Google Chromebook

What's the deal with the Google Chromebook in laymans terms? Is it just for browsing?

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 3, 2013 at 11:29

Well, you can do more than browsing. But everything (almost) is done online - with web apps that run in the cloud. Without an internet connection not much you can do...

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 3, 2013 at 11:31

PS: not just that - it also means any file you wanna work with goes online... text files, pics etc need to be uploaded. From a privacy/security point of view not ideal!
I have text files stored on hard drives that I wouldn't like on Google's servers!

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 3, 2013 at 11:39

Don't Chromebooks have some internal flash storage? If you always have an internet connection, they're a decent buy, IMO. They're cheaper than an equivalent windows laptop and tend to have quite good battery life, from what I know.

spruceyb  Dec. 3, 2013 at 12:54

Just take a look here at all the Apps that work without an internet connection

So even if you don't have internet you can still
Edit Documents
Read/Compose Gmail
Play local video/music
Touch up photos
Explore the stars & planets
Create diagrams & flowcharts
Take notes
To do lists

As long as your computing needs aren't that complex then they're pretty great.
The Acer C720 is the one to go for £198.99 in Currys plus a possible £20 cashback, has a Haswell Celeron as it's processor, pretty damn fast.

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 3, 2013 at 14:08

Thanks for the correction guys.
My reply was lame :p

And I agree: compared to many Windows laptops, you get pretty decent hardware.
And lets face it - without frequent access to WiFi, most smartphones are seriously pointless.


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