Chromebook.....

Discussion in 'Non-Audio' started by TubeHiFiNut, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    Anyone else using one of the Chromebooks?

    Had mine for a couple of years and it works really well for general email, web, documents, etc. Lightweight, fast, great battery life.

    Hopefully Chrome will approve a Sonos Controller app soon and my Chromebook will completely replace my iPad. :)
     
  2. airdronian

    airdronian Junior Member

    I'm not yet, but a Chromebook is where I'm heading once I'm done with my MacBook Pro. It turns 10 next year ! My use is strictly web based and I'm accustomed to using Gmail, Docs, Drive, etc. Looks like a good solution for my needs.
     
  3. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    Hopefully you will be very happy when you make the change.

    Several friends also have them and love them. :)
     
  4. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 SeƱor Member

    No but Mrs. H had (actually, still has) a little HP "netbook" (remember those) that served her well for a while prior to her finally capitulating and getting a smart phone.
    My phone is (still) pretty stoopid ;)
     
  5. GreatDane

    GreatDane Junior Member

    I use a little HP netbook in my music room as a remote for my music server. Works great.
     
  6. mcgsxr

    mcgsxr Junior Member

    I am using an Asus netbook (with 2GB RAM) as my dedicated music server. Runs Logitech Media Server just fine, and with a 5TB drive hung off it, is perfect as a small, quiet music solution.
     
  7. airdronian

    airdronian Junior Member

    The change has been made ! Acer Chromebook 14 is in the house. Now I can see how poorly the old Macbook Pro was doing. So far so good - really enjoying it.
     
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  8. airdronian

    airdronian Junior Member

    There was one consideration that I had given some thought to - how to use Audirvana + on the Mac Mini dedicated for audio playback. (aka Music-Mini here) My Macbook was usually running screen sharing to the Music-Mini and I would control it that way. (Audirvana only has an iOS remote app, no good for my Android phone)

    I figured there would be a solution - and it is Chrome Remote Desktop (CRD). I don't have any Google products installed on the Music-Mini and wanted to keep it that way. As we (were) mostly a Mac household there is another MacMini downstairs. So that runs Screen Sharing to the Music-Mini and I use CRD from the Chromebook to the desktop MacMini.

    Sounds clunky but it works pretty well - I don't spend any time on the Music-Mini aside from selecting albums and pressing Play. For general background listening with Spotify my phone serves that purpose well.

    Maybe Audirvana will develop an Android remote app one day, if so I will be all over it.
     
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