Chromebook and EvE Anywhere.. EvE on the couch :)

At least that’s my plan, but first from the beginning. By chance, I came across a cashback promotion for Chromebooks.
I use the Chrome browser myself and my previous smartphones were always equipped with the Android operating system.

Since I have often played with the idea of getting a small, flexible notebook, I took the opportunity to look at a few devices.
I stumbled upon the Flexbook 14″ C443TA from ASUS. Basically, it’s a fine little convertible at a reasonable price and with a usable configuration. And then there’s the cashback in general.
The Chromebook should primarily serve as a supplement to my normal computer, as well as for the couch.

As a convertible, the use as a tablet was also very practical thanks to the touchscreen. All in all, XCloud and EvE Anywhere were my goal, but also the editing of Excel spreadsheets. I can now also take a closer look at EvE Echoes.
In combination with my normal computer, I can also display additional information here.

That means writing suitable entries for the blog, adapting and extending Excel tables or looking at other information. An advantage to let EvE run in fullscreen all the time. Sounds like a cool idea at first. 

So we started EvE Anywhere and I have to admit, it works surprisingly well with Full HD resolution.
The touchpad control doesn’t make it any worse. At least for the moment, I was thrilled.

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Since I was near Jita anyway, I tried out how the whole thing works and here I have to say that the performance basically did not collapse and everything could still be played smoothly.

The only drawback in this mode is that I still can’t get the right click to work properly. I’ll either have to practice or switch to notebook mode for a while. Also, no virtual keyboard appears when typing in trading, so I don’t get much further in tablet mode, because I can’t write very well without a keyboard.
The basic flying in this mode I find okay and I can also well imagine this mode for autopilot flights to use while sitting on the couch. So it is a very useful addition in my eyes.
Apart from that, scrollbars and zooming in and out of windows cause me some problems. Also for this I have to leave the tablet mode accordingly.

Maybe I still have to find a suitable PEN here. Whereby the support for this device I think will be relatively low.

Generally, I would at least want to try missions and the like, but not as a tablet, for which the controls are still a bit imprecise accordingly, but works very well in normal mode.

In any case, my first impression is very positive with a few shortcomings. It is very noticeable that EvE does not rely on touch controls.
I think you can also enjoy EvE very much this way, you just have to flip it from time to time.

Oh, and I also optimized my Tengu a bit. Who has ideas always here with it.

[Tengu, Weltengänger]
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II
Ballistic Control System II

Copasetic Compact Shield Boost Amplifier
Copasetic Compact Shield Boost Amplifier
Pithi B-Type Small Shield Booster
EM Shield Hardener II
EM Shield Hardener II
Medium F-S9 Regolith Compact Shield Extender

Heavy Missile Launcher II
Heavy Missile Launcher II
Heavy Missile Launcher II
Heavy Missile Launcher II
Heavy Missile Launcher II
Heavy Missile Launcher II
Small Tractor Beam II

Medium Warhead Flare Catalyst I
Medium Warhead Flare Catalyst I
Medium Warhead Rigor Catalyst I

Tengu Core – Electronic Efficiency Gate
Tengu Defensive – Supplemental Screening
Tengu Offensive – Accelerated Ejection Bay
Tengu Propulsion – Chassis Optimization

 

Scourge Heavy Missile x6790
Kinetic Shield Hardener II x2

 

4 Rückmeldungen “Chromebook and EvE Anywhere.. EvE on the couch :)

  1. Hallo Sendriss,

    danke für den Einblick hinsichtlich des Convertible und EVE Anywhere. Du kannst ja nach einem halben Jahr nochmal ein Langzeitfazit abgeben. Wäre für mich zumindest interessant.

    Ich nutze auf der Couch aktuell ein 14 Razernotebook für seme Autopilotflüge. Bei dem springt aber Lüfter ab und zu Recht störend an.

    Tengufitting sieht auch besser aus. Würde es was bringen TW shield amplifier einzusetzen oder gibt CPU und powergrid nicht mehr her? Hab nicht wirklich Ahnung von der Tengu… 🙂

    Fly Clever
    Zarah Arkaral

  2. Hi Sendriss,

    Anfang des Jahres habe ich EVE auch mal wieder gespielt, ähnlich wie Du auf einem Chromebook, allerdings auf einem Lenovo 15“ im Notebook-Modus und mit einem GeForceNow-Abo.
    Lief alles superflüssig und auch in der höchsten Auflösung. Unterschiede zur PC Version habe ich keine bemerkt, mal abgesehen davon, das ich auf dem Sofa mit Trackball statt mit Maus gespielt habe 😉

    Ist vielleicht auch eine Alternative wenn man auch andere Spiele über GFN spielt und sich deshalb den Luxus der Abo-Gebühren gönnt. In der kalten Jahreszeit habe ich auch NoMansSky und X4 auf dem CB gespielt. Selbst der Performance Fresser „Second Galaxy“ war flüssig spielbar.

    Mein erstes CB hatte ich mir damals gekauft um darauf u.a. meinen Blog und Mails zu schreiben. Der Convertible Modus ist ganz nett, aber für ein Tablet im Couch-Modus dann doch zu klobig. Aber als günstiger Notebook-Ersatz sind sie sehr zu empfehlen, ich schleppe mein CB inzwischen fast überall mit hin, selbst auf Dienstreise. Und die Preisersparnis kann man ja in ein GFN-Abo investieren 🙂

    Leider hatte ich nach ein paar Tagen keine Lust mehr auf EVE, da bei mir anscheinend generell die Luft raus ist 😦 Vielleicht starte ich im Herbst einen neuen Anlauf, habe in einigen der wenigen verbliebenen Blogs ein paar interessante Dinge gelesen.

    Ach so, wenn Dein Modell nicht älter als zwei Jahre ist, dann sollte es grundsätzlich USI-Pen kompatibel sein.

    Fly Safe
    Der Weltraumnomade

    1. Hey Nomade,
      lange nicht mehr gehört. Die Teile sind einfach herrlich praktisch für einige Anwendungen. Auch den MS Gamespass nutze ich aktiv per Streaming auf dem Gerät. Brauche ich nicht immer meine Series X oder den PC anwerfen. Soweit ich es gelesen habe beherrscht das Gerät diesen Standard nicht.
      Gruß
      Sen

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