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WiFi First?

When a Chromebook has both 3G and WiFi, at bootup I expect it will look for a WiFi connection first. I hope it will have brains enough to go to 3G if all the WiFIs require a password.:
 

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What about access to Windows Apps?

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I can't wait to replace my Windows 7 with a Chromebook. The instant connectivity is a dream come true for anyone who uses the internet. The free 3g from Verizon is just another bonus!
 

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Samsung will most likely be my choice when having the option of a Acer ChromeBook or Samsung ChromeBook. If the Samsung chrome book only had a HDMI port it would be another reason to not look at the Acer Chromebook. But i love watching video's in high quality and a HDMI port is needed for me, hopefully the ChromeBox will have a HDMI connection.

Eventually their will be a Mini-VGA to HDMI converter for the Samsung Chrome book, all in time.
 

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WiFi and 3G

@ Steve Geller
Mine arrived June 8
Plugged in power, opened it (no ON switch) and there are about four steps.
"Select a network"
Where I am located, I have two WiFi.
I was able to connect to one (with WEP) after I dug the KEY out of my file.
There are also system type settings where you can limit it to just the WiFi (disable the 3G). Something I did not know is that IF activated, the ChromeBook that arrived includes 100 MB (per month?) 3G from Verizon wireless.
I did not plug in the dongle and did not activate. I was not aware there is a WiFi only but do not mind having the 3G option as well.
Anyone know if the way to manage ChromeBook is just to close it (no Shutdown).
The software got updated and automatic re-boot. I ran my Gmail and tried a couple of "Call phone" for which I use my Gmail. That is about all so far.
I just got it about one hour ago (or less).
I am wondering about use (for three weeks) in Kenya with Safaricom pre-pay service?
 

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Great Review

I found this extremely helpful. I'm really considering purchasing one, (although wining one would be grand). I think I might wait until December though, incase the "more options" versions come out. I would love to see a sleeker design.
 

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Great video tutorial. The VGA out is awesome! This is going to be my bedroom media center and personal computer. I am curious to see a walk through of the operating system. Is it just the web/ chrome portal? Probably not, but that's all I've seen.
 

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If you are considering Chromebooks but are concerned about access to Windows apps, you should look at Ericom AccessNow, a pure HTML5 RDP client that enables Chromebok/ChromeOS users to connect to any RDP host, including Terminal Server (RDS Session Host), physical desktops or VDI virtual desktops – and run their applications and desktops in a browser.

This means that you can use AccessNow for instant, turnkey web-enablement of most any Windows application.
What about USB device to remote desktop features? Most in-browser RDT systems I've seen don't advertise this.

Say I had a circuit board I wanted to upload some code to but the software to do that with is on my desktop. Is there anything out there that will allow me to plug my USB circuit board into my Chromebook, connect to my desktop through an RDT, and have the desktop recognize the device such that I may download code into it?
 

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I found it helpful. I too, need to replace my older laptop. I am thinking of going in the Chrome Netbook direction. As I read about this direction, I keep running into so much negative press that it is making me a bit apprehensive, so I decided to join this forum in order to educate myself further.
Thanks for your answer
 

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