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Old 08-29-2014, 01:28 PM
 
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I agree with the above posters, a chromebook wouldnt be a bad addition for you...especially if you are already used to using Google's office products...
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:51 PM
 
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I have both a Nexus 7 tablet and a chromebook. I use the chromebook almost all the time (like now). I got the Acer C720P chromebook with the touchscreen so it is very much like a tablet, but with a good keyboard.

This chromebook is much easier to carry around than my Windows laptop is.
I have the HP Chromebook and carrying it no different than carrying my Macbook Pro or my Windows Ultrabook. Each one has different usages (and I have tablets too). But for the OP the cost of the Macbook/Ultrabook may be prohibitive compared to a Chromebook.
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:53 PM
 
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I have not been able to find a comfortable size Bluetooth keyboard that is compatible for a good price and the right size I want.
I haven't found the right size or found one to be comfortable to type on either.
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Old 11-14-2014, 01:52 PM
 
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I think the Chromebook is a very convenient and could be useful for the OP.
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Old 11-15-2014, 10:10 AM
 
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Don't you have a desktop computer in the dorm? A used one will do. Could be less than $300. I would suggest putting in a new hard drive or a used one with less than 500 hours.

SATA drives have had SMART that records that info for 5 years now.

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Old 02-11-2015, 08:05 AM
 
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If you're invested in the Google ecosystem, and your mention of using Google Drive "exclusively" indicates that you are, a Chromebook will be useful to you.
Here's a freebie from Google/Google Drive: The Google Drive Blog: A quick checkup and a simple thanks The only thing is, this needs to be done before February 17th, I think Google's offer for 2 free giga bytes expires after that. I haven't done the checkup yet, but I'll get around to it.
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Old 02-11-2015, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Here's a freebie from Google/Google Drive: The Google Drive Blog: A quick checkup and a simple thanks The only thing is, this needs to be done before February 17th, I think Google's offer for 2 free giga bytes expires after that. I haven't done the checkup yet, but I'll get around to it.
If you read the whole thing you would have seen that last paragraph.

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We’ll be granting the storage automatically to everyone around 28 February 2015 and we’ll send you an email when your adjustment is complete.
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Old 02-14-2015, 04:03 PM
 
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LOL. Nothing's changed here on city-data. Tons of people waking up on the wrong side of the bed. smh/LOL
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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One unique feature of the new Toshiba Chromebook 2 according to a review last month in Forbes is that all of the typical F keys have been replaced with kerys for direct functions such as sending screenshots or refreshing the page; it's on sale for $249.99 @ Office Depot this week as is an Acer 2-in-1 for the same price, although I don't know how reliable Acer products are.
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Old 03-15-2015, 11:07 AM
 
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One unique feature of the new Toshiba Chromebook 2 according to a review last month in Forbes is that all of the typical F keys have been replaced with kerys for direct functions such as sending screenshots or refreshing the page
That's a standard feature of Chromebooks. It's not unique to Toshiba.
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