Here’s a bargain-basement, and possibly limited-time, offer from Amazon UK that British readers should strongly consider acting on: They’ve discounted the Lenovo N22 11.6-inch HD Chromebook to just £99.99 ($130) with free UK delivery, from an original price of £159.99 ($208). This offer has been running for a while now, so there’s no guarantee how long it will continue, but at a price like this, why not snap it up?
The Lenovo N22 is not quite the same model as the Lenovo 100S Chromebook I picked up a while ago, but the design is close enough for me to expect the same kind of advantages I’ve been seeing on my machine. One is amazing battery life: The Amazon deets quote 14 hours for the N22, and I’ve certainly seen terrific performance from my device – four hour coach trips that barely put a dent in its charge. Then there’s the almost-instant-on and highly robust Chrome OS, which has given me far less trouble than Windows 10 in operation. Maybe it isn’t as versatile and well-stocked with apps as Windows, but then the arrival of the Google Play Store on pretty much all of Lenovo’s Chromebooks should take care of that.
On that note, I do have some quibbles about Chromebooks as pure e-reading platforms, especially for Kindle Store titles and .MOBI files. But those are just that – quibbles. And as said, Android apps on Chromebooks may take care of that. So if a Chromebook could meet your needs, or if you just want to try the technology, there couldn’t be a better time, or a much better price.
I love my new Chromebook. My wife and I got the HiSense bottom of the barrel unit on close-out at WalMart and love it … the Amazon Cloud Reader app is only okay, but I have had good success with buying Epubs from sites like Smashwords, etc. and reading in one of the Epub reader apps in the Chrome store (also, can upload Epubs to MagicScroll.net and read online).
Great devices needing a minimum of maintenance and babysitting.