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Sure why not as long as it's not a mac we're golden.
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I saw the specs... no
actually I didn't even know it existed
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spectralMagician wrote:

Sure why not as long as it's not a mac we're golden.


please the macbook air beats it
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pandrasb wrote:


spectralMagician wrote:

Sure why not as long as it's not a mac we're golden.


please the macbook air beats it


Good luck playing all your games on it
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spectralMagician wrote:


pandrasb wrote:


spectralMagician wrote:

Sure why not as long as it's not a mac we're golden.


please the macbook air beats it


Good luck playing all your games on it


It could take MMO's if that's what you mean, don't think it could run a CryEngine 3 but I could be wrong
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spectralMagician wrote:


pandrasb wrote:


spectralMagician wrote:

Sure why not as long as it's not a mac we're golden.


please the macbook air beats it


Good luck playing all your games on it


Honestly, the new Haswell chip inside the macbook air is enough for decent gaming. The Intel HD Graphics is more than enough for strategy games (Civ V, Heroes & Generals), but isn't necessarily going to play the major games on the most beautiful settings...remember guys, these things weren't designed for gaming! They were designed to be light, thin, and portable!
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themiddlegeek wrote:


spectralMagician wrote:


pandrasb wrote:


spectralMagician wrote:

Sure why not as long as it's not a mac we're golden.


please the macbook air beats it


Good luck playing all your games on it


Honestly, the new Haswell chip inside the macbook air is enough for decent gaming. The Intel HD Graphics is more than enough for strategy games (Civ V, Heroes & Generals), but isn't necessarily going to play the major games on the most beautiful settings...remember guys, these things weren't designed for gaming! They were designed to be light, thin, and portable!


I haven't practiced much with Macs and such but the bit of it I have, not so good. But this last part is true. You are correct.
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pandrasb wrote:


spectralMagician wrote:


pandrasb wrote:


spectralMagician wrote:

Sure why not as long as it's not a mac we're golden.


please the macbook air beats it


Good luck playing all your games on it


It could take MMO's if that's what you mean, don't think it could run a CryEngine 3 but I could be wrong


I get to use this far less than one would expect.
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Topic Starter:
If you're having issues with Flash (which is what Crunchyroll uses to display videos), I would start to remove your extensions in Chrome - one by one, to see which one may be causing the conflict. I had a similar problem with one of my extensions, it works fine now.

Now, about Chromebooks, they're designed for "casual" use - the Chrome OS lacks the functionality to play traditional games, but it's a powerhouse (especially the $250~ ones) for web-browsing and accessing the cloud. The Chromebook Pixel is on-par with a Macbook Air (last year's model), just lacks a 'strong' OS and storage space. The latter is a non-issue, considering the Chrome OS is designed to function "in the cloud" (not locally) and you do get 100GB to 1TB of Google Drive space (depending on which Chromebook you have).

It really depends on what you normally do with your laptop. Taking notes and such, a Chromebook would be fine - heck, even playing Facebook games or general social networking usage. Condemning it is, quintessentially, a waste of time. While I have bias against any and all Apple product, I do see their use for the people that aren't me. (:
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i wouldn't recommend a chrome book to anyone and i sell computers. Most complaints/issues are printer compatibility and no external cd compatibility for now/ if ever. When i am asked by a customer what i can tell them about a chromebook the best thing i can tell them is not to get it
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As long as you do absolutely nothing with your computer but basic internet browsing, a Chromebook is not for you. They run on Google's propitiatory OS, so don't expect to get all the benefits of Windows or Macintosh. Weigh out the props and cons. Very weak, but very inexpensive (all but but the Pixel model). The size isn't really an advantage over other laptops, because their are many computers as small as Chromebooks, with far higher computational capabilities. But they are also more expensive.

In my opinion, you're better saving up and purchasing something that will net you the best of both worlds; size and performance.
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As long as you do absolutely nothing with your computer but basic internet browsing, a Chromebook is not for you..


I don't think I can agree with basic "Internet browsing" being all it can do. I know of a few clients that actually use Chromebooks throughout their entire office; due to portability, ease of use, and price range. The only people in the office that require more processing (computational? Interesting usage of the word) power are the IT managers/network administrators. You can modify/edit/create Office-supported files (spread sheets, documents, etc) through Google's cloud-based offerings; so that wraps up most college students outside of the gamers. The cheaper models will run social networking games (Facebook and Google+ [despite G+ removing games as such]) without any problems.

I will, however, agree that the proprietary Chromium/Chrome OS is a let down, compared to the two "traditional" OS'es (Windows/Mac). Linux is a power-house, but only Ubuntu has made it more "accessible" to those who aren't computer savvy.
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Chromebooks are shit for video games, mainly for average use (youtube, netflix, facebook etc.)
I've never owned one, But like most here I wouldn't have doubted that the Chrome OS was shitty, I mean this is like their first Laptop you know!
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considering the amount of time I spend on my computer... a Chromebook would be great as just a machine for just basic stuff with the various google apps... I wouldnt expect much more than that

but because of the type of person I am I will just keep buying Macbook Pros, run parallel windows 7 on it and play games with softer hardware requirements, and just get a custom PC desktop if I want a gaming pc
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I've got an Acer c720 and it's working great for me so far.
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