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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Whiskerfish, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. chicagobrownblue

    chicagobrownblue Well-Known Member

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    You can get a Windows 10 PC for $179 and $199 with 4GB of memory. I have not heard anyone say a Chromebook was more responsive, the exact opposite in fact.

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  2. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Not to nitpick, but . . . . ;) The $179 price already includes (at least for me just now) 4GB memory, and so the price is all the sweeter. :) On the other hand, the standard setup does not include Bluetooth--add $10 for that. Most importantly, it's only 32GB eMMC storage (and no option to upgrade the configuration in that regard)--a way sad spec. with operations ramifications. :( However, there is an SD card slot, and so a card could be left in the slot to expand storage (unknown if it will stick out).

    I may have heard different things than you, but I indeed casually have read that a Chromebook on the low end is more responsive than a Win system on the low end as well (but I haven't followed up further).

     
  3. Whiskerfish

    Whiskerfish New Member

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    This would be for her use only. So streaming and FB and the occasional shopping for new curtains and such is about all I would ask of it. It would be used daily but in a Very minimal way.
     
  4. Whiskerfish

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  5. chicagobrownblue

    chicagobrownblue Well-Known Member

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    Both have 4GB of memory. Which is why I said with 4GB of memory.
     
  6. chicagobrownblue

    chicagobrownblue Well-Known Member

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    32GB is the SSD which is a solid state drive instead of a hard drive. RAM is usually 2GB or 4GB in Chromebooks and Win10 netbooks. HP has gone with 4GB for their Win10 netbooks.
     
  7. Whiskerfish

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    well as usual I went a bit overboard. I had some forced down time this morning and spent a couple hours at Wallyworld then Best Buy. I ended up buying a Dell with 8 g ram and 1 TB hd. I forget the processor but it works great and the wife is loving it. I loaded up the links to her programs and FB and she is happy again!!
     

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