Want a dedicated kitchen computer? Perhaps you’re a traveler and need a “disposable” netbook? How about a toilet PC? Whatever the case, at the unbelievably low price of $149 you’ll likely find a place in your life for Hisense’s new ultra-cheap Chromebook.
Hisense’s machine features a sleek matte plastic finish and a design which is reminiscent of the original Chromebook CR-48. In terms of specs, it features an ARM 1.8GHz Cortex-A17 Quad-Core processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 16GB of local storage, and an astonishing 10 hours of battery life. The 11.6” LED HD display is also bright and crisp enough that you won’t find yourself straining your eyes as you read on a NetBook-sized screen. What’s more, the trackpad is surprisingly very well built given the history that Chromebooks have had with bad trackpads.
What about ports? Well, for $149 you shouldn’t expect too much. There are 2 USB ports and 1 HDMI port. Then again, for $149 you’re getting thrice as many ports than you would if you would purchase Apple’s new MacBook.