The Chromebook / Chromebox Thread

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  1. LightyKD
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    Anyone here using a Chromebook or Chromebox? I plan to get a Chromebox soon but I wanted to see other impressions. I already have a good idea of what I'm getting into and I want a complete Google environment in my home. I just like seeing the thoughts of others when it comes to hardware.
     
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    I got the Toshiba Chromebook 13.3" IPS Display Version. It's nice, fast and light. I would say it's the best out of all the Chromebooks i i have tried. It was 329.99.
     
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    I picked up the Acer C710 over the summer; now I would pick up a comparable price (and spec'd) Windows 8.1 laptop.
     
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    Um... OK
     
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    I'm not sure what to make of the comment... But, is there a reason you would want a Chromebook (or Chromebox) over a Windows 8.1 system?

    When I bought mine, it was cheaper than a comparable Windows laptop. That is not the case today.

    And the Chrome browser, on Windows 8.1, offers the exact functionality you get on a Chromebook or Chromebox.
     
  7. LightyKD
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    For a moment I thought you were trolling but, yes, your points are valid. :) I'm a bit of a Google fanboy. I want to have a completely Chrome OS / Android environment, similar to Apple fans with Mac OS / iOS. I know I could just Install Chrome OS on most PCs but I want the complete experience of opening up and booting a brand new Chromebox.
     
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    I'm bumping this. Something tells me that there are a few more Chromebook/box users here
     
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    chrome books is garbage first of all you should never trust google or any other cloud computing with your data they can and will delete all your shit at random and ou will have no recourse and no phone support to contest it, it's happened to several times, they love to delte shit , delete accounts lock people out of their accounts and all sorts of other nasty shit FUCK GOOGLE
    now i havent used the actual chrome book hardware

    but there is no way it can perform any better than a windwon 8.1 laptop and let me tell you my top of the line windows 8.1 ultraboook perform like complete fucking garbage especially when running ANY google apps on it, i have a 4th gen i7 with 8 gigs of ram and 500gb SSD and it performs like absolute fucking shit,i mean it is a totally fucking useless fuck bag of shit with diarrhea running all over the place

    and now they are putting 8.1 full windows on all the windows tablets, and they did away with rt , i can only imagine the horror

    let me tell how this absolute fucking piece of shit abortion of rancid elephant smegma performs

    you cant even scroll ANYTHING , without it locking up freezing slowing down to the point of total unusability to the point where you want to smash it off the fucking wall

    google drive forget about it ,it takes 9 fucking hours to scroll 2 inches down a page of photos it's completely fucking useless
    tumblr same shit foregt about smooth scrolling
    google plus same shit ,
    google chrome runs like fucking ass crashes all the time, shockwave flash crashes all the time and crashed the browser
    runs out of memory

    even in windows explorer it takes literally fucking forever to populate thumbnail images when browsing a folder

    if this ultrabook i paid 1800$ for is completely fucking worthless especially for google apps like plus, drive and chrome i can only imagine what useless piece of fucking garbage a chrome book is

    i dont what the fucking problem is with these companies lately,i dont know if its intel's absolute piece of fucking shit haswell ultra moblie processors that overheat 2 seconds after you turn them on
    or if its just windows 8.1 being the biggest fucking piece of shit memory hog in history

    or if they are just loading this new shit up with so much NSA spyware and builtin spy viruses

    but id say if you are running windows 8.1 anything less than 32 gigs of ram your gonna have a bad time because i have 8 and it's barely functional

    i mean if google apps cant even run on a full fucking widows pc with top specs properly how can anyone expect them to work at all that fucking garbage chrome book hardware is beyond me

    and no it's not my pc i tried other top end ultrabooks , and its the same problem, brand new out of the box and it all runs like shit and i cant figure out why

    i have an old 1st gen i3 running 7 that outperforms all this new fucking garbage by a long shot i spent a fuck on of money worthless fucking garbage

    the future of computing look pretty fucking bad for mobile and in general if this cloud shit ever takes off

    honestly google chrome works smoother and faster on my iphone 5c than it does on my 1800$ win 8.1 ultrabook
    it's fuckin pathetic
    it even works better on my idevice than it does on high end android deivces

    also mind you i alway use the ultraboook plugged into AC and set to full performance
    the only thing that windows /8.1 improved is boot up and shut down time
     
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    Um, OK, we get it. You hate Google. Moving on, I am having a blast with my Chromebox! :grog:
     
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    So can you verify anything in the post above yours? I'm just wondering if any of that is credible? I believe the part about windows 7 running better than windows 8, so why not believe the rest of it? Just wondering, in case I ever think about buying something with a chrome OS.
     
