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           Hey all, I'm a student and long story short I'm looking into getting a laptop that I can take to class, and take notes on. I'm a computer science major, so in alot of my classes I have to do a lot of coding in java, and c++.

 

              I've been looking at the chrome books, or something small and portable that will enable me to take notes during class, and do a bit of light coding on the run. Right now I'm pretty broke, I've got some expenses coming up in April; such as, insurance, and tires on my car, so I can't spend a bunch. Trying to keep it around 200-300 USD.

 

               Would it be worth while to get a chrome book or a similarly priced device to take around campus? It's hard to look at the power points that my professors use while trying to take notes. However, I would like to code on the laptop that I get, and a chromebook isn't the greatest for doing so. Our CIS department has desktops set up so that students can SSH into them, and run eclipse through them. I could code on campus while networking into those computers I guess. I could even put a linux distribution onto a chrome book, and install eclipse that way.

 

              At home I've got an okay desktop i5 3570k, nvidia gtx 760, 240gb SSD. I'd rather not have to go home everyday just to work on my programming projects. Is there a way to remote into my desktop from a chromebook and run eclipse through there?

 

Thoughts, suggestions, recommendations are welcome :)

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Grab a nice Windows 8 Notebook for not very much and you can remote access into your desktop all day long.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O65HZBC/ref=twister_B00OZJQVTG

That's a pretty okay notebook on the cheap.

http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-D450CA-AH21-14-Inch-Laptop-VERSION/dp/B00FSB7PDG/ref=sr_1_12?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1425321957&sr=1-12

That's another one I found really quick that is nice.


Please spend as much time writing your question, as you want me to spend responding to it.  Take some time, and explain your issue, please!

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Event Viewer 101: https://youtu.be/GiF9N3fJbnE

 

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http://www.amazon.com/HP-Stream-Laptop-Natural-Silver/dp/B00MVJYK6S/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1425322108&sr=1-1

I really like this one too. It comes with a SSD, 32GB yes, but it is plenty big enough for a hand full of programs and all the documents you'd want. Not to include cloud storage increase. If you don't like cloud storage, it supports SD cards up to 128GB. So you can use that for other storage.

http://www.amazon.com/review/R28INX10ZXRXW3/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00MVJYK6S&nodeID=541966&store=pc

There is a video review for this one.

PS if you go with this computer, do a clean install of Windows. It will reclaim a lot of the storage space back.


Please spend as much time writing your question, as you want me to spend responding to it.  Take some time, and explain your issue, please!

Spoiler

If you need to learn how to install Windows, check here:  http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/324871-guide-how-to-install-windows-the-right-way/

Event Viewer 101: https://youtu.be/GiF9N3fJbnE

 

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