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Ipad Mini 2 or Toshiba Chromebook 2

by AbandonedTeddy / December 1, 2015 3:29 PM PST

I've had the iPad mini and I liked it because it's light but I had the 1gen with the crappy display. Now the iPad mini 2 has qhd and its only $200 at walmart. I've also been looking at chromebook also for $250 and they look nice. Especially the Toshiba chromebook 2 except it has a full HD display instead of qhd. I'm mainly going to browse the internet , listen to music on Spotify, YouTube alot, Netflix some, and anime. I have a phone also but I want another tablet or maybe try a chromebook since they have keyboards. I know chrome OS is limited but whatever's I can put a 2 tb hard drive on a chromebook and not a tablet unless its one of those rare sd card tb thingy. If you could explain which is better that would be appreciated thank you.

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Actually you have to tell which is better.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 1, 2015 3:36 PM PST

I can't guess if you need this or that. If a thing is missing on either then either is a bad buy.

I've had both and can't guess what use a 2TB HDD is for Chromebook. It's not as if it's a laptop.

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Cyber Monday deal here. 129.99 for...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 1, 2015 3:47 PM PST

"ASUS X551MA 15.6 Inch Laptop (Intel Celeron, 4 GB, 500GB HDD, Black) - Free Upgrade to Windows 10"

In a week I'll tell if it Youtubes.

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Ok
by AbandonedTeddy / December 1, 2015 5:09 PM PST

So you've owned both? I want a high resolution screen also at least 1080p. I can store media on a portable hard drive and see it on my chromebook right? Like movies and such.

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As I have a Chromebook.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 2, 2015 9:36 AM PST
In reply to: Ok

I can write it doesn't play all movie encodings. I would have to guess why you want a chromebook over a Linux or Windows laptop given the price is nearly the same (in my example cheaper!)

-> I didn't find a 1080p chromebook for cheap. Where is that?

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1080p
by AbandonedTeddy / December 2, 2015 3:01 PM PST

I've owned a budget laptop and it became slow after awhile. Chromebook 2 Toshiba has 1080p display just came out recently and I want a chromebook because it's lighter not really loud with the fans. It's like this or a tablet I want this. Plus it has backlit keyboard. Battery last longer also about 8hrs plus. Does the browser at least have flash? I'm going to be looking at it this weekend at best buy

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Sometimes it does.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 2, 2015 3:12 PM PST
In reply to: 1080p

Google doesn't own the code to Flash so it's hit or miss. You can find priors but the news is Adobe is about to change their stance on Flash. That's in the News too.

As to the slow down, I find I can factory reset and it's back to full speed.

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the biggie is, what phone do you have
by renegade600 / December 1, 2015 3:40 PM PST

if you have an android phone, I would suggest sticking with an android app. Mainly because you can use the same apps. The same with the ipad, if you have an iphone stick with the ipad. However, if you are going to do a lot of typing, then the chromebook would be good though regular laptops would be better since you get more for your money. If you have a local walmart, best buy or someother store that has displays, go check them out.

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ASUS zenfone 2 4gb ram
by AbandonedTeddy / December 1, 2015 5:08 PM PST

ASUS zenfone 2 4gb ram

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I have the money for both of these
by AbandonedTeddy / December 1, 2015 5:11 PM PST

I have the money for both of these and their wants for than needs I thought I would just get me something for Christmas myself! I just want to watch youtube, browse, anime and download music , use Spotify and download movies. The 16gb just on a iPad would suck but I could use a cloud service

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