I’m becoming increasingly intrigued by the idea of using a Chromebook for mobility.
This Windows notebook I’m using started out fast and has become slower and slower — as Windows usually does. I’m sick of that. There’s just no damn excuse for it in 2015. Yes, it’s Windows 7 — but if you think I’m going to do a disk wipe for Windows 8.1 or 10, you’re living in techie bubble where 1TB hard drives for backups grow on trees for free and people have lots of time to devote to such an arduous task.
There are just a few things I do with a notebook:
1) Browse the web
2) Screen snapshots, cropping them
3) Blog posts
4) Use the dotEPUB extension
5) Download and look at PDFs
6) Download and play video
I think all of that can be done with a lightweight Chromebook without the malignant slowing down inherent in Windows.
I’m impressed by Chippy’s video that shows a Chromebook can have a massive amount of internal storage:
That SDD is, at post time, just US$65.00 — and that price will likely keep falling.
And there’s really no advantage I can see for going for a 4GB Chromebook:
I’m also curious about a Chromebook with Chromecast:
This post is just to collect more Chromebook information I can refer to later.