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Re: Chromebook?

Posted 22 January 2013 - 10:37 PM

View Postalicemenezes, on 11 January 2013 - 02:04 AM, said:

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


The only reason why you want to buy a chromebook is because they're cheap. LOL
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Re: Chromebook?

Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:10 AM

so many out loud laughs.
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Re: Chromebook?

Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

View PostTyler Ltd, on 04 January 2013 - 06:07 PM, said:

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.


Actually, if you use an online compiler such a the one in my signature, then you can program anywhere that you have an internet connection.
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Re: Chromebook?

Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:25 PM

I always thought the ChromeBook would be good for simply taking notes in class or something. I view it a lot like a tablet, but with a physical keyboard. I also take all my notes on Google Drive so I dont have to keep track of them.

Its also not bad for simply viewing the web.

I do all my serious computing on a desktop, because I have a lot of problems with laptops, as they dont tend to last more than two years without a replacement part here or there. Laptops are more expensive, and with that being said, the laptop expense isnt worth it for me based on my needs at this moment.

But I should also point out that I dont have a chromebook either haha, but if I was gonna get a laptop again, it would be a chromebook simply because of the limited domain of my needs for such a computer.
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Re: Chromebook?

Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:42 PM

I won't be getting a Google Chrome. If my Alienware has an unrecoverable crash landing I'd probably just get a new desktop. I've found that generally what I want to do away from a desktop only really requires my smart phone or my Kindle Fire. If I was to purchase a new laptop it wouldn't be a Google Chrome because I'd need a full fledged OS, not some dummied down OS designed for the less technologically inclined for web-surfing.
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Re: Chromebook?

Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:39 AM

..as though the more technologically inclined wouldn't want to just surf the web on a simple device? That's like the ancient mantra of Apple computers being for those who don't really know how to use computers- plenty of adept people use them too, you know.
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Re: Chromebook?

Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:33 AM

Lol...true, true. I was referring to the fact that when I surf the web, I tend to need Visual Studio to be ready to go so that I can attempt to answer some random coding question that was posed here on D.I.C. or on the forums at Compilr. Aside from my forum monitoring, the only other web surfing I really do is when I'm at work and need help with my code. I also surf at work when I have nothing to do, then I randomly look up junk on Wikipedia, or find a random article on some new coding concept. I don't really surf the web when I'm not at work. When away from the office, my normal internet activity includes checking facebook and twitter on my smartphone or Kindle.
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