Google Chromebook

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  1. Spidermonkey

    Spidermonkey Read Only Funster

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    Has anyone out there got one of these new samsung google chromebooks. Just wondering how it compares with laptops, tablets etc. I want something that has a keyboard but is light to cart around as we are full timing. Any advice gratefully received. Presently using the work computer, but only got that for another couple of months. It seems to come with 3G, but does that work in Europe?
     
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    I looked at them in January when I was considering changing my Windows 7 Netbook.

    I wasn't happy with the OS nor with the tiny solid state "hard drive" which basically forces people to use Cloud storage (which I simply won't do).

    Instead I went for an Asus Vivobook s200e c158h running Windows 8 on an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB RAM and 500GB hard drive. More or less instant on and very fast plus the OS and hardware means I can clone my home laptop for use whilst I am away.

    The Chromebooks seemed to me more like tablets with a screen tacked on. As I already had a Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7.0 the Vivobook was a much more apt machine.
     
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    A bit of a computer illiterate. What do you mean? by what you just said?:Blush:
     
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    My understanding of it is that is a basic cut down laptop running on Google’s own operating system, you use Google Applications (software) and you store your data with Google.

    It’s meant to be an internet based product, as far as I know you can’t upgrade it, it has no real hard drive as such.

    You will be linked to Google, same as iphone’s you are tied up to Apple. Some people don’t have an issues, I for one would be unhappy if Google had access to and stored everything that I did on my laptop.

    It’s cheap and if all you want to do is surf and mail, then I suppose its fine. Just remember that you will be dependent on Google.
     
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    Close enough :BigGrin:
     
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