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What does IQfy think of Chromebooks?

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  1. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >Go to my laptop
    >Download Google Chrome
    Wow. Now I have a Chromebook too.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      this

      https://i.imgur.com/g8MKRX8.jpeg

      What does IQfy think of Chromebooks?

      if your asking about cheap laptops with low amounts of ram, storage and shit cpu's - I think its e-waste.

  2. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    e-waste

  3. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    They make for wonderful paperweights.

  4. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >no numpad
    they're trash

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      IQfy is pretty moronic, so I don't know what the general consensus is since I'm not fluent in moron, but me personally, I wish I would have kept the one I was given back in HS so that I could mod it now, or at least known back then that it could be modded to run Linux. I don't recall what model was used, but I think it might've been Acer, so I dunno if it would've been able to have coreboot flashed on it.

      >Not setting up your own configuration to have layers and all sorts of macros

  5. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Televisions at best but often e-waste. They are a symbol of the descent of computer hardware and its consumers into ignorance and slavery.

    They are a physical manifestation of sin that you can buy at Walmart.

  6. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    They suck but they make cute little disposable computers for under $100 and they run bare metal linux well enough to do most things, I wouldn't use them with chromeOS, they're pieces of shit out of the box.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      You can buy similar PCs with completely unrestricted firmware for the same price.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        no, the markup for windows laptops in this hardware category is at least $50 more, you often don't get basic shit like USB-C charging either.

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        they're also completely unrestricted, as you need to flash the bootloader with coreboot through a simple script to turn them into normal UEFI laptops

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          So they're not unrestricted and you have to modify the firmware to fix that.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            You run one script, if they were restricted, it wouldn't let you overwrite the bootloader.

  7. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I use one for work. It's fine and does what I need.

  8. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    an effective market vehicle that cuts the overhead of windows and gets linux into the hands of consumers

  9. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I use one as my main device. it's a $700 one thö

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Why would you need a $700 chrome browser?

  10. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Too big.
    The whole point of a netbook was to be small and convenient to carry in any kind of bag, to take up only a little bit of your desk, and to be as mobile as possible while remaining useful.
    The most common size - 11.6" - is too big for this. Chasing thinness instead of reducing overall footprint has been a disaster for small device functionality.

    Intel should've kept going with the Atom, too. As gutless as they were in the beginning, ARM have managed to chase them out of the small mobile segment for the most part, when we could instead have more useful x86 devices.

    >but muh tablets
    Tablets suck dick, the lack of physical keyboard and ARM hardware makes them only useful as bigger smartphones, not smaller laptops.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's the size of a spiral notebook, what are you doing where you can't carry around a notebook but you need a computer on you?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        It should be the size of a diary or a Kindle. There should be real mobility advantages to using it compared to having a 13" laptop.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          ok eli, explain under what circumstances would you need a palm-sized laptop with a keyboard where you can't simply bring an 11.6" Chromebook or similar?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            I'm not the maidgay, anon.
            >under what circumstances would you need a palm-sized laptop with a keyboard where you can't simply bring an 11.6" Chromebook or similar?
            Like I said, small desk spaces and cramped locations, or anywhere you don't have a flat surface to put a larger laptop.
            In fact a 2-in-1 would probably be ideal since you could use it like a regular tablet while you're walking, but not rely on those stupid stands and godawful bluetooth keyboards when you want to set it down and do some real typing. An 11.6" laptop is just too big for this convenience, but doesn't offer enough compared to 12.5-13.3" form factors.

            >>but muh tablets
            >Tablets suck dick, the lack of physical keyboard and ARM hardware
            ARM hardware is fine it's the shitty Android OS that you can't replace with normal Linux that makes them completely useless.

            And that's because ARM doesn't require an accessible BIOS/UEFI like x86 systems do. And unless x86 emulation has come a long way in the last few years, it's not possible to run old games or programs on ARM that could normally run on a low power x86 core.

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          >It should be the size of a diary or a Kindle
          Typing on such a thing would be painful.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Better by far than a touchscreen. The old EEE PC keyboard was fine to type on, I don't see why a better designed, slightly smaller one would be any worse.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >Better by far than a touchscreen
            The alternative is not a touchscreen, but a Chromebook with a real keyboard.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >chromebook
            I simply won't buy it. I know what I want.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      >>but muh tablets
      >Tablets suck dick, the lack of physical keyboard and ARM hardware
      ARM hardware is fine it's the shitty Android OS that you can't replace with normal Linux that makes them completely useless.

