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Posted: 1/17/2015 3:51:03 PM EST


Any input appreciated. I know nothing and online reviews are, well, online reviews.


roy d...a Commodore 64 man myself
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 3:54:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/17/2015 3:54:53 PM EST by capnrob97]
I have one I bought a couple years ago.

Good for surfing the web when visiting the wife's mother.

Easier to haul around than a full fledged laptop
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:01:40 PM EST
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Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I have one I bought a couple years ago.

Good for surfing the web when visiting the wife's mother.

Easier to haul around than a full fledged laptop
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My buddies also came with 250mb of wireless a month for free forever.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:01:44 PM EST
Is there a particular reason she wants a Chromebook and not a tablet?
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:03:57 PM EST
Get him an iPad.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:05:04 PM EST
Get this

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:06:24 PM EST
As if you are not going to get it for her dad
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:13:42 PM EST
They're great, and Chrome OS is getting better and better with more updates. It comes with the Google version of word processing, number processing, drive, gmail, etc etc...

Overall great for web stuff, but if you like being able to install apps it's not the greatest
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:21:59 PM EST
apple or die baby
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:26:01 PM EST
I prefer android OS on a tablet, more usable without rooting/jailbreaking.

Only downside of android is the manufacturer branding, and OS updates are laggy or non-existant.

Downside of iOS, is that the newer OS makes anything but the latest gen HW a piece of crap. My ipad 2 and iphone 5 have been getting worse as the OS gets newer.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:26:59 PM EST
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Originally Posted By cavedog:
Is there a particular reason she wants a Chromebook and not a tablet?
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I'd rather a tablet. Had a chrome book, sold it when I got my iPad.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:27:02 PM EST
They're not a bad idea for the average user's disposable machine. Most of what's out there on the low end of the price scale has 2gb of ram or less, you're going to want a bit more than that. IMO right now, 2gb is about right. You want a bit more to make the machine last a while.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:29:11 PM EST
At least she didnt want an apple product, thats a win in my eyes.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:39:22 PM EST
I've got one and really like it.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:57:35 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 4:59:51 PM EST
This is a kid, right? No kid needs high-end electronics.
Fuck that. Late teens? Maybe.

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 5:08:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By hawktheslayer:
This is a kid, right? No kid needs high-end electronics.
Fuck that. Late teens? Maybe.

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A chrome book is not exactly high end.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 5:09:58 PM EST
...and she was like...
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 5:10:46 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 5:13:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ShortyForty:
Something to consider
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Light years better. I love mine.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 5:15:17 PM EST
My daughter has one because alot of her homework is somehow related to Google drive. It is fine as a simple machine, but can't do all the things a full laptop can do.......as a web surfing/homework/word processing device it is great, anything more there are better options.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 2:15:22 PM EST
She wants one because her Windows 8 unit is a straight POS. She likes Chrome browser and gmail and her homework is easier with it. She's 15. I found an ASUS 13.3" HD screen at BestBuy for $249 ($223 on Amazon with free shipping) It's a decent unit for what it is. I hate the Windows 8 crap too...that's I'm still rocking the Windows 7 on my six year old Gateway!



roy d...she's not into the windows or apple formats

Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:29:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RoyDamnMercer:
She wants one because her Windows 8 unit is a straight POS. She likes Chrome browser and gmail and her homework is easier with it. She's 15. I found an ASUS 13.3" HD screen at BestBuy for $249 ($223 on Amazon with free shipping) It's a decent unit for what it is. I hate the Windows 8 crap too...that's I'm still rocking the Windows 7 on my six year old Gateway!



roy d...she's not into the windows or apple formats

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My daughter is the same age, and is using it for the same things. We got hers off a Woot special, a bit smaller but was $150 shipped, it will work fine for what she needs it for.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:37:19 PM EST
just be glad she does not want a macbook
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:45:30 PM EST
Been using one of these as a dev unit at work. Tegra K1 is a capable chipset. http://www.amazon.com/Acer-Chromebook-CB5-311-T7NN-13-3-inch-NVIDIA/dp/B00MHX6V88


As for porting software to Chrome Native Client, it fucking sucks
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