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if your into that then its nice to have the options, although you would slow down the overall performance compared with a lightweight linux distribution, miss out on full disc encryption with snapshots and introduce the possibility for lots of malware and viruses and it would add $70 or more to the price of the machine thus defeating the point etc..

Each to their own though, choice is good thumb.gif

if your smart enough to install windows to it, then your smart enough to install , peerblock, https everwhere, adblock plus, malewarebytes and A/V of your choice AND not clicked on thing that shouldn't be clicked.

It would also allow you to run software that is for windows only ... which is ALOT.
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if your smart enough to install windows to it, then your smart enough to install , peerblock, https everwhere, adblock plus, malewarebytes and A/V of your choice AND not clicked on thing that shouldn't be clicked.

It would also allow you to run software that is for windows only ... which is ALOT.

na bud, that missing the point still. the laptop is £198 / $240 adding another $70 - 90$ for a windows OS that requires lots of AV running and malware programs defeats the point imo (not forgetting windows is generally bloaty)

Also without derailing the thread and considering the power/price point the only programs that arent on linux would be for power users which isn't for the demographic of this laptop. Everything else is on linux and of course add's no extra cost.. which is what I specifically was referring to with regards to the silly low price smile.gif

forgetting AAA games and top end DTP/graphics software (which isnt the point of a bargain bucket notebook) what software is missing for you ?

Dont forget you just saw a video of skyrim being emulated on ubuntu on a ultra cheap notebook at a decent 25fps on integrated graphics! That's no mean feat, in fact thats pretty amazing. Most desktop applications that aren't on linux natively be run through wine with ease.
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Running Linux on one of these would be great, if you can pop it open and get a bigger mSATA SSD in there (64gb at least).

But Chrome OS is crippled.
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Running Linux on one of these would be great, if you can pop it open and get a bigger mSATA SSD in there (64gb at least).

But Chrome OS is crippled.

you can add and bridge storage on the c270 smile.gif
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you can add and bridge storage on the c270 smile.gif

Do you mean SD Card? Because that'd suck a lot. Going from 100-200 MB/s R/W to 10/20 MB/s R/W... I'd rather nerf the warranty and stick a 64GB mSATA card in there.
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Does the c270 use a mSATA slot or is it an eMMC?

SD is plenty fine for streaming media storage, but obviously you don't want to put a swapfile on it!
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Does the c270 use a mSATA slot or is it an eMMC?

SD is plenty fine for streaming media storage, but obviously you don't want to put a swapfile on it!


http://www.androidcentral.com/how-upgrade-ssd-your-acer-c720-chromebook

here you go bud thumb.gif


i think 16gb is enough in reality, but 64gb would allow for all my music to be stored locally.

im intending to get one just to act as a music playback device in my hifi to a usb dac running xbmc or something similar, its a great way to keep a compact playback system with a screen and extensive file capability. the screen is poor but its good enough for cover art. shame about no ethernet though, but i think you can get usb->ether dongles..
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http://www.androidcentral.com/how-upgrade-ssd-your-acer-c720-chromebook

here you go bud thumb.gif


i think 16gb is enough in reality, but 64gb would allow for all my music to be stored locally.

im intending to get one just to act as a music playback device in my hifi to a usb dac running xbmc or something similar, its a great way to keep a compact playback system with a screen and extensive file capability. the screen is poor but its good enough for cover art. shame about no ethernet though, but i think you can get usb->ether dongles..

16GB is totally paltry, to be honest. My music alone is 60GB+, not that I'd want to carry it all with me, but I'd rather have the space and not need it, then need it and not have it. SD and USB HDD's are ok for some stuff, but others it's nicer to just have it there locally... Especially when it comes with an SSD. This is why I'd be opting for 64GB minimum.
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16GB is totally paltry, to be honest. My music alone is 60GB+, not that I'd want to carry it all with me, but I'd rather have the space and not need it, then need it and not have it. SD and USB HDD's are ok for some stuff, but others it's nicer to just have it there locally... Especially when it comes with an SSD. This is why I'd be opting for 64GB minimum.
How can you need space when you don't have it and not use it when you do have it??
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na bud, that missing the point still. the laptop is £198 / $240 adding another $70 - 90$ for a windows OS that requires lots of AV running and malware programs defeats the point imo (not forgetting windows is generally bloaty)

Also without derailing the thread and considering the power/price point the only programs that arent on linux would be for power users which isn't for the demographic of this laptop. Everything else is on linux and of course add's no extra cost.. which is what I specifically was referring to with regards to the silly low price smile.gif

forgetting AAA games and top end DTP/graphics software (which isnt the point of a bargain bucket notebook) what software is missing for you ?

Dont forget you just saw a video of skyrim being emulated on ubuntu on a ultra cheap notebook at a decent 25fps on integrated graphics! That's no mean feat, in fact thats pretty amazing. Most desktop applications that aren't on linux natively be run through wine with ease.

windows is free if you were technet subscriber. for me it's a cheap laptop hardware. i get what the chromebook is but, for those of us on OCN who like project it's cheap. i get the whole cheap goes on the inet and has bigger screen than phone and doesn't get viruses.

how do you even print with chrome os when there are no printer drivers?
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