2" tablet and this seemed perfect as it can be folded over to be a tablet, but can also be used like a regular laptop. Plus it runs Chrome and Android apps. So far I'm very pleased. Battery life is good, 7 to 9 hours I would say. The keyboard works well, although it is somewhat mushy and the delete key is too small so I often press = by mistake. The trackpad works well for two finger scrolling and you can enable "tap and drag" in Accessibility settings. Two finger scrolling does have a bit of "bounce back" when you take you fingers off it, which is annoying. The screen is really good and I only need to put it on 1/2 brightness. The aspect ration is 3:2 which is perfect for browsing and using as a tablet. The touchscreen works very well. I love that I don't need a special case to prop it up; the 360 degree hinge allows you to situate the screen at whatever angle you choose. Chrome is fast and responsive. I have over 15 tabs in 4 windows open and performance is fine. One trick you can use is to press the "search" and "esc" keys to see the task manager, which will tell you which tabs are using the most CPU. I found that Amazon often uses a lot of CPU when it's tab is visible. Chrome runs twice as fast (9500 vs 4500) as on the Note / Tab Pro tablet (see "Octane" benchmark image). Android apps generally work pretty well. However often I find that the Chrome web version of the app is better. For instance Google Maps is much better on Chrome. Google Inbox seems faster on the app version though. I haven't played much with the stylus but it is just like the Note stylus and seems to work fine. I've had a couple of issues with Bluetooth to my external speaker. It can cut in and out when there is a lot of CPU activity on other web pages or apps. Also, when I pause the music (using Google Play Music), after a minute or so sound is routed to the Chromebook's speakers instead of to the Bluetooth speaker. I'm hoping Google / Samsung can fix these issues soon. In closing, this seems like a great replacement for the Tab / Note Pro 12.2" tablet, and doesn't require a special case or keyboard accessory.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best laptop, tablet under 1k

    Best laptop, tablet under 1k

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    This is one of the best pieces of technology I have used. It's a tablet and a laptop. The stylish makes for an amazing amount of practical uses. I have a 1k+ MacBook air and I prefer the chromebook. I'm amazed at the quality of Samsung, Android and Google products. This will rival anything under 1200+ in all areas besides gaming and raw computing power. With the customization and "extensions" available the possibities are endless. Oh yeah, and you can use the Google play store, and I can text and literally use my phone from the chromebook. (I have an s8). Add a ln external disc and hard drive, and this is the best thing you can buy under 1200 bucks. Love seeing people on their expensive laptops on campus look over with envy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast, Easy to use and can do every program.

    Fast, Easy to use and can do every program.

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    I had the old chrome and I loved it. This one however, I can play roblox, its faster, has a better screen view, basically it is a more advanced version and bit bigger too. I like how you can charge it from both sides and that you can charge it easy with the the regular chargers for the cellphone and not have to connect it all the time but you do have to buy another usb hub to use a mouse. One of the easiest computers I have had granted I had chrome already and its fast, and I have used every program I want. Also you can take screen pictures easily and can even just select the section before the screen picture. Another bonus the pen since I dislike my screen dirty however, it has a touch screen so I get the scree smudged anyway. Overall I love it, I do not like microsoft only because it has too many programs I will not use and sometimes I can't even find the one I want to use and mac I just do not like it at all. This one is easy to use none that you do not need and if you need more you can just easily download them they are compatible.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best chrome ever

    Best chrome ever

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    This computer is great. !! You can download apps and still be able to use it like an actual labtop. Minor stuff such as getting an adapter to use usb is a little annoying but it worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Its good easy to use...

    Its good easy to use...

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    Chromebook 123 is good.. but my problem is sometime its hard to connect in wifi.. and when you use it in FB live the camera is like a video you stretch but in normal camera everything is good i recommend that instead using the fb apps you may use chrome to sign in on fb... easy to use and its to light to carry... i will recommend this product to all my friends...

