recommend me a new Chromebook please
have you tried a powerwash on the samsung?
it shouldnt really get any slower than originally built after a powerwash, although inevitable sofwtare memory creep over time might mean GSuite is getting a bit lardy for 1Gb chromebooks.
If youre sure you dotn want touchscreen (Its ace BTW) then PCWorld have 14″ Acer’s at reasonable price (w 2Gb RAM).
or this at John Lewis will be good. I like Asus over Acer personallyPosted 7 months ago
I had a 2gb Acer R11 and I found it too slow, I think 4gb works better.
The OS might not cause slowdown, but websites are getting more complex, more adverts etc..
What about this.. Full HD, 4gb RAMPosted 7 months ago
you do spreadsheet work in Google Sheets. You can open excel files and save excel files for emailing if you wish.
My business is financial modelling and I havent used Excel for nearly 10yrs.
You may find if your “accountants are going online” they may well have a descent web app so you dont need to use much in the way of sheets.Posted 7 months ago
have powerwashed it and a bit better. Also found that Drive was set to edit offline, which I think was slowing it a bit.
Stoner, I have followed many of your posts on these over the past few years and know you know a lot about them from experience. What would you buy for my needs, ever if a bit pricier ?Posted 7 months ago
I only really use it for docs (not work) and a bit of browsing
your needs are modest. But for a slicker experience try and find something with 4Gb of RAM.
After that it’s all much of a muchness. I value portability so my laptop is the small Asus Flip. About 10″.
Im typing this on my 8Gb ChromeBox desktop with dual 22″ displays. Fantastic bit of kit.Posted 7 months ago
I have a 4 yr old basic Samsung 303C one, which has got pretty slow on Google Docs etc. I only really use it for docs (not work) and a bit of browsing. Also have an ipad mini which gets used a lot more, but rubbish for docs. Won’t be used by family as we are on Apple for most things, so light use only really.
No fussed about swivel and touch screen, but want decent speed, good keyboard, battery life and budget around £200, but happy if cheaper.Posted 7 months ago
Thanks stoner, it’s not my main machine, just for casual use at home as have a proper laptop and docker at work. This will be surfing, banking, some word docs, simple sheets etc. The only thing putting me off really is the smallish screen. I have an iPad mini but really need a keyboard and a bit bigger viewing screen for my old eyes, for anything other than here and FB 😀Posted 7 months ago
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