The value of an ACER chromebook 13

tlgriffith

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I want to buy an ACER chromebook 13 off of Amazon.

The only options available for purchase are

Option 1: 2gb ram and HD ($180)

Option 2: 2gb ram and full HD ($280)

Option 3: 4gb ram and full hd ($370)

I'm not sure which option would be best for me. I don't have a preference with the resolution, I'm more concerned about if the 2gb ram is going to be enough. The plan is to use the chromebook for Internet/school use but if I limit myself to 2gb then I limit the chromebook multitasking potential.

Is doubling the price worth the extra 2gb of ram and going from HD to full HD?

Money is not to big a concern, just focused on the value difference or the possibility of being unsatisfied with the inexpensive option.
 
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I'd go with the upgraded one, 2 GB RAM even for a chromebook is low. If it's a small screen, a 720 resolution may be fine on it, if you can upgrade the RAM yourself, maybe get the lower spec one, and just buy a RAM stick for it, will save $150 or so. Take a look at the different models in a store, see what you think about the screen.
I'd go with the upgraded one, 2 GB RAM even for a chromebook is low. If it's a small screen, a 720 resolution may be fine on it, if you can upgrade the RAM yourself, maybe get the lower spec one, and just buy a RAM stick for it, will save $150 or so. Take a look at the different models in a store, see what you think about the screen.
 
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Steve Simons

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If you haven't bought yet, I'd go with the HP G4 model. We have hundreds of them in our building and they kick butt. 4 GB RAM, Intel processor, excellent battery life (about 8-10 hours). We pay just over $250 a piece and that's with the enterprise fee. $370 is way overpriced.