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    I love it

    I love it

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    Great all in one love it. Like playing and watching movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality hardware

    Poor quality hardware

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    Samsung did a great job at being the first to have a true integration of an Android Tablet with a Chromebook. Unfortunately the quality of the hardware has crippled my Chromebook. After just 5 weeks of use the video card on my Chromebook is going out. The display has a large gray band of "static" going along the bottom that covers up the program icons and the start menu and there is a another stripe running vertically down the right side. I am waiting for Samsung to send me a return label so I can get it fixed but I truly wish I hadn't purchased this Chromebook. If you look at the attached picture you can see the noticeable stripes. Other complaints I have are a cheap feeling keyboard, a very small backspace key and quite tinny sounding speakers. Samsung should have placed them on the top above the keyboard where this is a lot of space. The body of this Chromebook has quite a bit of flex. It doesn't always sit firmly at a desk but instead bounces around. Don't believe Samsung's claim of long battery life. In reality it is about 1/2 of what they claim. While I am waiting for this to be repaired I'm back to my 3.5 year old Acer C-720---it was a $99 computer but is doing great---battery life outshines the Samsung and the keyboard is acceptable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Cant install Android Apps!!

    Cant install Android Apps!!

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    watched many reviews and videos on this product was excited about it - Called Samasung they couldn't even help. This device will not let you install Android apps - definitely doesn't work not even in the beta channel. Unit will also not come out of standby have to press and hold the power button for ten seconds - very disappointed in Samsung.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I am in love.

    I am in love.

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    First, a word to the uneducated about Chromebooks, what they can and cannot do. When I got my first one, I discovered that you can't download and install software as you can on a PC. You can't install very many apps (although that is changing). There aren't very many flexible settings. If you need to run programs from your computer, the Chromebook is not for you. This is what the Chromebook does: it gives you an instant-on, always-fast web browsing experience, with light weight portability and long battery life. No need to take a power cord with you. No need to wait for warmup. No crashing, no hangups, almost no interruptions for updates, no screen suddenly going dark to save on the battery, no antivirus software slowing things down, and the machine will work just as fast a year from now as it does today. Just about every Chromebook offers that. So why do I love this Chromebook? Well, this is my third (technically, my fourth). It costs nearly twice what the lower end Chromebooks do, but it's still a whole lot less than a well appointed laptop, and it is a phenomenal machine. First, let me just say what I use this for. I'm an insurance agent and I meet in people's homes. I want to pull out my tools without interrupting the flow of conversation. This machine is light as a feather and fits in my briefcase right next to my notepad (I've dropped machines and broken screens, so protection is a must for me), so I can make a very professional impression. The screen is small enough that it doesn't become a wall between me and my clients, but large enough for me to see everything clearly and for the touch screen to respond to the fine points with my fingers. (I hate touchpads.) If I really need to fine-tune, I have a stylus handy. The stylus can also allow me to "fancify" my presentation. I just use it to access buttons that are very small on my screen, that's fine enough. Also, on the rare occasion I need to resort to downloaded software, I use Desktop Remote to access my home computer from the Chromebook. The Chromebook has a wonderful size, a great light weight, a great look, and the ability to handle a dozen tabs open effortlessly. It just instantly became a seamless part of my presentation, and I don't have to worry about my brow becoming furrowed or the expression on my face becoming pained as I deal with any hang-ups, as it just doesn't screw up or lag behind my thoughts. I couldn't be happier. True, the apps don't download all that well, at least not yet, but for what I need, I'm thrilled. Now for the fun part. It's just a whole lotta fun to zoom all over the web, to touch the screen, to get incredible quality for pictures or for watching hulu or Youtube or facebook, for carrying around. It just takes it all in stride and then some. Fun factor: 10. I imagine the Google Pixel, now discontinued but perhaps to be resurrected, would also be a 10, as it is the only machine out there with a better screen resolution, but it weighs a pound more. That's significant for me. The bright screen is amazing. For those who like tablets (I am a purist for a keyboard myself), it folds over nicely. The only drawback there is that the power button is on the right hand side, so if you turn the machine to the right and stand it on its side, as you might do if you want to read an ebook, you'll power off. (The Lenovo laptop I have also does the same thing -- what were they thinking?). You can rotate to the left, but that just doesn't feel natural to me. I vastly prefer a power key at the top of the keyboard. I also wish there was a DEL key, rather than having to learn some shortcut to delete. There are a couple of quirks to the keyboard, such as a small backspace key and a search button in place of the cap lock key, but it's a good size and not cramped for my slightly large (female) hands. I would prefer slightly more travel depth to the keys as you hit them, but they still feel pretty solid. Backlit keyboards are pretty, but not necessary with the light of the screen in my opinion. For me, that's irrelevant. So, if you want a laptop without all the power and versatility that drags those things down, if you want absolutely breathtaking imagery, if you want portability, if you want a comfortable screen size and a very responsive touch screen, if you want to surf the web with a dozen tabs open, if you want a good long-lasting battery, this is the machine for you. I saw reviews about poor quality speakers, but they seem just fine to me. If this machine is out of your budget, and tablet mode isn't your thing, I highly recommend the HP touch screen machine for $259 instead. I'd still be using it if I hadn't dropped it and broke the screen. By the way, a word about warranties. I got an extended warranty on my laptop, and I've used it many times, as I also dropped it and broke the screen. (Butterfingers!) I have no complaints about the service I got, except that any repair takes time, usually a minimum of two weeks. (Also, it's hard to speak with someone who's actually working on your machine, so in my situation, I had to send it back in 2 more times to get everything fixed that I'd mentioned when I first took it in, due to failure of everyone to properly communicate. Additionally, you're required to be home to sign for delivery of the computer back to you, which for me delayed things by another week as I rerouted it to the store instead where I could pick it up, as I found out the hard way that I needed to be present.) If you're like me and you need to use your machine daily, and you're a klutz like I am, you need to think about physically protecting your machine from damage so it can survive a fall. I now carry and store this machine in my briefcase that I'd kept from the 1980's, and oh boy, does it look good!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    2017 Chromebook that runs Android Apps

