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    Can you download Microsoft office onto this? I want to use this for school so I need to be able to use word and PowerPoint.   (4 Answers)

    By Lexa June 18, 2016.

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      You cannot install typical Microsoft Office apps on this device, as it runs ChromeOS. You can however edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files using the included Google Apps (Docs,Sheets,Slides) that are FREE apps on the Chrome Web Store and are compatible with most/all files from Office proper... Also, Microsoft makes web-based versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint that are also in the Chrome Web Store and these would better support existing files but these have some limits to their functionality, and I believe full usage requires an active Office365 account/subscription. I hope this helps! Sorry it's not a yes/no answer. YOU HAVE OPTIONS!

      By GadgetGuy1981 June 23, 2016.

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      is this a good laptop for a college freshman?   (2 Answers)

      By Asia June 6, 2016.

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        I use it for school and 95% of the time it's fine but there are some things I ran into. Google Docs and Microsoft Office does not read older RTF file (rich text format) some of my online classes still use that format, Some online classes are Internet Explorer only and in my case some proprietary software such as Network Simulator is only Windows/Linux/Mac (with one exception) I got though these issue because I also have a Windows Laptop and I would Remote from my Chromebook at school, to my Windows Laptop with a app called Chrome Remote. Another thing Android Apps are coming to Chromebooks, Android has Apps for all of those issues as well.

        By John July 27, 2016.

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        Is it aluminum body?   (2 Answers)

        By Lou May 30, 2016.

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          The body is aluminum. Similar to a Macbook. The back of the display is a brushed metallic.

          By EddieN June 8, 2016.

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          Is there any difference in specs between this model (CB3-431-C5EX) and model CB3-431-C5FM, of which I've read reviews elsewhere? Is "EX" just the Best Buy code?   (1 Answer)

          By ChromeFan May 29, 2016.

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            Same hardware. Yes, I believe the EX just denotes the Best Buy version.

            By FBOL June 9, 2016.

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            Is the new Acer 14 chromebook screen Matte or glossy?   (3 Answers)

            By LJ June 3, 2016.

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              The screen is matte and it's awesome! It seems to be an IPS display with great colors and contrast.

              By EddieN June 8, 2016.

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              How's the text size? Not small I hope? Can it be adjusted by pressing Ctrl while scrolling wheel on mouse? Is there any other way to enlarge text?   (3 Answers)

              By rover27 July 2, 2016.

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                You are able to adjust the font settings in the Chrome browser. Everything is via Chrome browser, so all you do is open Settings>Open Advance Settings>Web Content> Adjust font size. Hope this helps.

                By veggiehed July 2, 2016.

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                can u hook a hdmi from this to a tv to watch a movie off the chrome book   (2 Answers)

                By bignick June 12, 2017.

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                  Yes you can.

                  By Elio June 16, 2017.

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                I see by the pictures that this Chromebook does not have a caps lock key. How can someone type upper case keystrokes then?   (2 Answers)

                By Mrod1780 September 18, 2016.

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                  To enable/disable the caps lock, you press ALT+Search keys. A list of unique keys on the Chromebook are posted at https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/1047364?hl=en.

                  By TeamAcer September 19, 2016.

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                  Can i download photoshop on the chrome book?   (3 Answers)

                  By Anonymous July 25, 2016.

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                    No, you cannot load Adobe Photoshop onto a Chromebook. But Google is working with Adobe to make a web based photoshop for Chromebooks using adobe's servers. Not sure when it will be available but I think certain Photoshop users can already access it.

                    By Yomama August 10, 2016.

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                    Has anyone loaded Linux in dual-boot configuration? Or has anyone booted this computer from a USB drive?   (3 Answers)

                    By JW44 July 4, 2016.

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