Pros for me; It’s not Windows. I have a Windows desktop for gaming. [–]VegasWebDev 12 points13 points14 points 2 years ago (2 children). Basically having your cake and eat it too. Note that one reason you can only use Windows / MacOS for this is that Apple has actively blocked attempts to support ipods on other platforms: older ipods have been reverse engineered and are supported by software such as gtkpod (on linux etc), but newer ipods use some sort of encryption or something, which has effectively blocked such 3rd-party support. That said, if you're heavy into gaming or need specific creative programs, you might want to look elsewhere. If you have an android phone there are even more pros; it pays to go all in with the ecosystem. Super fast boot time. There are some things that may not be there yet in terms of functionality, but it will be interesting to see where the OS is in a year or two. For all the complaints people had with 8.1, it was light, fast, and elegant. Google Docs has an offline mode. I haven't used Ubuntu on one, but spec-wise the Chromebook lineup is very underpowered by design. (Thx Dell) I can't give you much info on that side of the os. I got mine on sale at Staples (I don't have too many options where I live, although that will change soon), but Amazon should do the job. Linux beta doesnt work for some reason i cant install anything and it gives me random error numbers that i cant find answers to on the internet. 61% Upvoted. Considering purchasing one but have some questions. For many of the same reasons that Chromebooks can work well in a business context, they are often a good choice in an educational setting too. [–]snogglethorpeSamsung Pro 14 points15 points16 points 2 years ago (0 children), GMail allows you to read and compose mail offline, for example, and a number of other apps also work offline. You can only change the wallpaper and theme for the Chrome web browser. If you can't do it on your phone, you won't be able to do it on a Chromebook. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. And with Steam link I'm able to stream most stuff from my PC and play it wherever I want in the house. I want all the benefits of Chrome OS but I also want them to ship with like 3TB of storage. If you can ditch the ipod and just listen to music via a streaming service on your phone, the chromebook will work. If you want to play video games dont even touch a chromebook. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. You can do some development with a Chromebook and you can "install" Linux with a tool called Crouton. [–]jaganmAsus Chromebox | Stable 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children). I think what you'll find with chromeos is that there is always something that makes you wish it had that little bit extra. It's vaguely weird that Apple did this, as presumably the vast majority of people using 3rd-party methods to access their ipods were people without access to itunes. Luckily the SD card slot greatly alleviates this problem but I still think 16/32 is too restrictive for most people. Dell Inspiron 14. That's not my experience. Word files are simple, as you can view and edit Word files using Google Docs. Why do I have 3? The only reason I say this is an unpopular opinion is because I’ve seen a lot of people complimenting chromebooks and giving them praise. But you're not getting 3TB any time soon. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Yes, you can get similar power in a Chromebook that you get in a Windows machine for around the same price. [–]PlayedIn 4 points5 points6 points 2 years ago (1 child). I lost some games due to windows but that is about to change. [–]voidcrack 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). … Cheaper still, the HP Stream 11 and 13 line is a fairly compelling deal for $200. You can easily edit files offline in Docs, Slides, Sheets, etc. Do not make this choice. * Not much bloatware (programs you dont need/use) I do not think that USB passthrough is supported in Crostini, so this might be really bad advice. I am new to chromebooks but I will absolutely be recommending a chromebook to all people with aging parents/grandparents! When I used to use a regular laptop I basically had to keep it plugged in the whole time. Thanks for your patience and consideration and help! [–]snegtul 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago* (0 children), Con: they're not really appropriate as a gaming machine. (Very anti-windows) Some of them are four years old and although based on the prices, they may look like good … Lightweight OS, basic, and good enough for basic needs. I ditched my iPod years ago and I think most people who use Google stuff will use an Android device, like a smartphone with Play Music or having the music files stored on a MicroSD card. Consider it more as a tablet than a laptop and you will be happy. [–]snogglethorpeSamsung Pro 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago* (0 children). Sounds like we were similar in approach, in that I liked Google apps so I was very intrigued. Or other stuff like rendering and such buy a laptop or a desktop, [–]warrencbennettAcer R11 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children). I have been looking at Amazon for them since they offer good prices and well i get prime shipping with them. so there are options with all features in that price range, [–]cc_rider77 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children), Absolutely, and these would be the wise