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joaquinx


Oct 30, 2015, 8:33 AM

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Is anyone using a Chromebook rather than a PC or a Mac?
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johanson / Moderator


Oct 30, 2015, 1:09 PM

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Re: [joaquinx] Chromebook

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Although I do not use it, a techie friend commented that "Chrome works great on tablets" . He said nothing more or less than that.


joaquinx


Oct 30, 2015, 1:22 PM

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Re: [johanson] Chromebook

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Not the browser, but the OS that runs on an laptop like computer.
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johanson / Moderator


Oct 30, 2015, 4:19 PM

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Re: [joaquinx] Chromebook

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I just read the following on our Lake Chapala Web Forum


Google plans to “fold” its web-only desktop operating system, Chrome OS, into Android by 2017, the Wall Street Journal claims.


joaquinx


Oct 30, 2015, 4:27 PM

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Re: [johanson] Chromebook

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I read that and a number of recent articles that said different. So do we trust Google once again or not?
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johanson / Moderator


Oct 30, 2015, 5:07 PM

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Re: [joaquinx] Chromebook

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I guess only time will tell. I am not an expert on the subject.
Try (click on) this link and see what it says. Link



If the link doesn't work, because I screwed up, here it is shown below

http://venturebeat.com/...ome-os-with-android/


(This post was edited by johanson on Oct 30, 2015, 5:09 PM)


chinagringo


Oct 30, 2015, 6:37 PM

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Re: [joaquinx] Chromebook

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Not personal experience but an aquaintance who happens to own a Chromebook that he admits to purchasing because it was cheap and without understanding the concept - wishes he never spent the money! To quote him: "my unit is totally useless unless I have access to WIFI all the time". Beyond that, I admit to knowing NADA!
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Neil
Albuquerque, NM



joaquinx


Oct 30, 2015, 6:44 PM

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Re: [chinagringo] Chromebook

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That is very interesting since there are so many places where wifi is available. Plus the fact that many apps have an offline option. Perhaps your friend didn't assess his needs completely and got the cheaper solution.
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chinagringo


Oct 30, 2015, 7:18 PM

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Re: [joaquinx] Chromebook

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Please take note that I didn't say the guy was the sharpest "tack in the box", in fact he was bailing out of the military and looking for a cheap option without having a clue! Does a "chromebook" have internal memory or do you have to rely on the cloud for storage?
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM



joaquinx


Oct 30, 2015, 7:32 PM

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Re: [chinagringo] Chromebook

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It usually comes with 16gb of storage and around 3gb of ram. Plus an SD slot to supply an additional local storage up to 1tb (on some models). It is orientated to Google products such as docs and sheets that are offline apps as well.
I use these products as well as drive (cloud storage). This allows me to access info from my laptop with my phone anywhere.
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jwp_007

Nov 6, 2015, 3:04 PM

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Re: [joaquinx] Chromebook

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I use a Toshiba chromebook here in Mexico. It is a newer model with 16gb of internal storage, a usb port, and an SD card reader slot. I love the thing - yes it is wi-fi only but that has not been a problem. Very light weight, good keyboard, good screen. I swore never again to buy anything connected with Microsoft after the windows 8 and 8.1 fiasco's. No more waiting 10 minutes to boot up (15 seconds on my chromebook), no more "you have 75 updates waiting, install now?" , no unexplained crashes or lockups. I really like my chromebook


DavidHF

Nov 9, 2015, 8:56 AM

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Re: [jwp_007] Chromebook

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I have a Samsung Surface Pro tablet that has Chrome. I love it!
 
 
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