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# 262019 30-Dec-2019 17:45
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PB Tech stuffed up and sold me a Winbook instead of a Chromebook, for an educational BYOD. I didn't notice at the time, but I'd already told them I need a Chromebook.

 

 

 

The school says it must have a Chrome browser (well, yes) and "run Google Educational Apps".

 

 

 

I know most of G Suite is done via browser but can I install the apps, are there apps to install at all, or should I take this back?





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  # 2383003 30-Dec-2019 19:06
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Yes take it back they sold you something you did not ask for!



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  # 2383097 30-Dec-2019 19:57
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Linux: Yes take it back they sold you something you did not ask for!

 

I appreciate your answer, but you're answering a question I didn't ask. I won't take it back as it's not what I asked for, I'd take it back if it didn't run G Suite Apps. Does anyone know if I can run G Suite Apps?





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  # 2383108 30-Dec-2019 20:17
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It can run Chrome apps but not Android apps, it depends on if you need that capability. It'll be easier for the school if it's a Chromebook.

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  # 2383129 30-Dec-2019 21:12
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Everything in the Google suite of services runs in the browser, so it'll run fine on Windows.

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  # 2383182 31-Dec-2019 08:14
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Hi, yes it will run just fine, all GSuite Apps are in a browser, nothing outside of that.

 

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  # 2383183 31-Dec-2019 08:28
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When my kids were first using GSuite, they started on Chromebooks, but moved to Windows devices (they've been using Windows ever since). 

 

They don't have any issues, other than the slower boot-up times of a lower-cost Windows machine (which gets tiresome and problematic far sooner than if they had faster machines). 

 

Chromebooks are certainly a lot easier for the school to manage and also are faster and more convenient for school, but other than that, the Windows laptop should be fine. 





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  # 2383329 31-Dec-2019 14:58
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Thanks for the feedback everyone.

 

 

 

I ended up swapping it for a Chromebook.

 

 

 

Chur





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  # 2383491 31-Dec-2019 18:30
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My personal view is you make the right move, a low spec windows machine results in pretty cr@p experience, whilst the same hardware will run Chrome like a champ.

 

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