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#1 CaptainBeno

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:59

i am looking for a laptop to surf the web watch videos i only game on consoles so i was thinking about the samsung chromebook below

http://www.samsung.c.../XE303C12-A01US


i rip a lot of dvds on my windows laptop and send them to my 10TB nas storage so i want ot be able to watch mp4 vidoes on it as well.

thats about all .

has anyone used this chromebook how is it ?

thanks


#2 OP CaptainBeno

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:40

Yikes not a single reply ill take that as stay away from chromebooks thanks lol

#3 REM2000

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:55

I owned a Samsung ChromeBook

You can watch MP4 videos however i did this locally with an SD card as im not sure how you would do this over the network, unless the NAS has a web front end with the ability to stream.

The chromebook will surf the net without a problem, i didn't have any.

I think generally the video will be your sticking point so it might be worth putting in a few extra $ and getting a cheap windows laptop that will allow you to access your nas and view videos across your network.

#4 Haggis

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:57

As long as your network drive got an option to stream media over http it will work nicely on chromeOS. In the new chromebook you get a 'native' media player that can play a variety of audio and video file types: MP3, Ogg Vorbis, AIF, WAV, and MP4 videos.

#5 margrave

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:00

If all you're looking to do is web surf, email, and watch videos then the chromebook might work for you. The price is good, just know that your getting a browser box mainly.

#6 threetonesun

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:19

We have one in our house, it's a decent little computer. The battery life has been impressive and it's nice and light. A $150 will get you a fully functioning Windows 8 computer, but not in that same form factor.

#7 medhunter

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 23:03

I actually don't have so many details on chrome OS, but I get the idea.
PC is for Computer stuff, not merely gaming.Console is merely for gaming.
So, I can agree with you on the possibility of Chrome books.I might add Linux Joli cloud system.It is very close to Chrome OS, yet, built on linux . As far as I recall 2 years ago, it had VLC built in.
Good luck with more info from our friends here

#8 Growled

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:06

I own one and love it. It's great for most tasks, but obviously it isn't for everything. I watch MP4 movies from a USB drive. AVI doesn't work. And the darn thing won't connect to my network.

#9 OP CaptainBeno

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 19:38

I decided on a dell laptop that has windows 8 for 349.00 I'm going to put fedora 19 on it and be happy happy happy thanks for the input.

#10 Growled

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 00:10

Hope you enjoy your purchase. :)