Chromebook/laptop to run midi

By Arkey75 ·
Hi all,

Im not very good with technical stuff so I'm hoping someone where can help me.

I'm looking to buy a 2 in 1 Laptop or chromebook. One of its main uses will be to be connected to a Yamaha digital piano to use apps like Flowkey, simply Piano, Yousician etc. I'm not sure which one(s) I would go for (this is for my nephew, not me).

My questions is, would a chromebook be able to run these apps or would I need a Windows laptop? I've already tried a HP Pavilion 360 (4gb ram) but returned it as the screen was too dark and I didn't like the thick bezels, but that seemed to cope with OK, though it was a tad heavy. Would a chromebook be of use? I'm hoping not pay more than £600 tops.

Hope that makes sense and apologies if this is in the wrong section. Thanks in anticipation
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Depends on what software you want to run

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Chromebook/laptop to run ...

Windows Notebooks run Windows and run all Software written for Windows which is the majority in use today.

Chromebooks run a form of Android which doesn't run Windows Software. So unless the software you want to use was specifically written to run on Droid no you can not use a Chromebook.

Google may have a app which does a similar thing but it also may require you to be Online when you use it which is what makes Chrome Books so much cheaper than Windows Note Books.

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