03-21-2015 03:06 PM - edited 03-21-2015 03:24 PM
A photo colleague dumped his Chromebook on my lap (gratis) with some !@#$ comments ... I will not comment as to why, and I thought this could replace my clunky W540 for pre made portfolio/slide or video presentations.
OK, here is the deal. The Cloud storage is nice, but I'm off on the road with no WiFi, at a client's house.
Last time I tested the Chrome Cloud, the presentation 'stuttered' and the flow was disconcerting, and was a discredit to my abilities.
I have mutliple prsentations, and 16gb is not enough, particularly when visiting distinct client with different or multiple portfolio requirements.
Is there any way to change the 16gb standard card to a 64gb (There are now 200gb micro SD cards!):
I hate to fiddle with the built in SD port, not counting the potential loss of these tiny cards. I would like it to be an internal or at least sealed and protected from accidental 'pop-outs'.
As the eMMC is actually built on the SD card protocol, can I open and replace the meager 16gb with a more modern larger storage for of WiFi use.
Any hack or hints before I pass this unit off, would be appreciated. Incredible 'oyster' closure system. Even the Chrome Pixel has a lid finger catch groove.
03-21-2015 03:19 PM
I do have and use the "SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive": Did not try it in Chromebook yet, as the Google Store does not seem to have the Chrome extension. It does play well on my Adroids (Cell and Tablet).
That may be a way to go if I can get it to work as just a raw drive using some workaround software controls. I guess another workaround and something else to carry & lose.
03-30-2015 02:08 PM - edited 03-30-2015 02:09 PM
Which is the real 'working' computer?
Can 'black box' be opened on a table? or will it twist and fall?? Ah! yes, for a lady with prying fingernails...
05-19-2015 04:26 AM
05-20-2015 07:56 AM
Thank you for the workaround. Another peripheral to carry around.
Do note the concept. I would like to "carry" my portfolio of pictures on an SD card which is loaded from my main studio computer, and the possibility to change portfolio (cards) on the road, depending on the client.
The data is not critical if card is lost, as it would only be a repository of files already on the desktop and can easily be reproduced on a new card.
The bottom line, is that I now have a Chromebook which is nothing but a terminal, with no storage and limited capability. Now I carry a SanDisk Connect Wireless Media Drive, which works so so, as there is no specific app for the Media connection, It does work as WiFi with fiddling.
>> .. you still can loose it if it falls out of the slot. <<
Indeed, which is why there should have been an internal slot to add a permanent expansion. The Pixel, by the developers of the Chrome OS, saw fit to have 32 or 64GB storage. Lenovo? 16GB eMMC. Uhh..... memory is cheap.
04-17-2018 10:53 PM - edited 04-17-2018 10:54 PM
Just revived my Chromebook 11e from storage as my basement doorstop. Maybe I could run Linux or a variants from the USB port or SD card slot.
Any experience out there? Heard that the BIOS need patching if want to run Tails.
05-20-2019 09:13 AM - last edited on 05-20-2019 09:37 AM by zoltanthegypsy
I had this computer but with 2 disks. One is 120Gb SSD and the 5400 hard drive. I was complaining about this design for a long time because this SSD was always full and I have too clean my software and recourse all the time. Them most headache thing is that there are updates all the time for many software, I really feel enough for it. Especially, you need to open the whole machine to change the SSD.