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    Honestly I've looked at Chromebooks and the newer cheap windows but I don't think they are worth it when you can get a laptop for less or a bit more that have 4gb of ram, better processors, windows os , 500gb, and DVD drives which for me is a much better package
     
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    yeah you are better off buying a used laptop running windows 7 if you don't care about touch screen
    i have seen these chrome books but never used one but they fell really heavy and have shit specs,

    i still like my old sony vaio from 2010 i paid 800$ then and you can get one now for about 300

    it has an i3 wireless display compatible ,a blu ray drive 4 gigs of ram 500 gb hdd sd reader

    easily upgradeable ram to at least 8 gigs and removable HDD and pci express port

    its only 720 but i like it better than the HD screen on my ultrabook , even though the triluminous HD IPS display is great for video and graphics it sucks for text and everything is too small

    a much better deal than what you are going to get with a chrome book

    you can't even find a decent laptop in retail stores anymore bestbuy has nothing but shit
    every model there pretty much sucks and they all weigh a ton

    the only place i have even seen decent ones in a shop is actually the MS store but anything decent is ridiculously priced and will soon be obsolete when new windows drops

    i will never by another intel or MS product again
    they just keep getting worse and worse

    i wont buy another mobile laptop or ultrabook until they go fanless either ,too many problems with noise heat and moving parts
    especially with these ultrabooks , intel ultra mobile haswell technology is garbage

    runs worse than an i device with a fan idevice runs 100 time smoother without a fan
    nvidia tablets dont have fans i dont why intel chips are so fucking shit and run so god damn hot in this day and age their performance is total shit an d you fry an egg on it 2 second after you push the power button , my idevice never even breaks a sweat

    intel should just hang it up for mobile chip because they suck ,i only bought it for wireless display which doesnt work either even though its in 4th gen and it worked flawless when it was 1st gen these companies are going backwards and selling us worthless shit they should be sued for fraud

    also i wouldnt not trust clouds and especially not google , this companys motto is "do evil"
    they have NO phone support if you have a problem you are SOL and stuck dealing with the shittiest online support ever to exist

    they have lock me out of my accounts an ddeleted my accounts i get messages like"we have detected unusual activity on your account and it is now locked"

    no way to contact them, if you insist on using this scam called cloud computing i would be sure you always make physical copy backups
    just warning you from experience as someone who has lost data , from both google and icloud
    icloud also deletes stuff ,notes get mysteriously deleted
    but at least apple has some phone support, but they are usually not any help with lost data
    just warning you that cloud computing is a cancer and you will loose your privacy and your data
     
  14. RevPokemon

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    Cloud isn't that bad if the company respects you. For example I use Mega instead of I cloud, drive, Dropbox and can say it is very good and much safer (hell Kim dot com made the service)
     
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    yeah i like those, i like mega but after what happened to MU and kim last time i am leary about using it for storage ,it's great for sending and sharing files though but anything i put up there i would back up

    there are a certain group of people who have it out for kim and they are ruthless
    pretty amazing how criminal these people are, violating international law to raid him in NZ
    he is a brave man, and i certainly applaud him for not giving up and not being intimidated into submission by these people
     
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    MEGA is cool. I like how they give you 50 gigs to start off. I just wished that it had a PDF and video viewer.
     
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    Yeah but for PDFs it doesn't bug me because the download is so fast and for movies I never watch them on my clouds as I prefer to download e.
     
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    I like watching video in the cloud unless it's a part of my home media server. Google Drive has an excellent cloud video player and PDFs work very well. I use MEGA to hold non-work media. Downloading a file to watch it is a bit much for me.
     
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    True just depends I guess. Personally I do the opposite but it really depends on your cup of tea
     
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    I read it all twice and can't find anything credible in either post. He's alluding to a few things that are true, such as high end gaming ultra books do have cooling issues, but he's exaggerating beyond reason.
    Also, he's putting down chrome books when he's never seen them. How can you call one heavy if you've never seen one?

    Now I too have never seen a chrome book, but I've always had the question. If it's a cloud based OS, how does it handle Internet dropouts? Does everything suddenly refuse to load, or does it still let you do everything offline and only syncs when you get back online?