    2017 Chromebook that runs Android Apps

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    I have been waiting for this Chromebook ever since it was announced a while back. Picked one up today. It wasn't even out on display yet. I researched many Chromebooks over the last month and wanted to wait for this model. This is the Plus model, a faster processor model will come out later (Pro). I couldn't wait and decided to buy this model. I'm glad I did! The looks and feel of the unit are premium. It feels like a high end MS Surface. I thought the screen would be small but at the factory display setting it's fine. You can change the resolution and the screen becomes highly usable. However, I would need my glasses! They keyboard feels great. The keys feels good and they have a good response. This isn't a high end Macbook but it it's very nice for the price. The performance has been great. I have downloaded a lot of Android apps from the Play Store. I haven't ran into an issue other than the Android version it is emulating seems to be Marshmelow so a couple apps were not there yet. (like Microsoft Office apps) You can still access the web based versions for now. There are two USB C ports which you can use a dongle to add additional ports and options. Overall I am happy so far. I needed a new machine for web browsing and some productivity without the hassle of installing windows updates. A majority of my work can be done on this machine, especially with the ability to run Android apps. The only negative I would add is that out of the box there was very little charge on the battery and the first update took a while to download. The laptop seems to charge pretty fast though and the battery time has been great all day. I really like the Pen. As a former Note 7 owner\tester I really miss having a pen on a device. I have a Surfacebook and the pen doesn't fit inside so I never bring it with me. The pen on this laptop fits inside so you will always have it. It's great for making sketches. I'm sure I will use it more.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    So far I am loving it! GJ Samsung!

    So far I am loving it! GJ Samsung!

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    Got this laptop on Wednesday, was expecting Friday but it came early. First impressions are very good. It is both thinner and lighter than I expected and is built very well IMO. Keyboard is WAY better than I thought after looking at reviews. There is good key travel and I like the curved keycaps. There is some slight flex and some key are a bit small but I am already adjusting. Screen is bright and VERY sharp as expected. Battery life is also very good for my use so far. I was also worried about the speed of the RK3399 but so far it has been excellent. Pages load very fast and I have noticed no slowdowns. Should be good enough for 95% of users (especially if its not a primary machine). Overall I have been very satisfied with this purchase, hopefully that continues!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good machine

