steviebabes wrote: »
The OP just wants to use it for browsing & catchup TV so there isn't a familiarity issue. Chrome looks and feels just like Chrome on my windows laptop. I'm not sue you can get a new windows 8.1 laptop for a similar price. You would need to pay over £300 to get a similar performance to a Chromebook. There is also the freedom from malware/viruses to consider. It also runs cool and silent.
Jivesinger wrote: »
There's a couple of articles here that I thought were interesting. |They're from the US but I suspect they pretty much hold true here:http://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-decide-between-a-199-windows-notebook-and-a-chromebook/http://www.zdnet.com/article/milestone-im-recommending-chromebooks-instead-of-windows-laptops-for-civilians/
I think it's great that Windows laptops have come down in price, and if I needed a new laptop, I'd probably get one.
But I'm not the OP and I'd probably use my computer in a different way to them.
I do think that while Chromebooks are limited to doing a few things, they do seem to do them well.
Also the idea of switching on a new computer and having it work in a few minutes without waiting for it to munch its way through lots of Windows Updates, and keep it maintained from month-to-month, is a rather tempting one.
ididntgetwhereiamtoday wrote: »
The Chromebook is great for the kids because you know they can't download anything!
What supplies do they need?
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