I’ve been testing out a Chromebook at home for a while now. Friday was the first time I took it “on the road.” In other words outside my apartment.
Connecting to 3g
At times, 3G connectivity takes a bit longer to start up. (This probably happens at home too periodically; I just don’t watch startup there.) Waiting seems to solve it. Once I had to force it to reconnect by turning off the 3G and then turning it back on. I also had to click the X to close the message that 3G wasn’t available.
At home, I’ve been using an external keyboard and mouse when doing anything non-trivial. On the road, I realized I didn’t remember a keyboard shortcut: alt up/down is paging.
The Chomebook was easy to use. I was able to:
- Check email
- Check a website
- Open a word doc
- Post on coderanch
- Check the address of a restaurant.