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Chromebook

RUsum1 9,544 1,696 October 5, 2015 at 04:33 PM
I am considering getting a Chromebook but am unsure of what they are actually capable of.

For travel purposes, can they play downloaded UV or iTunes movies in HD? I might not always have wifi available so I would like the option of saving something from my digital library and playing it on the device.

What about an ISO of a DVD or blu-ray movie? I know I can convert a movie into a video format, but I may not always want to do that. Once I actually put together my server, I would like to just save disc images of my entire collection at which point I could just mount the image and watch something using the menus and such. Can a Chromebook play this type of file?

Do Chromebooks with processors higher than a Celeron ever go on sale? The only ones I ever see that get positive ratings on here all have a Celeron processor. I know there are Chromebooks with i3 or even i5 processors, but are those ever at a good price?

Is it easy to swap the internal storage in these simply by unscrewing a plate on the back of the laptop and changing the hard drive? Or are they mostly the types where you have to remove the keyboard and stuff to access the hard drive? I know these are designed to be mainly online machines, but with my plan in the above question, it would be nice to store movie files to call upon without the need of internet connection and not requiring a USB stick sticking out.

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