So sold a old laptop and tablet to get a Chromebook just to see what it’s like. I charged it out of the box and it didn’t need another charge for 3 days . I still had about 60% of a charge and you know how you are with a new toy playing with it for hours so it has that for it . I didn’t get one with a touch screen so it’s lite and very easy to travel with ( its only been to the bar so far ).
Since I have started this I have tested teathering it to my phone and charged it 2 more time’s in 3 weeks . And everything is working great ,but this is a nice little travel computer .
It was a little strange looking at the O/S for the first time , I thought it would be more like the phone O/S ( android ) and it was not. It updates like the phone would via the Play Store. It’s not a bad interface it just takes some getting use to,everything you need its at your finger tips via the store. I use a lot of Microsoft service so I loaded te mail app and “word” to see what kind of interface they had , the Outlook mail loooked alot like the “mail” program built into Windows 10. The Gmail link put in the task bar was just a link to launch the browser to go to gmail’s web interface, since I got this it has updated to a app interface just like Outlook, very basic.
As I use it more I find myself wanting to use it more so I guess thats a good thing.
Update as of today ( at the bar again ) they did something to the wifi and I can’t get into the router to find out what ( had it unlocked for 6 years ) and the Chromebook connected with no problem . Iphones in the bar are getting a error.
Since then the wifi at bully’s has said when everything trys to connect.