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If you are tired of dealing with a Windows based computer this is the best investment that you can make. I have used a Chromebook for years with no problems and the new Chromebox works the same but is very fast and offers many new features and four 3.0 USB ports. I can't say enough good things about Chrome based devices as they work well with out your dealing with upgrades and virus protection on your nickle as these services are provided with the device.
No issues with the hardware so far, after about 4 months of usage. The 4GB RAM seems to help, I have not faced any slowdowns while using it. A 32GB SD card works too. I had purchased as a laptop replacement & perhaps over-estimated Chrome OS capabilities. I did not find native apps for a variety of purposes :- - File manager. The built-in file manager seems to be incapable of copying files more than around 200MB. I need to search for a better tool, which sounds ridiculous. The OS should have a reliable tool. - SMB/NFS share. There is an 'app' by Google for it. But whenever the share is offline, it bombards me with warning messages near the system tray. - No decent media player. There is VLC available as a native app, but the functionality is vastly behind the Windows version. I tried Plex, but the player UI has some bugs, which for me makes it unusable.
Maybe I am trying to use it like a laptop, & thats my mistake. But, I am convinced that the Chrome OS...
I really like this little computer, it just works, with one exception. The exception is a two-star flaw, which it shares with all Chromebooks and Chromeboxes, and that is you can only print to a cloud-ready printer. You can't print with a USB cord, and you can't print to a wireless printer through your router. It has to be through the Google cloud print system. As it happens, I have a fairly new wireless printer that is not cloud-ready, so basically I have to buy a new printer. If I had been told this beforehand I'd probably not have made this purchase.
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