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Windows 7: Acer chromebook!?

18 Jul 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 
Acer chromebook!?

Any one got one/have input on them?

been looking at a cheap laptop that I can shove in my work bag, and not worry too much about. I have a macbook but id be to worried about damaging it, especially as I throw my bag around a lot!!

I plan to instal linux on it as its more flexible than chrome Os and stick in a larger SSD as the standard 16gb isnt really worth its own weight.

people are installing windows on them but failing when it comes to specific drivers, but hopefully it may work one day.

but yeah anywho.. anyone used one/own one/ hate them!?

p.s im not a fan of tablets, which is what everyone suggests, ive had 3 and sold them with in a week of buying them!!
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18 Jul 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I was going to get a chromebook until I made the mistake of getting a windows RT surface tablet. I just needed something for university work/notes but the restrictions the surface has on it are quite annoying. I will be watching the thread because I too would like to know which are good. For when I come to replace this annoying tablet.
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19 Jul 2014   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Acer is junk usually. There monitors are decent, but I find a lot of there other products to be flimsy and cheaply made.

Most chromebooks are great though. Especially for 70-80% of what the population does on the computer, the internet.

There are many people out there who run windows and shouldn't be. For most people, a chromebook or tablet or even linux with thee web browser would be more then sufficient.
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19 Jul 2014   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by badger906 View Post
Any one got one/have input on them?

been looking at a cheap laptop that I can shove in my work bag, and not worry too much about. I have a macbook but id be to worried about damaging it, especially as I throw my bag around a lot!!

I plan to instal linux on it as its more flexible than chrome Os and stick in a larger SSD as the standard 16gb isnt really worth its own weight.

people are installing windows on them but failing when it comes to specific drivers, but hopefully it may work one day.

but yeah anywho.. anyone used one/own one/ hate them!?

p.s im not a fan of tablets, which is what everyone suggests, ive had 3 and sold them with in a week of buying them!!
I have the Asus DM550 with seven on it and it's great. I pulled the 8 ssd and put a 256gb ssd and Windows 7 on that. for the price its a great little tool for working in a cramped server room. I paid $359.00 for mine and new egg has it now for $319.99
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21 Jul 2014   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

do the drivers and everything work ok for the touch pad and gpu? I know theres issues with the acer and windows.
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21 Jul 2014   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

All I can tell you is that I had no issues with the Asus. I installed 7 via a usb stick and had it hard wired to ehth0
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22 Jul 2014   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

Whats your budget buddy?
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24 Jul 2014   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

dont really have one, 200-400 as a ball park figure.

just want something fairly small, light, durable ect.. im now eying up the roumoured 12" macbook air thats supposedly coming out soon!! my macbooks getting a little old!
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