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It's a laplet! It's a tabtop!
Confession: We lied: The sleek, incredibly thin Acer Chromebook Spin 311 is actually more than just a laptop. It has a brilliant 11.6-inch HD touchscreen display (at 1366x768 resolution) and flexible 360-degree hinge (hence the name 'Spin'), so it can rotate to any angle for use as a tablet.
"The screen quality is excellent for this price point," raved a delighted five-star reviewer. "I love that you can use this as a tablet, a laptop, or even prop it up for viewing. Perfectly versatile...We liked it so much that we ordered a second one."
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This Acer Chromebook Spin 311 is a true workhorse, with a Dual-Core Intel Celeron N4020, 4GB of memory and 32GB of on-board storage. It even features single USB-C and single USB-A ports and a stalwart 10-hour battery life.
Chromebook runs the latest version of ChromeOS, so you know you'll get speedy results. And unlike Windows 10 or macOS laptops, with long loading times and complicated app downloads, you just log in to your Gmail account via Google Chrome and you’re good to go. In fact, this Chromebook can access and download ChromeOS, Linux and Android apps for more versatility.
"...This is an excellent laptop for the price and I've enjoyed using it," shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. "ChromeOS has made a lot of improvements and I'm using not only chrome, but Android apps and Linux applications. Good power, good battery, USB-C ports and power, micro-SD port, great touch screen..."
The Acer Chromebook Spin 311 hybrid is ideal for anyone who wants the power and usability of ChromeOS at an affordable price. If you need a simple, yet reliable and easy-to-use laptop-tablet combo, this is the one!
"I wasn't fully sure what to expect, I've never had a Chromebook but really needed something that I could take with me on the go to work on my shop updates, work stuff and school when that starts up," added another five-star reviewer. "It's taking some getting used to, but I'm loving it so far! Battery life is as expected, I left it on overnight and I still had a full battery the next morning. Touchscreen is responsive..."
Local emergency officers issued an evacuation order, providing escorts for residents as a shelter was placed at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center.Smoke is expected to combine with Dixie Fire's during the next hours, causing pollution to spread into the valley across the surrounding areas of Bridgeport and Tahoe.Government agencies, as well as private organisations and businesses, are cooperating to respond to the fire with over 1,300 personnel working on it.According to the U.S. Forest Service, the Tamarack Fire started as lightning hit in the Mokelumne Wilderness on a rocky ridgetop with sparse fuels and high winds, which caused a rapid downslope fire to spread.
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Elon Musk's private rocket company SpaceX was awarded a $178 million launch services contract for NASA's first mission focusing on Jupiter's icy moon Europa and whether it may host conditions suitable for life, the space agency said on Friday. The Europa Clipper mission is due for blastoff in October 2024 on a Falcon Heavy rocket owned by Musk's company, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA said in a statement posted online.
The International Judo Federation suspended on Saturday an Algerian judoka and his coach for withdrawing from the Tokyo Olympics before his event started, after the draw set him on course for a match against an Israeli. Fethi Nourine and his coach Amar Benikhlef gave individual statements to the media announcing their withdrawal from the competition to avoid meeting an Israeli athlete during the event, the IJF said in a statement. Nourine's withdrawal was "in total opposition to the philosophy of the International Judo Federation", it said.
Qian Yang of China won the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday in women’s 10-meter air rifle. Yang overtook Anastasiia Galashina when the Russian missed the center two rings for an 8.9 on her final shot. Yang had a 9.8 on her final shot and finished with an Olympic record 251.8.
When women's weightlifting was introduced as an Olympic sport in 2000, Papua New Guinea's then 16-year-old Loa Dika Toua became the first-ever female Olympian lifter. Wearing her country's flag colours of red and black, Toua grabbed the bar with a scream, made two good lifts at snatch, and smiled in joy, making a heart gesture with her hands at the camera. Coming from a family of weightlifters, Toua was encouraged to get involved in the sport by her aunt.
TOKYO (Reuters) -China's Yang Qian won the first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics in the women's 10-meter rifle competition on Saturday. The silver went to Russian shooter Anastasiia Galashina and the bronze medal to Switzerland's Nina Christen. Galashina led the race for the gold in the final until she cracked under pressure and signed off with her lowest score of 8.9 for a total of 251.1.
Yulia Kozik drained a two-point jumper to give the Russian women's team a victory over the Japanese hosts in the Olympic debut of 3x3 basketball on Saturday. The heavily favoured Russian Olympic Committee team never trailed in the physical match, but the Japanese squad closed the gap to one point in the final minute. Twins Olga and Evgeniia Frolkina at 6' and 5'11" tall combined for 10 points, while Mio Shinozaki (5'5") led scoring for Japan with 9 points.
Japan's Miki Ishii and Megumi Murakami won the first women's match of the beach volleyball tournament at the Tokyo Olympics by default after their Czech opponents withdrew due to COVID-19. Marketa Nausch-Slukova tested positive earlier this week, forcing her and partner Barbora Hermannova to pull out and hand the hosts a 2-0 victory. Six members of the Czech Olympic team have tested positive so far and the country's Olympic Committee had launched an investigation into a charter flight bringing athletes to Tokyo.
It goes without saying that Rep. Eric Swalwell and Tucker Carlson are most definitely not mutual admirers -- but the California Democrat scored points with fellow liberals Friday night when he posted screenshots of an awkward text exchange he had with the Fox News host. The exchange began with Carlson asking Swalwell to give him a call, and Swalwell replying in so many words, "no." "Tucker, I’m hesitant to do that. You falsely smeared my wife on Tuesday and she’s getting death threats. That’s wa