"We are all of us living in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." ~Oscar Wilde
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." ~Amelia Earhart

November 7, 2015

New Chromebook

About a week or two ago, I bought a new Chromebook. It was only $150 and I didn't really expect much from it. If it was nothing more than a word processor, I would've been totally happy. Well, I've had it for a week and it's been more than I could've expected. Not only can I use Google Docs (both online and offline) but I can stream from Spotify and Netflix, surf the web, (It even plays Facebook games! I'm not sure if that's a good thing or bad.), update this blog, and do some very basic photo editing. I'm sure it'll do even more. I usually read e-books on my phone or my Kindle but I'm sure I can do that here as well.

There are things that it can't do, of course. I'll never be able to install The Sims or any standalone PC games like that. But that's no big deal. I also need to be connected to wi-fi for most of these things to function. It's not very difficult to find wifi these days, though. And I can always edit documents offline in Google Docs.

This'll be great for when I travel basically. And if I'm travelling, I don't really want to sit around playing computer games.  I used to have a Kindle Fire but I strongly prefer this since it has a full keyboard. And I always hated surfing the web in that tablet's Silk browser.

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