Chromebook as a replacement for a macboook (not for school)
My mother in law (she is 88) uses a macbook. she surfs the internet, sends a few emails and write a few letters. Apart form that she uses is to store all her photos from her camera.
The macbook is failing (it's coming up six years old and the HD is failing). Now recently, at a U3A meeting, one of her 'friends' (don't you just love people like this) said 'oh you want to use chrome browser, it's much better. Here I will put it on for you'
'Oh it doesn't seem to of worked, I had better just delete it'!
Que macbook not working correct since.
After waiting literally hours to get a response from the keyboard, I have got in and reset file permissions and corrected dick errors.
It looks like the Hd is not well and I am wondering if it is time to move on. She uses openoffice very well.
So What do people think about getting her a Chromebook?
Any potential problems?
she has her own laser printer at home. Can the Chromebook print to that?
Internet is via BT and is solid (famous last words!).
I am reluctant at her age to try to teach her how to use a 'normal' laptop. She needs something that will 'just do it' hense the suggestion all those years ago to get a macbook.