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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-26-2011, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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Why not just get an i-Pad?

If it is only going to be to use for the internet, why would I want another laptop, when I could just have a smaller, more compact i-Pad instead?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-26-2011, 01:50 AM
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Web browser is not updated often (Chrome is updated each 6 weeks.)
No choice in hardware (only what Jobs thinks it's best for you.)
Real keyboard.
Cheaper potiental hardware.
No horrible iTunes software (your chromebook won't need another PC to function properly.)
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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-26-2011, 06:43 AM
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Well because i am an iPad user, if i had the money i would buy a Chromebook. iPad and Chromebooks are not the same. Well almost.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-26-2011, 10:16 AM
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If all you ever did was look at or read websites then maybe an iPad would suit. I think most people actually want to write things on forums like this, or send emails etc. I could never be happy without a proper keyboard.
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The iPad 2 is a little better than its predecessor. Seriously though, people who have them miss having a keyboard. Everyone I know with an iPad also has a PC because of that. Most of them need to type for work or school. So, yeah that is why you should get a Google Chromebook instead or in conjunction with and iPad.
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Like others have said, I would rather have a Chromebook for the keyboard because I am always wanting to type. If I only browsed the web an iPad would be great but because I communicate a lot online I like a full keyboard.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-26-2011, 01:41 PM
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This is going to be debated more and more.
Boot up speed, cloud based, zero maintenance and versatile enough for the office or play--Chromebook is the winner.
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This is going to be debated more and more.
Boot up speed, cloud based, zero maintenance and versatile enough for the office or play--Chromebook is the winner.
Versatility is another factor. Chromebook seems much more versatile than the iPad. I can see myself using it at work, in school, at home, and even when I'm in the car.
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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 11:41 AM
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I have been trying to decide which to buy an ipad or a notebook. After reading this thread I have made up my mine....the chromebook is for me. Thanks for the information.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 04:35 PM
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Aside from the lower price, better computing power, built-in keyboard, etc., whenever i hold an iPad, I'm super careful with it and I'm almost afraid to actually use it in case it slips out of my hands and breaks. I just don't feel that way with actual notebooks though
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