    Good machine

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    I bought this machine to replace my Samsung tablet that was on its last leg. I love that this machine supports Google Play and the convertible form factor lets me use it like a laptop or tablet. The touchscreen and pen are a nice feature and frequently find myself scrolling by touchscreen instead of the track-pad. The track-pad is a high quality and supports several different multi-finger gestures; my only gripe is that my fingers are large and I find myself scrolling several times to make the same progress I would with swiping the screen. The screen has an uncommon 3:2 aspect ratio instead of the traditional 16:9. Using this machine in tablet mode on its side feels like you are holding a pad of paper and feels very natural. I have seen a few complaints that this aspect ratio leaves big letterbox bars on the top/bottom of the screen but I have not had this issue and it is an acceptable amount of viewing space. The keyboard is also on the small size since the screen size uses more vertical space than a traditional screen. There is a good amount of travel between keys so typing gets more friendly as you get used to it. One thing I do not think I will ever get over is the backspace button. This key is usually 2x bigger than a regular key and it is actually smaller here than other keyboards. I frequently find myself hitting the keys next to it, leading to deleting even more typos. The tab button has the same issues but since I do not use that key very often it isn't as much of an issue for me. The keyboard is also not back lit. The screen is bright enough that you can use it to see the keyboard but then it is too bright to use at nighttime. The speakers are mediocre. While they do not get very loud, I do not think I would ever need to blare music from this device; it also has Bluetooth and I would just connect to my speaker system for this to be a deal breaker. Depending on usage, I am getting around 8 hour batter life. This is mostly spent surfing the web but also a couple hours of movies/Netflix. Could get closer to 10 hours of just web based activities and not streaming. It charges quickly using the included type-c USB charger. I get a full charge in less than 3 hours. I think this machine is great for basic usage but not at the $600 price tag. I was able to get it at $100 off plus free Samsung Connect Home Pro router ( https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-connect-home-pro-ac2600-whole-home-wi-fi-system-white/5872506.p?skuId=5872506 ). With a sale like that, I would recommend this Chromebook. Otherwise, I would direct you towards other machines that come at a lower price point.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    For College Students

    For College Students

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    I've had this Chromebook for only a week. I got it after my 2013 Macbook Pro failed me for the 4th time (hardware issues after hardware issues). I love Apple products (I think I just got a bad grape), especially after Microsoft's recent updates to their software. However, I only have one year of school left and am not sure what my laptop use will consist of after graduation so I wasn't about to drop another x,xxx on a computer that might end up collecting dust. I bought this Chromebook primarily for its ability to meet my needs as a college student and its price. I spend most of my time writing papers or working on group projects using Google Drive. It's a universal platform for most students on my campus and after having lost a final paper because it wasn't backed up in Word, I've never written anything outside of Google Docs. Because Chromebooks essentially run on internet connection and everything I use as a student requires internet anyway, this was a great option for me. This particular Chromebook is slim and probably weighs less than some of my paper notebooks, which makes it a great pick for students. I hope to see some more advancement with Android apps. Most of them work pretty well, but some have yet to be compatible with Chromebooks. I would also like to mention that although the specs mention a USB connection, it might be useful for some to know that this is USB C, not USB 3.0. I got a USB C to USB adapter on Amazon for less than $10 so that I can charge my phone or transfer photos from my camera without an SD card. I run Netflix and YouTube videos pretty easily and can have multiple tabs open with functional ease. I've also enjoyed the 2-in-1 feature much more than expected! Great computer so far!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love, Love, Love my Chromebook Pro!

    Love, Love, Love my Chromebook Pro!

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    I have bought many laptops, Macbooks and tablets. They have all been too heavy. This Chromebook is light and has great keyboard action. The screen is just big enough to watch videos, catch up on social media, look for recipes etc. It is large enough to do everything I want and small enough to fit in my purse backpack. I highly recommend this laptop for everyone, especially the older generation who want to enjoy being online but don't like a heavy awkward laptop. For additional functionality, apps can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. My favorite thing is using Google Chrome and syncing all my devices so that my bookmarks and passwords are saved on all my devices, and I don't have to remember them!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The Next Gen Chromebook

    The Next Gen Chromebook

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    I haven't owned a Chromebook for several years. My last was the 2013 Pixel, which was one of my all-time favorite devices I've ever used. I appreciated Chrome OS' minimal and lightweight usability. Fast forward a few years and here we are with the next generation of Chromebooks. This Samsung Chromebook Plus brings what made the Pixel so successful with a smaller package with half of the price tag. This has to be one of the most well-rounded devices I've ever used. Typing is a joy, the screen is jaw dropping and fit/finish is outstanding. I've used Macs, Surfaces, etc and this device is right up there for a fraction of the price. Google and Samsung have knocked this one out of the park. Chrome OS is just as good as I remember and I'm beyond happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Chromebook I've EVER Used

