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2014/12/27 13:29:50 (permalink)
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lap top or chromebook

We basicly just want as cheap as possible that will do the job

I saw a laptop today at Tesco for £179 (Acer Aspire ES1-512, 15.6" Laptop, Intel Celeron, 4GB RAM…)

Me and my gf are thinking about getting 1 each. She would only use it for web browsing, facebook, banking etc

I pretty much would just use it for streaming football and movies to my TV

I then found this also for £179
Samsung XE303, 11.6" Chromebook, Exynos Processor, 2GB RAM…

And wonder if it would be a better option? I know they are slightly more limited but i imagine they are less likely to be filled with **** and end up slow and useless like our pc. She is fairly useless with computers and im fairly **** at cleaning them up once they slow down.
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    chris182
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    Re: 2014/12/27 13:42:14 (permalink)
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    Get bigger screen for her and smaller one for you

    Run cc cleaner and defrag weekly to keep it running smooth! 2gb of ram really isn't enough, I've just updated my wife's laptop from 4gb to 8gb

    Even mobile phones these days have 4gb of ram, but if your using it for streaming online the Samsung sound be fine
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    chris182
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    Re: 2014/12/27 13:43:54 (permalink)
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    You can also run msconfig on any laptop or pc and disable all bloat that's pre installed
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    NotForTheWeak
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    Re: 2014/12/27 13:52:33 (permalink)
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    I have a chromebook and 2 macbooks. use the chromebook for day to day stuff and macbooks for anything that requires an operating system.
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    Re: 2014/12/27 14:25:13 (permalink)
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    You will nto find a single device more annoying than a Chrome Book.
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    Re: 2014/12/27 14:33:22 (permalink)
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    Are they that bad? My brother has a Samsung with a smaller screen around 11" he's had it several years and still going strong
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    Re: 2014/12/27 14:36:17 (permalink)
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    Well I don't like much of what Google offers to be honest to im biased, as I hate the fcukers.
     
    Work got one in for the IT guys to try it out to see if it would help people in work and it was a fcuking nightmare.
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    Re: 2014/12/27 15:04:00 (permalink)
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    They are made as cheaply as possible, I hate windows 8 it's that bad I refuse to even use it.
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    Re: 2014/12/27 15:14:26 (permalink)
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    lol, I don't think you can compare, Windows 8 runs any programme you want to install on it and does it all without a teathered connection.
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    Re: 2014/12/27 15:23:30 (permalink)
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    I use my phone and xperia z2 tablet for everything, if something needs done on the laptop I tell my wife to do it in just cant be bothered with it
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    phil3030
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    Re: 2014/12/27 16:09:06 (permalink)
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    I just bought a macbook. Don't think I will ever get a Windows laptop again
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    Re: 2014/12/27 17:06:37 (permalink)
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    I thought Chromebooks did not run certain types of software and have smaller memories.
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    Re: 2014/12/27 17:27:16 (permalink)
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    I have been using a chromebook for about 2 1/2 years now, its good at doing what you have described. Boots up quickly, mostly free from any virus issues. Have a look around for the i3 model. However I still have a desktop pc which I use for anything else.
     
     
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    Re: 2014/12/27 17:44:19 (permalink)
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    Woundn't a Ipad or something simliar be better and easier to use?
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    Re: 2014/12/27 18:01:29 (permalink)
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    I dont like apple

    And from what i can tell tablets just run everything the same way as my phone does

      




     
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    Re: 2014/12/27 19:26:23 (permalink)
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    My wife had a chromebook, it ok for internet use but had be difficult if you want to run any programs, its more or less like an android tablet with a keyboard
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    Re: 2014/12/28 10:58:39 (permalink)
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    Ive found a chromebook i like the look of now. Its a hp14 and has a 14" screen and 4gb of ram for £229

    So I'll probably get that and share it rather than get 1 each

      




     
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    Re: 2014/12/28 11:21:07 (permalink)
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    What's the processer? 4gb ram in the minimum, but if it's a crap cpu it'll probably struggle.

    Maybe get a second and laptop much higher spec? OK no warranty but not much to go wrong with them that can't easily be fixed..
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    Re: 2014/12/28 11:24:41 (permalink)
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    Keep in mind its only going to be used for very simple tasks. I have a pc upstairs


    • Intel® Celeron® 2955U processor
    1.4GHz processor speed
    • 4Gb RAM
    • 16Gb Solid State Drive
    • 14” HD LED-backlit display (1366 x 768)
    • Google Chrome operating system
    • Boot up in seconds
    • 802.11a/b/g/n (2x2) Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® 4.0
    • Multi-format digital media card reader for SD cards
    • Intel® HD Graphics
    • HD webcam with integrated microphone
    • 1x HDMI Port, 1x USB 2.0, 2x USB 3.0
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    Re: 2014/12/28 11:28:45 (permalink)
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    Sold state drive will be fast, just makes sure u always delete stuff u no longer use and always run cc cleaner and d frag.
    If u have a pc now run msconfig you'll see all the start up taks that upen when u turn it on, u can turn most of these off without much consequence and it'll start up quicker and free up ram
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