Ever since I saw the advertisement, I've always thought the Chromebook is the future of computing, if we can perfect it...and that's the point, really. I think there are only a few things it has missing. For example, I use my computer, mostly for the Internet. Just about everything for which I use it involved the Internet. That's why the advert hooked me. I use Google Docs and Gmail. Just about everything I do is done online. I don't even have Microsoft Word installed. The only feature I think is missing is instant messaging and editing.
Which got me thinking...
A Chromebook has only what I only ever use, apart from Skype and Sony Vegas. Therefore, I've has the idea to - when in the position to - purchase a Chrombook, then to buy a much lower-budget PC, (I don't think I'd need a high-brow machine if I have a Chromebook as-well.), because from that, I'd delete anything I don't want/need that I could access on the Chromebook, install only Skype and Vegas and use the PC for that.
I'd use a PC for messaging and editing because, while the Chromebook has alternatives, these are the only things I can think of that need a desktop to run. Only using those two software would mean performance wouldn't be too much of an issue.
This means, for everything I need, I have a Chromebook. For the extra, more trivial, rare things I need, a have a good-performance PC that doesn't waste space with what I could just access on the cloud.
But would it work, in practice?
asked Nov 17 '12 at 15:51
You could make any setup work. Personally, I have an iPad, a gaming computer, and and iMac. I built my gaming computer so that I could get the best price, and I use my iMac for more complex video and image work. Whenever I'm away from my computers, my iPad is a good source of staying connected.
answered Nov 18 '12 at 06:57