    Best Chromebook I've EVER Used

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    I would like to tell you that as a teacher I've used 7 other different brands and types of Chromebooks. This Chromebook is so light and looks great with its aluminum build. Once you open the lid you are graced with a very bright, clear screen. It truly looks amazing. The screen is in a 3:2 aspect ratio which I really enjoy. It doesn't make it overly long when I flip the CB back on itself and use it as a tablet with its native Android apps that can be installed. This is one of the biggest selling points for me. Sometimes the website such as Inbox by Gmail doesn't work as well as I like it, but the Android app is fantastic. The keyboard is a little cramped but after just a few minutes of typing you completely adjust to the size. Unfortunately, Samsung did not add back lit keys, but for me I hardly use this bad boy in the dark. As I've started to type I've noticed that the keyboard has a little flex in the center, which is a tad bit disappointing but still usable. I don't know if this is a quality control issue or a design flaw. The power button and volume rocker are well placed and have a good feel when pressing them. There are 2-USB C ports one on each side of the CB that can be used to charge the device. It does last for a full day of work about 8-8.5 hours of creating Google Drive documents, spreadsheets, and presentation, a lot of YouTube, Google Play Music, and New York Times for reading articles (via the Android App). I've kept about 4-6 tabs open at a time but never had a website reload itself. I have not experienced any lag of any sort. This is a great alternative to a Windows or MacOS machine with one caveat, this isn't for gamers, professional video editors/photographers. If you need a workhorse machine then get one. This Chromebook would be a great media consumption device and great for light editing. Remember, this is my opinion and you may or may not like this device. I gave the Samsung Chromebook Plus 4 stars because of the flex in the keyboard but I would still recommend this to a friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect travel companion

    Perfect travel companion

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    This Chromebook is, for me, the perfect compromise between size and usability. The high-DPI screen allows me to connect remotely to my workstations and servers at work at full 1080P although I usually dial the resolution down a little since the screen is physical small. The screen itself looks great, and is a pleasure to view. The keyboard is a little smaller than I'd like, but my fingers adjust quickly when I swap between this and my desktop keyboard and MacBook Pro Retina 15" keyboard. I *really* wish it was backlit, which is the only major gripe I have about the keyboard. I've had no problems opening multiple tabs in Chrome. I don't use Android very often, but when I do, I tend to only have one Android app open at a time, as I prefer to stay in the Chrome browser world as much as I can, since Android usability can vary from app to app since Android capability on Chrome OS is still fairly new and still a work in progress. However, when I do use Android apps (such as Squid and Money Wiz 2), I've had no performance issues and they work quite well. Some Android apps don't work quite as well -- and Money Wiz 2 does look rather stretched since it was really designed for a phone UI, but it does work and use the whole screen real estate. The included pen / stylus shows a slight bit of a lag, but not terrible at all, and definitely better than the third-party stylus experience on a non-Pro iPad that only has a capacitive display, like my entry level 2017 iPad. I can "ink" easily, although I tend to not use this feature very often, frankly, but it's nice to know I have it. The bottom line for me is: keyboard I can type quickly on without fuss (after a short adjustment period), beautiful, high-resolution screen, tablet functionality to run a few Android gaps to fill in the app void of Chrome OS for those minor occasions when I need a "real" app, and SUPREME portability.. this thing is THIN. I put it in my little miniature backpack along with a small Kindle e-reader and my iPad and my portable rig (little portable battery, charging cables, even Chromebook Plus charger) and it all fits fine -- no more lugging around a big, bulky messenger bag or backpack! If you can get away with not needing the full power of Windows or macOS apps, this is a WONDERFUL little computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Still learning

    Still learning

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    Features

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    Soo many things to learn. Can't upload docs from Dropbox to Google (When purchased, Salesman didn't know how to get to Dropbox. I learned on my own). Can't upload docs from Google to Docusign (Folders do not show up). PLEASE HELP WITH THIS ITEM!!!

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent choice in the Chromrbook Line

    Excellent choice in the Chromrbook Line

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    Very pleased with all aspects of this Samsung Chromebook Plus. Only exceeded by the Samsung Chromebook Pro, which I also have, however the Pro is much more expensive. Recommend that you buy the Plus; better value and very similar specs/performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Premium Chromebook: King of the Hill

    Premium Chromebook: King of the Hill

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    If there is a Rolls Royce or Porsche of Chromebooks, it's this Samsung Chromebook Plus / Pro. Premium aluminum build with gorgeous bright display (Better than HD in a world where most other Chromebooks are barely HD). Playstore apps answer the critics who say you can only work in the Chrome browser. Not any more! Thanks to Android apps and a responsive touchscreen, you can use hundreds of thousands of apps outside the browser environment. The convertible factor makes this a great tablet when you need it to be so, as well. And the Pen beats the Pencil on the iPad Pro and Pen on the Surface Pro. And hey, it's the only one of the 3 to provide a place to store the stylus within the device itself. Truly a wonderful experience!

    I would recommend this to a friend
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