Revel in the new rise of the Chromebooks!
Ok, so I may be a few years too late. I have recently found myself enthralled with everything that is Chrome OS. I am a huge Linux supporter. I currently run a dual boot of Linux (ubuntu) and Windows 10 on my gaming computer. I built my computer to run everything possible a few months back but I could not stretch myself thin and “just” run windows. Hence, I always carry a flash drive with a bootable Ubuntu usb shtick as well. What does all of this have to do with Chrome OS or Chromebooks, simple, Chrome OS runs with Linux.
I was debating for hours one night, I kept tossing and turning in my chair. I needed a good device I could carry around with me that would support my creativity. I have a RCA Cambio 2n1 that makes for a lot of fun travel experiences, but it lacked the speed and extended timeframe I needed for use. If you are on a budget thought, this little device can be found through deals and can be used to take with you, if you don’t mind the 2gb of ram that is.
I had a samsung tab A 8″ which I loved but handed down to my mother as a birthday gift because she loves tablets. Then it came down to the choice of my laptop. I could speed money to fix it up or I could see what else was out there. Drumroll. I came across reviews for Chromebooks.
There is a channel on youtube called Chromeunboxed, they helped me understand the world of Chrome and google products. At first I was skeptical, but as I continued to look into everything, I fell in love. I proceeded to jump on Amazon and look through various options. I was surprised to see that Chromebooks run cheap and was enthralled with the reviews of battery life. I am always on the road now, either going to work or just adventuring. One thing I find is that I am in need to write things down when I get creative or to sketch something. I noticed myself loving the 2-n-1 chromebooks. I then proceeded to look at what would really help me. I came across the Samsung Chromebook Plus.
I am not sponsored by Samung but I could say that I have had no problems with any samsung products. All of this being said, I would say that the chromebook meets my needs. I read and saw reviews about battery life, it is an easy fix for someone like me who carries around portable chargers. It usually lasts around a solid 6-7 hours unlike the 8-10 hours it states. It may not have a USB port but I have a multi adapter which fixes the problem. I also have google one which increases storage plus 2, 1 tb external hard drives, with me at all times, the 32gb internal storage isn’t a problem. The 4gb of ram could have been more but I hardlly feel it unless I am running 6-8 tabs and mutli-screen, as I do with my desktop pc. The keyboard could be drastically better. I am sadly used to the keyboard size due to carrying around a small bluetooth keyboard or even my RCA Cambio 10″, when I started writing. The backspace button is pretty small but I can just connect a wireless keyboard and mouse to the device as a fix, no biggie.
Overall, I really like Chromebooks. As a writer, it is exceptional and I can’t wait to carry it around and explore other devices as time goes on. There has been a newer version, the plus V2 but the reviews and specifications didn’t really entice me. There were other devices but I really am pulled to the pressure sensitivity of the stylus and the display is vivid and clear. I took it upon myself to investigate the world of Chromebooks and I can say that the case is closed, the verdict, guilty of being what I need for the future. I highly recommend if you are a writer, take a look into the world of Chromebooks, if you are an artist, a 2n1 will change your lives.
As I continue to learn more and see other mediums to enhance my creativity, I will inform you all how it goes. For now, this is Gee_ology signing off again. Unto another Case.