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Old 08-22-2016, 12:05 AM
 
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Which one is a better computer in terms of internet speed processing. I don't play video games or anything like that. I just want to do homework.
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Old 08-22-2016, 12:39 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Links?
"Internet speed processing" is more dependent on your network connectivity.
What apps are you planning to use?
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:15 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Keep in mind that with a Chromebook you cannot install traditional software such as MS Office. Everything works through the Chrome browser only. You may have trouble with USB devices such as cameras and other types of USB devices. If you want a more traditional computer experience go with the HP.
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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Which one is a better computer in terms of internet speed processing. I don't play video games or anything like that. I just want to do homework.
One of my friends has kids. And she says her kids can't use a Chromebook for their homework because they need to install programs like Microsoft Word on their hard drives (and you can't do that with a Chromebook). I would check into things like this before I bought a Chromebook. Robyn
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Old 08-23-2016, 08:51 AM
 
Location: NNJ
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Check with school for homework.

My son's school works completely with google docs for their assignments. So naturally a chromebook is ideal in his case. This may not be true for other schools. Ours is a Acer Chromebook 11.. got it for $120 and happy with it for what is designed to do.
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Old 08-23-2016, 10:52 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Check with school for homework.

My son's school works completely with google docs for their assignments. So naturally a chromebook is ideal in his case. This may not be true for other schools. Ours is a Acer Chromebook 11.. got it for $120 and happy with it for what is designed to do.
My kids' school district uses Google Docs too. Its free. I'm surprised any school district would require MS Office given how expensive that can be.
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Old 08-23-2016, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach FL
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My kids' school district uses Google Docs too. Its free. I'm surprised any school district would require MS Office given how expensive that can be.
My friend is my primary care doc. I don't know if her kids go to public or private schools. Will ask her next time I see her. FWIW - this discussion came up in the context of her setting up a new computer for her family to use. Her kids are "sloppy" in terms of using the computer - and I mentioned it would be a better idea if each kid had a cheap Chromebook. And she said that wasn't possible. Robyn
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