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All about Chromebooks, security & sandbox banking
#11
I got the Samsung last year from Best Buy and like it's speed and battery life. Have to check model and post later. 

I shopped 2 WallyWorlds and both were out. The electronics techs at both stores told me under their breath that even though they would get an employee discount they would not buy a chromebook here. They were out because of issues and returns. TV's are ok but never buy a puter from them. (Just passing on what I was told, your experience may differ).
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#12
Thanks for your help Matlock.... my old laptop's battery is lasting about an hour now, and I don't want to spend any more $$ on it.
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#13
I'd imagine that issues and returns are a function of buyers not understanding the product. It's not a windows computer.
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#14
If I can't wipe it (like with a cloth?) and install a flavor of Linux, I won't buy it.
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#15
my 17" high powered i7/32 gigs ram toshiba says it will last for 45 minutes new,it stays plugged in but i can control a space station with it,some have thought i had a stereo playing,nope,just my laptop
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#16
That's a load for a laptop battery. Maybe you should try to get a used EV battery pack.
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#17
Not exactly a clean install but Linux came installed on this chrome book.
I haven't messed with it yet......
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(02-05-2020, 10:39 AM)Wayne49 Wrote: If I can't wipe it (like with a cloth?) and install a flavor of Linux, I won't buy it.

Or at least dualboot.  I'm the same but I've left ChromeOS on this little monster so far.  You can wipe/install linux -- gallium is a favorite distro for that I understand. 

It will run linux (a debian vm) under chromeos by enabling that in settings, but the file access is very restricted for linux applications.
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