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I know what I want to ask but I don't know how to ask it, so just bear with me. Do you know how you can go over to Verizon and take a virtual tour of the phones where you can see what it looks like and how it works and all of that? Is there anyone who offers a virtual tour like that for the Chromebook?
 

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I know what I want to ask but I don't know how to ask it, so just bear with me. Do you know how you can go over to Verizon and take a virtual tour of the phones where you can see what it looks like and how it works and all of that? Is there anyone who offers a virtual tour like that for the Chromebook?
Install the Chrome browser and you can experience it on your own computer.
 

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Agreed, if you have any specific feature you are trying to test let us know, I'm sure someone can walk you through it.
 

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So is everything on the Chromebook just like having the Chrome Browser? I would think that a Chromebook as additional features, settings or options you wouldn't have on the browser alone.
 

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The chromebook does have some additional things you could test, in terms of how it deals with USB add-ons and local files, but from the perspective of testing a virtual instance of it using the Chrome browser covers essentially everything that a typical virtual instance could.
 

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I use the Chromebook browser, apps and extensions. So does that mean that I am more than halfway there when it comes to hands on experience with a Chromebook?
 

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The chromebook does have some additional things you could test, in terms of how it deals with USB add-ons and local files, but from the perspective of testing a virtual instance of it using the Chrome browser covers essentially everything that a typical virtual instance could.
Oh. Well, that's kind of anti-climatic. I already have Chrome installed on my computer here. So if I ONLY used Chrome and none of the other applications installed on my computer, I'd basically have a Chromebook? :confused: So then why should I buy a whole new computer just to do that same thing?
 

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You may not want, or need, a CB. But if you want a portable device that goes from sleeping to operational in about 1 second, can be used for about 8 hours continuously on a single charge, weighs slightly more than 3 pounds has a very usable screen size, a nice keyboard, WiFi and 3G communications, and your applications are already mostly cloud-based, then it might be for you.
 

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You may not want, or need, a CB. But if you want a portable device that goes from sleeping to operational in about 1 second, can be used for about 8 hours continuously on a single charge, weighs slightly more than 3 pounds has a very usable screen size, a nice keyboard, WiFi and 3G communications, and your applications are already mostly cloud-based, then it might be for you.
Perfectly put.
 

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Has the battery life been tested by people? Does it actually last 8 whole hours with the wifi on/screen a decent brightness/etc? What about if you watch videos? Because that's kind of amazing.
 

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Has the battery life been tested by people? Does it actually last 8 whole hours with the wifi on/screen a decent brightness/etc? What about if you watch videos? Because that's kind of amazing.
That's what I hear (but I THINK I may have read where the 8 hour battery life is shortened just a tad while watching videos....I THINK). I've read in several different posts here in where someone was giving a review of their Chromebook and yes, the battery actually lasted that long! Amazing hu? Sorry I don't have any links off hand to give ya for you to get to those various reviews more quickly and easily. I know one was made by rdlviper and I actually think you can find that thread on the home page in big bold letters :) . Another was given by droymac and I believe you can find that thread in the "Samsung Series 5 Chromebook" thread on the Forums page. Hope this helps....but sorry it's not more helpful.
 

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I would say the Chromebook, like any other new product hitting the retail market, has been met with equal skepticism and anxiety. However, your way of looking at it is a good thought.

I am still learning a few things about the browser but I might soon get my own CB.
 
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