Hey everyone! I’m kind of a lurker here, so I suppose this is also an introduction. I’m breaking my silence to ask for some advice in the hope that better people have gone before me and know some stuff.
So I’ve been looking into getting myself a laptop for my upcoming year abroad in Japan, where I’m going to study. I have a pretty structured study method I’ve been using, primarily involving WK and Anki. Only problem is that I use a number of Anki plugins in creating flashcards (furigana, TTS, etc.) and have generally found it slow and untenable even without the use of add-ons to make stuff on AnkiDroid and such.
At this point I’ve been debating between a standard laptop and a Chromebook, but I’m not sure how the Chrome store version of Anki fares when it comes to anything. Does it have anything over standard AnkiDroid, like plugin support, or is it basically the same as what I use on my phone and tablet? I’ve considered a Chromebook because I like the idea of longer battery life and a lighter system, since all I really want is a glorified tablet with some extra features (not planning to do anything super heavy, just use it as a uni tool), but I’m not sure if this is essentially pointless since my application needs might not get met without a Windows laptop. Not running Windows 10 is another plus feature since I absolutely loathe Windows on my home PC, but I’m not Linux-savvy, so would prefer something that “just works” and doesn’t involve a huge ton of tinkering as a solution (though I have built any number of PCs and can get things done if the need arises … just short on time since I leave in September).
Anyway, a quick search of the forum here didn’t yield info, and my searches elsewhere haven’t either, so was just wondering if anyone out there has used Anki on a Chromebook and can report how things have gone. I would also be open to any general laptop/tablet/whatever advice since I haven’t owned a laptop in years now and am pretty out of the loop as far as what hardware is worth the money, etc.
Sorry for the long post and the many questions, but any help is super appreciated. Thanks everyone!