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Advice on Chromebooks

Posted By: maggsie

Advice on Chromebooks - 06/04/21 08:35 AM

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.
Regards
Maggsie
Posted By: Upsydaisy

Re: Advice on Chromebooks - 06/04/21 09:47 AM

... 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
Posted By: maggsie

Re: Advice on Chromebooks - 06/04/21 06:23 PM

Thank you so much Upsydaidy for that info you have answered my question.
I knew I could rely on Gamseboomers

Regards
Maggsie
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Advice on Chromebooks - 06/04/21 06:34 PM

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.
Posted By: maggsie

Re: Advice on Chromebooks - 06/05/21 06:05 PM

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.
Kind regards for your research
Maggsie
Posted By: Draclvr

Re: Advice on Chromebooks - 06/05/21 06:30 PM

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!
Posted By: Marian

Re: Advice on Chromebooks - 06/05/21 11:16 PM

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.
Posted By: maggsie

Re: Advice on Chromebooks - 06/06/21 08:06 AM

Thanks to you all for your kind words
Regards
Maggsie
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