  11. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Great mom computers since you can browse and it's hard to frick up.

  12. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Most of this thread is full of morons who can't flash a bios on loss leader linux hardware
    https://mrchromebox.tech/

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      flashing the bios isn't even really the word to use, the entire process is software, you don't even need a reprogrammer, and I think this misconception chases people away
      you do need to open it up and disconnect the battery to disable the write protect tho.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      My personal experience? I wouldn't get it if its just Chrome OS. But, there are some linux distros that make it usable as a basic email/IQfy/youtube device. I would only suggest getting one used for less than 50 USD or from a e-waste bin. You do need to find a compatible Chromebook model depending on which linux distro you use like Gallium OS. If you do find a compatible one, use what posted. After that, you basically have a low-powered internet device. Again, its for those who want to mess around with old chromebooks.

  13. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    as a concept i like them
    as a Google control tool i resist them

  14. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I have a Chromebook Plus and it's great, don't let these other gays tell you otherwise

    I got it for $200 and it can run Steam games decent enough for the price. You won't be playing AAA 2024 games on it, but it's fun to play low spec games in between work

    The battery life is amazing and a single charge lasts me all day, I usually use it docked with a multi-monitor setup while I'm working

    It also runs android apps which is pretty sweet

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Which model did you go with?
      How do you like it?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        I got the Lenovo IP Slim 3 when it was on sale. The viewing angles are great, battery is spectacular, it runs Linux and it can handle running New Vegas

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      homie got the grindr tab

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Mediatek version?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Nope, it's got an i3. I haven't charged it since the last pic and the battery is still going strong. Lenovo claims the processor can go up to 3.8Ghz

        homie got the grindr tab

        Hello newfriend

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Fricking sick, I'm

          Based beyond belief. Paid 8eur for mine, supported until 2029, ChromeOS is honestly OK for basic usage like browsing the web and watching youtube. It's a really comfy piece of shit machine ngl.

          Also just upgraded the screen to an IPS panel.

          and looking for a better cumbook, this looks pretty good. too bad it's around 300 in eurocuckia.
          I get around 8-12h on mine with 84% battery health but it's probably a fair bit smaller.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Get a refurbished one on Amazon. Mine was in "Excellent condition" but it looked like a brand new laptop when I took it out of the box

            I am thinking of buying one but the Norwegian market is pretty weird for Chromebooks. The one I am thinking of buying is Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Chromebook 14" FHD MediaTek Kompanio 520, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB eMMC, Google Chrome OS. I doubt any of the replies in this thread are genuine, they probably haven't even owned a Chromebook. I have gotten a few organic replies in the recent Chromebook threads I have made, and they all like it.

            Only problem with the Chromebook I am thinking of buying is the screen. It is TN. I am currently using a MacBook Air 2017 13 inch model, so it has TN too and it is not that bad to be honest. Opinions? Picrel is the laptop

            Only get MediaTek if you don't plan to do anything intensive other than browsing. I have a MediaTek chromebook as well and it struggles on Google Play apps

            Chromebook Plus is too expensive. It goes for 5000kr (500 euros) here. I do not think that price justifies having AI gemini on the task bar...
            [...]
            It is refreshing to see replies from people that actually own one.
            [...]
            Yea, if I buy one it is to browse and work.

            Chromebook Plus is worth it for the guarantee that you're not getting bottom of the barrel specs. But if you're not gonna game on it then you can get by with half of what's sold on the used market or in pawn shops. Just do a bit of research before buying a non plus model

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >Only get MediaTek if you don't plan to do anything intensive other than browsing. I have a MediaTek Chromebook as well and it struggles on Google Play apps
            I am interested in a fanless laptop. I will mostly be using Play Store apps.

            Chromebook Plus is too expensive. It goes for 5000kr (500 euros) here. I do not think that price justifies having AI gemini on the task bar...
            [...]
            It is refreshing to see replies from people that actually own one.
            [...]
            Yea, if I buy one it is to browse and work.

