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I'm gonna be doing a mostly online job soon that just requires access to an Internet browser.
I've seen a few deals going on now for like 400ish dollar Chromebooks going for 199 or so. But I have no idea what to look for in this space as far as specs.
Really I just want something that can handle a handful of tabs, maybe a YouTube video in the background. And has USB slots for a wireless mouse/maybe keyboard if the onboard keyboard feels bad.
What's a good budget line that I should be looking at?
Doesn't necessarily HAVE to be a Chromebook if there are potentially better options for a low tier laptop.
When a ChromeOS PC becomes outdated and stops getting updates, is there no way to update the browser? Banking sites won't even work now. They say the browser needs to be updated and gives options, but I don't see any way to do that.
We are a Google Workspace for Education user.
I have several ASUS CM1400 Flip Chromebooks. I have two that just don't like our wifi at all
Network equipment: Extreme AP510C, Extreme Summit x460 switches
I've power washed the Chromebook and updated to the latest OS (that didn't help) and then rolled it back to a previous version. The previous version doesn't work either.
I also spent about 2 hours on the phone with Extreme GTAC. They made changes to the profile of the WAP in my office to test. No luck there either.
I'm not getting complaints from any of the other users that have these devices so I'm kind of at a loss about what to do for it. I'm considering buying a usb wifi adapter and disabling the onboard Asus adapter to see if that will work.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
I'm reaching out to the community for some advice on installing KeePassXC natively on Chrome. My goal is to utilize the YubiKey's challenge-response feature to unlock my password database.
Currently, I'm using Crostini, but it doesn't provide direct hardware access. This limitation means I can use FIDO but not the challenge-response functionality. I'm considering installing KeePassXC natively on my ChromeOS, potentially using devmode, to enable this feature.
Has anyone here successfully done this, or does anyone have insights on how to achieve it? Any guidance or experiences shared would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks in advance!
I am thinking of upgrading my Chromebook. What would upgrading to a Chromebook Plus give which I wouldn't get by just upgrading to a regular Chromebook with better specifications?
I'm looking to lay the groundwork for some security software using stuff like the Titan C chip, after GrapheneOS' work on Pixels. Having a proper hardware root of trust is something that greatly intrigues me. I’m particularly interested in ChromeOS’ Verified Boot; pretty much the only answer to it in open source is HEADS, which only runs on very old or obscure hardware. I want to try developing for the chip to see what possibilities are out there, so I thought I’d ask if any work has been done on that area to go on.
Hi guys, I have several devices in our admin console where ChromeOS has crashed and is requiring to be recovered by external storage. Does anyone know what’s causing this and how we can fix it? If it’s an update, can we suppress it for now? This has been going on for the last 4 weeks or so.
I've got a C302 which won't boot into proper recovery, I'm getting the broken OS screen but esc + refresh + power isn't working, I just get back to the screen.
I've tried various things and my last remaining idea is that there's a difference between the two power buttons, the one on the side and the one on the keyboard. I've unfortunately broken the power button on the keyboard so I've been using the one on the side, I'm just wondering if anyone could verify whether using the one on the keyboard makes a difference before I go buying a new keyboard please? I know anecdotally it shouldn't but I'd like to be sure.
ChromeOS is the operating system for the modern man. Perfect for everyday use, on my lap in bed or on the go; I bring it with me everywhere. I love my chromebook more than any thinkpad or macbook.
The Google ecosystem is secure, convenient, and definitely not evil. I have always disregarded the rhetoric "I have nothing to hide." I have since morphed... coming to terms with technology, being a good person and using it to my advantage.
Recently I have purchased a Pixel and though I use grapheneOS, my google account is still seamlessly connected across devices.
What more is to say?
I don't mind powering off Ublock for Youtube. I don't mind not having a "sense" of privacy.
My only gripe is that highlighting non-system languages doesn't translate it with a right click.
I would love to hear your chromeOS reviews and opinions constructive or not.
I already have a really nice Windows laptop that my dad is nice enough to pay for even though he doesn't have a lot of money either...
But recently, I've been wanting to write more and I'd like to be able to do that in places other than my room.
I want a Chromebook that can just be tossed into a tote bag on my way out the door that would be good for using Google Docs and browsing the web while on the go around town.
I see a lot of 10th gen refurbs, the out of stock HP Dragon series and maybe the Frame Chromebook. However, the fingerprint reader doesn't (and maybe never will) work with chromeos.
Do I have any other options even for an optional build? We used to have the HP, Asus, Pixels but they all seem to be gone?
Also, does anyone know if you can stick 32 or 64GB RAM in the Frame Chromebook and what the performance is like?
edit: Just checked and looks like the Frame Chromebook is also out of stock now.
I use it as my primary dev environment and want to be able to run a few VMs etc. TIA!
Basically, if I shut down by Chromebook or Restart it - it goes black screen but never restarts / won't turn on even by pressing power button. This just started a month ago.
I notice the blue light on the side where the micro charger goes stays lit blue when I turn the computer off or restart it. When I hold the refresh + power I have to wait about 5-6 seconds before that turns off, then the computer will turn on as normal with the power button.
