“Why I left my new MacBook for a $250 Chromebook” is a nice write up of a new Chromebook user. Even though I don’t own a MacBook (or any Mac products for that matter), I have been considering a Chromebook for a while now too.
My biggest concern is obviously programming and system administration tools – editors, terminals, remote access, etc. But it’s getting there.
Apart from the experiences and wishlists, I found these two links useful:
- SnoozeTab, which I just installed and will keep an eye on for the next few days.
- 10 best Chromebooks 2016: top Chromebooks reviewed, which I will use as my shopping guide.
23 thoughts on “Why I left my new MacBook for a $250 Chromebook”
It sounds funny when people compare MacBook with something else while people use as ordinary laptop :) For example, there is no alternative of Logic Pro X – music production app, iMovie – the easiest was to create your video clip in a few minutes. So, for musicians, DJs, designers, video producers – IMHO there is no better alternative :)
It sounds funny when people think that everyone with a MacBook is a musician, a DJ, a designer or a video producer. ;) The world would have been a much better place if that was true.
The only thing in macbooks that beats any other brand by miles is the trackpad.
Logic is good, but Ableton is where the techies reside ;-)
Tim Detone Asaliev trackpad? what’s that? is that that thing which works like an inverted mouse? nah … I’m a keyboard man myself. And if I have to use a mouse, I use a real one :)
Apples and oranges ;-) after getting MacBook I literally can’t use any other Dell/HP/younameit without an external mouse ;-)
Also the inverted scroll is easily fixed by a special app ;-)
the thing is that I don’t even want to use it without an external mouse .. old school, I guess :)
Leo, I said it as example. For fb, Skype, surf you even don’t need notebook ;) for LAMP developers – nothing better then Fedora ;)
Michael Stepanov I’m just kidding around man … I’m not 18 anymore … I don’t take any offense in what other people like or use, as long as I can stick to my old habbits :)
Leonid Mamchenkov, I know :) It’s always funny to read article like that guy wrote. It sounds for me like – “O, cool, I always used taxi but there is a tube which is not so comfortable but gives me ability to go from A to B with much much less money :D”
There is no cheap substitute for Apple products! :-)
depends. If you use it for browsing Internet, FB, Youtube, simple docs writing, blogging – IMHO you don’t need Apple.
That was sheer sarcasm, really :-) We got just one Apple product at home (for browsing, occasional email, Skype, FB) – and it is the one getting most of blame :-)
Al Bo is a sarcatroll :)
WTF you had a macbook?
aah phew thank god!!
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“which I will *use* as my shopping guide” :)
I am somewhat concerned that a Chromebook would be useless without a fast Internet connection, and mine isn’t that great with no real prospects of getting better: CYTA only, max speed, no possible upgrades.
(thanks, will fix later today)
Well, any of my laptops are pretty useless without a fast Internet connection. ;)
Yeah, but at least they are not limited to cloud storage
I don’t store anything on my laptop for years now … Cloud turned out to be much more reliable than my own backups :)
I am still using my Lenovo t540p and it seems to work! :-)
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