I loved the idea of the cloud-based OS from the early beginning of Chrome OS. First of all, because it is Google and I am a huge fan of Google services. Some time ago I finally decided to move from MS Windows to Chrome OS.
This post was written a long time ago and a lot of things changed since then. Some information provided here could be outdated, and some links could not work. Still, it could be helpful for someone so I’m leaving it here. For someone interested, and for history.
I did not hurry with this decision because all Chromebooks were always just-a-browser device. Until now. Now things have changed. Now you can run Android and Linux apps on your Chromebook. And now you can buy a powerful Chromebook. Powerful enough to use as a development environment. May be for gaming as well, but in the future, I think. Maybe not…
Anyway, I’ve used my old good Lenovo Ideapad as a gaming station and development environment and it was good. Now it is time to say goodbye to this buddy.
I’ll be happy to move from Windows, to be honest. I think the only thing I’ll be missed from Chrome OS is gaming, and gaming is a thing I’m not ready to refuse. Probably I’ll need a gaming console, but this is a topic for another post.
My future Chromebook is DELL Inspiron Chromebook 14 and it is on its way to me. Just need to wait. You know, it is hard to get the latest Chromebook outside the USA. Why this one? Because:
- 14 inches display is perfect size for me
- Full HD IPS display (not 3k or 4k because you don’t really need more than 1920×1080 on such a small screen)
- 8th gen. Intel Core i3 processor
- Touch screen with stylus