News I wanted a new Android tablet — but I got this Chromebook tablet instead

Feb 3, 2022
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It seemed the more Android apps I installed one this the slower it got. Even if the Android apps weren’t running.
 

CajunMoses

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May 12, 2016
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Admittedly, even the best Android tablets aren't even in the same league as any iPad. So it's good to see ChromeOS becoming adept as a tablet OS. I expect my next tablet to be a Lenovo Chromebook Duet 3. Can't beat the versatility and price combo.
 
Jun 27, 2022
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Whats does the statement below from the article even mean? I've never heard this with chrome android.

"it’s no longer receiving any Android updates, so I could no longer officially run Google Chrome"
 
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Jun 27, 2022
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Wondering if this chrome book tablet has an end of life like the chromebook laptop I bought. at the time I purchased it I didn’t realize that end of life was a thing with chrome books.
 
Mar 12, 2022
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Wondering if this chrome book tablet has an end of life like the chromebook laptop I bought. at the time I purchased it I didn’t realize that end of life was a thing with chrome books.
The EOL got a lot longer once Google got the message that folks weren't that excited about a perfectly good piece of hardware suddenly not getting feature and security updates.

Like you, I made a pretty good investment in chrome device hardware, including i7 and i5 based chromeboxes. Pretty beastly, and a decent price since they were a couple of years old.

And then Google stopped updating them. So I went back to Windows, but Chrome OS Flex has my attention for any older bits of hardware.
 
Mar 12, 2022
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You should have bought the lenovo 10e. It actually got down to $79 IIRC from lenovo on ebay.

Most of the complaints, especially about the "chunkiness" were ridiculously overblown. I got a 10e and an amazon fire 10 plus, which has fairly similar hardware. Both are so similar in size and appearance that if they're off, I have to look for the amazon logo on the back to tell the difference. Ports are even in the same places. Only difference is the Fire tab has a microsd slot while the 10e does not.

However, both will work with a fast usb microflash drive. I have a Samsung Fit drive, and that works fine in the usb-c charging port on either. Pretty darn fast and more removable media than one could ever want.

The screen isn't exactly what I'd call "glossy" either.

This was a case where folks who bought a more expensive tablet tried to find reasons why there was a problem with the $99 one so they didn't feel bad about overpaying. I was shocked when I received mine and saw NONE of the reported "issues" with it.

Where else can you find a good performing extra screen with its own built in processing, with android/web/chrome/linux dev all in one for $100?

The 10e as an Education part also has updates for 6 more years, which is actually longer than I'll want to use it.
 
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