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Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by gorper99, Sep 5, 2018.

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  1. gorper99

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    My Desktop computer died.I am considering a new laptop or chromebook.Due to arthritis I would like something light.What is the difference between these two?
     
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    Well, you'll have to provide us with something to compare.
    Or perhaps you mean the basic differences between a Windows unit & a Chromebook?
     
  3. gorper99

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    Yes-A win 10 laptop and a Chromebook.
     
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    A Chromebook is a laptop of a different breed. Instead of Windows 10 or macOS, Chromebooks run Google's Chrome OS. These machines are designed to be used primarily while connected to the Internet, with most applications and documents living in the cloud.

    Good read here: https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-a-chromebook-differs-from-a-laptop/

    I would give some consideration to a Chromebook as an addition to a respectable Windows computer, laptop or desktop. Have no plans in purchasing one though. I'm sure there will be more feedback.
     
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    Thanks,good article.It said no internet needed to run.Thought you needed internet to surf the web?Also said printer may not work.I mainly surf the web and do some downloads.Do not need a lot of storage and do some printing.
     
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    I am trying to decide between a light weight laptop or chromebook.All I do is surf the web and do email.Due to health issues I need lightest possible item.Need ideas.
     
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