choice...I just think it is good to point out why it’s a good idea to check for the availability of those features prior to purchase, [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). [–]apsted 5 points6 points7 points 2 years ago (6 children). Here are the best Chromebooks you can buy in November 2020. For seniors, it is also ideal. I am looking for a good chromebook with good specs around the $150-$250. [–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children), It sucks for the rare times you need windows or want to play a dvd, [–]zim1985 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). Look into an android tablet with a keyboard case instead. Seriously, they're not appropriate as a gaming machine. For example, password managers such as 1Password doesn't have ChromeOS support, but has Android support. Windows 10 is just a bloated, miserable experience and there's nothing to suggest Nadella's Microsoft is going to change. also all chromebook with 3.18 going forward will have crostini. I can’t answer about iTunes, as I use Spotify and that runs just fine. Don't know about anyone else but I'm extremely happy with battery life and charge times. I haven’t touched the Mac in weeks. That last part is accurate as of this morning. i had seen a lot of chatter about it but as the app has to allow it specifically it may not be particularly useful for some time yet. Cheaper Chromebooks without a touch screen and eemc memory instead of a real hard drive or ssd are slow and clunky to navigate around. Or anything in Office. I'm very happy with it so far. Even if USB passthrough gets patched in, I do not think that linux applications are a good solution to this person's issues. Affordable. Archived. I have been using a chromebook for 3 years now and love it a lot more than my Windows 10 machine. Good luck with your search. Getting music from your iTunes imported into Play Music should be straightforward - you can import 50,000 tracks free if I recall. So this is my perspective coming from MacOS. You're right, but OP specifically said "$200-$300" range, and for better or worse, there are plenty retailers still selling Chromebooks that are a few years old, and quite a few of those may look attractive in that price range. This laptop lasted for more than 10.5 hours of web browsing on a single charge. [–]spleeze 6 points7 points8 points 2 years ago (0 children). Chromebooks are laptops and two-in-ones running on Google's Chrome operating system. Overall I really enjoy it a lot. For the fans like us, as you say, we get it for the OS. Other than Chrome and games, I can't even think of a single native Windows application I use. Its with the HP chromebook 14-db000xx from 2019, with AMD A6-9220 processor, 4GB ram. The hardware is … I wish there was better user management, for example, not having to use your Google password (especially if you're using a generated password from a password manager) to login. In the past I've only used a laptop when it was absolutely necessary for travel or business. If you can ditch the ipod and just listen to music via a streaming service on your phone, the chromebook will work. There is just no way to do the same with Windows 10. Are Chromebooks good for education? [–]CrazyFatherof2girls 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). It can do the basics and they have surprisingly satisfying keyboards. Get the best processor/ram/storage you can for your buck and put Linux on it. They can be identified by the "Verified Googler" user flair. If you really don't need a Windows Laptop get a Chromebook. [–]greu79Pixelbook i5 128gb | Beta Channel 6 points7 points8 points 2 years ago (0 children). Like other said you can use things offline. For the latter, you can always install some flavor of Linux and run a Windows emulator, but that can be hit-and-miss. level 2. 1. - Android apps make it very versatile, even moreso than your average laptop sometimes; Netflix & Amazon Prime Video apps for downloading movies/shows are not possible on a laptop. I can really see the difference on my big monitor. Our school is also a Chromebook school, in fact i’m writing this answer on a Chromebook right now. And word/excell/ppt can be opened in their respective web-apps. Personally, i do everything from the chrome browser and i stream everything and have all my data on the cloud. It is also definitely worth pointing out that not all models may support these features, because rarely is it included in product descriptions. That is what i thought i needed. [–]RonkerZ 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (1 child), In my experience these are the pro’s and cons. works great so far. The next paragraph describes my pain when looking for a pthon developping environement. As of now there is no way to access the emulated Android storage and cross it with the Chromebook storage. Depends on what you value. My ASUS C302 is great as a touchscreen tablet or kindle reader. I love the image quality of the screen, and the keyboard spacing. Gaming on a device is restricted to browser games, point and click games, and emulators. [–]apsted 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (1 child), asus chromebook released last month $230 with android app and linux app support coming later this year, https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/09/12/asus-c223na-entry-level-chromebook-goes-sale-230/, some new devices are very inexpensive but have all the features. You can get all the Office 365 apps if you need to, and