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Asus T100 vs Chromebook vs Android Tablet (With KB) vs Ipad2 (with Kb)

d0d0 924 286 May 22, 2016 at 05:21 AM
I have a Ausu T100 that I use sparingly, and then I read that Google is enabling Android Apps on Chromebook. So now i am thinking what is the best multipurpose device?

1) Asus t100 (no rear camera, no GPS)

2) Chromebook that sports google apps (again no rear camera, no tablet mode, few have touch screen, no GPS)

3) Android Tablet with a extra BT KB (lack of ports is a big hassle)

4) Old IPAD2 (wife's hand me down) with a KB

Uses: Portable laptopish device for travel, skype, light games (like chess etc.), netflix etc..

I would appreciate if I can have opinions on pros and cons of each devices as used by SDers.



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Well, not what you asked, but FYI, another choice, this works. So you could get a regular 2 in 1, have your ports, tablet mode, etc. with Android.

I have an 11.6" Dell, that works fine, except the wireless, and I haven't looked into it at at all. I primarily use Linux anyway. I suspect changing the card or getting a USB adapter would be the easy fix, unless an update supports what I have.
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A good slickdealer should be able to keep the cost under $400.00 for all three devices. I use my Chromebooks for 99% of my computing needs but have a Windows laptop and tablet on hand just in case. The Google play store coming to Chromebooks is awesome news and those in the market for a shiny new Chromebook would be wise to keep an eye on the compatible list. For my uses, I've found Chromebooks the best multipurpose machines and adding the play store will definitely add to that. It's gonna be interesting to see if Chromebooks will be able to utilize the Android printing applications because many non-technical users really struggle with Google Cloud Print. I'm hoping Google brings the Play Store to all Chromebooks (New and Old) that are capable of running Android apps.
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Last edited by fishyx May 22, 2016 at 07:16 AM
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I would not bank on the Android Apps on the Chromebook just yet. While it was announced that build of Chrome OS has not hit yet and there will be new chromebooks that fully support all the needed requirements. It may also take app developers time to adapt their apps to fit the different aspect ratios etc.
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