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Old 08-27-2014, 08:39 PM
 
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Ok, so I'm going into my second year of college and I currently have a tablet that has access to google drive, polaris office, etc. However, I do not have a keyboard attached to it, I was wondering if it would be a good idea to get a chromebook in addition to it, I know its not advisable to only go into school with a tablet however, last semester I went to and fromthe library for a computer rental. Other than typing, what should I have access to? I am debating whether or not to get one, I have been using google drive exclusively and I am an education major so I do not know if a tablet will be sufficient.

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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.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:54 AM
 
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Totally agree. At first I was going to recommend a tablet with a keyboard, but a Chrome Book would actually be cheaper. And you have a tablet.... so yea: Chromebook.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:50 PM
 
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Since I have both, then "Yes".
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Old 08-28-2014, 04:19 PM
 
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It also depends on your major. Software options are very limited on Chromebooks. If you're in a finance class and have to use Excel, you're going to have a problem.
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Old 08-28-2014, 05:11 PM
 
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It also depends on your major. Software options are very limited on Chromebooks. If you're in a finance class and have to use Excel, you're going to have a problem.
Chrome has a program called Google Sheets which is similar.

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Old 08-28-2014, 07:06 PM
 
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Thought I had mentioned it, I am an education major!
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:36 AM
 
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What is wrong with a USB or bluetooth keyboard for the tablet?
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:42 PM
 
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What is wrong with a USB or bluetooth keyboard for the tablet?
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. My tablet does not have usb
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:18 PM
 
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Since I have both, then "Yes".
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.
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