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  1. JohnIL
    27th February 2021 @ 6:40 pm

    I’ve worked with the Celeron’s and they work better on low end Chromebooks then on low end Windows 10 devices. However, you can make the Windows versions usable if you set your bar on expectations low. I mean you can run a browser with a few tabs, play 720p video, run basic productivity apps and check email.
    It’s just that you can easily bog down the CPU pretty fast asking it to do too much. I still believe Windows 10 needs a slightly better CPU such as a quad core Pentium or better still a Core i3 or a base model Ryzen3 mobile chip. A much better all around experience with some headroom for mutli tasking. I wouldn’t even bother trying Linux on a Celeron CPU simply because even Linux has grown in hardware demands with its more popular distro’s. They do not run much better then a Windows 10 install.

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  2. JohnIL
    1st March 2021 @ 10:27 pm

    Celeron mobile chips probably better with Chromebooks but honestly I buy one of these cheap notebooks to trash around trying different OS and just using one as a netbook. They work fine even with Windows 10. Actually Windows 10 works better then many of the heavier Linux desktops. At least you can stream 720p video in Windows with no stutter at all. Yeah Chrome can kill even the best CPU’s if you open up too many tabs. So better off sticking with something less resource hungry. One huge advantage is these Celeron’s only run around 6 watts of power so battery life is really good. I get about 10 hours on a charge with a 14 inch with a N3350 Celeron.

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