Tablets forum


google nexus 7 or samsung chromebook?

by ckendall10 / December 2, 2012 8:36 PM PST

I'm curious as to which of these is a better pick for me? I've done high amounts of research into both and can't decide which is better. Whichever device i use will be for listening to stored/streaming music, watching videos (netflix), playing games, and general web browsing/researching. any input or suggestions apprecitated!

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: google nexus 7 or samsung chromebook?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: google nexus 7 or samsung chromebook?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
No one I know has a chromebook. I do have the 7 and others.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 3, 2012 12:36 AM PST

Due to a happy circumstance I have the Nexus 7, Kindle Fire 7 HD and a few others.

So far web browsing works fairly well but some expect PC like experiences which is a discussion on its own. This is not a PC. It will do most web pages but can you share one you can't do without and I'll look at it on the 7 and KF HD?

-> You wrote researching and frankly only the Transformer would be OK since it has the keyboard and more. But then why not get a more capable laptop or netbook for that much?

Collapse -
You can do more
by orlbuckeye / December 5, 2012 11:20 PM PST

with the Nexus then you can the Chromebook. My company recieved the pilot chromebooks from Google when they came out and all you can do is online stuff. You can't listen to stored song or videos because it doesn't have external storage. A chromebook is for browsing the internet or running chromebook compatible applications on the internet. I would recommend almost any table over a chromebook.

Popular Forums
Computer Help 51,224 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,453 discussions
Laptops 20,090 discussions
Security 30,722 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,937 discussions
Windows 10 1,295 discussions
Phones 16,252 discussions
Windows 7 7,684 discussions
Networking & Wireless 15,215 discussions


Enter for your chance to win* a game hardware bundle

One lucky winner will walk away with a gaming monitor, keyboard and mouse. Two lucky runners-up will score a gaming headset.