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Old 04-23-2014, 10:22 PM
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If I have a winders machine running on my home network hosting audio/video/picture files, can a Chromebook on the same network access those files?
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If I have a winders machine running on my home network hosting audio/video/picture files, can a Chromebook on the same network access those files?

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!to...al/VrYwSNH9i1w

My gut feel is no from reading this...
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:29 AM
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Are these things worth the money, in your opinions? I keep expecting to see the price plummet but my bi-monthly Best Buy drool-sessions continue to see them at or around $250. That just seems crazy for a paper-weight-in-the-absense-of-wifi. Also, they are thicker than a mackbook air and some of the utlrabooks. I don't get that.

I want one, but I want to pay like $100.
You can have mine for $100 + shipping. If you don't want it, the same deal to anyone else here. I have the original box and can ship today.
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Old 04-25-2014, 11:40 AM
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Yoyo PMed me the link for the model he is selling: https://www.samsung.com/us/computer/...XE303C12-A01US

I am going to pass. Thanks again yoyo
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:58 AM
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Good deal over at Woot today (for those not allergic to refurbs (r0x0r!))

HP 14-Q063CL 14" Chromebook, HSPA+ with Free 2 Years 4G, HD BrightView LED-backlit, Intel Celeron 2955U, 32GB SSD, 4GB DDR3, 2x2 802.11n, Chrome OS - Snow White
$219.99 (+$5 s/h)
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Hmmmm, very tempting
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The free (TMO) network connectivity seems handy. Not something to rely on all the time, but nice to have on the odd occasion.
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I bought one. I'll probably dual boot it with a Linux distro.
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I took Linux off mine. The students were using it in school, so I put Linux on it so they could play Minecraft Classic on it.

Unfortunately, Minecraft is not playable and the bootup is unwieldy, so I put it back on ChromeOS.

At one point, I had ChromeOS running on a Dell Mini 9. It actually worked pretty well, just not well enough. I can't remember what the problem was, though.
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I had Ubuntu on my CR-48 (I got rid of ChromeOS completely). It worked well, but it was just slow enough that I had to install and update applications using command line because the graphical version was just too heavy duty.

I loved that notebook and was really sad when the hinges gave out.
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