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Registered: ‎08-10-2016

Chromebooks

So i had a question for geek squad on chromebooks.


So lately i got a new laptop because the old one crashed it's own WiFi.


So i got a chromebook for 300 dollars, and works very beautifuly. But i have a problem, it won't let me play my favorite game minecraft.


You see Minecraft got me through alot in the past, and to think that minecraft was taken away from me, it kinda hurts :/

 

I know you can use the linxus operating system in order to get minecraft, but the problem is it doesn't let me do so

 

So i thought of an idea, but i'm not sure if you guys will be able to do this, if so i'll ask.


Can you guys, have my chromebook run windows?


It's ok if you can't do it, but if you can, if i could have a price on it, that would be much appreciated, thanks for reading : )

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Re: Chromebooks

If you are within the Return and Exchange Policy, I would strongly return this unit for a Windows machine. There are no restocking fees, You will be much happier with one for that purpose.

 

You had also mentioned the Wifi crashed, you are aware that you can purchase a USB WIFI adapter in order to have your system continue to work wirelessly right? That should set you back $25 and is much better than having to buy a new unit.

 

Any custom modifications ot the unit such as hacking the device to run something it's not designed to would most likely void your warranty since it's not factory stock. 

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Re: Chromebooks

Thank you so much brother, this really helps me out, but how much would swittching the chromebook for a windows machine cost? I would imagine it would be a lot since a windows computer (maximus 11.8 for example) usally cost up to 150 dollars (according to where i live) 

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Re: Chromebooks

The reason why a Windows machine cost less is because it has a SSD for its hard drive and Windows 10 is cheaper for manufacturers to include on low cost devices.

 

When I bought my HP Stream 11.6, I got an external drive along with it so I can play games. The main SSD is only big enough to house the browser and the OS.

 

Even though the Intel Celeron is included in many low cost budget laptops the integrated graphics on the chips have greatly changed You can do lower graphics detail mode games on these units.

 

If you look out for a sale, I've seen laptops go for as low is $129

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