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#1 Tyler Ltd  Icon User is offline

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Chromebook?

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:41 AM

Do you honestly believe it's a good buy for $200? I recently purchased it, and I like it so far. I am just extremely annoyed it does not support Java. I cut down from major gaming such as World of Warcraft so it's good. The day before, my fan gave out, and so did my motherboard for my HP Laptop, and there was no point in getting it fixed noted it would cost over $100, and the company (HP) was going down. Now I game on my Xbox 360, the Chromebook is just like an iPad 2 (which I have) just the feel of a laptop, plus you don't need to download different Apps just to use Flash. I go on Facebook, and play a couple flash games also.

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Re: Chromebook?

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:23 AM

If you already have stuff that can do all of the things that your chrome book can do plus more,, then why have the chrome book?
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Re: Chromebook?

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:30 AM

To post about it on internet forums ?
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Re: Chromebook?

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:47 AM

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View Postcalvinthedestroyer, on 04 January 2013 - 11:23 AM, said:

If you already have stuff that can do all of the things that your chrome book can do plus more,, then why have the chrome book?

The ability to do things is not the most important part, but how it does those things. For instance, an iPad can be used to browse DIC, but it's not half as convenient for writing long posts than, say, a netbook. A smartphone can be used to play games, but depending on the type, it won't be half as much fun as playing it on a PC or a gaming console.
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Re: Chromebook?

Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:22 PM

View PostAtli, on 04 January 2013 - 06:47 AM, said:

View Postcalvinthedestroyer, on 04 January 2013 - 11:23 AM, said:

If you already have stuff that can do all of the things that your chrome book can do plus more,, then why have the chrome book?

The ability to do things is not the most important part, but how it does those things. For instance, an iPad can be used to browse DIC, but it's not half as convenient for writing long posts than, say, a netbook. A smartphone can be used to play games, but depending on the type, it won't be half as much fun as playing it on a PC or a gaming console.


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Re: Chromebook?

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:23 PM

I believe the question can easily be answered by asking a single question: Are you a computer scientist/engineer?

If yes, then no, you won't enjoy a chromebook.

I have a friend who interned for Google last summer and they made them use chromebooks. He says it is basically a crippled version of Linux. Your terminal is used for pinging things and opening ssh connections, but Google advises against using the terminal's ssh client as it is buggy or something along those lines. The filesystem doesn't allow you to create directories, in fact you can only access the downloads folder. Basically, you are spending $200 for a web browser.
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Re: Chromebook?

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:36 PM

I've tried my friend's chromebook and disliked it immensely. For people that only use their laptops for browsing the web and documentation such as reports for school and whatnot, it'd be perfect for them. For people like me, no, it's not my cup of tea that's for sure.
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Re: Chromebook?

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

i also dislike this product when i use it for anything it wasn't intended for!
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Re: Chromebook?

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

Wait... is that why my laptop keeps turning off when I paddle my boat with it?
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Re: Chromebook?

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:19 PM

no, that's the fishes getting annoyed and turning it off....
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Re: Chromebook?

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:19 PM

maybe! maybe not! but i bet your view of that laptop as a boat paddle has been forever tainted.
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Re: Chromebook?

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

Well, my HP died on my as I said above, and this was the only laptop I could afford. It'll do for a while. I can still program at school.
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Re: Chromebook?

Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

ha! Way to get us back on topic Tyler Ltd :P This isn't the best forum for that sort of question, as the lounge will always end up on tangents. It's part of the description of leading the forum in fact :P
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Re: Chromebook?

Posted 08 January 2013 - 11:27 PM

View PostTyler Ltd, on 04 January 2013 - 01:22 PM, said:

View PostAtli, on 04 January 2013 - 06:47 AM, said:

View Postcalvinthedestroyer, on 04 January 2013 - 11:23 AM, said:

If you already have stuff that can do all of the things that your chrome book can do plus more,, then why have the chrome book?

The ability to do things is not the most important part, but how it does those things. For instance, an iPad can be used to browse DIC, but it's not half as convenient for writing long posts than, say, a netbook. A smartphone can be used to play games, but depending on the type, it won't be half as much fun as playing it on a PC or a gaming console.


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Then you should be more descriptive Why ask if you all ready know?
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Re: Chromebook?

Posted 11 January 2013 - 02:04 AM

Is the chromebook really that good? Is it available everywhere yet? I'm in India.
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