            (You)
            Chromebook Plus is worth it for the guarantee that you're not getting bottom of the barrel specs
            Yup. The laptop I posted actually has impressive specs for a normal Chromebook, aside from the screen of course. Is it safe to assume that the TN on the Lenovo is better than the TN on my MacBook air 2017? TN has improved since then?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            I've never used a gaybook before, but the viewing angles are great. I feel like it could be a bit better, but I'm not using this in the middle of a desert

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            >I've never used a gaybook before, but the viewing angles are great
            Are you sure it is TN and not IPS?

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Ah, the Chromebook I have has an IPS screen

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Chromebook Plus is too expensive. It goes for 5000kr (500 euros) here. I do not think that price justifies having AI gemini on the task bar...

      I use one for work. It's fine and does what I need.

      It is refreshing to see replies from people that actually own one.

      Great mom computers since you can browse and it's hard to frick up.

      Yea, if I buy one it is to browse and work.

  15. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I think the idea of producing a stripped-down laptop/OS that is essentially only a web browser is great, but the problem is that the Internet is so bloatmaxxed that a $200 chromebook is an absolute garbage experience to use, even if all you are doing is shitposting and jerking off
    The Pixelbooks were awesome, except for the fact that you had to be a complete lunatic to pay how much those things cost

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Frick you, I can watch multiple hd youtube videos at the same time without any issues

      Most experiences with Chromebooks are with the standard ones, but the Chromebook Plus laptops have better specs that make browsing great

  16. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    As a user? They're pretty meh
    As an admin? They are great

  17. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Probably just as much laptop as most people need. I would probably be posting off of one if I couldn't take old hardware from work.

  18. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Shitware

  19. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I bought one, it has an amd a6 and 4gb of ram, try to run windows on that and that shit would be unusable, is fast for browse and watch porn. Im not an engineer or accountant, so I dont need numeric keyboard or that much power. Im just a medggay, I write notes on MS Word 2007 that I installed using Linux and wine but even if was usable, was a little slow, like 30-60 seconds to boot, Later I changed it of WPS Office for android because use webapps is gay.
    I Installed VLC for linux to watch my local files, and gimp for do poor porn shops, sometimes do a little code on Sublime text, Play on Xbox Cloud and emulate psp in the android version of PPSSPP.
    The little shit turns on in 15 seconds, and the battery last all day, I guess you need more, but im happy with the price and functions on said chromebook, im not expecting it to be a powerhouse. I dont know what you expect for a $100 device but it works for me.

  20. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >What does IQfy think of Chromebooks?
    embezzled, lmao

  21. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Good concept, poor execution.

    Give me something mid-range that can compete with a decent tablet in terms of specs, has an OLED display, good build quality (no cheap mushy plastic shit for the keyboard and track pad), etc.

    Mid-range is where they should target instead of pumping out cheap overpriced crap.

  22. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    good things about chromebooks:
    - inexpensive
    - ships with seabios so u can remove the prison os and install a normal one like gentoo, if ur a slave chromeos isn't as bad as windows (technically chromeos is a heavily modified version of gentoo so you'll be running gentoo no matter what) u get access to the command line and can launch android and linux applications np
    - cool touchpad gestures that control the browser and os (they are not as good as on high end apple macbooks but better than nothing)

    now the bad parts
    - they often have shit hardware like a celeron cpu paired with 32 GB SSD and 2 GB ram
    - cuckstamp on your laptop that shows you are a certified goyslave google owned little b***h
    - the prison os requires u to have a google account and refuses to let u sign in without a working internet connection
    - telemetry data collection etc the usual

  23. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    very expensive e-waste

  24. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Junk. Even a Raspberry Pi is more capable than that e-waste shit.

  25. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    should be sued for malpractice and no freedom

  26. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I only use Firefoxbooks.

  27. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Based beyond belief. Paid 8eur for mine, supported until 2029, ChromeOS is honestly OK for basic usage like browsing the web and watching youtube. It's a really comfy piece of shit machine ngl.

    Also just upgraded the screen to an IPS panel.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Was the screen free?

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        Nope, paid 13eur.

