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Advice on Chromebooks #1248989
06/04/21 02:35 AM
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Hi, I just know you will give me good advice. I am going to buy a Chrome book, only as they are lighter than my laptop ,it is so heavy and I need something for a 4. 1/2 hour flight. Real green when buying new stuff. The advice I am hoping for is, can I transfer all my steam games to it and be able to play them and will I be able to use Netflix and amazon prime videos. I have accounts for these . I have seen one on Amazon for only £269 which I think would be ok.
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Re: Advice on Chromebooks [Re: maggsie] #1248990
06/04/21 03:47 AM
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... with regards to Steam games, this article may be of use to you. https://www.androidauthority.com/how-to-install-steam-on-chromebook-1144719/ wave2

Re: Advice on Chromebooks [Re: maggsie] #1249009
06/04/21 12:23 PM
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Thank you so much Upsydaidy for that info you have answered my question.
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Re: Advice on Chromebooks [Re: maggsie] #1249011
06/04/21 12:34 PM
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As was stated in the link Upsydaisy provided, the short answer is NO. Yes, you can install the Steam Client, but even then you will need to be able to run an Android or Linux app. But, no a cheap Chromebook will not be able to run any games. You will need to spend north of $600 for one that can run even low end games. And you have to be sure the game is able to be run on a non-Windows or Mac platform. Very few are.

Forgot to address the Netflix and Prime question. Yes, but as these are streaming services, this assumes you will have WiFi available during your flight.


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Re: Advice on Chromebooks [Re: maggsie] #1249078
06/05/21 12:05 PM
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Thanks draclvr. I have given up. I will save up for a decent one. Plus my flight to see my daughter in Lanzarote who I haven't see for nearly a year, has been cancelled so I am not a happy bunny.
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Re: Advice on Chromebooks [Re: maggsie] #1249079
06/05/21 12:30 PM
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Oh, no! So sorry your flight got cancelled! My son and his family who live in Colorado here in the states just left after a 5 day visit. I hadn't seen them in TWO years!


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Re: Advice on Chromebooks [Re: maggsie] #1249106
06/05/21 05:16 PM
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So sorry the flight was cancelled, maggsie! I know how much you enjoy going to Lanzarote to visit your daughter. Hopefully something else in this regard will work out.

Re: Advice on Chromebooks [Re: maggsie] #1249114
06/06/21 02:06 AM
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Thanks to you all for your kind words
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