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Posted by:

bill
13 Aug 2018

"for anything you can do with a web browser"
major limitation

Posted by:

RandiO
13 Aug 2018

Mr. Rankin asks: "Would you consider a Chromebook for your next laptop?" RandiO replies: "No!"
My "...main objection to buying a Chromebook is..." the fact that it is a Google/Android aberration. Too bad Google/Android has become the ultimate monopoly for trading privacy concerns for convenience' sake!

Posted by:

JP
13 Aug 2018

If it was easier to print from a Chromebook, that is, if I didn't have to buy a new, compatible printer, I'd consider one.

Posted by:

clyde
13 Aug 2018

NO I do not like Chrome OS no idea now, tried it years ago could not wait to get it off my machine

Posted by:

j
13 Aug 2018

I work in a school where they use Chromebooks. No one really enjoys them. There is a steep learning curve for teachers, parents, and students since most students have Windows at home. Even though Google says you can transfer documents, etc., easily between the two systems, I haven't found that to be true. There is usually some reformatting that is necessary. Also, they just don't seem to hold up. They work fine for students going on websites to play "learning games" and some presentation features, but otherwise, no. I have an Asus netbook that I use when I need something small to travel with and I love it!! Easily transfers all information between this and my laptop and pc. My vote is NO. Thanks for a good article.

Posted by:

Charley
13 Aug 2018

Even Google is now recognizing that Chromebooks have specific and limited markets. So now they are looking at making Chromebooks dual bootable with both Chrome OS and Windows.
See: https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/13/17682902/google-windows-10-dual-boot-chromebooks-support-campfire

Posted by:

Jay
13 Aug 2018

I didn't grow up with laptops. I didn't even grow up with PCs. PCs grew up with me.Computers reach the end of life much sooner than I. I have no desire for the progeny of the PC. Therefore, I don't want Chromebook, Chromedome, or Chromagnon. Bob, I thank you for another great article.

Posted by:

Cameron
13 Aug 2018

I love my Chromebook for 90% of my computing needs, mainly because I can sit in the living room with my wife rather than retreat to my basement office to the desktop computer. But for those other 10% of my needs, I'm glad the desktop is there. (90% of THAT work is done in Linux, then I boot into Windows for the remaining sliver of the computing pie).

Posted by:

David Baker
13 Aug 2018

I own two Chromebooks. I love them because they all sync with my Android Phone and my two tablets. I can access all my doc's, photos, and email. They boot up fast and update with just a reboot. To the best of my knowledge Chromebooks don't have cooling fans to maintain and make unnecessary noise. Plus they are thin and light for easy travel.

Posted by:

carol austin
13 Aug 2018

For at least five years I have been using Chromebook. Easy to use and does everything I need. i.e. Facebook, gmail, docs, net surfing. Am using a new one now. Good price also. Went to larger 15" screen because of diminishing vision. Old one may have programmed obsolescence; it stopped working. Very pleased with performance and apps. I recommend this product for users like myself with less sophisticated requirements.

Posted by:

gene
13 Aug 2018

No. I have, and probably always will, maintained a desktop for heavy lifting. Older eyes have trouble with the small screen. Any smaller version of a desktop has to have, for me, an ethernet connection, hdmi ports, keyboard port, or equivalent. I've a MacBook Pro that I keep downstairs but it too is tethered with an ethernet connection and used primarily to mirror to my big screen tv for various things. Serious work I do in my office on the desktop - when I've the laptop up there it is also mirrored to a large HD monitor. So, something like this? Plus the Evil Empire? No, never.

Posted by:

NB
13 Aug 2018

Great timing, Bob! From today's headlines:

"TURNED OFF LOCATION HISTORY TRACKING? GOOGLE MIGHT STILL BE FOLLOWING YOU. Google stores the location history of users even when they turn privacy settings on to limit location data collection, according to an AP investigation."

I wonder whether Chromebook tracks user location?

Posted by:

Stephe
13 Aug 2018

>>Mr. Rankin asks: "Would you consider a Chromebook for your next laptop?" RandiO replies: "No!"
My "...main objection to buying a Chromebook is..." the fact that it is a Google/Android aberration. Too bad Google/Android has become the ultimate monopoly for trading privacy concerns for convenience' sake!

Stephe could not improve on that, RandiO

Posted by:

Joe
13 Aug 2018

If it could dual-boot Windows, *maybe* I’d buy one if Chrome had some compelling feature or capability I wanted, but if it had Windows I doubt I’d get much use from Chrome OS. I frequently use software to do electronic design and circuit board layout; that software is available for Windows, Linux and MacOS, but not Chrome. Also, the 3D rendering features of the board layout module require some grunt from the computer, which is often lacking in Chromebooks. So, no, count me out.

Posted by:

Big Al
13 Aug 2018

Forgive them father, for they now not what they say.
Ignorance of they who comment with their minds closed + a few repeat what only others say, and. Chromebooks will stay on top because they are a better machine with a much better OS.
Win. 8 thru 10 is problematic and bugs love it.
I'll keep my Chromebooks, they are the best.

Posted by:

John Shalack
13 Aug 2018

I have owned a Chromebook for several years and find it very useful.
It is light, boots quickly, and fast.
Everything I save is in "the cloud".
If my CB fails, my data is safe.
No worries of malware.
I've never had problem printing (see Google Print).
I did replace my 32GB SSD with a 12GB SSD (which was very easy).
Many CBs will run Android apps, too.

Posted by:

Duane
13 Aug 2018

Can I do my H&R Block taxes on a Chrome Book? When that answer is yes (with no buts) I'll buy a Chrome Book when I next need a new computer.

Posted by:

Daniel Wiener
13 Aug 2018

My nephew is in the market for an inexpensive laptop which can do graphics, and asked for my recommendations. Among other things I specifically advised him NOT to get a Chromebook, even though they are generally cheaper than a Windows 10 or Apple computer. He will probably want graphics software which runs on Windows 10 and needs lots of memory and can handle large displays. But most of all he should be dependent on the Internet. This is my personal main objection (and I do own a small 4-year-old Chromebook which is useful in limited circumstances). I don't trust the Internet to always be available, I don't trust the wifi upload and download speeds, and I don't trust the cloud to safely store all of my data. I still want a heavy-duty desktop computer with a large monitor (or dual monitors) to handle my multiple heavy-duty applications and store my (encrypted) data locally.

Posted by:

Anthony
13 Aug 2018

My wife had 2 chromebooks in 3yrs.First locked up aftet guarantee period and despite repair failed yet again. So bought new one and failed aftersl 12mths back to acer for repair. Within 6 mths failed again so reimboursed by amazon and bought windows laptop instead. Battery life not as good but system works. Android unstable and cause of problem each time.

Posted by:

Nigel
13 Aug 2018

I have 2 main requirements for a laptop, one is at least a 17" screen because of aging eyes and accounting software and the other is Windows 10 because the accounting software and other programs which I use require Windows.
So in short the answer is no, I will not be buying a Chromebook. And that's why I'm still using a laptop which I bought in 2010, although it has had a new HDD and then an SSD plus 2 RAM upgrades and a new battery. But it works and does what I want it to, and has a 17" screen.

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