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Stephen Cannon (22 hours ago)
Thanks for sharing. I don't need a website.
Ben Hamrick (9 days ago)
They are overpriced and COS is horrible. Tablets like the iPad mini with a keyboard case is far better and potentially cheaper.
Peter Kenrick Sy (11 days ago)
Is it possible to install Windows OS on a Chromebook or can it boot to Windows using an external SSD or HDD?
GamerNot Foundroblox (14 days ago)
3:42 the lines from the phone to the laptop are aligned
Clorox bleach (17 days ago)
RiePieGaming (1 month ago)
F-ast A-s P-ossible Seems dirty either way
ZEMIAK (1 month ago)
buy a chromebook, install linux on it and voila
TOR0verlord (1 month ago)
I would just install linux on it .........
Dummkopf (1 month ago)
When I was in middle school we used Chromebooks in our English class. My teacher always said that they had NO storage and NO processor. I should have just left it alone, but I tried to correct her in front of the class, and I got in trouble for "being disrespectful".
dead january meme (1 month ago)
Great for schools. Not really anyone else.
i am a potato (1 month ago)
I have a laptop that has 32GB..
Nikbecool (2 months ago)
>Get chromebook >Powerwash >Install Linux >Profit
Hampoon (2 months ago)
Watching next to my Chromebook
julskechap (2 months ago)
Sending important emails is what i do :D
ORO 0147 (2 months ago)
4:15 That line is so fucking true when someone says "I need to check my email"
Im changing my PC's name to Peasant Destroyer no doubt
B. E. Richardson (2 months ago)
you can still game
B. E. Richardson (2 months ago)
I do with one of the ones my school gave me. but it is laggy for most and I need to have mine checked battery problems
Alvingamer 73 (3 months ago)
can i mine bitcoin with this?
Philip Dolan (3 months ago)
Skype WILL WORK because of the Google Play Store
I have 4.1 gb on chromebook
Riyan Playz (3 months ago)
0:55 That's a Windows Vista XD
TheLionBrony96 (3 months ago)
My Samsung Tab Pro S has more storage than Chromebooks.
Dylan Kusalewicz (3 months ago)
But can it run crysis?
Detox (3 months ago)
"Chromebooks are cheap" Introducing Pixelbook
Charles Show (3 months ago)
Kids say no minecraft is bad but I think thats a good thing
Zachary Redmon (3 months ago)
We bought a chrome book for my mother, it is literally shit. it cant do anything other than surf the web.
Ben Waldron (3 months ago)
I having a gaming pc (Desktop) and Chromebook. The chromebook is perfect for school and on the go use, I get better battery life than alot of people's phones. Everything else I do on my PC.
Wario (3 months ago)
The Flyer (3 months ago)
Watching this on a my personal chromebook
Kirby (3 months ago)
There are a lot of Chromebooks at my school.
Writing Owl (3 months ago)
I love how the "peasant destroyer over 9000 gaming laptop" runs vista
Kemysz Gaming PL (4 months ago)
I heared that SSD's looses data when not powered for a long time
Daniel Kahler (4 months ago)
My school uses chromebooks, and two of my friends use chromebooks, and I hate it. I bring my gaming laptop to school everyday so I don't have to use peasantbooks.
Kory Heard (4 months ago)
You should do an update since android runs on chrome now.
İlhami Aslansoy (4 months ago)
Stop at 0:56 and look at the sticker. ITS AN INTEL CENTRINO
Sam Smith (4 months ago)
My school bought these for in class usage and they're awful
OOM- 8018 (4 months ago)
We use these damned things at my school :<
peepeetown (4 months ago)
Do you mean "as slow as possible?"
Nonetrix (4 months ago)
It’s just a Crap laptop
Nick Bakaj (4 months ago)
Cromebooks suck ass
Canadian (4 months ago)
I'm watching this on a chromebook, and he forgot so mention speed. Chromebooks actually are faster than most low to mid-range laptops even if the Windows laptop has Chrome installed.
Javian Brown (4 months ago)
Now we have $1000 chrome books. Justify that
Joshua Tobin (4 months ago)
Our school made us buy them and everyone in my class thinks theyre better than macbooks. 😧
LazyGhost (4 months ago)
Where can I buy the Peasant Destroyer 9000?
THOMAS MC GRATH (4 months ago)
why can you not use the webcam...its a joke
OntwoWheels (5 months ago)
so just another piece of shit that revolves around google that you cant do anything with (especially if you dont know linux)
jacob Google chrome (5 months ago)
Wow put the picture of the Chinese family cheap
Sinus Rollins (5 months ago)
Wait... Can you install somefing like RetroPi on the ARM one
my school gives everyone a Chromebook in January.
Tinashe Gumbe (5 months ago)
It also bridges the gap between apps on the actual device and virtual apps or web based apps 😁
John Nguyen (5 months ago)
Skype alleviate this problem by using skype on the website of it's own.
The Culprit (6 months ago)
Can you game on them?
Averyzalia Sylvia (6 months ago)
Your voice is echoing all over the place
killerdrone360 (6 months ago)
first of all a chromebook cant play roblox or any steam games so i vote -9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999 likes on chrombooks
Mein Coon (6 months ago)
What are chrome books? *No dinosaur game*
Shut Up (6 months ago)
Too bad its shit
Jacob Meyers (6 months ago)
Did I just view an AD?
lloydgeemail80 (6 months ago)
very niice video man.
peepeetown (6 months ago)
Bad. The end. At least the samsung ones are. They have 1 byte of ram and their trackpads dont even click
spike carter (6 months ago)
mean keep lagging can you tell me how to make my go faster also its happens on youtube.
