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Chromebooks are fantastic - Just make sure you know its limitations
on 24 January 2016
Many people give negative feedback on Google Chromebook's as they are not familiar with their actual purpose. You cannot install regular 'Windows' applications on them as they run the Google Chrome Operating System (not Windows). You also cannot put DVD's into them (as they don't have a CD/DVD drive), but for what they are designed for they are absolutely fantastic!
This is the first Chromebook I purchased and wanted a Chromebook as my requirements for this device were quite basic and were as follows:
1. Fast Bootup times
2. Access to the internet for browsing
3. Access to webmail
4. Remote desktop connection to a Windows machine
5. Lightweight - Suitable for travel
The Chromebook will meet all these requirements. I just wanted a light weight laptop that I could take with me when I am travelling both in the UK and abroad to allow me to keep in touch with business and personal e-mails.
I didn't want a Windows device that was slow to boot up, really expensive and did everything you could possibly want it to do (when all I wanted it for were the basics).
This device is exceptionally fast and works extremely well. I've had it for almost 18 months now and I would not be without it. If it broke down I would definitely be replacing it with another Chromebook.
Chromebooks now allow you to run Skype (web version) as well as Microsoft Office applications (web version) - all of which are free and work well on the device.
If you understand what you are buying you will be very impressed with this device.