I've used macs for about 25 years. i have a very nice mac desktop and i did have a MacBook pro until my wife took it as i haven't needed a laptop for years.
I'm now in need of a laptop, basically all I need it for is web access to use my university D2L website for online quizzes and access to lectures slide in ideally PDF format that I can download and view. Also i need microsoft word for papers, I have office 365 through uni. and then email and maybe occasionally netflix.
I was going to buy a new MacBook pro, mainly as the pro versions last so well. my other one is 2010 and still works perfectly. but the new keyboard is so bad i returned it after a day. I held off as rumours said a new one would be released in October but it looks like not now. I can't wait any longer so i was thinking of getting an 11" chromebook.
will it do what i need? what's a good spec 11" one? i see lots of the 11" are low end celeron chips, is there a good 11" model for a reasonable price? i don't need a powerhouse but i don't want to be frustrated by lag and I'd like it to last as long as possible. I'd rather pay for a good one than find it slow, it's a hell of a lot less than a MacBook anyway.
will iCloud, office exchange email work on a chrome book? is microsoft word good on one? are they very not private and send all your info to google? i really don't like google for that and avoid them as much as possible.
so any tips? i think 11" would be great as it's very portable, my alternative right now is maybe finding a used MacBook 12" but they are still expensive and the terrible keyboard.