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Chromebook on the move

No science here but I’m using the Samsung Chromebook hanging off the Huaweii MiFi with an EE SIM whilst on the train to Laandan. The Chromebook didn’t like the on-board WiFi so I’m not using that but the MiFi works well so no probs.

Although I’m accessing WordPress on what is essentially my private cloud it isn’t particularly sensitive to the bandwidth available so I can’t say I’ve noticed whether it is affected by the speed of internet access provided by the cellular connection. If I was using YouTube I suspect that would be a different experience, unless in a 4G coverage area.

As I continue to use the Chromebook it does occur to me that it is strange that every screen I look at is a browser window. Other than that it is very much business as usual. Expecting to be able to give you an update on the photo uploading tomorrow. Meetings in town today.

Read other posts on Chromebook – there are loads:
Just bought an Acer Chromebook Ash – review to follow.
Samsung Chromebook crash fix and print drivers – who needs em?
Footnote to Samsung Chromebook Free Galaxy Phone offer
Samsung Chromebook offer not very customer friendly
or search chromebook for lots of useful articles

Trefor Davies

By Trefor Davies

Liver of life, father of four, CTO of, writer, poet,

4 replies on “Chromebook on the move”

How it it performing if you need to hop into one of your business apps, you mentioned your a ms house; can it remote into a windows PC if required or have you found some other ways of interacting with your business apps?

I access the Microsoft stuff by logging in remotely using https. All the other stuff we use such as (though not me obv) is accessed via browser anyway. We have a web client for the VoIP service.

As another side note it is now 16.21 and I’ve been using the machine pretty solidly all day, except for when I was actually eating lunch (sausage & mash in onion gravy). I still have 57% battery and 4hrs 9mins worth of juice left. That’s pretty darn good.

If you need to run Microsoft Office, or that want to connect to work applications like CRM and ERP with a Chromebook, you can try products like Ericom AccessNow, an HTML5 RDP solution that enables Chromebook users to connect to Terminal Servers and/or VDI virtual desktops, and run Windows applications or desktops in a browser tab.

There’s nothing to install on the Chromebook, so AccessNow is easy to deploy and manage.

For an online, interactive demo, open your Chrome browser and visit:

Please note that I work for Ericom

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