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Posted 6/28/13
do you have one? are you planing on getting one?
I just got a samsung one. I really like it so far- except i have not gotten it to play a video over here on crunchyroll, witch may very well be my poor slow internet connection I really don't know yet.
but thought I would ask what others thought of theirs. love it hate it??
I think its cute and I being a Google girl love that it just fiered up with all my stuff all ready and waiting
oh and I love the mouse pad....
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Posted 6/28/13
I don't have one myself, have a Windows Surface RT. The chromebooks seem appealing though, with regards to your video playing issues perhaps try and update plugins (flash player etc.)?
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Posted 6/28/13
I was thinking about getting one myself, but i don't actually know anything about then really. If i can't watch crunchyroll videos then thats a problem. . .
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Posted 6/28/13
No.... if anything, I would just get a regular ASUS laptop. Chromebooks are poopoo.
Posted 6/28/13
My lil sis has one and she complains about it.
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Posted 6/28/13
well one of the selling points of this chromebook thing is that it is suppose to stay updated- I did look at adobe and it seemed good.

I have been using this all day and so far thats the only glitch- but like I said, living out in the sticks as I do I often have slow connections, or it may need to be restarted ??

I can't imagine they would block it or somthing so I find it odd but not disturbing so far.
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Posted 6/28/13 , edited 6/28/13
It is a bit appealing because of it's very slim and lightweight design, but in all honesty, I won't be picking one up though. It's really just supposed to be for browsing the Internet, listening to music & watching videos. I'd read too that it can struggle a bit on HD as well, but lesser quality videos play just fine.
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Posted 6/28/13
well you would definitely not want this to be the only computing option you have, a desk top or what ever. but for surfing the net and writing and carrying around I think I will like it. just not sure about the video thing yet- youtube works but then that is owned by google so...
anyone use it on that yet?
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Posted 6/28/13
^ Do u get any errors or anything when u try to display a video on CR? Can u install the latest updates to your flash application or are u only allowed to update/install google-based ones?
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Posted 6/28/13
Definitely not. I'll stick to my custom computers.
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Posted 6/28/13
Wouldn't bother picking one up, not a large Chrome fan to begin with but with issues I've heard and a few people I know have one they aren't fans of them.
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Posted 6/28/13
If it was cheaper I'd buy it, since I'd only use it for browsing
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Posted 6/28/13
well it really just sits there. and I went the the adobe site and I believe I have the latest update. but that is a good question- managing updates? when I opened it up- it updated right away, as for future ones I wonder is I have the choice of yes or no? I'm only one day into this thing so I will know more in a week or so I guess. also guess that is why aI am going around asking everyone what they think of them. :-) but it was so cheap I thought what the heck
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Posted 6/28/13
Chromebooks are basically $250 web browsers. A smartphone or tablet can do more than a Chromebook.
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Posted 6/30/13
Chromebooks are [imo] the new netbooks. They have somewhat-skimpy hardware, but they are very light, and very cheap.

I have considered buying one for their portability, but money has been tight, and the $250 that might've gone towards one went towards a new graphics chip for my desktop.

If I picked one up, first thing I would do is enable developer mode. This reveals the Chrome OS to be just a lightweight Linux with chrome and a few other apps attached. From this point, you can tune it to be a normal Linux laptop, suitable for light work and web browsing. This also gives you luxuries such as Adobe Flash, Java SE, and Eclipse. If you break something, just hit a few OS switches, and Chrome OS loads itself back onto the device, no harm, no foul. Also, this has been done many times, so if you have the patience and catalyst, google-fu helps as well...

tl;dr light, cheap, modifiable.
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