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Old 11-21-2020, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Elberta, AL
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I need to do some quick researching in order to catch a black friday sale.
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Old 11-21-2020, 07:51 PM
 
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I need to do some quick researching in order to catch a black friday sale.
Make sure to check the expiration date of any prospective model. Google also like to keep their buyers on the treadmill.
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Old 11-22-2020, 10:30 AM
 
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Will the keyboard fold under the screen in all chromebooks? If not what is the term that identifies one that does?
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Old 11-22-2020, 11:11 AM
 
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Some of modern Chromebooks not only do Android, but can do linux apps via a virtual machine implementation though think they still consider it beta and not available on all Chromebooks. Anyway dont need to use crouton or hack the bios anymore to install linux. Hint, think if you want to do linux apps, you might want an Intel processor rather than ARM. Linux can run on ARM, but more apps available for x86. On other hand ARM might be better to use Android apps. Probably also want a touch screen for Android apps.



Personally I dont have fast unlimited data internet to do everything through online apps even if I wanted to trust Google to that extreme, so prefer linux on an old Intel laptop. Works decent enough on any two or four core processor systems with 4GB RAM. So old win7 or even VISTA laptop can do for home workstation. Low end modern laptops really dont have anymore computing power.



Gotta say, was looking at what it takes to do an end run around setting up google account to use Android phone. It isnt for feint of heart. And they dont mean it to be. Think some of newer Android even prevents you sideloading apps outside of Google Store. Would assume lot bumps in road to use Chromebook without Google. Well unless you mostly use linux apps.
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Will the keyboard fold under the screen in all chromebooks? If not what is the term that identifies one that does?
"Convertible" or "2 in 1".
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Old 11-23-2020, 08:45 AM
 
Location: NNJ
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Make sure to check the expiration date of any prospective model. Google also like to keep their buyers on the treadmill.
Chromebook will not just simply stop working after the expiration date. Often EOL for Windows and Apple products is similar length of time... at a premium price.

However, I do agree.... just like all devices, you should check the typical length of time EOL.


OP, I'd approach this from the perspective of what you actually do.. applications.. etc. If you are a gamer, I would say chromebooks aren't simply up to the task yet... probably best with Windows. With that said, I have a very beefy laptop and a chromebook for work. I like my Chromebook albeit I have mine setup as a linux environment via crouton.
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Old 11-30-2020, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Elberta, AL
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I got a Samsung 2 in 1 Chromebook Plus with a 12.2" screen from Costco for my wife. If she does not like it I can take it back.
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