I don't see how anyone can keep a nook. I bought one as a gift and when I was setting it up, I knew it was junk. First it is slow as can be and secondly it had a lot of issues with multi profiles. I was setting it up for a child and whenever I would launch youtube on the second profile it would crash. After looking online it was a software issue and nothing could be done to fix it.
I have an iMac (never again!) and a Mac Mini at home, but for light, portable computer/tablet use, I'm really enjoying this budget setup: a Chromebook Acer C710 and a Nook HD+. Together they were under $270.
I've been entertaining the idea of getting a Chromebook as well. I feel like I've been very successful at migrating all of my data to the cloud and slightly modifying my behavior to use web-based apps. I think the biggest realization is that I'm not a power user by any means ( no games, no video/audio editing ) and I can do everything I need to do on quickoffice/google docs.
At this point, I wish they made a higher resolution chromebook.
Getting both of those for the price you did is a steal. Nicely done.
Only worries I have is that you cant open and edit MS word documents and cant print.
On a chromebook, can you do stuff like writing code (HTML) and saving to a sd card or Dropbox?
Hey OP I was in Best Buy playing around with that exact same chromebook and for $230 i was impressed.
Only worries I have is that you cant open and edit MS word documents and cant print. If you can, let me know as I would love to downscale from my MBP to a chromebook and pocket a good amount of cash.
How is the nook HD+?...So just want to know how you are getting on with it.
Cool. You can pick up an Acer C720, a newer/faster model than mine (not to mention 8+ hours of battery life) for about $199. Just look for "Acer - C720 11.6" Chromebook - 2GB Memory - 16GB"
I just opened and edited an MS doc on my Chromebook without an issue. Here's a quick video w/ more info:
For printing, here's info on two options:
Using Your Local Printer
Google Cloud Printer