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Cameron Kohnen

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PLEASE HELP! Anytime I watch a video on my Chromebook it tells me something like the identity of the Chromebook needs to be verified to allow higher quality playback, or something like that. Does anybody know what that means? 
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Not sure. Its happened to me with Netflix and its just a do you want to proceed kind of action.
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Phil Spence

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To any original HP11 owners, has the performance improved as ChromeOS has developed? Very tempted to get the original HP11 as it's so cheap and looks great. I'll only use it for watching videos, maybe the odd google doc. 
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My HP 11 is faster than the Win XP laptop it replaced a couple of year ago. It is also faster than my aging Android tablet. It has become my device of choice for couch surfing and media consumption that my wife doesn't want to see/hear. The screen and keyboard are both fantastic. The things I find slow are loading a large 500 line spreadsheet I have and large documents. Once loaded, it is fine. In a work environment that would become very annoying very quickly. In the home setting, it's not a big deal because I open the big files from Drive infrequently. 
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Joe Smith

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There is the new OS (being currently developed) called Papyros. It uses Google's material design used in Android 5.0+. Chrome OS is limited in terms of its functionality such as some of these "apps" are just links to website whereas other apps are offline that cannot modify the OS. Papyros, like  Windows and OS X is a full desktop OS that can offer much more than Chrome OS, here is the link to the site:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109966288908859324845
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+Joe Smith I have a Linux box 3 feet away, but I do the same exact tasks as I do on my Chromebook. I also find cosmetically the Linux box is looking closer to my Chromebook. Ironically, the only real purpose my Linux box has is to backup the cloud.
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Matthew Haines

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Uploading files to my new Haier Chromebox is a breeze!
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+David Heath​, you are looking at a 3 star water cooled Haier Chromebox. It has an 80 litre capacity so I can store pretty much any file that I can fit into the USB 80.0 slot on the top.
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curtis jones jr.

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This is more of a chromecast post then chromebook but ppl might find it useful.Im not sure how many ppl use there chromecast to watch streams on twitch.tv but it tends to network error after a undetermined amount of time<i experienced this alot to the point of being annoyed> so i went looking for a alternative and i found this http://nightdev.com/twitchcast/# I have tested the sites streaming for twitch and it works great with no errors.The set up is super easy as well,you can customize the chat to go to the left,right,above or below the stream your watching.So ya,enjoy it chromecasties lol.
Now select your Google ChromeCast device. If it doesn't prompt you automatically, select it manually by clicking the chromecast icon in your toolbar and selecting the desired device. ×. TwitchCast - Step 3/3. That's it! You don't need to keep this page up for TwitchCast to play.
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Robert Smith

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About to crest over 33K members here on Chromebooks group...
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+Christopher Dove Great question!

We have a brief history section in our full community guidelines document found here:

http://bit.ly/ChromieGuidelines

This community launched on December 7th, 2012. Since then we've had pretty steady growth. The last data point we have is from December 21, 2014, which was when we hit 30,000 members.

Google+ doesn't provide any official stats, otherwise we would share those as well. CircleCount, an unofficial tracking site, has a graph with our growth here:

http://www.circlecount.com/community/105678482604512626671

By the way, I just wanted to note that I've really enjoyed your contributions over on the official support forum. Thanks so much for lending a hand to users, it's truly appreciated :)
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Cameron Kohnen

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Hello, on the Play Movies app on my Chromebook, there is an episode of a dumb TV show that I downloaded some time ago. Is there a way to make it so that it doesn't show up there anymore?
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From the Manage your Google Play movies & show webpage:

Remove a video
Videos can currently only be removed on Android mobile devices. Removing a video from your device won't remove it from other devices, affect your rental period, or permanently remove purchased items from appearing in your video library.

To remove rented or purchased videos from the Google Play Movies app on your mobile device:

Open the Google Play Movies & TV app Google Play Movies.
Touch the Menu icon Movies Menu icon > My Library.
Swipe to select My Movies or My TV Shows.
Select the movie or TV show you want to remove.
Touch Menu Menu > Remove from device.
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Michael Smith

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HP 14 Chromebook $100 off
 
HP 14 G3 on sale at Woot for $199.99!

$100 off! This is the newest 2014 HP 14 Chromebook. It normally retails new for $300. The HP 14 runs on an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of eMMC storage. 

This is a factory refurbished unit from HP. Woot says the sale is good for 6 days or until sold out.  The Chromebook 14 is white with neon green trim.

You can see more specs, details and link to purchase on Woot:

http://computers.woot.com/offers/hp-14-16gb-chromebook-2014-model-9

If you would like to keep up with the latest new models, news, and deals on Chromebooks I also recommend following me as I update my profile regularly. 

plus.google.com/+BrentSullivan



#mothersday   #chromebook   #chromecast   #chromeos  
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Great. But they are only selling them so cheap because 1: they're refurbished, and 2: neon green is not a very popular color.
Super deal though. $199 would normally only get you a very basic chromebook. 
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curtis jones jr.

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I have had one since last November and I love it. However, I gave one to a grandson and it did not last. Screen went black. He did take it with him on the bus. I suspect he dropped it. Overall, I give it an A plus rating.
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Brandon H.

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Hmm I can take back the unopened Toshiba Chromebook 2 and get this in June.... Decisions. Thoughts?
ASUS is to launch a new convertible Chromebook priced at $249 later this year, the company has announced at a joint press event hosted with Google.
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There's the return fee and the restocking fee and the assessment fee. Then the store will have to sell it at a substantial discount because it's now "damaged goods". That means the next person to buy it may get it at an 80% discount, which means you'll make somebody very happy.

Save everybody a lot of hassle and gift it on.
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Brandon H.

