Chromebook vs. Android tablet

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After Google brought Android apps to Chrome OS in 2016, I started considering buying a convertible Chromebook instead of my next tablet for taking notes, light work on documents, browsing and media consumption. Some of the potential benefits could be a better hardware keyboard and a user interface that seems more suited for both keyboard and mouse input and touch. What's your take on this and which one would you choose?
 

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With the criteria you mentioned, I'd say a Chrome tablet would be better. The main reason is browsing -- it's much faster on a Chrome OS device than on any tablet. For example, when I compare doing forum work on my cheapest Chromebook vs my Pixel C (arguably one of the most powerful Android tablets in existence), it's still no contest -- the Chromebook is always clearly faster.

Android app compatibility is still a bit of a wildcard. I don't use many on my Chromebooks, but I have found a couple of games that act a bit wonky. I'm sure that'll continue to improve over time, but if Android app use is your primary goal, then it might be better to wait a little.

Considering how much effort Google (and other manufacturers) have been putting into Chrome OS lately, though, it's clearly the platform that will see the most development and improvement.
 
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I have both an android tablet (nexus 10) and a chromebook (Acer C720P). The chromebook generally gets much more use, even without android apps on it.

The only thing I would say is that the chromebook I have has a touch screen. When I bought it I didn't think it would matter very much and would not get used much. In reality I find it VERY useful especially for web browsing.

Chromebooks are great little devices, and updates are fairly frequent and painless (you just reboot). The integration with things like google drive also makes them easier to use for more officey type things if you need to do that.
 
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I need help anyone..I have tab s3 n I am looking to upgrade to tab s3 but I have been looking the chromebook pro...what would you recommend and why in details please?
 

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Android tablets tend to be more powerful than Chromebooks, with flagship models borrowing attractive specs from the most popular smartphones. As such, the gaming and multimedia potential of an Android tablet is more than a few leaps ahead of what Google’s internet-reliant laptops can put out.

But the key strength of Chrome OS is that it's more akin to a personal computing operating system. More like Windows 10 and macOS Sierra than the restrictive iOS and Android. Thus, browsing the internet and typing up a document are easier and arguably more intuitive thanks to a larger screen and full keyboard.
 

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I have both an android tablet (nexus 10) and a chromebook (Acer C720P). The chromebook generally gets much more use, even without android apps on it.

The only thing I would say is that the chromebook I have has a touch screen. When I bought it I didn't think it would matter very much and would not get used much. In reality I find it VERY useful especially for web browsing.

Chromebooks are great little devices, and updates are fairly frequent and painless (you just reboot). The integration with things like google drive also makes them easier to use for more officey type things if you need to do that.

I have both as well, and both fill different roles. They also both get used pretty frequently. I personally wouldn't be with just one ;-)
 

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