• @Hirom@beehaw.org
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    10 months ago

    I was tempted to buy chromebooks a few times as a student, but never did because of their tiny storage. They’re meant to connect to Google online services, and to access all the stuff you’ve stored in the cloud. But they’re very impractical to use as a normal notebook, you can’t store much documents/photos or install much software on it.

    Regarding warranty and software updates, the EU has minimum legal guarantee of 2 years, and new regulation is being discussed to extend legal warranty to 5 years, and to require repair service to be available up to 10 years in order to provide repair options after warranty expires.

  • mtset
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    510 months ago

    This is really sad. I had a Chromebook for my entire highschool career and into college, and only got rid of it after I accidentally placed it on a hot stove 💀

    • @sexy_peachOPA
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      410 months ago

      What OS did it have? What other specs? You liked using it I guess, what made it a good laptop? Did it have good build quality?

      • mtset
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        510 months ago

        Huh? ChromeOS, a couple gigs of RAM, basically no storage, and some crappy Celeron. I used it basically the same as I use my Pinebook Pro now. I’m actually pro netbook, if we’re going to live in a SaaS hellscape we can at least get cheap laptops as a result.

        These days I also have a T480.