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8/11/2014 03:00 PM EDT
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Jessica Lipsky
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Useless?
Jessica Lipsky   8/11/2014 4:08:57 PM
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People have complained  that other Chromebooks are like paperweights unless they're connected to Wi-Fi. Think this will be the case with the Acer version? 

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disser   8/11/2014 5:10:14 PM
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How much of your day is spent out of Wi-Fi range?

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Pablo Valerio   8/11/2014 5:17:02 PM
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Jessica, I've been using a Chromebook since last October and I'm really happy with it.

This is my home computer now, and I have a regular Windows laptop at the office. It is true that you need to be connected to use most of the features but when I'm traveling I can create a hotspot on my Android phone.

I'm looking at those new Acer Chromebooks and I'm thinking of getting one. My Samsung is only 11.6" and feels a bit small sometimes. But it is great to go to conventions and conferences, doesn't heat up an the battery lasts all day.

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chanj0   8/11/2014 9:02:40 PM
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The dependency on Internet connectivity is definitely a drawback of chromebook compared to regular laptop or even tablet. Nonetheless, Internet connectivity has become like electricity; we can't live without.

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Chromebook air flight
ip2design   8/12/2014 5:24:12 AM
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Jessica is right. How far can you go with a Chromebook during a long air flight ?

Can you read/write  Office-like documents, prepare emails ..?

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Pablo Valerio   8/12/2014 7:06:10 AM
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Can you read/write  Office-like documents, prepare emails ..?

Yes, you can! Email, office documents, etc. Google drive app works offline, but you need to download the documents you need to the internal storage first.

Check the official Google Chromebook site:

Use your Chromebook offline

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ip2design   8/12/2014 8:16:37 AM
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Great. So, it means that such a device can be deployed for corporate usage.

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mandyfabio   8/12/2014 8:27:21 AM
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wish I this one could use dual OS.

 

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disser   8/12/2014 10:37:54 AM
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Not only that, but the long battery and light weight are tremendously useful for traveling as well. 

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elctrnx_lyf   8/12/2014 3:37:10 PM
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Can it really replace the regular laptop

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