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I'm looking for a new laptop so I can do my college stuff. Recently I got interested in the Chromebook and I'm willing to test out this operating system.
But first of all is it **** or okay?

Secondly, this are some laptops that got my attention:
Acer

I'm looking for a new laptop so I can do my college stuff. Recently I got interested in the Chromebook and I'm willing to test out this operating system.
But first of all is it **** or okay?

Secondly, this are some laptops that got my attention:
Acer Chromebook:
https://goo.gl/7KL6dK
https://goo.gl/WTZOfz

Asus Chromebook:
https://goo.gl/xRyLUQ
https://goo.gl/i1ejR8
Can I get opinions and suggestions?
I was told Acer computers are **** so we can discard them. Also, my first options were Asus; since I had and currently own an Asus computer that I bought in 2012 an it's still working like a charm.

Other answer:

Ian:
The only thing I would worry about are your classes. Some college classes have online parts to them. One of those parts might involve taking a test through a program called Respondus Lockdown Browser, which doesn't work with Chromebooks. If none of your classes require this, then it shouldn't really be an issue.

Though, I personally wouldn't get one. Most software that I use isn't on a Chromebook.

Andy T:
The ASUS ones seems bad deals, one is 2GB the other is ARM-based, Pick the 4GB one from Acer, that was Intel-based right? I forgot it.

I am maniacally opposed to ARM contrary to popular commercial trend because it is much easier to mod and setup Intel-based Chromebooks, in fact I am using one for typing this. Modded to run Ubuntu GNOME off a 16GB SD card, it is an Acer offering from last year, my needs is printing (as lovely as Chrome OS is, it can't just USB to a printer as it should have done so) and running mobile emulator simply need Intel with its Virtualization Tech. Besides puny SSD meant for Chrome's small footprint this is most powerful computer I have.

A-Theist 🏊:
Toshiba Chromebook 2 (2015) is highly rated too if you want a glossy full HD screen.

This is why you should get a fairly powerful chromebook: http://www.androidcentral.com/what-its-s…

Acer Chromebooks are okay. There are some good models. The only "problem" with them is that they're cheap/low-end. People complain about them because they bought the cheapest slowest ones. Whatever happens, don't get the 2gb version. Get 4gb RAM. With 2gb i'd lose PDF documents i was working on + its slow.

Đức:
I'm using the Acer Chromebook, and I love it. It's lightweight, boot (almost) instantly, long battery life. I can do almost everything with my Chromebook. So if you don't have any specific software you need to run (on specific operating system), Chromebook is a good choice.
Dave:
I have the HP 13 Chromebook (costs about $750). Love it. The battery lasts about 12 hours, and the screen is one of the best on the market (3200×1800).

I have yet to find anything I can't do on it, that I can on my laptop.

Kristy:
toshiba chromebook 2 (2015) is highly rated too if you want a glossy full hd screen…

acer chromebooks are okay… there are some good models… the only "problem" with them is that they're cheap/low-end… people complain about them 'cause they bought the cheapest slowest ones… whatever happens, don't get the 2gb version… get 4gb ram… with 2gb i'd lose pdf documents i was working on + its slow…

wiz:
Pretty much all of them do the same thing. Everything you do on google chrome can be done on a chromebook. You can't play games, though.
imaitra1377:
NOOOO. do NOT get a chromebook. They have very little resources and apps and function very poorly, eg the battery drains extremely quickly. They are also very fragile, my broken chromebook is literally sitting next to me right now.
just dont.
Ralph:
Chromebooks are good because they are inexpensive, and easy to transport, that's about it.
ZeroZorg:
asus is better longer battery

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