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Sell me a Chromebook

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by Drake, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. Drake

    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    So what is the groups thoughts on Chromebooks? I think B and awpticks may each have one maybe? I have taken to commuting via bicycle to work and really don't enjoy slogging a 12 pound laptop with me all the time. I really have no desire to buy the Google Pixel a little to rich for my blood. If anyone has any experience with Linux distros on them as well I would be curious to hear about the support in that area as well.

    I have also considered one of the 200 dollar HP windows machines as well.
     
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    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    use it pretty much all the time. only time i turn on my desktop these days are if i need FTP (there's an app for the CB but its garbage) or to print something (my printer is old, still uses LPT port, not wireless)
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    I have a super lightweight hp. Chromebooks werent the thing to have back then, but its almost the same thing. Nobody needs a cd drive anymore. As long as they have hdmi or usb ports, you don't need a full size laptop.
     
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    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    What model do you have B? I'm leaning towards the cheap Asus or maybe the Samsung
     
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    I have the samsung. It's never let me down.

    Things it does:
    Pr0n
    Interwebs
    Google hangouts (I never use)

    Things I wish it did:
    Illegal scalliwagging
    Itunes.
     
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    i have the acer 720 with the 4gb ram and better proc. it was 249 back then. now its like 329.
    i bought my gf the 720 with 2gb and older proc for 199 for her birthday. i honestly can't tell a difference in performance. does hangouts fine.

    no skype
    no iShit
    not a lot of hdd space

    it's designed to use google web services, like drive, docs, etc.


    see also:
    http://hondaswap.com/threads/device-shopping-for-night-time.526919/
    http://hondaswap.com/threads/help-me-pick-out-a-laptop-i-dont-know-shit-about-computers.527500/
     
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    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    Excellent thanks for the info guys. I knew there where some other threads that discussed this. I should have used the old search button.
     
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    I also got the older 2gb Acer 720 while it was on sale for like $130, I love this thing and I was trying to follow a site where I could try and turn in into a Chrome/Ubuntu and while I have ran into problems trying to duel boot it, it is only because of my lack of knowledge.
    +papers, job apps
    +netflix.... other video thingys to watch
    +super small and lightweight and its awesome.
    I only ever pry the laptop out of my wife's hands if I feel like gaming (which most of the time I just jump on the PS3 or 360)
    I was a little skeptical at first but I fell in love with it, oh and the freaking battery life is awesome!
     
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