chromebook

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    Anyone using one?

    I know its a Google device, but don't they have USB that you could connect your camera and external drive?

    Is it an option of the Motorhome, low power usage, fast boot etc..

    Thoughts?
     
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    hilldweller Funster Life Member

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    Avoid.

    And do a search, it was debated not long ago.
     
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    Will a chromebook run the software you want? Yes, they have USB ports but are they capable of working with external drives designed for Windows/Apple (I don't know but worth checking)?

    One thing is for certain, chromebooks are designed for on-line working, not desktop.

    Have a look at One of These. I've had a similar one for the van since January and it's great.
     
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    GET ONE THEY ARE ACE
    :thumb:
     
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    I use one all the time not subject to virus nor do they need constant updating
    well worth the money
     
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    My android tablet (Google Nexus) does not have a full sized USB port but you can buy a thing called a OTG cable for a few pounds off Amazon which gives it one. Can't see why this also shouldn't work for the Chromebook but whether you can run an external drive off it is a different matter. I use the OTG cable to connect a small card reader so I can take the SD card out of my camera and read the images off it. However, Android file management is a bit weird. You can get apps which are supposed to be file managers but it is a bit of a dark art. You will probably, for example need to download the media importer first. If you do a bit of Googling you can find out how to do it.
     

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