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Initial post: Dec 10, 2012 5:48:24 PM PST
WM says:
Anyone here have one of these Chromebook? Are you happpy with it?

Pros and Cons on these?

Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 14, 2012 10:51:19 AM PST
WolfPup says:
They're terrible for most every use. They literally only run one single program-Chrome. The hardware's low end. You can't use most peripherals with it (at least with the shipping version, even plugging the thing in to an HDMI display crashed the computer). There's really nothing to recommend it. The price is marginally lower than a real PC running real Windows with a low end (but still better) CPU, sooooo they're not for most people.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 11:05:52 AM PST
WM says:
Thank you WolfPup. After reading a little more about them from around the web I decided agaist them. Maybe good for surfing internet. I read that there are problems when you start opening multiple tabs. And other limitations. So I decided they were not for me. But I do appreciate your feed back as well.

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 10:02:42 PM PST
Yeap. Have to agree. We just got this one today. Using it to type this. It's basically a web browser with a keyboard attached. Think of having one and only one application on your PC; Chrome and without any of the add-ons and that's the Chromebook. If you are a die-hard Google fan and have moved to doing everything online via Google you find it useful, but we have come to use our laptops for a myriad of things. We can't even stream Netflix because that requires an add-on.
We currently have only one computer in the house and three kids that need to do research and type papers. You can do both those things on it if you are will to save all you work via Google Docs. There are a few sites claiming you can save your work locally, but don't believe them. This device is all about tying you to Google. Planning to return mine ASAP.

Posted on Dec 15, 2012 10:32:59 AM PST
Storm says:
I don't think any of you understand how to use one. They can do much more than what is said above. Did you not look in the Chrome Web Store? There are tons of apps you can load on them.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 18, 2012 6:21:22 AM PST
WolfPup says:
No, they can not "do much more". They run exactly 1 single program...Chrome. If for some reason you want a computer that only runs Chrome, you can do that on a Macintosh or Windows PC too, and you get higher end hardware to run it on, and, you know, can run more than one single program if you ever change your mind.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 31, 2012 3:28:48 AM PST
John Bragg says:
ordered dec13 recd dec27 from amazonset it up dec 29 used it about 3 hours then it locked up can not do anything with itcalled 24 hr hotline/24 hours a day at 4;45 am not in service i guess 24/ 7 has a different meaning in samaung language. I not a happy camper

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 1:10:25 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 31, 2012 1:13:00 PM PST
Jim Eikner says:
I have been exclusively on a chromebook for the past 18 months. I still use the CR-48 Google sent me as a beta tester for the OS. I can assure you much of the information in this thread is inaccurate, at best. I would suggest reading the customer reviews of the new low cost chromebooks here on Amazon for more unbiased and better informed opinions... Samsung Chromebook (Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch) and New Acer C7 C710-2847 Chromebook 11.6" Intel Dual Core B847 1.1 GHz 2GB DDR3 320GB 5400RPM HDD Wifi HDMI USB3.0 VGA Card Reader

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2013 2:36:45 PM PST
None says:
DO NOT BUY A CHROMEBOOK. The os sucks it is fast but only for web browsing and my samsung will crash constantly. A good cheap solution is foxskytech laptops. they have better specs and run 7 for equal or less price. They also have nice windows tablets that run fast. Check out there website at foxskytech.com and for reviews try jakespc.weebly.com

Posted on Feb 5, 2013 5:29:58 AM PST
fortune fay says:
I do NOT recommend ASUS, i got one with great specs but the keyboard and touch pad have major issues, It's not worth the price, i;ll nevrr buy this brand again.

Posted on Feb 10, 2013 11:13:37 AM PST
I have the acer chromebook that i bought a month and a half ago. i am constantly running 8 tabs at the same stuff for research and i will be streaming music while im on and not once has it crashed. And while you are very limited on what you can do, it is very useful for college students who may not want to have to worry about losing any of their work since it is all saved to the cloud. Just how the google search bar automatically updates search results, the google docs will update your document and automatically save it online. So if you fry your laptop cause you spilled coffee on it, or it gets lost or stolen, the worry and pain of any lost work is gone.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2013 8:35:20 AM PST
WolfPup says:
You can have documents stored on services like that with a full/real OS too though.

Posted on Feb 12, 2013 12:42:32 PM PST
Scott Cover says:
I love that people are bashing this like it was meant to be a full blown OS. The biggest thing I've seen is that people aren't doing their research. It's a simple laptop, based on linux, to do exactly what it was designed for. Most of these chromebooks are running on ARM processors used mostly in cell phones. Complain if you will but you get what you paid for, and had you done research, wouldn't be complaining about getting just that!

The issues with netflix and other apps being ran natively are being addressed by google with http://gigaom.com/2013/01/23/google-removes-obstacle-for-netflix-and-more-on-samsung-chromebooks/

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 12, 2013 3:10:31 PM PST
WolfPup says:
"Aren't doing their research"? That has nothing to do with anything. These things cost as much as real PCs and one single program.

Most run x86 hardware, not ARM (which is a good thing).

Posted on Feb 15, 2013 11:49:32 PM PST
Gratitude says:
We are waiting in Germany for the new Samsung Chromebook to be sold in the Google Play Store or at Amazon.de already for a long time. Does anybody know, when it will be available here?

Posted on Feb 16, 2013 3:53:28 AM PST
Z. Ahmed says:
Wow!! These google fanboys would buy anything google puts out.. If google ever rolled out a hollow tin can that hardly plays one program, I think they'd buy that too...!! OH WAIT!!! Lol.. Seriously.. All that you can do on this os can be done on other REAL operating systems.. And some 10000 things more hahaha.. Just because google saves my docs on the cloud and they're addressing the apps issue isn't a good enough reason to blow my money away on this dump.. I've been doing the same on my windows and Mac.. Never worry about losing your work???? Hahah that's funny...

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