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#21 Yalmuk

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Posted 01 May 2015 - 1712 PM

I bought Acer Chromebox (250 euros) last christmas and it has worked nicely. Perhaps I buy another "real pc" but right now I only browse net so it's pretty hard for me to justify purchase of something more expensive to do same thing... these boxes also use less electricity than traditional machines. 


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#22 Murph

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Posted 04 October 2016 - 0650 AM

Lupe finally discovered that she can use the Chromebook to watch YouTube, and Netflix.  It only took me six months to show her that she could do it.  The kids however fight over who will control the Chromebook.


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 1039 AM

wi-fi is very spotty in Canada, you be screwed if you left the city to go up country.


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Posted 04 October 2016 - 2035 PM

That is the achillies heel of these things.


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#25 shep854

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Posted 10 October 2016 - 0800 AM

If you have a smartphone, but want to watch a bigger screen, just use your phone as a wifi hotspot.  This presumes, of course, that you have a phone signal. 


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 0626 AM

True, so true.  But for those of us with limited data and two snapchat/netflix/youtube using teenagers, it could run into AT&T having a lot of fun at my expense.

If you have a smartphone, but want to watch a bigger screen, just use your phone as a wifi hotspot.  This presumes, of course, that you have a phone signal. 


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Posted 13 October 2016 - 0811 AM

 

True, so true.  But for those of us with limited data and two snapchat/netflix/youtube using teenagers, it could run into AT&T having a lot of fun at my expense.

If you have a smartphone, but want to watch a bigger screen, just use your phone as a wifi hotspot.  This presumes, of course, that you have a phone signal. 

 

Yep, same here. :P


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Posted 26 November 2018 - 0713 AM

I have changed my mind on Chromebooks.  They are not totally useless, they are only mostly useless.  Unless you have internet, they are a useless brick.  However to watch YouTube and Netflix they are ok.  


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