I Got A New Computer!

JHDK

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My last laptop is long dead. Now that I have the pixel pro I do everything on that. It's way more powerful than my last computer.

Yet I want something with a keyboard. Basically just for posting here and like Google docs. So I'm looking for something really cheap. I was thinking a fire tablet with a hard keyboard case attachment or a Chromebook.

You all have any suggestions for something super cheap just for web browsing and talking shit/rambling here?
 

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My son loves his Chromebooks. He got one from his high school. And he got an older one from a former student that he messes around with. I don't have much experience with them but if all you want to do is browse the web, they're a cheap and reliable way to do it as far as I've seen.
 
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HecticArt

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Basic stuff should be fine on a Chromebook.
I wouldn't want to run something heavy like Photoshop or music editing software.
 

JHDK

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Any ideas on what Chromebook? There's a ton of them. 4 gigs ram seems so little. My phone has 12. There's a trade off for the super cheap ones 6 gigs ram but 720 screen or 4 gigs with a 1080 screen.
 

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I have a cheap Lenovo that I use for MP3s, PDFs, & web.
Id have to fire it up to see what it has under the hood, but it wasn’t very powerful and did fine.
 
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JHDK

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Any ideas on what Chromebook? There's a ton of them. 4 gigs ram seems so little. My phone has 12. There's a trade off for the super cheap ones 6 gigs ram but 720 screen or 4 gigs with a 1080 screen.

It took the better part of the year (and me getting sober) to finally pull the trigger on a Chromebook. Got this one about an hour ago:


So far so good. The UI is pretty different but should be easy enough to learn. It was $300 including tax so I'm happy. It has a 1080 screen and 8 gigs of ram and a Ryzen 3, 7000 series processor. For the price it can't be beat. I was wandering around Walmart yesterday and they had one for the same price with 4 gigs and some Intel I've never heard of before I saw it. This one also has a back lit keyboard which is nice. And it's a tow in one that flips around to be a tablet. I'll likely never use it as a tablet cause it's huge and heavy that way but I may flip it around to watch stuff from time to time. It's also neat since this thing is more or less a giant phone it doesn't have any fans so it's totally quiet. Never had a laptop without a fan before.

I haven't had a computer since I moved into this place 16 months ago. I really just wanted a full keyboard to type easier here and something to have on my table to watch while I'm also using the TV so that's what I got. If this thing lasts 2 years it will be a wild success.