Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
1532 posts

Uber Geek

  #3165980 29-Nov-2023 20:14
Send private message quote this post

I don't get the negativity about Chromebooks. If the use case us purely web applications what would be the benefit of spending money on a powerful machine with lots of memory and disk space?


We got our son a Chromebook for school where they use the Google apps suite. It works just fine and cannot run most games which is a real benefit, as is the parental control.




Backblaze Unlimited Backup. World’s easiest cloud backup. Get peace of mind knowing your files are backed up securely in the cloud (affiliate link).
3234 posts

Uber Geek

  #3165984 29-Nov-2023 20:24
Send private message quote this post

If they are connected to a google infrastructure and used in a google environment, they are great. 


If you're trying to shoehorn one in to an environment they are not designed for (Say 365) then they are not so great. No one is saying to buy a mobile workstation, just a machine that runs Windows or MacOS, especially if expecting any sort of IT support with issues. 


17770 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #3166110 30-Nov-2023 08:09
Send private message quote this post

My personal leaning would be a pre owned MacBook Air if I could find a trustworthy one. She’s not keen to spend the money on a new one at $2k plus just to effectively provide functionality she thinks her current employer should provide but won’t.


17770 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #3166442 30-Nov-2023 16:05
Send private message quote this post

Could be. I did that when I bought my MBP.


17770 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #3178722 7-Jan-2024 14:13
Send private message quote this post


Eventually SWMBO accepted cheap wasn’t really going to deliver the desired outcome!

Refurbished MacBook Air M2 arrived on Friday! Wasn’t heaps more than M1 and had the 512 SSD which is apparently better than the base one.

As ever, it looks brand new.

Interestingly, the Air is now a lot heavier than the original - my MacBook Pro really doesn’t seem massively heavy in comparison.

Of course, this Air has 8GB of RAM compared to the 64 in mine, so even with the M2 chip it’s slower with major tasks. No difference in day to day stuff though.

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

News and reviews »

HP Unveils Broadest Consumer Portfolio of AI-Enhanced Laptops
Posted 3-Mar-2024 18:09

Samsung Tab S9 FE Review
Posted 3-Mar-2024 18:00

Norton Genie Review
Posted 3-Mar-2024 17:57

Synology Introduces BeeStation
Posted 23-Feb-2024 14:14

New One UI 6.1 Update Brings Galaxy AI to More Galaxy Devices
Posted 23-Feb-2024 10:50

Amazon Echo Hub Available in New Zealand
Posted 23-Feb-2024 10:40

InternetNZ Releases Internet Insights 2023
Posted 20-Feb-2024 10:31

Seagate Adds 24TB IronWolf Pro Hard Drives for Multi-user Commercial and Enterprise RAID Storage Solutions
Posted 19-Feb-2024 16:54

Seagate Skyhawk AI 24TB Elevates Edge Security Capacity and Performance
Posted 9-Feb-2024 17:18

GoPro Releases Quik Desktop App for macOS and Introduces Premium+ Subscription Tier
Posted 9-Feb-2024 17:14

Ring Introduces New Ring Battery Video Doorbell Pro
Posted 9-Feb-2024 16:51

Galaxy AI Transforms the new Galaxy S24 Series
Posted 18-Jan-2024 07:00

D-Link launches AI-Powered Aquila Pro M30 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Systems
Posted 17-Jan-2024 20:02

Newest LG 4K Lifestyle Projector Doubles as Art Objet
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:50

More LG Smart TV Owners Set To Enjoy the Latest webOS Upgrade
Posted 9-Jan-2024 15:45

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Backblaze unlimited backup