Home-Tech-Album-125x125_thumb1_thumb1Jim (@jcollison) is joined this week by Christian Johnson, Andrew Morris (@unrealshots) and guest Nathaniel Lindley (@thanlindley) for Show 114.  This show is part one of three where we look at the good, the bad and the ugly of those devices we call laptops.

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81H-DO3qX0L._SL1500_We started with a questions from the Facebook group over at https://www.facebook.com/groups/theaverageguy/ around the Samsung Chromebook (Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch http://amzn.com/B009LL9VDG

Nathaniel has the Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook (Titan Silver) http://amzn.com/B0067U9W7Y

If you wanted to try out the Chrome OS before you buy a Chromebook, http://www.howtogeek.com/128087/how-to-run-chrome-os-in-virtualbox-and-try-out-chrome-os-before-buying-a-chromebook/ or get more info at http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/

Christian brings up some tools that are used at his school.  https://www.ebackpack.com/ and https://moodle.org/.

HP Pavilion Chromebook 14-c010us 14-Inch Laptop (Black) by HP http://amzn.com/B00B7HW5YE

We also talked about Nathaniel’s Apple MacBook MA701LL/A 13.3-inch Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, DVD/CD SuperDrive) – Black http://amzn.com/B000GA91P4

41mUu6vkjoL._SY300_Christian’s looking at a new laptop for his upcoming college work.  He is looking at Lenovo Helix – INTEL – CORE I7 – 3667U – 2 GHZ – DDR3 SDRAM – SATA III – 256 GB – 11.6 http://amzn.com/B00BBLEYXQ

The Core i5 version is http://amzn.com/B00BBLEX78.

Nathaniel also mentioned the Lenovo ThinkPad Twist S230u 3347-2GU 12.5-Inch Tablet (i7-3517u, 24GB) http://amzn.com/B00A3PJ9PY

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