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    Chromebooks

    I'm new to this thread - I came across it after reading everyone here was really knowledgeable and really helpful.

    My Macbook Air has finally died and as they now longer make this I'm toying with the idea of purchasing a Chromebook... I use a laptop for writing and some simple Photoshop and illustrator but the most important thing for me is portability.

    Does any one have any experiences with a Chromebook to share? Any insight is welcome!!!!

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    Re: Chromebooks

    My limited experince with chromebooks is if you are just going to consume the internet web browsing etc it is fine. If you want to do a little bit more then get a regular laptop also chromebook is not very useful without a wifi connection.

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    Re: Chromebooks

    Don't believe you can get Photoshop / Illustrator on a Chromebook.

    The new Pixel Chromebook looks lovely, with great battery life, but again next to useless without internet.

    You can get some dedicated apps now, such as Adobe LightRoom, but not Photoshop / Illustrator.

    A Razer Blade Stealth would be fine for running Photoshop / Illustrator, and is very light and portable, but this is an ultrabook and is a few more $$$.

    If budget is a consideration, can shop around for other ultrabooks, or possible just get a new/second hand Macbook Air?

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    Adobe announced Photoshop for Chromebook (streaming via a virtual machine) some time ago, although from what I can tell, it never took off and they never moved the scheme outside of a small educational audience, nor did they add any other apps.
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