Gabriel, 11 Jan 2021I got admission in university for my BSc Mechanical engineer and i am confuse what should be b... moreGo for a Windows 10 laptop. There's no way you can use a Chromebook laptop or tablet for your line of study.
I got admission in university for my BSc Mechanical engineer and i am confuse what should be best for me in between laptop and chromebook. Can someone suggest me what should i choose and which model of chromebook or laptop will be best for me as student ?
Anonymous, 22 Jan 2020Why buy chrome books? People can get any windows version for free on their PCs or laptops. LolStudents in most schools prefer cromebooks vs Windows machines. They Are much more easier to use, their of is up to date, instead of loading gigabyte of stuff just when you start using them. Lighter, battery last longer, no need to keep power cord plugged all the time.
So Many reason there to use these!
YUKI93, 23 Jan 2020I rather not use a desktop OS with way too limited catalogue store, didn't have desktop suppor... moreI have 2 chromebooks ... an Acer R11 (~$120) & Asus C223 (~$150) ... These are not meant to replace your gaming or video editing machines. I have an Asus Windows laptop ($1500) for gaming. I do all my coding work on Linux running on a Lenovo laptop.
My new target Chromebook will be an i7 & 8GB RAM endowed. This way I only carry one laptop - Chrome, Android & Linux.
abigfanoftechs, 22 Jan 2020So you are saying a device with Chrome OS, Android OS & Linux OS is worst than a device wi... moreI rather not use a desktop OS with way too limited catalogue store, didn't have desktop support for every single app in Google Play Store, and didn't run that smoothly whe running Linux.
Makes me wonder if you ever had used a Chromebook for real before.
YUKI93, 22 Jan 2020I had been using Chromebook for about three months exploring every single feature of Chrome OS... moreSo you are saying a device with Chrome OS, Android OS & Linux OS is worst than a device with a single Linux OS?
abigfanoftechs, 22 Jan 2020Buy or borrow one & use it for 1 month ... then give us your opinion.
I had been using Chromebook for about three months exploring every single feature of Chrome OS, and I can only think of two words for it: IT'S CRAP!
Most (in fact nearly all) app needed constant online connection just to work and the Chrome Web Store has a hilariously bad catalogue - couldn't even get a single suitable app for my media-related work that doesn't involve office suite. Sure that there is Google Play Store support, but what's the point of that if you already have the phone with you and not all apps in Play Store are compatible with Chrome OS.
I ended up selling the Chromebook and get myself a not-so-old Windows laptop which I clean install it with Linux Mint. Couldn't even care less about Crostini.
Tech world will turn upside down in 2028. All these books will be outdated even get updates.
LG Superfan, 22 Jan 2020I don't get the point of ChromebooksBuy or borrow one & use it for 1 month ... then give us your opinion.
I'm pretty sure those Chromebooks will break down before even receiving the last OS update.
AnonD-833125, 22 Jan 2020Well, I don't play games at all. You can do way more with a PC than play games...Actual movies and videos are being rendered and edited on PC's.
YUKI93, 22 Jan 2020Sorry, but I don't play games on smartphone. Just saying.Well, I don't play games at all.
I can still run an up to date Manjaro/ubuntu version on a 12 year old inspiron 1520. Will those chrome books be able to do the same?
No one uses chrome books. Windows is the OS of choice for most ppl.
Why buy chrome books? People can get any windows version for free on their PCs or laptops. Lol
LG Superfan, 22 Jan 2020I don't get the point of ChromebooksI don't get the point of laptops/PC's other than for work.
But, they still exists, so somebody is buying them.
Is the same with Chromebooks.
P.S. Yes, I down have a personal PC or laptop.
LG Superfan, 22 Jan 2020I don't get the point of ChromebooksSame here