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jmarto1
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Houma, LA
Member since Mar 2008
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Anyone have a Chromebook?


What are your thoughts. No I am not getting a Mac.






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willymeaux
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2012
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re: Anyone have a Chromebook?


Get an apple computer





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redstick13
Wofford Fan
Western Colorado
Member since Feb 2007
22018 posts

re: Anyone have a Chromebook?


I have a Chromehitch.





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tiger rag 93
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2007
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re: Anyone have a Chromebook?


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Get an apple computer


X10000






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jmarto1
LSU Fan
Houma, LA
Member since Mar 2008
12950 posts

re: Anyone have a Chromebook?


Why when I can spend less than $300 with a system that I prefer?





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tiger rag 93
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Baton Rouge
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re: Anyone have a Chromebook?


Just my personal opinion. I use Mac and love it. Have had no problems. If you can get what you need for $300 then more power to you.





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jmarto1
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Houma, LA
Member since Mar 2008
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re: Anyone have a Chromebook?


I have nothing against Mac. I think it is good stuff. My main issue with Apple is I don't like their prices. No need to pay those prices when I won't be using this every day.





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tiger rag 93
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Baton Rouge
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re: Anyone have a Chromebook?


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I don't like their prices


Completely agree with that. Hate having to pay for their name. But my laptop was a gift so I have only had to buy a replacement charger for it....85 damn dollars.






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UltimaParadox
Alabama Fan
Huntsville
Member since Nov 2008
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re: Anyone have a Chromebook?


I don't own one...

but at 300 dollars.. just know the limitations. If used as a simple web browsing machine with little local storage requirements, I could see the purpose. I am sure it's web browsing performance is on par with the average arm tablet.






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jmarto1
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Houma, LA
Member since Mar 2008
12950 posts

re: Anyone have a Chromebook?


Nice. Yea, I'm not a huge anti-Apple person. It just isn't a brand that I'm willing to pay a ton of money for. I can get 3 chrome books for the price of one if necessary and probably still be ahead. More than likely I won't have a problem with even one.





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jcole4lsu
Virginia Fan
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Member since Nov 2007
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re: Anyone have a Chromebook?


Get a nexus 10 instead of a chrome book





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Jon Ham
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Member since Jun 2011
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re: Anyone have a Chromebook?


If ALL you need is internet and media, then a chromebook would be fine. All the ones I've seen have HDMI hookup so it would be a good computer to stream from your computer to your TV.

However, you can't do anything else on it. No word processor and you can't install games or any other programs you may want/need.






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jcole4lsu
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re: Anyone have a Chromebook?


Uh they come with google docs flagshipper





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jmarto1
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Houma, LA
Member since Mar 2008
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re: Anyone have a Chromebook?


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However, you can't do anything else on it


The limitation I'm most worried about is not being able to use Office. If I open up a store for work I need it. If I don't then it is no worries. I'm leaning towards no on this one because that possibility will be real for me.






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Jon Ham
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Uh they come with google docs flagshipper



Never used it, and when I say "word processor," I mean office. Does google docs save to your computer or do you have to be online to access your files?






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jcole4lsu
Virginia Fan
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re: Anyone have a Chromebook?


Its compatible with office just like libre office is.

If op must have true office he should go with a refurbished windows laptop






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THRILLHO
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New Orleans, LA
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re: Anyone have a Chromebook?


Nothing good right now on slickdeals.net, but keep checking the computer forums. It's not uncommon to find $300 laptops that will be more versatile than a chromebook. There's a $280 Toshiba laptop on there, but the hardware is very dated. Still may be a better option for you if you're in a rush.





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TigerDik86
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
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re: Anyone have a Chromebook?


Yes. I have the Samsung. As long as you don't need to download any programs, and just want surf, it's freaking perfect

ETA paid $250



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jcole4lsu
Virginia Fan
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Member since Nov 2007
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re: Anyone have a Chromebook?


You can pretty much find the toshiba amd e series laptops for under 300, come with windows 8.
Don't expect great performance but its brand new with a warranty






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TigerDik86
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Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2011
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re: Anyone have a Chromebook?


Also, it boots in <10s, self updates, won't get a virus anytime soon, 100k apps, syncs with driods easily, and clouds your music for free





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