02-17-2013 02:01 PM
I'm researching the Chromebook as a replacement for my wife's laptop, which its replacement is vastly overdue. I'm really interested in getting feedback regarding how it operates without being able to install programs. My wife's main concern is that she won't have workarounds or it will be cumbersome to maintain the same functionality of her current laptop. Specifically of note, she’s really worried about not being able to download from her cameras, a Canon SLR 60D and a point & shoot. How will she be able to do this? Has anyone had any major conceptual holes in this product? Overall impression / open-end feedback?
Thank you in advance for the help.
02-18-2013 06:16 PM
Hey V8KILLR, nice to meet you!
Just want to tell you that Chrome OS is a great operating system that gets updates all the time. Although it's a geat operating system, it's also still growing and a lot of the things users expect out of computer just aren't there for Chrome OS just yet.
I've been using Chrome OS for about 3 years now, I actually have one of the first BETA models ever created and it's still chugging along keeping up with software updates.
The comptuer will get you through the day of basic needs such as web surfing, simple file editing (including spreadsheets and such) and simple photoshopping and gaming.
Most computers have either USB ports or MicroSD slots meaning you CAN transfer pictures and such into the computer as long as the camera allows you to access it's files via USB without installing any additional software or drivers.
All purchases made at best buy have a 30 Day money back guarantee with a NO HASSTLE policy as long as it's within the first 30 days.
They really are a great computers at a great price so I would recommend trying it for at least a week, if she doesn't like it she could return it and find another laptop.
It never hurts to try something new, she may fall in love!
Feel free to ask any specific questions you or your wife may have.
02-18-2013 08:27 PM
02-18-2013 08:36 PM
02-18-2013 08:37 PM
And RealGeorgeW I love youe Apple pun.
02-18-2013 09:52 PM
02-18-2013 11:27 PM
It's not March 3rd yet, and if he buys it before that date he still gets 30 days for the refund.