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#1

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:34 AM

My mom and I were looking for a laptop for my grandmother and my mom suggested the Chromebook. The cheapest one is $249.99 and has these specs.
11.6' Screen
2 GBs of RAM
16 GB SSD
Samsung Exynos 5 CPU
1.7 GHz CPU Speed
No Optical Drive

She pays bills online and checks her e-mail, so is this laptop any good?
I wanted to get her a Intel Laptop.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 06:44 AM

is 16gb storage enough? You probably can't even put a single movie on there.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:04 AM

She doesn't watch movies.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:29 AM

Chromebooks are pretty terrible, I do not recommend them.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:42 PM

Okay.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 01:30 PM

Chromebooks are basically 3g/4g laptops that are overpriced and locked into google chrome, your better getting a proper laptop for $300-$400 and then getting a 4g/3g wifi hotspot from at&t/verizon/sprint. Last time I checked verizon will give you one free with the contract. Basically the same affect as the chromebook, but better.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 01:31 PM

View PostDracoSquirrel, on 28 October 2012 - 12:42 PM, said:

Okay.

Seeing as your grandmother's probably not doing anything to memory consuming, other than browsing the internet, checking her emails, etc. I suggest something cheap from Toshiba, or HP.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:05 PM

View PostMhyles, on 28 October 2012 - 01:31 PM, said:



Seeing as your grandmother's probably not doing anything to memory consuming, other than browsing the internet, checking her emails, etc. I suggest something cheap from Toshiba, or HP.

No.

Lenovo may be worth checking out.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:16 PM

View PostAnkenmann2, on 28 October 2012 - 11:05 PM, said:

No.

Lenovo may be worth checking out.

Oh c'mon, my HP lappy isn't that bad.

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:35 PM

If all she is doing is web browsing a chromebook would be fine, however if she does anything else, get a normal laptop.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:08 AM

I've found that grandparents usually want to save pictures, documents etc to the actual laptop for offline viewing whenever they want. This alone makes the Chromebook not a very good choice. If they are only browing the web it should be fine. Pretty much, what fm87 said ^

Does Chrome OS even function without an internet connection..?

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 12:16 AM

View PostAnkenmann2, on 28 October 2012 - 11:05 PM, said:

No.

Lenovo may be worth checking out.

Actually, HP's in recent years arn't even that bad.