Chromebook or laptop
April 25, 2012 9:53 PM Subscribe
What laptop should I get?
posted by becomingly to computers & internet (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've had a macbook pro for the last four years, but while I love him, it's time to replace him. Though I enjoy mac, I'm looking for something which is compatible with more things, and is less expensive.
I'm torn between a chromebook and a normal windows laptop. I will want to use my laptop for college, music, movies (maybe) and I want to start to get into light gaming. While I adore the idea of something as smooth and easy to use as a chromebook, I'm not sure if it will be able to do everything I want a computer to do. I am hesitant about picking a normal windows laptop because there are too many options. I don't know if Dell, Samsung, HP or some other company makes the best laptops. I want something in the $200-$400 (netbooks might work? but I don't know enough about them?) with at least 200 gigs of memory and 2 gigs of flash memory (or to get an external hard drive)
Is it possible to have a chromebook and duel-boot? Should I get an external hard drive for windows/games/music to be stored on? Should I just suck it up and learn how to use windows software? Can I duel-boot on a normal laptop?
What are my options?