other crucial apps. * Runs android apps, Cons: (I don't have android app support on my chromebox, so can't comment on whether android apps will work), - Photo organization, I have photos and videos going back 20 years organized in folders by years, which I am loathe to give up. In fact that's exactly why I got rid of my ipad and Amazon tablet. * Inexpensive We have a few of these chromebooks, and we experience problems with this type, our other chromebooks … Make sure you understand the difference between ARM processors (that are in more and more Chromebooks) and Intel processors. [–]Martechie82[S] 3 points4 points5 points 2 years ago (3 children), [–]greenlion22 4 points5 points6 points 2 years ago (1 child). It's absolutely worth it. I already use Google apps and love them so I'm intrigued and it sounds good. Please note that these individuals represent their own opinions, not Google's, when participating in the sub, unless they explicitly state they're representing Google. [–]WetEggFart -3 points-2 points-1 points 2 years ago (0 children). Chromebooks are now a staple of American education (not to mention, a quick laptop fix in these pandemic times). All the basic functionalities including WiFi, webcam are found in the Acer Chromebook R 13 convertible which promises about 12 hours of battery life which seems good enough for a long day at classrooms. Chrome OS is just "closed" in order to protect you from video games etc. Cons:. It's not a good/better/best question you're asking, it's about what you're using it for, you need it for development/Linux, gear your choice to that as I said before. At that price point you're looking at the fairly basic/older generation models: Pixel 2013 with i5-3427U (~4hr battery life), Dell 13 7310 with Celeron 3215U, and Acer 14 with Celeron N3160. The C302 only has usb c so had to get a dock to connect to monitor and usb a etc. 17. But it will in no way resemble how you use your iPod currently. Some issues accessing older .exe programs (when will developers learn just to move it all to the cloud) It’s a bit heavy as Chromebooks go, but the … We Are Slower Than Other Operating Systems. I do not know how to use Linux especially that this one didn't seem to work properl at all. I'd prefer more storage space. Cons of Chromebooks is Android storage. It's a phone in the shape of a laptop. The last time I could bring myself to turn it on and see if anything changed. While usually Acer is crap, I just picked up a dual core r11 16gb from best buy a couple days ago and I love it. I use it with my older Ipod 4th gen. ""I Contribute to the Windows Kernel. Despite this, the fact that I use my chromebox 80% of the time, says something about how good it is, [–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (2 children), I'm a new owner of the ASUS C302CA. Play Store access means there's an app for damn near everything. Most seem to be 16 or 32 GB, and even $1000 only gets you up to 512. Battery life is legit 6 to 10 hours. [–]cc_rider77 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (0 children). Since you're leaning to a Linux build/Ubuntu, then what should matter more is the hardware rather than whatever label or OS comes with it. Series 3 Chromebook. Side thought, though. Our house only uses chromebooks. Radeo R4. If you're married to your ipod, the chromebook will not be a good device for you. It was kind of shocking. For a 200-300$ chromebook I would recommend the acer Chromebook R11 it has a quad core celeron 4gb of ram 32 gb of storage +100 free google drive etc. [–]zim1985 9 points10 points11 points 2 years ago (5 children). Chromebooks are really good laptops. Alternative to that is to use Google Docs as mentioned above. If you are running an iPod that can have iPhone apps, you will be able to install something like Google Play Music the app, and in essence "stream" or download (though not always perfect execution) your music library to your iPod. If you're married to your ipod, the chromebook will not be a good device for you. (Which do require a connection.). its not about price. ChromeOS does not support internal HDDs (intentionally), and SSDs are fairly costly which is why storage is always so low. Accurate as of 2 weeks ago. Also, you can get a Microsoft word subscription and use it offline. To evaluate the which is the right Chromebook for programming, I took into account that web and application developers have a special software toolset, including: 1. syntax-highlighting text editor 2. secure shell and file transfer programs 3. team communication tools like Slack or IRC.Some of the tools you’re used to may not be available on Chrome OS. [–]Dejoowie 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children), As someone that still has a Chromebook without Android app support. Pretty much everything I need is here. [–]suprfn99 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). * Doesn’t run windows apps Limited internal storage (but you can always use an external USB drive if this matters). share. I disagree. I do it a lot for my online business. ChromeOS is still a young OS and google seems to be rolling out updates often. So basically it is a tool to go on the internet and do basic work, while being lightweight, highly transportable and easy to use (and relatively cheap). What are the pros and cons of owning a Chromebook? Somebody who needs a lot of windows or mac specific programs will not be able to use a chromebook as well or will feel like its too limited. Yes. Here Is Why. This person is correct. (self.chromeos). You are using benchmarks which are not necessarily real life. Recommended For. Acer is a good machine. It was on sale for $240 and there is a $30 off student deal coupon so $225 out the door with tax. For the price, you get much better performance per dollar with a Chromebook compared to a Windows machine. The price point I consider a cheaper laptop is under $225 USD. No issues. Lightweight. