Is a Chromebook a good replacement for an iMac?

Al from Columbia, NC

Episode 1383 (1:15:46)

Apple iMac

Al's iMac is starting to act up and he's thinking of getting a Chromebook. Leo says that before he does, he should take the iMac into the Apple store or call Apple Care and see if there was a recall. Leo had the same problem and they fixed it for free.

A Chromebook is a pretty good option for most people, though. If his needs are simple (checking email and surfing the web), it's a much better option. It is more limited, though. While he couldn't use Photoshop, there is an extension called Polarr that is much simpler and cheaper than Photoshop, and it saves in the cloud.