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Chromebook Yes or No?
Posted 2/2/14
I'll stick to my desktop, laptop, or iPad that is devices that are still fully functional without internet.
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Posted 2/2/14
I use win8.1 laptop and win8.1 tablet
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Posted 2/2/14 , edited 2/2/14
I have an Acer Chromebook and it's okay. It is pretty quick and I haven't had any problems with it yet.
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Posted 2/2/14
Nah, i'm fine
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Posted 2/3/14
I really don't like the Chromebook.
Printing is a HUGE PAIN! It needs to be a "cloud printer" and simply plugging in the USB from the printer (with the software) doesn't seem to work.
If you only use it to do basic internet surfing, it's fine. BUT that's it.

If you plan to work with software(any .exe really) you'll find LOTS of compatibility issues since it runs off of Chrome OS.
A simple file dragging/dropping/organizing is a pain too. You can't do previews of photos/vids of what you're working with to work. So don't expect much if you do some photos/videos that you save or upload to social networking sites.

In general: Chromebooks are only limited to basic internet surfing. Printing, program compatibility, photos/videos are all VERY limited in terms of usage.
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Posted 2/3/14
I had never even heard of it until I saw this thread. I've heard of Chrome, but not "Chromebook."
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Posted 2/3/14
I own one. It's useless without a internet connection but its incredibly fast and if i have the light turned down the batter can last me like 8 hours. I would suggest it to someone who only wants a web browser.
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Posted 2/3/14
Just get a regular laptop.
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Posted 2/3/14
I fucking hate mine but my school is forcing everyone to use them
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Posted 2/3/14
I'm an R&D engineer for Sony. Get a Sony laptop. Chromebooks are garbage.
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Posted 2/3/14
Truthfully i can't imagine getting a chromebook. First off the if you compare their low end to tablets the tablets can do a lot more with windows/android apps and have better specs. If you compare the high end $1700 chromebook the specs are terrible compared to a cheaper laptop. Also ChromeOS is based off of linux which has poor flash support which is why you are having problems. Even though android is also a linux based os without flash they have the crunchyroll app and several other streaming apps to make up for it.
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Posted 2/3/14
well the mac still plays more games than chromebook and has games like Bioshock Infinite. In fact you could even dual boot windows on a mac if you wanted to and get both windows and mac games.
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Posted 2/3/14

cymmitch wrote:

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?




Youtube plays well because it is probably using html5 instead of flash. Flash is terrible on Linux/ChromeOS and is even flaky on a high powered desktop.
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Posted 2/3/14
If you're just going to surf the web then yes... However if you're gonna do anything else on them then that's a no!
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Posted 2/4/14 , edited 2/4/14
Well, chromebooks are still a work in alpha-beta stage. One of the real disadvantages would be, in my eyes, that it's too dependent on the internet connection, actually without it, it doesn't work.
I wonder, is it also so restrictive when working with documents? Like writing something - does this also require internet connection? If yes, then that would be really bad for people who like to procrastinate and do things in the last minutes - just imagine an internet blackout for a day or two and you can not proceed with writing your paper...that would suck, because this kind of probability is quite high - at least for me, when I leave something for the last minute there is something always going to happen that will make me take longer to finish it... XD
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