both will do exactly what you want. the only issue you may have with a chromebook is storage space for your pictures but nothing that a usb drive cannot solve. if you have a smartphone, you can use a chromebook so there is really no learning curve to speak of. If you have a local walmart, best buy or other store locally that stocks them, check them out.
a simple search will do a comparison of the two. just use windows laptop vs chromebook as keywords.
Hi I hope your readers can help me make the right decision. Here it goes. I will be doing some traveling this summer and I'm right now contemplating on buying an inexpensive laptop to take along with me. As for my purpose of the laptop, I will most likely be using it for email, checking on photos I have uploaded to my photo site from my phone, writing some personal journals, social media as well as using it for some entertainment like watching videos and reading, but nothing heavy on computing. Initially I was dead set on buying a budget PC laptop around $300 as I am a Windows user, but then saw some Chromebooks that were less expensive and much lighter in weight, however I'm not familiar with them and assume there are certain limitations as compared to a PC running Windows. I have a couple of months until I take off on my first trip and I would like to get some opinions on a Chromebook vs. a budget Windows PC so I can weigh out my options and hopefully make a good decision on one and not regret something I must lug with me throughout my travels. Looking forward to your help. Thank you.
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