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# 210296 21-Mar-2017 15:41
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My tablet has bitten the bullet and I want to replace it - but am wondering if a chromebook would be OK. It would mainly be used for casting to my chromecast. Youtube, netflix and neon mainly and I also occasionally use the allcast app. Will these all work with a chromebook or should I just get another tablet. I have seen there were some issues with neon and flash last year but the neon site appears to have a flash update to download so it should work. Any thoughts ?

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  # 1745273 21-Mar-2017 16:56
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If its mainly for these reasons, I would probably get a tablet still. More convenient form factor. 


If you were using it to type out emails, or do something more productive, then Chromebooks are worth a look.

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  # 1745276 21-Mar-2017 17:14
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I've never been in to tablets however use my Chromebook every day - they're excellent devices. You can use Videostream (Chrome app) to stream to the Chromecast. I would give it a look. Just ensure you're getting a current gen model with at-least 4gb of ram.


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  # 1745294 21-Mar-2017 17:42
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Im considering a simialr purchase and in researching came across some nice Chuwi units that could be worth considering assuming you could live with Win10....


Lapbook 14.1 is a interesting chromebook rival


Hi12 or the more premium Hi13 look like some interesting options as a tablet alternative





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  # 1745349 21-Mar-2017 20:09
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I have 4 or 5 tablets, but I miss my chromebook soooo much (I gave it to my daughter to use at school). :(

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  # 1745353 21-Mar-2017 20:16
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Also Android Apps are coming soon to most Chromebooks - any Chromebook released this year will get Android app capability.

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