Keep my Chromebook, or sell it?

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  1. GanChan macrumors 6502a

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    I'm "test driving" a 13" Macbook Air right now -- but who am I kidding, I know I'm gonna keep it. :D But I'm wondering whether I ought to hang onto my Samsung Chromebook for whatever reason. (Backup field unit? Casual email checker? Foul-weather laptop?) If not, I guess I could try to sell it -- but what could I hope to get for a Chromebook that cost me $299 a year ago?
     
  2. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    Your Chromebook is probably 1/3 the price now. Just keep the thing. Check the prices on ebay first.
     
  3. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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  4. AllieNeko macrumors 6502a

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    You'll be lucky to get more than $100 for it, it's an old model and let's face it - the ARM Chromebooks are SLOW. Give it to a kid in need.
     
  5. Xiroteus macrumors 65816

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    SOLD! :D

    Seriously, if one was that cheap I know someone who would buy it.
     
  6. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I sure would, mainly for browsing.
     
  7. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Chromebooks are just so bad. They have no value.
     
  8. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    You can turn it into a Linux laptop. No underpowered ChromeOS, but real Linux. It makes for a great 2nd laptop.
     
  9. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    Sell it and use it to buy yourself some AppleCare for your Air.

    There will be very cheap Chromebooks with newer hardware on eBay by the time your Air becomes a problem. And even if it's just the same model you have now, it won't be something that has been sitting in the closet for a few years and now needs a new battery and has other issues.

    It otherwise wouldn't be bad for Linux.
     
  10. racheltech macrumors newbie

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    I'd just hang onto it. They're not awful machines.
     
  11. localoid macrumors 68020

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    Chrome OS is actually based on the Linux kernel, but once you've installed a full version of Linux on your Chomebook (that's running in developer mode) you can also install and run Android apps on your Chromebook, which means you can run apps such as Skype in the Chrome OS environment.
     

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