Thought I would try and see if this reasonable priced Lenovo G50-30 without a hard drive could replace my Chromebook. The Lenovo G50-30 Computer boots well from a flash drive, but when I tried to do hangout test, they can not hear my voice in the google video chat. They can only hear a static or a low volume scratchy jumbled nonsense. I was able to communicate using hangouts VideoChat with my cell phone, also it worked well in my inexpensive Barns and Noble book reader "nook".
My Acer 710 Chromebook performs many levels above this unit in Videochat, believe this system will not be able to replace the old chromebook. Unless there is an easy solution someone can suggest that is not discussed on the internet.
This system has a 15 inch screen that I really am enjoying, camera is many years older with less definition, but the Intel the Atom Processor sound card does not seem to work well, and that is going to be the deal killer I assume...
If this could replace the chromebook temporally then I would have time to convert my chromebook to MX-17.1 as a number of these Acers have already been converted to MX-17.1 by members of this forum.
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System: Host: mx1 Kernel: 4.15.0-1-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 Distro: MX-17.1_x64 Horizon March 14, 2018 Machine: Device: laptop System: LENOVO product: 80G0 v: Lenovo G50-30 serial: N/A Mobo: LENOVO model: Lancer 5A6 v: 31900058WIN serial: N/A UEFI [Legacy]: LENOVO v: A7CN40WW date: 07/18/2014 Battery BAT0: charge: 24.1 Wh 99.8% condition: 24.1/31.7 Wh (76%) CPU: Quad core Intel Pentium N3530 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB clock speeds: max: 2582 MHz 1: 581 MHz 2: 519 MHz 3: 1676 MHz 4: 1730 MHz Graphics: Card: Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series Graphics & Display Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.2 ) drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Bay Trail version: 3.3 Mesa 13.0.6 Audio: Card Intel Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Def. Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-1-amd64 Network: Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k IF: wlan0 state: up mac: ac:b5:7d:70:53:ad Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver: r8169 IF: eth0 state: down mac: 68:f7:28:2a:b5:6d Drives: HDD Total Size: NA (-) ID-1: USB /dev/sda model: USB_Flash_Drive size: 16.0GB Partition: ID-1: / size: 3.0G used: 709M (24%) fs: overlay dev: N/A Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A Info: Processes: 201 Uptime: 35 min Memory: 1185.6/3835.4MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.54