New Chromebooks and Chromebits

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by JamesMike, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    Will Chromebit run ChromeOS? If so I wouldn't be interested.

    There's already a bunch of dirt cheap HDMI stick PCs running windows, that also has BT for use with BT keyboards/mouse.
     
  3. JamesMike thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    Yes, it will run the Chrome OS.
     
  4. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    Then I can't see myself spending more than $40 for it. The Chromebook Flip catches my eye though.
     
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    As a person typing from a HP Chromebook 11 LTE model, I must say that Chrome OS has come a long way. The one that really catches my eye though is the Toshiba Chromebook 2 with the 1080p HD screen, great design, and Skullcandy sound system for $329 though it has been out for a while already.
     
  6. JamesMike thread starter macrumors demi-god

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    I looked at the Toshiba and it is worth the price.
     
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    Yup, I agree.

    I was checking the Chrome app store and it was more barren than the Windows 8.1 app store for tablets. I was contemplating returning the Asus Transformer Book T100TAF for the Samsung Chromebook 2 (Intel) but decided to keep the former as I also need more apps for offline use. Plus, the Chromebook couldn't recognize my Android phone either as MTP when I checked on one yesterday at Walmart.

    I still haven't seen that many Android apps ported on there. ChromeOS web apps just isn't for my liking even though I prefer Google more than Microsoft. The Asus has double storage (although with 17 GB left), longer battery life, and attachable/detachable to the keyboard. The 2-in-1 Windows 8+ tablets seems like a better deal than Chromebooks even though Windows 8+ has a bunch of quirks like trying to be two different OSes in one. Chromebooks do have that much cleaner and consistent interface although doesn't have the value or apps of the Windows 8/8.1 hybrids. Until many more Android apps are ported for Chromebooks, I am not interested either. Chromebooks are basically a fad like Netbooks right now.

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    Very well-reviewed Chromebook. I was interested it myself but read the exterior design feels cheap. It does have one of the best screens for that price range. I actually dig the Samsung Chromebook 2 design more for the faux leather back to resist fingerprints.

    But for more horsepower, the Dell Chromebook 11 with i3 is better than the Celeron ones. And I am no fan of Dell. I would rather get a Toshiba or Samsung.
     
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    I think any Chromebook made by a company other than Acer is good. I used to feel the HP was so slow that I didn't use it much but the recent software update is running great.
     

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