Paco Ruiz Arnal (6 months ago)
pro tip: you can buy one of these laptops and put linux on it LOL
xXPutinpyro2Xx {Jammity} (6 months ago)
Ahh school laptops this can’t play games bruh
Alexander Blake (7 months ago)
$150 to $200? I got one missing just an SD door for $65!
Pangaea Menslijk (7 months ago)
I still don't see the advantage of a Chromebook over just getting an Android tablet and a keyboard for it. A Chromebook isn't really much more than just a tablet with a keyboard.
exposez (7 months ago)
where do you get all the pictures of the hot women with computers? =)
Bloxy Bloxmon (7 months ago)
Chrome OS is literally uses the chrome browser to run everything, as if you try and kill the browser, it crashes the ENTIRE device sending you back to the login prompt.
Marko420 (7 months ago)
Just buy a fucking Raspberry Pi
trumpeter811 (7 months ago)
how can you install a different operating system with that tiny 16gb SSD?
peepeetown (7 months ago)
Helicopter moms and schools. Bam, done.
Charles Yeo (7 months ago)
The new pixelbook isn't exactly cheap -.-
Ujjwal Mehra (7 months ago)
Say that to the pixel book
Md Faisal Kader (7 months ago)
I will buy one and install Windows 10 on it and then download Bluestacks.
Jack Hadsall (7 months ago)
Chromebook now run with android apps I have one it's the samsung chromebook plus it's actually very capable
Jaultaub (7 months ago)
Stu (8 months ago)
I just watched this video on a chromebook
OmegaWolf747 (8 months ago)
Since Chromebooks can run Android apps, you could just use the Android Skype app for video conferencing.
Kozmikōcēlōtl (8 months ago)
I like the simplicity of Chromebooks. Quick access to a "desktop" browser when ever I need it. I already got a desktop for all my windows needs. Props to Google for designing these Linux like laptops.
That Guy (8 months ago)
I could buy more powerful things with the same price in my country
Marwin Talens (8 months ago)
I have a Chromebook for school... It's sucks my favorite browser isn't available for a Chromebook
mint (8 months ago)
>can't run .exe files > *get out*
Scott Carnett (8 months ago)
I like using the chrome book in the garage. Can get it dirty and cheap enough not care about scratches too much.
Hunter Brown (8 months ago)
My chromebook is good for me since I mostly browse the web. I don't play games. I do work on the occasional school essay on it. Mine has android apps now.
MrKeys57 (8 months ago)
Does the chromebooks reinstall the apps from chromestore after a powerwash, like android does?
Diamond ced (8 months ago)
im watching this on a chromebook
Alejandro Rodolfo Mendez (8 months ago)
so windows 10S attempt to be the next chrome os?
DarthSmartt (8 months ago)
I don't like the way things are heading. all kinds of stuff is now being offloaded to online servers. I want to be able to just build a really good pc than have it offload to another place.
Christopher Rice (9 months ago)
So it's basically a WiFi enabled terminal machine. Great.
logvoid (9 months ago)
My chromebook didnt last that long i had the newest acer model accidentaly droppen it from knee height both sides of the backpanel of the screen popped off just taped it back sneezed over the keyboard a few times when i had a cold now the keyboard doesn't work anymore its a shame because it was nice to watch youtube on now it stands on my desk just looking at me saying: repair me but i dont wanna spen the money btw the z key just ramdomly popped off
Nariod14 (9 months ago)
250$ for this crap? I've managed to get my i7 3630Qm and geforce GT740 for 345$ second hand. Uselessness.
Andrew Schalk (9 months ago)
Watching this on a chromebook
Rhys Beaty (9 months ago)
Maxatal (9 months ago)
iTunes is not Windo... Just forget about it
Mythic Hexagon (9 months ago)
i'm actually on a chromebook
John Luzynski (9 months ago)
I am getting a Chromebook from my school to take home and to school every day.. They block just about everything that is not schoolwork so its not really like I am lucky or anything...
The jerky shack (9 months ago)
Running crouton linux on my chrome book with a couple of necessary apps and using Google for the rest is fantastic for my situation as a student who plays with robotics and software development as a hobby I recommend it for that sort of thing but a real computer is necessary for most everything else.
Firewolf4412 (9 months ago)
Damn, does the chrome book have a good Linux command line? Or just a GUI with hidden command line?
pandaman (9 months ago)
a guy named qaz (9 months ago)
I have a chromebook and it is horrid as *crap*
Jimmy Jimmy (10 months ago)
Chromebooks suck Here's why: Can't run normal applications Can't use any browser except chrome Can't sign in or even use the os without wifi Can't sign in or even use the os without google account. (applies to people using something else like aol or yahoo) Most importantly, the command line interface is built into the web browser instead of the kernel (stupid idea) making the os far less useful than windows or Linux which have their command line interface in the kernel. If you don't know what I'm talking about, then type cmd into your windows run application (win+r) and hit enter in windows or search for terminal in linux and you will see a black window with letters prompting you for commands. That is the command line interface. Also they call the command line of Chromeos "Chrosh" or "Chrome Shell". This name is misleading because it is not a shell if it does not directly control the kernel of the os.
grey head (10 months ago)
Every os is based on Linux

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