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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-08-2011, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Question what happens if you have wi-fi

since this is a internet computer, does that mean if you have no wifi you have no computer??
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-08-2011, 10:49 PM
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3G models will give you an alternative to wifi. Also, I've been able to successfully tether my android phone to my Cr-48, so you do have options if wifi isn't available.
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well what if there is no 3g connection,or if you dont have an android phone???
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post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-08-2011, 11:37 PM
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you will need some kind of internet connection to really use a chromebook.
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well, it goes without saying that without network connectivity of any kind, the chromebook will double as a handy paperweight.
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you will need some kind of internet connection to really use a chromebook.
Not so, with the new offline capability update for some of the Google apps. You can still play music and video from a flash drive while offline via file manager.
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that's one huge mp3 player.
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post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-10-2011, 12:34 AM
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at my high school, I have variable WIFI access, so I use Read Later Fast to cache web pages (like xkcd and a extensive sub-set of wikipedia) and Quick Note as a notepad.

I know Scratchpad will do that for me, but I like Quick Note better :P
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that's one huge mp3 player.
Again, that's not the case with offline capabilities including Gmail, Docs, and Calendar, and not to mention HTML5. You can listen to music while you are working offline. I'm curious about the native media player, I'm not sure if you can setup playlists or even play multiple files without selecting a new song every time the last one finishes. Even so, there are HTML5 media player apps that solve this problem.
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The ChromeBooks have 16GB of storage, very little storage compared to a lot of new laptops on the market but I bet you can store a lot of offline Chromebook app's on that 16GB of storage as well as your music.

With no WiFi connection I do find the ChromeBook to be useless. Just like with smartphones if you don't have a data plan, whats the point of getting one?

Personally I wouldn't get the WiFi only Chromebook, I would get the 3G ChromeBook with WiFi and suggest you do the same
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