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Re: Anyone have a Chromebook?

On 7/28/2014 happy housewife said:
On 7/28/2014 Q-Anu said:

Thanks for this helpful thread, OP. For those of you who use a Chromebook here, do you have to use PhotoBucket in order to post pics here - or use the HTML codes when typing to avoid the tiny font, as with iPads and other mobile devices? Does it perform well on the shopping side?

TIA.

I don't think you can post pictures from any android device to this BB. I believe you must use a windows device. I'm no techie so I may be wrong but I was told that by someone on this bb.

Thank you very much for the reply, Happy Housewife. Smile

If you are using yours here, it does appear though that you can format posts normally and in the regular sized font. I can only do that by typing in the HTML codes with my iPad. And shopping by this or my iPhone - even with the app is horrible. Most times my items won't go into my cart. Do you have such issues with your Chromebook, and do the videos here work well for you? TIA!

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Re: Anyone have a Chromebook?

A bad experience I had with my Asus tablet -- I went to my banking site to pay my bills - at our banks site you list all the payments and they give you a transaction # for each one - then you have to review them and hit send. I did all that and a few weeks later we realized none of them had been actually sent. After that I never used my Asus to pay bills again - just didn't trust it. Once I got my chromebook I gave it a test trial and it worked fine with the banks site and I have been using it - though I always recheck back to be sure it has gone through and the payments are scheduled.

I use it a lot - way too much - to online shop. I have never had an issue so far. I pretty much use this computer exclusively now. Just the other day my DH bought me a lap table to make it easier for me to type - $10 at walmart if you want to check them out.

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Re: Anyone have a Chromebook?

Oh, that was troubling with the banking using the Asus, HH. Don't think I could trust it again after that either. Sounds like your Chromebook is so much more reliable. I am going to check them out at Best Buy - sounds like just the thing for my needs. Between a tablet and laptop. So sweet of your DH to pick up the lap table for you! I will look into one of those, too.

Thanks for all your help!

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Re: Anyone have a Chromebook?

There should be a touchscreen Chromebook out there. The clerk at Office Depot steered me away from Chromebooks. He said the use is ""limited"" but reviews on YouTube are glowing. They look so cute. And all I do is surf internet anyway.....
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Re: Anyone have a Chromebook?

This certainly sounds like something that's 'right' for me. I never really pick up my ipad unless I need to record my DH performing.

A Chromebook might be in my future... Thanks for everyone's input!!