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      08-26-2019, 01:22 PM   #1
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looking at google chromebooks to replace my waaay outdated Toshiba laptop. I'm not going to game on it, just for web and email stuff. amazon has some in the $220 range. PC nerds discuss..
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I have a Samsung Chromebook 3. Bought one for my sister, too. For web and email and meetings, it's perfect. Our school has a great VMware desktop system, so I just open up the VMware client and I have a fully functioning Windows 10 Enterprise desktop at my disposal. All in a sub-$300 laptop that weighs nothing. Plus, I run a Windows 10 Pro box at home and my own VPN, so if I really need a Windows interface outside the office, I fire up the VPN on the Chromebook and RDP to the Win 10 box. Otherwise I just use the native setup for email and surfing. Cheap and easy.

That said, my primary laptop is still my 13" MacBook Pro. That's what I have open in front of me almost all the time at home. It's what I use to process images with Photoshop. Both devices have their place.
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I just bought a refurb chromebook for $69. My plan is for websurfing only and maybe downloading videos off my dash cam. I plan on leaving it in my car. Will report back how it works out. I have unlimited hotspot on my cell phone so that's how I plan on accessing the internet from the car.
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