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Samsung Chromebook

19 Mar

For Christmas 2012, I received the new Samsung Chromebook laptop from my parents. It’s a real change from my previous Toshiba, but I quite like it. It’s fast to load up and use, is pretty user-friendly (especially if you use a laptop mostly for the internet – as I do) and has an excellent range of Apps that you can download.

Samsung Chromebook

Samsung Chromebook

However, one main issue is the lack of Microsoft Office. Although I’m finally getting used to Google Docs, it’s still an annoyance when it comes to sharing documents with people – particularly since I’m at college and often have to email assignments and prep to teachers. Then again, it is possible to change the format of the documents, it just takes a few more minutes than a normal laptop.

What it lacks: Microsoft Office

What it lacks: Microsoft Office

Another issue that I find is prominent with the Chromebook is the lack of Skype and iTunes. You can’t download them and they’re not available from the App store. Obviously there are alternatives – Google Hangout and Google Media, but they just aren’t the same! Of course the latest update of iTunes isn’t the best, but when you’re used to being able to download new media onto an iPod or iPhone, a lack of it is relatively frustrating.

The alternative to Skype - Google Hangouts

The alternative to Skype – Google Hangouts