1. woomdawg's Avatar
    I am a Subaru dealer tech and I need a laptop to track my repair orders and hours per job with sheets. I also would use it to l also need it to log into our tech website. The only catch is I need to able to download files from the edge browser. Will the chromebook work for me? I love the Google ecosystem.
    11-17-2020 07:44 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Unfortunately, Edge isn't available on Chromebooks, even through the Play Store. Sorry! Maybe in the future?

    What requires Edge?
    11-17-2020 07:46 PM
  3. woomdawg's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Unfortunately, Edge isn't available on Chromebooks, even through the Play Store. Sorry! Maybe in the future?

    What requires Edge?
    For whatever reason we can only download our updates for infotainment systems from edge browsers all of a sudden.
    11-17-2020 09:27 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Can you download updates using Internet Explorer? Try the IE Tab Chrome extension.
    11-17-2020 09:33 PM
  5. smvim's Avatar
    Are you sure that Edge is a specified requirement? Now that Microsoft changed Edge so it's based on the Blink web engine, it's basically just another Chromium clone. If your business does have an 'Edge' specific website, there's a good chance that the Chrome browser will suffice. Is there someone in the IT department you can reach out to for more details?
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    11-17-2020 09:51 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Is this files for firmware updates on the vehicle or TSB , wiring schematics etc?
    11-17-2020 10:26 PM
  7. woomdawg's Avatar
    Are you sure that Edge is a specified requirement? Now that Microsoft changed Edge so it's based on the Blink web engine, it's basically just another Chromium clone. If your business does have an 'Edge' specific website, there's a good chance that the Chrome browser will suffice. Is there someone in the IT department you can reach out to for more details?
    It is something that is Subaru wide problem limited to my dealership. I did find a work around tonight talking to other techs on a FB group,if you right click or long press and chose to open it in a new tab it downloads. I tested it with my tablet at home that I previously tried to download the same file. Opening it in another tab did the trick. Now the question is Intel, AMD, Mediatek, qualcom?
    11-17-2020 10:54 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I favor Intel, at least a Core i3. I was previously a little cautious about the Mediatek ones, but my Lenovo Chromebook Duet has a Mediatek Helio P60T which works fine. The P60T is one of their more powerful CPUs, though, so I'd still be a little leery of their lower end ones. Don't know much about AMD CPUs, but would probably go for at least an A6. Qualcomm is relatively new to the Chromebook game, so I don't know too much about those either.

    One wrinkle is that I believe Android apps tend to work a little better on Mediatek chips than Intel (i think since Mediatek is ARM-based), so if you plan on using Android apps heavily, that might be a point in Mediatek's favor.
    11-18-2020 01:59 AM
  9. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    The chromebook duet is very cheap as well, even though it is a really good device. May be worth considering or the Pixelbook Go.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    11-18-2020 05:45 AM
  10. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I would opt for the highest RAM offering for whichever device you decide. The 4 GB chromebook seems to run better. Chrome has always been a RAM hog.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-18-2020 02:26 PM

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