Bought one, like having android on a laptop. All my apps work great and there are offline versions of the apps too and you can save things locally on the drive. More people than not work online. The laptop is quick, my android apps all work great on them. I dont use the chrome apps at all tbh. You can also add storage via usb or sd card depending on your model. The best way to think of a chromebook is a phone in laptop form on intel hardware. Very pleased with it tbh.
I am retired and thinking of upgrading from my IPad to a laptop or Chromebook. I use only for internet browsing, news, u-tube,movies, internet banking and security investments, watching sporting events live.Would a chromebook fit my needs for the above? Any disadvantages I should consider? Thank you
There is also a halfway house, i.e. using a chromebook to a access a service like Amazon Workspaces. You can have a cheap, light chromebook with all day battery life but connect to a windows 7 lile desktop with 4gb ram and install whatever windows softwarw you need. If you lose the chromebook, you can get another, install the workspace app and be back up and running immediately where you left off. This should be a mice option if there is Windows applications you cant live without. There is also an option to have MS office included in the price.
"My nine year old macbook is pretty much done (may it rest in peace) and I have an acer chromebook (13", 4gb ram) being delivered today. I have an android phone so i'm kind of used to google's platform. Any must-have apps I should download right away, or any other useful tips / hints i should be aware of? many thanks in advance." 781b155fdc