  28. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It has some uses but I don't think it will be mainstream as people either go 100% phone & tablet or will get a laptop.
    I'm trying to push them at work to make some savings as some workers only use teams and office.
    In my experience for personal use either go with a tablet or a laptop. Chromebooks are in an awkward position between the two but doing worse at both.
    The exception might be for omega consoomer with 50 subscription to online services wanting the laptop form factor.

  29. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    i got a stoneyridge one flashed with arch linux and it sucks ass

  30. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I love sticking them up my anus
    >t. IQfy

  31. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Too many of them on classified ads. It must be junk.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's HS grads chucking them. Most of the ~$100 are absolute landfill material but the ones $300+ are usually nicer than their windows counterparts

  32. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Landfiller

  33. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Why do you think about Chromebooks? Ever heard of offline software that don't require subscriptions and internet connection to work?

  34. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    I am thinking of buying one but the Norwegian market is pretty weird for Chromebooks. The one I am thinking of buying is Lenovo IdeaPad 3 Chromebook 14" FHD MediaTek Kompanio 520, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB eMMC, Google Chrome OS. I doubt any of the replies in this thread are genuine, they probably haven't even owned a Chromebook. I have gotten a few organic replies in the recent Chromebook threads I have made, and they all like it.

    Only problem with the Chromebook I am thinking of buying is the screen. It is TN. I am currently using a MacBook Air 2017 13 inch model, so it has TN too and it is not that bad to be honest. Opinions? Picrel is the laptop

  35. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    >bought a used one
    >took out the stupid safety screw
    >patched in Microsoft Windows 10
    >hey look at me now I have a shitty Walmart-tier beater laptop for $60

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      Who are you quoting?

  36. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    E-waste, and not the kind I would want.

  37. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    bros i think im going to buy the one with tn screen

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      dont do it, they're so bad
      I have one running linux that I only use when I am desperate. They used the cheapest TN panels known to man, shit viewing angles, shit colours, shit contrast etc etc etc

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        It can run Google suite and that'd it. No discord, no telegram, nothing

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          This is just not true though, you can download all apps that are on the Play Store and use it on your Chromebook.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            Older Chromebooks don't allow you to do that. But pretty much any Chromebook made in the last few years should run Play Store apps no problem

            Most people's experiences with Chromebooks is using older, lower spec ones. It's a shame that most people have not tried a Chromebook Plus yet

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            I think Chromebooks made in the last two years are very good. Chromebook Plus is a little overkill for people who just want to browse. It is basically a Chromebook filled with AI features.

          • 1 week ago
            Anonymous

            I haven't used any of the AI features, but I'm loving the processor and RAM in this cheap little thing

  38. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    It's what I think all laptops are

  39. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Useless for the simple reason of them having a nonstandard keyboard. This is essentially vendor lock in by hardware.

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      you can remap the keyboard, I have the nav cluster set to right alt and the arrow keys

  40. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    my dad breaks his PC every 2 months, so these are perfect for him

  41. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    How hard is it to install Linux on chromebooks?

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      It's right in the settings, it's easier than setting up a VM

      • 1 week ago
        Anonymous

        You install linux on top? Not bare metal right?

        • 1 week ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, it's on top. It basically a separate session running on the laptop. You can easily share files between the two as well

    • 1 week ago
      Anonymous

      linux itself easy
      linux distro - a little bit of scripts

  42. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    i got one for my nephew which he found useful for school. otherwise, they're garbage - a seriously poor excuse for a netbook. just buy an actual laptop

  43. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Worst laptop in history

  44. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    they're garbage made from obsolete bottom of the barrel chinkshit hardware that is barely enough for people who only use their computer surf the internet. can't even repurpose them with a linux distro unless you install a BIOS made by an anonymous literal who. And even then the hardware is so janky you'll have to try a dozen different linux distros before you find one that sort of works.

  45. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    This whole thread is full of people shitting on Chromebooks, but I'm the only one talking about how useful Chromebook Pluses are

    They're great competent laptops and you don't have to use the AI bullshit that comes with them

  46. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    Comfy and decent.
    Despite being googled
    If you have an zoomer or. An boomer. Who just wants to send mail. And browse the web.
    There you go

  47. 1 week ago
    Anonymous

    If I wanted a locked down fake computer that could only run apps from inside a walled garden with someone else's permission I'd buy a playstation.

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