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Old 03-03-2013, 17:38
Diane
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Does anyone have one on here, if so do you have time to tell me what you like and dont like.

Am wanting something with a 10" ish size screen and keyboard to take on holiday for just browsing the web and picking up emails and someone suggested this would do the job at a much cheaper price than an ipad.

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Old 03-03-2013, 17:41
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I have used one they are nice to use, I like the samsung model myself, nice keyboard to type on, interface is simple and easy to use, easy to get hold of applications and so on and some documents are stored off line therefore you do not need access to the web.. unfort thats all i can tell you..
personally forget the laptop and enjoy the hoiday
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Old 03-03-2013, 18:21
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Thanks for your reply scruffpot much appreciated.

I will enjoy my holiday don't you worry, lol
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Old 03-03-2013, 19:55
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Hi Diane

I have this Chromebook and I absolutely love it.
Its really fast and the screen is HD which makes everything look nice and crisp. I only needed something for browsing the internet and watching YouTube videos so the Acer was a no brainer at that price.
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Old 03-03-2013, 20:36
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For this kind, purely basic netbook use, a Chromebook is a good choice (well the cheap ones anyway, not the Pixel).

OP, I recommend you get a Samsung one with an Intel processor, not the Acer one with ARM processor even if the ARM one is cheaper.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:55
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For this kind, purely basic netbook use, a Chromebook is a good choice (well the cheap ones anyway, not the Pixel).

OP, I recommend you get a Samsung one with an Intel processor, not the Acer one with ARM processor even if the ARM one is cheaper.
The Acer has an Intel Celeron Dual Core Processor.
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Old 04-03-2013, 06:27
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I have the Samsung Series 3 chromebook. It's a great device, with a good keyboard. I mainly use it for typing and web browsing and for that its great. I think it should be fine for what you need it for.
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Old 04-03-2013, 16:29
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My wife has one and loves it.

The other real problems is that you cannot run iTunes on it and need To Cloud printer.

It's ideal for word processing, spreadsheet etc and surfing the Web along with EMAIL.

Also you can use a lot of the apps offline.

They are very well built.

Are you looking into the new Chromebook (I believe it's called Pixel)?
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Old 04-03-2013, 17:56
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Thanks everyone for the advice am going to have a look at the Samsung and Acer chromebooks as from what you're saying seems to fit my requirements.

Matt - Dont think I'll need a printer as I have a desktop/printer at home and not bothered about i tunes but thanks for pointing that out. Just really wanted it to browse the web when I'm away from home, have a samsung galaxy s2 which is fine but wanted something with a bigger screen.

Another question, friends say get an ipad but what would that do for me what the chromebook wont do ?
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:11
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Thanks everyone for the advice am going to have a look at the Samsung and Acer chromebooks as from what you're saying seems to fit my requirements.

Matt - Dont think I'll need a printer as I have a desktop/printer at home and not bothered about i tunes but thanks for pointing that out. Just really wanted it to browse the web when I'm away from home, have a samsung galaxy s2 which is fine but wanted something with a bigger screen.

Another question, friends say get an ipad but what would that do for me what the chromebook wont do ?
Burn a hole in your pocket faster? If you want a tablet, have you considered a Galaxy Tab 2? Pretty much on a par with a Chromebook pricewise - personally I'd choose a Nexus 7 for the job you want, but it isn't 10in.
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Old 05-03-2013, 14:46
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I had a Samsung Chromebook, it's been great. It's very faster and easier when you use it browse and do some basic stuff, and the price is very nice
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Old 05-03-2013, 14:55
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Look around these chromebooks
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Old 05-03-2013, 22:29
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Thanks for that website, lol and thanks to everyone for their help
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Old 05-03-2013, 23:40
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I'm brought one (samsung S3) as a secondary device, but ironically as i type on it now posting this, i realise it's taken over as my primary device now. Great little things, i LOVE mine!
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Old 22-05-2013, 23:30
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Can anyone help me with these please( samsung chromebook series 3 )

1) Ive set the home page in settings to my fav website but it doesnt come up when I sign in

2) I cant seem to transfer pictures from my phone, attached the phone cable and the phone says found device but nothing happens on the chomebook

3) Also tried to put my memory stick in chromebook to try and transfer pictures from there and when I insert it it makes a noise but again nothing happens on my chromebook screen.

What am I doing wrong please?
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Old 23-05-2013, 13:36
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Can anyone help me?
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Old 23-05-2013, 17:01
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Have you set your home page in the "on start-up" section too.
Open a specific page is the option you need iirc.
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Old 23-05-2013, 19:06
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2) I cant seem to transfer pictures from my phone, attached the phone cable and the phone says found device but nothing happens on the chomebook

3) Also tried to put my memory stick in chromebook to try and transfer pictures from there and when I insert it it makes a noise but again nothing happens on my chromebook screen.
I was Googling for something else and accidentally came across this article about a File app which I guess might be relevant. Apologies if it's no use or you already know about it.
http://support.google.com/chromeos/b...answer=1056323
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Old 24-05-2013, 10:41
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Have you set your home page in the "on start-up" section too.
Open a specific page is the option you need iirc.
Ive set my home page and created the home button and Ive followed the instructions on here which should launch my fav website when I launch chrome

https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95421

But it doesnt work
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