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. I game all the tests on my Chromebook. It took my around 15-20 minutes and maybe 5 clicks and I had CromeOS installed on it and it was decent in performance, for an 1GB Laptop this was shocking to see. If you get a Chromebook that has Android or Linux support then you have even more options. [–]croniccontinue 9 points10 points11 points 2 years ago (6 children). For myself, I greatly appreciate the fact that I can dual-boot my favorite Linux distro (with varying degrees of effort) on all my ChromeOS devices -- in fact I run Linux most of the time on the Dell Chromebox that I am currently typing this on. You can buy a Acer 14 refurb that is under $200 and have a system that you would have to spend a lot more to get equivalent with a Windows laptop. I can’t think of anyway to manage it on chrome os unless you put a firmware on it to allow you to just drag and drop mp3 files on it. So a chromebook is perfect for me. [–]DrThrowawayToYou 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). there are lots of reasons a developer would choose not to allow their app to function on a chromebook and you are able to "sideload" apps but not on the stable branch (at this time...). The whole crostini setup is more for devs and really tech focused people. Now that Windows 10 has cheaper laptops that can compete with chromebooks, is it still worth it to go for a chromebook? I know it goes against the philosophy of the OS but I work with large image files quite often and it'd be nice to not have to worry that the file I'm about to unzip is going to take up half my storage. I think that's oversimplifying it a bit. [–]croniccontinue 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (0 children). It is well explained by one of the kernel developers that works for MS on why Linux runs faster. Pros: I'm really happy with my purchase, but if price wasn't an obstacle I would have gone for a high end Windows laptop. Limited support for some types of external hardware (mainly DVD-type drives). [–]synchronicitistic 7 points8 points9 points 2 years ago (0 children). that doesnt mean its not a pro for chromebook and saying this will let OP make a purchase decision to buy linux support CB or not. Otherwise, I despised them. So, whenever I use netflix on a computer, I switch to the windows machine, I'm sure like me, there may be quite a few use cases that chromeos does not satisfy. this is a pro and con section and not about if a device have it or not. I'm pretty sure iTunes for Android will solve your music problem without having to transfer from one place to another. I have an office 365 account from work that I have to use, so I can access that through the browser. Loved this machine! It's unreal, kicking myself that I didn't change to Chromebook sooner. it's true that many apps are not available on chromebook, and it's also true that android apps cannot directly access the SD card or any other storage (USB drive, for example). Nothing worked. Boots fast and is usually pretty zippy and responsive overall. Updates are painless and not often. :). For what it's worth. [–]Browntown007 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (0 children). Very satisfied. We use Chromebooks because we don't need nor want the hassle of Windows. I solely recommend Chromebooks to seniors and actively advise them not to get Windows or Mac laptops. Happily you can even download some android apps on mine and even get linux beta! Other than that, I love it especially after Android apps helped to bridge gaps where ChromeOS was lacking. I'd never want someone to make the same mistake that I did. It has the 2017 version of the same chipset (slightly faster), twice the storage capacity, and currently costs $70 less on Amazon. I still need my Mac for intellij Java programming. * Cheap build quality This reply has a lot of outdated, and therefore inaccurate information. Personally, I'd like to run Ubuntu for development purposes on said smaller laptop and was curious if I got the same power with a chromebook as a regular laptop. It's metal, if you care about that sort of thing. Is that correct? No right click on the chrome book trackpad you have to emulate it with a click down while another finger is on the the pad. Better security than Windows (updates are pushed automatically, and better, almost invisibly; plus no mystery .dll files floating around). Good news everyone, A few weeks ago our staff made an appeal to you, our community. Not a great application development device. Posted by 7 years ago. [–]bicyclemomSamsung Chromebook Plus 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children). Chromebook's niche market is definitely the low to mid price range. Imho if you don't do any demanding graphic work or gaming a Chromebook is perfect. Not all Chromebooks will run apps so you'll need to make sure you buy one that does. Help me out :), How to remove the white circle behind icons in the shelf and drawer (PSA), help with recovery on a Samsung chromebook plus, Pixelbook, Pixel Slate | Canary w/ Pixelbook Pen. New