[ale] what can I use this for ?
DJPfulio at jdpfu.com
Thu Nov 26 12:34:37 EST 2015
HiDef youtube videos may be an issue.
The CPU isn't strong enough to use software decoding for any vcodecs not
supported by HW-decoding at hidef resolutions. I see this with VP8
videos, for example. For 600p and less resolutions it will be fine.
On 11/26/2015 11:36 AM, Boris Borisov wrote:
> I haven't used Chromebook for more than 5 minutes. But I guess will be
> good for my wife. She checks her email couple time a day and watches a
> lot of youtube videos and Pinterest (whatever that is :). SSD will give
> me piece of mind because she is not that gentle with her laptop closing
> it and throwing it around.
> On Thu, Nov 26, 2015 at 8:17 AM, DJ-Pfulio <djpfulio at jdpfu.com
> <mailto:djpfulio at jdpfu.com>> wrote:
> On 11/26/2015 05:44 AM, Narahari 'n' Savitha wrote:
> > http://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer-11-6-chromebook-intel-celeron-2gb-memory-16gb-emmc-flash-memory-moonstone-white/8610161.p?id=1219351773817&skuId=8610161&acampID=0&ref=8575135&loc=0&productCategoryId=pcmcat138500050001
> Acer CB3-111-C8UB - chromebook.
> Celeron N2830 CPU - this CPU is crap, slow. This is a 3+ yr old CPU
> on performance.
> Slow travel computer, with remote access.
> Expect the keyboard to die in less than 2 yrs. Keyboard replacement
> costs $89.
> Don't think it can handle Kodi/XBMC playback. The CPU is too slow.
> The keyboard feel sucks.
> The touchpad sucks.
> You can replace ChromeOS for some other Linux and the M.2 SSD can be
> if you void the warranty. I run Ubuntu Server with Openbox WM. Do
> not expect a
> modern GUI to work well on this device.
> I have a Acer C720 chromebook that is about 2x the CPU speed of the
> CB3 and an
> Acer A500 Tablet. I will **never** buy anything from Acer again due
> to a number
> of small issues with these devices that simply drove me crazy. The
> issues I had
> wouldn't be an issue for Kodi. At least I don't think they would.
> This is $99 for a reason.
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