Guess I should tell you about my new laptop.
No, it is not an Apple.
No, it does not run the Microsoft operating system.
It’s projected battery life on a full full charge is around 8 hours long.
No, I do not have to worry about virus attacks.
So, “what in the Sam Hill is this crazy computer?”, you might ask.
It is an Acer Chromebook — very fast with loading programs, web pages; and lightning fast running streaming video.
There are a few drawbacks — which I am learning to “work around”
- It won’t run my family tree program (yet).
- It won’t work directly with my Canon printer at the house.
- It does not have an internal (traditional-style) hard drive.
- Some of the keys are in awkward spots for the “two-finger typist”.
- No light-weight photo editing program (app), for the Chrome OS that I am familiar with.
Rating for the bonus aspects I give it an 8 on a 10 scale.
Maybe bumping that up a notch, since I was able to use it on an unexpected evening spent at the hospital with my Mom. It was instantly able to log-in on the public wifi, and I kept in touch with everyone who I could, via the internet and email(s).
So, was this just a post to “hawk” the Chromebook?
No. It also allowed me top try out a recently purchased Dell USB keyboard. Which by the way is an excellent keyboard — I bought it the thrift store for under $5.00.
Now I won’t have to shuffle my only good USB keyboard from one laptop computer to the other.
I will be post a more in-depth page or two on this site soon. As I mentioned above, I have not had a ‘typical day’ for a while. Mom is better, and that good news enough, for now.
Hope your springtime is not too “allergy producing”; and though your folks are well. Stop by again soon. — Cathy Ann Abernathy