machines need almost no set up out of the box. I guess you've heard of it. [–]puppyyawn 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children), [–]ergofiend 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children). With that said, Google docs allows you to import and export Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files so you should be ok there, though sometimes formatting can get a little weird in that transfer. * Can barely game on it It's fast, intuitive, and easy to use. [–]apsted 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (4 children). My usage is 80% chromebox and 20% the other laptops. [–]JediBurrell Pixelbook, Pixel Slate | Canary w/ Pixelbook Pen 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (1 child). The areas where I find myself using the windows are, - Games on steam, my Dell turbo is a beast and the one I use, - Office documents, I have office 365 and while the online versions are good, the real windows versions are GOLD. The thing I would look for in a Chromebook is definitely Google Play support. I say that as someone who uses Chrome OS and Windows (both for work and personal use) on a regular basis. No in-betweens. I chalk it up to Apple shooting itself in the foot purely due to their tendency towards control-freakiness. Pros of Chromebooks is that you can get higher quality laptops for way less than Windows laptops. If anything, it's only going to get worse. * Fast boot times Chromebook- Prowise Eduline 360 wipe Hi guys. I have a Chromebox and 3 windows 10 laptops. I have a Chromebook and a Windows 10 machine at home, and I use the Chromebook for 99% of my tasks. You can read/send sms messages from Chrome OS. Android apps (coming from a die hard Apple user this was tough decision but android app support is pretty good) its about function. My HP laptop is on its way out and my brother suggested that I purchase a Chromebook because I can get a decent one for $200-$300. I'd recommend it, [–]tinyant 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (0 children). New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. [Android Police] Google is finally fixing the account manager on Chrome OS. While it can read files off a disc via an external usb drive, it can't burn files nor play them. Sometimes opening word docs causes formatting issues but I’m getting used to that. And Chromebooks are, now more than ever, a great computing solution. Is that correct? Offering robust connectivity, support for digital pens, and good battery life, the Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook is a capable 2-in-1 convertible laptop for Chrome devotees. If you get a chromebook that can run linux apps, the music manager Clementine can interface with an Ipod. [–]s_wordfish 26 points27 points28 points 2 years ago (2 children). Cheap 3TB SSDs are still quite a bit away. Of course, you could argue that the Pro is overpriced and I wouldn't contest that. either take a cheaper tablet or a slightly more expensive proper laptop. If that is what you need, great you can get a tablet for cheaper. It's like they're going through a weird midlife crisis. ... hey y’all i just got on reddit … (NO) apps are great but you can get a tablet. Pro’s: If you're going to make a Linux build anyway, you may get more CPU/ram/storage with a cheap laptop. Keep is my go-to app for random notes and writing stuff (I often write stuff on my Chromebook in Keep and then use the Android version on my phone to get the contents out for using in some other app), so this is really handy... [–]laserlemons 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children), [–]328345 21 points22 points23 points 2 years ago (0 children). We had an office 365 subscription, we haven't renewed as you can use the web apps for free and the android ones aren't a ton better for our use case. I was a big fan of PSP so my chromebook is loaded with a bunch of games I enjoyed or never got around to trying out yet. You might want to skip it. * Privacy nightmare (Google collects all information you feed it to them. [–]ucancallmevicky 22 points23 points24 points 2 years ago (1 child), [–]naim_the_dream91 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children), [–]TameRacingDriverUK 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (1 child), While it can read files off a disc via an external usb drive, it can't burn files nor play them. Seriously. [–]tiempo90 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (0 children), [–]emporercrunch 0 points1 point2 points 1 year ago (0 children). It is both. Most of the Windows laptops in the price range I was looking at would have meant a compromise on weight, battery life, or storage space (because of Windows 10 OS bloat). [–]Slang91 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (0 children), [–]thenameless685 2 points3 points4 points 2 years ago (2 children), Laptop- barebones portable desktop or super expensive portable desktop, can game depending the model, and other, Chromebook- a big phone or tablet that can be used as a notebook. Cons. The small bump in cpu to a quad core celeron, 4gb ram , the 1080p screen, and metal body far outshines the price. Do you have this machine? Please consider this when purchasing your next laptop. In my mind, the only reason to buy a Windows machine over a Chromebook would if you wanted to do super high-end gaming or if you are a student and you need access to some proprietary Windows-only software. 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