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Just wanting some input. We still have the original Samsung chromebook and still works. We just bought the Toshiba Chromebook 2 with 4 gigs of ram and full HD display as it is on sale at best buy this week for $299. I haven't opened it yet. If you had a choice, would you keep it or by checking at bestbuy.com, would you select another Chromebook?

If you pick another what would it be and why compared to the Toshiba Chromebook 2? I honestly appreciate everyone.
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Keep the Toshiba chromebook 2
90%
Dont't keep, return and get...
10%
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+Polycute Leveille gosh, I really hope the Toshiba CB3 will come out before next school year...but someone told me the CB3 will be announced probably winter 2015/spring 2016.
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Renaud Janson

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Does any Chromebook have a keyboard with a numeric keypad ?
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Thanks, +Harry Carson​ ! I already have a small chromebook to carry with me, this one would be my workstation.
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Kendy Louwaars

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Drive upload related question

I have been reading that its important to upload your files from within the google drive website instead of the file manager, because it will somehow keep a copy offline. 

Right now a am figuring out how i'll be handeling my torrenting. Right now i'm a fan op Bitport and i'll be subbing to the cheapest premium version. i Already downloaded stuff though, and it downloads everything as a .zip file. 

So now i download a video of lets say 1GB, then mount the zip, then upload it. If one of you could already tell me whats what than that would be really helpfull. Just drag the files in my file manager? or go to the web port.
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Just play it safe and go to the website, file manager theoretically won't do anything bad but it's a bit iffy.
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Mithilesh prajapati

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When I first heard about the Google Chromebook, I couldn't understand why anybody would buy a computer that only "ran a browser". Sure you could buy one for $300-500 but then again, you can pickup a "cheap" windows based laptop for about the same price. Notes from my day jobMy day job is being the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of a large multinational manufacturer. When our employees travel to high risk locations, they are equipped wi...
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I wish I'd written that!
This guy actually "gets it".
Ought to be mandatory reading for all!
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Matt Elias

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Preface Late in March, four new Chrome OS devices were announced, all using the same Rockchip RK3288 SoC (System on Chip). Powered by the ARM Cortex-A17, the specs – at least on paper – seemed reasonable for a low-end Chromebook: a 1.8 GHz quad-core…
Preface Late in March, four new Chrome OS devices were announced, all using the same Rockchip RK3288 SoC (System on Chip). Powered by the ARM Cortex-A17, the specs - at least on paper - seemed reas...
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I'm seriously considering a Chromebook flip, once it's released. Good to see that performance with the rockchip is snappy! I'm still rocking the HP11, so it would be nice to have a step up!

Just one correction, the flip was announced as having 4gb of ram, so the chip set isn't quite identical;

http://www.omgchrome.com/asus-chromebook-flip-specs-ips-tablet/
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Chris Robato

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Congratulations!  As of this post, we are four new members past 33,000.  I still rememember this community when we were like 2,000 members.  

More thoughts on the Lenovo N21 as I move past the first day.  One charge of the battery took it all the way from late afternoon to the noon of the next day with 25% left.  That is impressive.  I heard the Intel N2840 might even be better than the N2830 on battery life and that won't surprise me.  

I spent some of my night watching videos and trolling forums with my N21.  After comparing it with my Acer C720, the screen is somewhat brighter and a slightly different color balance, but I'm still convinced they are somewhat the same part with some batch improvements.   Comparing it to my X131e and my Dell 11, the two are superior over the N21 when it comes to the screen.  However, the screen is more than workable for hours of browsing and video.

There is some slight creak on the body around the sides, probably because it is plastic, but overall it seems to have less creak and flex than my Toshiba CB2 or my C720. The keyboard I got used to and can type fast with it, but it feels more like the keyboard on the Acer C910 than my Thinkpad X131e.  Doesn't have the smoothness and snap of my C720 and C910, but the processor feels way ahead from what I remember of my departed Samsung 303 and my Sandy Trail C710.  Given its shape, its lightness, the ease it slips into a bag, I would appoint it next time as my travel computer when I go abroad.  In the meantime its going to my office, next to my X131e, and its about time to take my C710 out of commission. The old C710  still performs decently, but battery life is such that, even with a fresh charge, a lunch session with it loses 50% of the battery.  My X131e has a better screen, much better keyboard, about equal battery life, superior build quality but its trackpad sucks compared to this and is considerably bulkier and heavier.

In conclusion, this isn't the best of the 11.6" Chromebooks.  I will probably give that to the first generation Dell, due to its remarkable balance of different qualities.  The N21 is kind of mediocre if not average in a growing field of Chromebooks.  But I feel its a keeper, due to a friendly design, easy to grip textures, easy to hold light weight, easy on the bag, adequate performance and good battery life.  
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Jeffrey Duddles

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After a few weeks of using a bare-bones 13-inch Toshiba Chromebook as my primary laptop, I found it isn't hard to achieve pretty much everything a casual user would do on a traditional desktop or a laptop.
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Chrome OS was never particularly good at editing video offline or without a Linux install...
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curtis jones jr.

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+Christopher Dove Ah my bad Chris,im just sharing a vid,i didnt create it.
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Brandon H.

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OK last poll...lol
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Toshiba chromebook 2
73%
Asus chromebook flip
27%
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It a shame that everyone likes to bash the Nexus 9. I'd take it and a backlit external bluetooth keyboard over either of these choices for an ultraportable.

I paid $230 for an open box N9, stand case, and backlit keyboard. My MiniPixel.
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Kendy Louwaars

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Is there a way to get google+ notifications shown in the main notification location on the taskbar/dock on chrome OS
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+Dimitrios Pandioras thanks man!
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