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Samsung Samsung Chromebook Plus

Discussion in 'ANDROID Phones, Tablets and Devices' started by palandri, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. palandri

    palandri Former Palm Guy
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    @palandri: Although I do use Google Drive, and have numerous spreadsheets with some pretty intense formulas, for my accounting, I still need Excel. So a chromebook wouldn't work.
     
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    Ya, I was just saying I bought one. I'll post a few pictures after I get it. I thought it was kind of a neat combo of a laptop and a tablet. I wasn't trying to say it was specifically for anyone.
     
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    Sorry, wasn't trying to rain on your parade. Just that I also had (past-tense) thought of getting one. Then I remembered how I use computers.
     
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    Been using an Asus Chromebook Flip and love it. Will be looking for an upgrade soon and a Samsung could be it.
     
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    I've had it for a few days now.

    It was heavier than I expected, but a lot lighter than my laptop.

    The back panel is held on by 8 screws.

    I do like the 12" screen.

    I didn't realize that the Chrome OS would be a little different than the Android OS.

    It does have two USB-C connections. I expected it to have rapid charge, but it doesn't.

    It doesn't have as many setting options as my Android phone does.

    Everything seems to run real smooth and fast on it. I've played a few intense games on it and it doesn't seem to get real warm, which is good.

    Overall, I like it so far.
     
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    Nice looking combo there.

    I've been thinking about getting a chromebook, but I have the same problem as KJ. I haven't made the leap from Excel, Word and Access to Google's versions.
    To get a feel for Chrome OS, I did convert an old HP laptop to a chromebook using this procedure https://www.cnet.com/how-to/turn-an-old-laptop-into-a-chromebook/
    Its seems to work well enough for anything I'd use a browser(Chrome) for, but it is a heavy old laptop and I haven't been motivated to lug it anywhere.
     
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    JFB, I saw Kevin also mentioned the Excel issue. I know how to do simple, basic Excel formulas. I made an Excel worksheet to keep track of expenses on a prepaid euro debit card. I put it on my Android phone and it works fine. It gives me the current balance and subtracts any expenses I enter.
     
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    @palandri: Yeah, besides the simple transaction log, I created a projection sheet that forecasts upcoming expenses automatically. It can take anything from weekly, to bi-weekly, to monthly, to quarterly, to bi-annually, to annually; even any non-standard period. It the meantime, before maturation, for each expense it displays the amount I should have saved for each item on an on-going basis. It was a real brain-buster, but I've been using it for years. To re-create it in Google sheets is just not something I'm willing to do.
     
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    @KevinJames I assume you tried to just import it as is and that failed miserably?
     
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    Thanks for the information, very helpful. What's your opinion of battery life? I've gotten used to using mine on and off all day at work and leaving the charger at home.
     
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    I really haven't had it or used it long enough to give you an accurate assessment on battery life. It seems to be good from what I've seen so far. Here's what I can tell you

    Day one: I fully charged it. Used it a little bit and it said I had 4 hours of battery left

    Day three: I fully charged it. Used it a little bit and it said I had 6 hours of battery left

    Day four - today: I fully charged it. Used it a bit and it said I have 9 hours of battery left
     
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