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How much memory do you need for a Chromebook?

Thinking about replacing my older laptop with a Chromebook. I'm used to having a fairly large HDD. How much memory do I need?

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Memory or disk space?

In reply to: How much memory do you need for a Chromebook?

I've used both 2 and 4GB Chromebooks. As to disk space I haven't needed any since all the docs and such are "in the cloud."

Here's my tip. Be sure to look on Groupon for Chromebook deals as these are returned by many and end up being sold cheap. If you just need a good laptop, my brother and I picked up a few like these for the office. Two links follow. one for a chromebook and the next for an everyday use laptop for web and more.

https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-cm-hp-chromebook-14-ak041dx-14-screen-celeron-silver-certified-refurbished?deal_option=f319a3f2-6d1b-45b1-8490-545d8753e67e

https://www.groupon.com/deals/gs-hp-elitebook-2560p-12-5-i5-4gb-320gb-refurbished?deal_option=f3116015-0720-472b-a99b-8d5ac2ac057e

Given they cost about the same, I'd get a normal laptop.

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Actually both

In reply to: Memory or disk space?

not really sure about either

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On my Chromebook.

In reply to: Actually both

I've had both 2 and 4GB models. Couldn't really feel the difference. The onboard disk was in both cases the usual 16 or 32GB and since all files are in the cloud, it didn't matter.

The only reason we have a Chromebook at the office is to test that sites work on a Chromebook.

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