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Looking at some chromebooks for uni seeing as they're pretty cheap. Far as I know I wont be needing any specialist software for Biomed so it should just be browsing/note taking. I'll have a tower at home anyway.

Anyone have chromebook recommendations? Or reasons I should go with a windows laptop instead? My budget is really low at around £250 so price wise a chromebook is right up my alley.
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I have a Chromebook and it's pretty good!
Only thing is it doesn't support a lot of apps/programmes that Windows does but if you're just looking for a laptop to make notes on I'd recommend it
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(Original post by Tipx)
Looking at some chromebooks for uni seeing as they're pretty cheap. Far as I know I wont be needing any specialist software for Biomed so it should just be browsing/note taking. I'll have a tower at home anyway.

Anyone have chromebook recommendations? Or reasons I should go with a windows laptop instead? My budget is really low at around £250 so price wise a chromebook is right up my alley.
Sounds like a Chromebook would suit your needs of basic web browsing, note taking, etc. The only obvious question is do you even need a laptop? Does pen and paper surfice? Will you get £250 of value out of owning a Chromebook or would it be better to save that money?

Given the COVID situation, coupled with you not urgently needing a device, I'd be inclined to at least wait and see how you get on. If a few weeks in you think a Chromebook would be valuable to have then get one. If not, and you find pen and paper is doing the job, you've not wasted £250.
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Sounds like a Chromebook would suit your needs of basic web browsing, note taking, etc. The only obvious question is do you even need a laptop? Does pen and paper surfice? Will you get £250 of value out of owning a Chromebook or would it be better to save that money?

Given the COVID situation, coupled with you not urgently needing a device, I'd be inclined to at least wait and see how you get on. If a few weeks in you think a Chromebook would be valuable to have then get one. If not, and you find pen and paper is doing the job, you've not wasted £250.
That's a great point, I'm not even sure I'm going to be going in so I could make do with my tower at the moment. Although I am inclined to avoid manual note taking to be honest
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I have a Chromebook and it's pretty good!
Only thing is it doesn't support a lot of apps/programmes that Windows does but if you're just looking for a laptop to make notes on I'd recommend it
You mind me asking what model you have?
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That's a great point, I'm not even sure I'm going to be going in so I could make do with my tower at the moment. Although I am inclined to avoid manual note taking to be honest
In that case it makes sense to avoid buying anything until you know for sure either way. Wait until it's abundantly clear you'll actually benefit from the Chromebook before buying
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