Monday, August 12, 2013

Consider the Alternative....Chromebook


Best Chromebook

Along with creating this blog, I decided that I needed some sort of laptop that didn't cost a lot of cash. I was out there looking at the combination tablet/keyboard where you could detach the tablet from the keyboard...It sounded like a great idea , but the prices of these started around $650, and I wasn't willing to spend that much. My friend Suzanne from work, who has a few sites bookmarked with great deals, told me about the Samsung Chromebook - Samsung Chromebook (Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch)
OR the latest version -
Samsung Chromebook 2 XE500C12-K01US 11.6-Inch Laptop (Metallic Silver)

This ‘laptop’ is NOT your traditional laptop. It looks like a laptop...it feels like a laptop..but when you purchase it, you DON’T install software, you DON’T install virus protection (nor get a virus!), you DON’t wait forever for the machine to ‘boot up’ and you DON’T shell out a ton of money. It is a different animal than Windows or MAC. This computer simply runs a browser - Chrome! Okay, so you’re saying, “Has she NOT heard of a tablet?!”. Yes, tablets are the best, but not when you want to type emails or write documents. There are apps for games and and apps for creating documents and slides. IT doesn't have much of a hard drive, but additional storage is free of charge for a reasonable amount of storage in the Google Cloud. The keyboard on this machine is amazing - I am a fast typist, and I don't miss a beat. It is not like the compact keyboards on notebooks - people compare the keyboard to the Mac book Air.

I’ve had now had this for about 1 1/2 years, and I LOVE it. The browser is lightening speed. I finally have a machine that doesn't frustrate me with hourglasses, locking up, etc...The average consumer uses their ‘laptop’ for surfing the net, social media, shopping, paying bills, writing emails, writing resumes and the occasional letter. The prices hover around $220 for a fantastic piece of equipment. This is all you need!

It’s ‘okay’ to have a laptop that offers nothing but pleasure without the hassles of delayed boot-ups, locking up, buying your virus protection and worrying about viruses ...I’m SO excited to have heard about this, so I thought that you should know about it too. I read the reviews, and most people agree with me.
I'm attaching the links here: Samsung Chromebook (Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch) and
Samsung Chromebook 2 XE500C12-K01US 11.6-Inch Laptop (Metallic Silver)

2 comments:

  1. I wish I would have known this before I bought my laptop.
    Linda



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  2. Oh That's great.

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