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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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Something I just found out.

Chromebooks don't have ethernet ports. I always move around with my computer so this isn't really important to me, but it might be for some people.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 02:23 PM
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ethernet ports on a ChromeBook will be nice to have. But WiFi is nearly everywhere and the ChromeBook is more of a on-the-go type of product. Depending on how the demand for a chromebook ethernet port is, we could see them on future chrome books.
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 04:57 PM
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Tablets don't have Ethernet ports, either. That has never been an issue, I don't see this being one, either.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 05:23 PM
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If needed, just get a USB - Ethernet adapter.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 11:34 PM
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These forums raise questions that did not even occur to me.
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-10-2011, 01:28 AM
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I use my chromebook in my Cisco class as a dumb ssh terminal, it works so well for that. (Not to mention using read later fast to cache the command cheat sheets :P )
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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-10-2011, 12:55 PM
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I have never used my current laptops Ethernet port. In my opinion it is just another pointless hole that can cause trouble. Honestly, I don't care if they have them or not.
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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-10-2011, 01:00 PM
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Yeah, ethernet ports are nice if you don't have a wifi connection, but I've never been anywhere yet that doesn't have that option available. Maybe some older hotels might only have cabled internet hookup-- I'm kind of thinking that what Disney has?
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-10-2011, 01:02 PM
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Lol, if I am going to stay at an older hotel that does not have wi-fi then I am not going to take my laptop in fear of getting mugged. OR... have you ever watched Psycho?
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-10-2011, 01:13 PM
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ethernet ports are useless on laptops, seriously!

People who use ethernet ports are those with desktop computers. Laptops are portable, so is WiFi. I think it's good they didn't add ethernet. But like what Larosabob said, get the USB ethernet adapter

BestBuy has a StarTech USB 2.0 to 10/100Mbps Ethernet Adapter going for $26. Really cheap solution if you ask me. StarTech USB 2.0 to 10/100Mbps Ethernet Adapter : USB Cables - Best Buy Canada
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