Needed a device that fit between my Windows laptop and my Android phone.
This is not my first time buying a Chromebook, I did get one for my grandson 5 years ago, but never got to play with it much.
This HP Chromebook 11a-na0010nr that I’ve had the pleasure of playing with for the last few days has impressed me. Chrome OS has come a long way from what I got to experience 5 years ago, it feels like an operating system now as opposed to a kiosk browser based interface when it was first introduced.
Chrome feels snappy, I can create content on my dynamic sites with ease, something I was missing on my Android phone. My Google Pixel4a is a mighty powerful device to have on me, and I can do just about anything with it, but I missed a full blown keyboard.
While pressing all the buttons on the Chromebook, I came upon a Linux Apps option. What is this this I ask? Sure why not, let’s turn it on. A few minutes later I have a 7.5gb VM running none other than Debian Buster, get the fuck out of here!
The Chromebook gets an impressive amount of screen time on one charge, the battery lasts all day. It goes from 30% to a full charge in about an hour’s time, I’ve yet to fully discharge the device in a day of surfing and video viewing.
All day staring at the ceiling making
Friends with shadows on my wall
All night hearing voices telling me
That I should get some sleep