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#1  Postby felltoearth » Jan 15, 2019 5:59 pm

I need to get my son a Chromebook for school as it will work best for him in that environment (iPad or Android tablet is not an option)

I’m looking at this one as it seems to have the best combo of features and price.

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Re: Chromebooks

#2  Postby BlackBart » Jan 15, 2019 6:20 pm

Just happen to be browsing on a C202SA as we speak. Works well. Acceptable screen and video performance.Speakers not particularly loud, but mostly acceptable. Battery lasts about 10 hours. Runs Android apps and some Linux applications to boot. Nice robust build. I'd recommend it.
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#3  Postby Fallible » Jan 15, 2019 6:23 pm

I had a Chromebook a while ago, and I think they are good laptops for the purpose you want it for. Easily set up, uncomplicated, light, good value for money.
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#4  Postby felltoearth » Jan 15, 2019 6:54 pm

Thanks much, you two!
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#5  Postby Macdoc » Jan 15, 2019 6:57 pm

2 gig of RAM and a 16GB hard drive ...is that a $259 paperweight? :roll:
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#6  Postby Macdoc » Jan 15, 2019 6:58 pm

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#7  Postby Mike_L » Jan 15, 2019 7:00 pm

Okay, I'm not claiming to be any kind of expert on computer hardware, but...
2GB of RAM seems to be a bit on the low side. Nowadays most smartphones have that much RAM (and some have quite a bit more).
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#8  Postby Fallible » Jan 15, 2019 7:03 pm

I is low, and I pondered this before buying. However, I had no issues at all. It all depends what you want it for.
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#9  Postby Fallible » Jan 15, 2019 7:05 pm

Macdoc wrote:2 gig of RAM and a 16GB hard drive ...is that a $259 paperweight? :roll:


Anything to add to the topic?
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#10  Postby felltoearth » Jan 15, 2019 7:05 pm

Macdoc wrote:2 gig of RAM and a 16GB hard drive ...is that a $259 paperweight? :roll:

[macdoc]This thread is about Chromebook recommendations. Contribute or fuck off. [/macdoc]
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#11  Postby felltoearth » Jan 15, 2019 7:07 pm

Mike_L wrote:Okay, I'm not claiming to be any kind of expert on computer hardware, but...
2GB of RAM seems to be a bit on the low side. Nowadays most smartphones have that much RAM (and some have quite a bit more).
:dunno:

ETA: Macdoc beat me to it!

The concept of a Chromebook is a cheap, lightweight laptop that runs purpose built apps. It’s a focused machine for a focused purpose and one that ticks the boxes where my sons requirements are concerned.
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#12  Postby Fallible » Jan 15, 2019 7:11 pm

Yep, had mine for running apps and browsing the internet. It was absolutely perfect. Very responsive, with nothing to slow it down.
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#13  Postby UncertainSloth » Jan 15, 2019 7:13 pm

Macdoc wrote:2 gig of RAM and a 16GB hard drive ...is that a $259 paperweight? :roll:


depends what you want to do with it...we've got pcs, laptops, macs, ipods, ipads etc at school and the best thing we've invested in in recent years for the computing curriculum (and i say this as the person delivering most of it) is a set of chromebooks...

not ideal for everyone or every job, natch, but what is? :coffee:
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#14  Postby UncertainSloth » Jan 15, 2019 7:17 pm

and if i had to replace this aging laptop here and now, i'd jump straight for a chromebook...because it does everything i need it to do..why would i pay for, or invest in, something i'm never going to use/need?
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#15  Postby Fallible » Jan 15, 2019 7:17 pm

UncertainSloth wrote:
Macdoc wrote:2 gig of RAM and a 16GB hard drive ...is that a $259 paperweight? :roll:


depends what you want to do with it...we've got pcs, laptops, macs, ipods, ipads etc at school and the best thing we've invested in in recent years for the computing curriculum (and i say this as the person delivering most of it) is a set of chromebooks...

not ideal for everyone or every job, natch, but what is? :coffee:


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#16  Postby Fallible » Jan 15, 2019 7:19 pm

I used to keep mine on all the time, just lift the lid and I was straight off browsing or doing whatever. Having the brain of a 6 year old child, I think I'm the best placed person here to comment on this.
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#17  Postby Mike_L » Jan 15, 2019 7:19 pm

felltoearth wrote:
Mike_L wrote:Okay, I'm not claiming to be any kind of expert on computer hardware, but...
2GB of RAM seems to be a bit on the low side. Nowadays most smartphones have that much RAM (and some have quite a bit more).
:dunno:

ETA: Macdoc beat me to it!

The concept of a Chromebook is a cheap, lightweight laptop that runs purpose built apps. It’s a focused machine for a focused purpose and one that ticks the boxes where my sons requirements are concerned.


felltoearth earlier wrote:

Any recommendations?

Yes. Don't bother to ask for recommendations if you've already made up your mind.
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#18  Postby Fallible » Jan 15, 2019 7:20 pm

:sigh:
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#19  Postby Macdoc » Jan 15, 2019 7:34 pm

Yes. Don't bother to ask for recommendations if you've already made up your mind.


exactly ..I'm sure your son will have many hours of enjoyable use :roll:
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#20  Postby Fallible » Jan 15, 2019 7:35 pm

Take your own advice and get lost unless you have something to contribute.
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