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    I'm interested in chromebooks, but I'm not sure if this type of pc is suitable for engineering studies ...
    11-29-2021 04:22 PM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    For a program such as that your computer choice will really come down to the programs and applications you'll need to run. Chromebooks are VERY limited, if you're going to need to run applications such as Matlab or macro-heavy spreadsheets a Chromebook is probably not going to work for you.

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    Laura Knotek and Golfdriver97 like this.
    11-29-2021 05:35 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! I agree -- if you're in school, it'd be best to talk to the engineering professor to see what kinds of programs you may need to use. If a lot of it is done online/in the cloud, then you could probably get by with a Chromebook. But if you have to install programs that are only available on Windows or MacOS, then don't bother.
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    11-29-2021 06:35 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    If you really want to have something to play with, I would suggest a cheap PC and put some kind of form of Linux on it. Then you can run WINE (which can run some windows applications), and dual boot into ChromiumOS. This kind of (sort of, but not really) gets you all 3 worlds.


    All that being said, I would only do what I suggested as a hobby....not on a device primarily running for school or work. Because if all this breaks (and it WILL. Not maybe, not might, it WILL), you will be without a PC for who knows how long. As a software student, you can't afford any breakdowns. Trust me on the last sentence.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    12-12-2021 09:03 PM

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