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[Best Buy] ASUS Chromebook Flip 14" Touchscreen 2-in-1 $549.99 ($150 off)

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I do agree on staying away from eMMC, not sure why are they still using MMC!
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BeapChastard wrote: In case people don't know you can install GalliumOS on a Chromebook and run Linux natively, or dual boot it with ChromeOS.

I'm looking for a Chromebook myself although I just want a cheap one. Missed the HP deal a few days ago.
I picked up a HP G3 Chromebook last year for $115 from Mike's Computer Shop. It was on clearance, and had a key issue, but was brand new/returned-as-new, with no other issues. The key issue is mostly cosmetic.
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hot if 299$!
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I have a MacBook Pro 1TB Corei7, high performance graphics card (cost me $4500). It's from 2013.

Its working completely flawlessly like day 1.

However, I want to buy and try a pixel book because I use Pixel phones and support Google.

What's a high performance chromebook under $1200 I can get? Pixel book?

I was even considering trying windows Os by buying a surface, they look so cool.

Thanks for your advice
-ZdpZ... ;)
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zdpz wrote: I have a MacBook Pro 1TB Corei7, high performance graphics card (cost me $4500). It's from 2013.

Its working completely flawlessly like day 1.

However, I want to buy and try a pixel book because I use Pixel phones and support Google.

What's a high performance chromebook under $1200 I can get? Pixel book?

I was even considering trying windows Os by buying a surface, they look so cool.

Thanks for your advice
-First choice is definitely Pixelbook. It starts at $1,300 but it often goes on sale $300 off.
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/go ... g/11645050

-ASUS Chromebook Flip 14 $699 (on sale $150 off)
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/as ... y/13484753

-HP Chromebook x360 $799 (on sale $50 off)
https://store.hp.com/CanadaStore/Merch/ ... lang=en-CA

-Acer Chromebook Spin 13 $899
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/acer-chrom ... lsrc=aw.ds

-Dell Inspiron Chromebook 14 2-in-1 $699
https://www.dell.com/en-ca/shop/2-in-1- ... 6_sb_h402e
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Noon question.... For those users who need to install PC based software programs, is there a way to do it on chromebooks for non techies?

I like Chromebook better for general use but need specific PC software

Thanks in advance
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This is a fantastic chromebook, Consumer Reports & Laptop Mag both rate it as currently the best Chromebook to get.
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Chrome OS can run full ms excel? Macros and all?
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I think that this laptop is weaker than ipad
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I bought this for the screen alone. Excellent blacks and whites. I only basically surf and watch youtube. I compared it to the HP chromebook ($799 one) which I returned.
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I have used full time laptop (MBP, and a Windows laptop) and also an Asus Chromebook in parallel at home over the past 3 years.

I'll say this - assuming you are an average computer user, whose daily use case on your device include web browsing, emails, watch some video's on YouTube, Netflix etc., and now and then you may do some MS Office work ... then Chromebook can do 90% of what you want to do on a Windows/Mac computer, at a fraction of the cost, and with much longer battery life.

There will be the 10% of the times when you reach for your Mac/Windows laptop.

And there will be tasks you SIMPLY cannot do on a chromebook, not because of processing power, but because of OS applications (or lack of it) - for example, if you want to do semi-serious photo and video processing.

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