1. Deegan's Avatar
    I am in the market for a new laptop or Chromebook. I have been out of the tech loop for a while and I'm looking to get some general knowledge about some products. My budget is around $500+, but I am not set on that. Anything will do to point me in the right direction. Thanks for the help AC community!

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    04-15-2015 10:47 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    First things first--decide between a full PC/Mac laptop or a Chromebook. Is that a tough decision for you? They're definitely not interchangeable, but it depends on your needs.
    04-15-2015 11:45 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    And don't forget Linux.

    Do you want compatibility with the most programs? Windows. Do you want the most free programs (and/or the most control over your device)? Linux. Di you want Apple compatibility? MacOS.

    Chromebook? I don't see any advantage to it.
    04-17-2015 05:55 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I actually think there is an advantage for Chromebooks--the growing Google/Chrome OS ecosystem. That and the relatively dirt-cheap prices. I also think they're a bit more marketable to the average consumer, who's still going to regard Linux laptops as more for tech wizards.
    04-17-2015 07:15 PM

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