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TL;DR - Anyone using a Chromebook C740 or a Cloudbook/Stream as a Linux daily-driver notebook? Want to use it for mostly note-taking, web-browsing, and indie gaming.
I'm hunting for a lightweight laptop that will basically be used for web browsing, document editing, and the occasional lightweight indie (eg: Enter the Gungeon) or retro (eg: GZDoom, emulation) game.
In terms of priority I'm after:
Basically, a Linux ultrabook. While the Asus UX305 is awesome (fanless Core M/8GB/256GB), it's a little hard for me to justify given the light use it would see.
So I limboed down to the $200 price point, and found a trio of options: the Acer C740 Chromebook, the Acer Cloudbook 11/14, and the HP Stream 11/13 G2.
The C740 wins points for having a full Core-based chip in the Celeron 3205U, 4GB of RAM, and a user-replaceable M.2 SSD. However, unless I'm willing to crack the case open, remove the write-protect screw, and flash SeaBIOS/Coreboot, I'll be stuck using Crouton for a Linux implementation, and presumably staring at that annoying splash screen of "WARNING DEV MODE" from ChromeOS. It's also got the "ChromeOS Keyboard" without proper F-keys or a Super key. Minor nitpick, but still.
The Cloudbook/Stream G2 use the Atom-derived Celeron N3050, with 2GB of RAM, and 32GB eMMC storage. This means weaker performance - but it may still be enough for my use case - while also allowing for fanless operation. They also have either legacy boot or a UEFI implementation that allows for booting directly. I can also get a larger screen (14" or 13") in this option.submitted by /u/ChrisOfAllTrades