Not sure why this is happening, any idea? I leave a USB device (memory) plugged into the USB slot pretty much at all times, when the power issue started, I also begin to notice that if I eject the USB and replace it, the computer won't recognize there is a USB device again until I turn off the computer and back on again. Not sure if related, but all started at the same time.
Is there a way to open pdf files that requiere Adobe acrobat reader 10? I need to fill some forms from the Canadian government website but i can't open the files.
Help! I have an Acer Spin 514 and the battery won't hold a charge. I've tried multiple outlets, both charge ports, charging cables, etc.; ran the battery diagnostic that showed a normal result; done a powerwash; none of this has worked.
I want to put the laptop into recovery mode and have the recovery utility ready on a USB drive -- the problem is, no matter what set of steps, instructions, video tutorials, etc. I read/watch, I am simply unable to get the laptop into recovery mode.
If anyone has any recommendations please provide, thank you.
Why doesn't ChromeOS automatically restart after an update has been downloaded? I know that this can be done for managed Chromebooks, e.g. in schools. But for personal Chromebooks, why wouldn't they just auto restart like Windows after an update has been applied?
I accidentally dropped my laptop and when it dropped it clicked and the screen turned grey, the light on the side is still working, does anyone know what this is?
I was trying to open a debian terminal to extract smth, but when I did, it said smth about crostini being out of date. i disabled and tried to re-enable terminal, but it says i need to update chrome os. i check and chrome os is the latest version. i tried powerwashing it several times and i have the same problem and now dev mode wont turn on either. all the guides say to hold esd+reload when powering on, but that does nothing.
I have a niece who's getting old enough to have a personal computer (Her approximate age is 14). My niece is really into making art. She currently makes a lot of drawings and sketches with colored pencils. She has told me that she would like to start making art using computers.
Since a lot of digital artists recommend getting pen display tablets, I was thinking about getting one for her.
However, her current Chromebook is a "Galaxy Chromebook Go". From what I've researched so far, this specific model of Chromebook is not good for digital art. It has a limited variety of ports and it doesn't have good compatibility with pen tablets.
So, I was wondering if there are any Chromebooks out there that have good compatibility with certain pen display tablets.
Or, alternatively, are there any Chromebooks that have their own touch pen and are suitable for creating digital art?
Maybe I'm dumb or just late to the party 😅, but is there a Chromeos to Android phone version of the Universal Clipboard that the Apple ecosystem has? As in, is there a way to copy text or whatever on Chromeos/Chromebooks and then paste them on my android phone?
I use MX Player Pro for Android to play videos on my HP Chromebook X2 11. Though one annoying problem is that the ChromeOS screensaver keeps coming on if I don't touch the screen for a while. Any suggestions?
I want to buy myself a labtop, And i found this nice 200 Dollar Asus chromebook, Usually my chromebooks i have had in the past havent lasted longer than a few months, and im hoping this one will last longer due to it being more expensive, but also since it is Brand new whereas all my old ones were either Refurbished or restored, but i am a little concerned due to the presence of several Bad reviews on this, Can i even trust them and is this a good labtop?
The last time I checked the chromebook settings, linux beta didn't show, I'm not sure if it supports the chromebook, so I want to know if and how I can download some other form of linux like arch or something else. PS, The Chromebook is in developer mode.
On black friday I bought a Chromebook which I had intended to use as a media player to stream series from my PC upstairs to the TV downstairs. It seems that I did not do enough research and so far it has fallen short of the requirement. I am hoping this is a limitation of my knowledge and not the product.
The issue I am having is that Gallery/VLC/Mx player apps cannot queue multiple episodes to play after each other. It stops after every episode and we need to manually start the next. Not a problem for me, but my wife likes to nap in front of the TV and every time the episode finishes she wakes up.
Am I missing something, or have a bought a product not fit for my purpose?
**edit - I have shared my files from the PC by doing a SMB fileshare of the drive if that helps**
Hello! I have an S6 lite tablet and a physical keyboard that I connect to the tablet. When I connect to the PC via chrome remote desktop, the physical keyboard does not work to write. What can i do?
The option for wifi in my settings is gone and even when the slider is blue it still says off. The option to turn on Bluetooth is totally greyed out in the settings. I looked up this problem but the only thing I found was someone with a school computer that was blocked by an administrator, but this is my personal Chromebook. Please help I really need this computer for my college classes.
This is my chromebook model:
I cant download it from their website:
I tried their mobile app, but I could not play the game I wanted on it. It tells me I need the desktop version. Is there some way to get it?
Hi I am having issues of black screen and my monitor freezing and think its due to me using Linux and downloading Godot on it. It has an i3 10th Gen CPU and 4GB of Ram so It has enough to run Godot but I am not even using it and just watching youtube videos or browsing the web and just suddonely freezes and black screens and most times you wait 5 mins and it will close everything and say it crashed unexpectedly and can't do anything on it.
So I am thinking its a chrome Os issue with the graphics driver or how its managing the ram because it works just fine as I am typing a message now on it so its not a hardware issue.
Would moving Os help the situation and if so what Distro would be better for a chrome book ? I use to use Pop OS and enjoyed it until it started playing up with my Nvidia drivers on my main pc which than I switched back to windows.