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#10: Kindle Paperwhite E-reader - Black, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers

Kindle Paperwhite E-reader - Black, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light, Wi-Fi - Includes Special Offers by Amazon  (38360)Buy new:   $119.99 (Visit the Best Sellers in Electronics list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)

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#10: Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Black)

Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera (Black) by Fujifilm Platform: Not Machine Specific (9721)Buy new:   $55.65 187 used & new from $45.91(Visit the Best Sellers in Electronics list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)

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Computer Tips Cell Phone Articles and Tablet Help / #AmazonElectronics #10: Roku Express
« Last post by Admin on February 19, 2017, 02:06:13 PM »
#10: Roku Express

Roku Express Roku  (1556)Buy new:  $29.99  $29.00 24 used & new from $21.95(Visit the Best Sellers in Electronics list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)

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Limitations of The Chromebook Computer! #MobileComputerRepairHonoluluandRemotely   #FreeComputerTips by in home computer, tablet and smart cell phone tutor, mobile virus removal and repair specialist, dual certified teacher J. Richard Kirkham B.Sc. of Honolulu Hawaii covering all of Oahu. Call or text 808.224.1870 Text only for the rest of the U.S. for remote computer support for help with Windows PCs, Surface tablets or Apple/Mac computers      
     
 
As a long term substitute teacher and in home tutor I may have more experience with Chromebooks than other ITs, computer repair technicians and in home computer tutors here in Honolulu Hawaii.
 
 
After recently helping another school with a Chromebook compatibility issue I realized the average person (or teacher for that matter) may not know the limitations of a Chromebook.
 
 
Limitations of Chromebook's Chrome Operating System
 
 
Chromebook is a closed operating system.
 
 
Think of it as a tablet where you can only go to one place to get applications. This is similar to iPads and the first Microsoft surface tablets.
 
 
Windows and Apple Programs Will Not Run
 
 
For the end computer user at least. Chrome web browser has a remote desktop application. you could use to take over your Windows computer. You'd need internet access for this to work. This would be your least geeky solution without hiring me to do the connections for you. 
 
 
You could open up Developer Mode and install a program called Wine. The Chrome operating system is Linux based and Wine is available.  Wine is a program which allows Linux based computers to run executable (exe) files from Windows. Even then Wine won’t run on ARM computer chip Chromebooks, such as the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook. Wine will work properly on Intel Chromebooks. You could also run a program called VirtualBox which would involve running the Windows operating system inside the Chrome operating system. You'd have to install Windows and in my opinion would take more RAM than Chromebooks normally have built into them.  If you're going to go to all that trouble just get a cheap Windows computer. 95% of the computers out there are Windows computers anyway.
 
 
Printing
 
 
Check Google cloud print. Google Cloud Print is a service that connects your home and work printers to the web. Since your printer is connected to the web, you can print to it from anywhere, using any Internet-connected device, including PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, phones, or tablets. Not all printers will work with this. Mine was not recognized for example. 
 
 
Streaming Video
 
 
Chromebook doesn't install Silverlight well. So for video such as Netflix there's an app you may need to download in the Chrome Web Store
 
 
Conclusion
 
 
Chromebook is a great option for very basic computer use especially, if the primary use is on the internet. I believe, at this stage of Chromebook development, if you think of Chromebook as a tablet style device with a keyboard and not expect the power and flexibility as a full blown operating system for computers such as Windows or Apple, you will be happy with your choice of computer. 
 
 
Enjoy your (Chromebook) computer.
Rick, your friendly neighborhood computer geek and tutor
    
James Richard Kirkham
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#10: Fire Tablet, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers, Blue

Fire Tablet, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers, Blue by Amazon  (107809)Buy new:   $49.99 (Visit the Best Sellers in Electronics list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)

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#10: Fire Tablet, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers, Blue

Fire Tablet, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers, Blue by Amazon  (107749)Buy new:   $49.99 (Visit the Best Sellers in Electronics list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)

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#10: Fire Tablet, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers, Blue

Fire Tablet, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers, Blue by Amazon  (107741)Buy new:   $49.99 (Visit the Best Sellers in Electronics list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)

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#10: Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film (3 Twin Packs, 60 Total Pictures)

Fujifilm Instax Mini Instant Film (3 Twin Packs, 60 Total Pictures) by Fujifilm  (1534)Buy new:   $34.46 99 used & new from $29.99(Visit the Best Sellers in Electronics list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)

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#10: Fire Tablet, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers, Blue

Fire Tablet, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers, Blue by Amazon  (107515)Buy new:   $49.99 (Visit the Best Sellers in Electronics list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)

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#10: Amazon Echo - Black

Amazon Echo - Black by Amazon  (51781)Buy new:   $179.99 (Visit the Best Sellers in Electronics list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)

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