A Cheap Chromebook For Emulation? Yeah, It’s Pretty Good!

In this video, we take aloe at the emulation performance of a cheap $130 Chromebook.
This is the Lenovo Chromebook 3 and it cost me $130, It’s powered by an Intel N4020 Dual-core Cpu and backed by 4GB or LPDD4 and I’m surprised by how well it handles emulation from SNES to N64, PSP, Dreamcast, and even Gamecube with easy to run games! Now when it comes to gaming and emulation on a Chromebook we have to rely bravely on Android apps because after all most all new Chromebooks support Android and come pro loaded with the Google Play store.
WE test out Retroarch for N64, Redream for Dreamcast PPSPP for PSP, and Dolphin for Gamecube and Wii.


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03:50-N64 Mupen
05:00-DreamCast Redream
08:25- Dolphin gamecube/Wii

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48 thoughts on “A Cheap Chromebook For Emulation? Yeah, It’s Pretty Good!”

  1. Just bought a decent one for a friend… damn thing is so fggn stubborn and won't even let me try… even in dev mode! 6itched model I guess!

  2. Jackbox and RetroArch are pretty much all I need for gaming on a Chromebook. I don't have much time to game, but it is nice to kick back with some retro games once in a while.

  3. I see the Samsung chromebook 4 on sale at walmart for black Friday I think I might end up getting that for emulation and I need to get something that picks up 5ghz wifi

  4. It's exactly like my new computer. I would add that PCSX2 doesn't work well enough, having tested Onimusha and Yakuza.
    Regardless, I've filled it up with games for the PS1 (on RetroArch, not Epsxe), N64, NDS, SNES, GBA, PSP, Dreamcast, Saturn, and DOS of course. It may not be a gaming PC, but it makes me happy regardless.

  5. >Wind Waker is one of the easier Gamecube games to run.
    >Drops to like 12fps whenever I pan the camera around to show anything farther than 10 feet away.

  6. chromebooks are literally just all of the cons of using a laptop, and he cons of using an android tablet combined. The only good thing about them is that that have a keyboard. Not even a good one, just a keyboard.

  7. Fun fact: you could use a GameCube adapter and connect it to a Chrome OS AKA Chromebook and play games that way. As long as you have GameCube controllers in an adapter and a freaking mindset of someone who has use Dolphin Emulator for a long time, you'll figure it out.

    Steps on how to do it
    Step 1: connect a gamecube adaptar (+controller) to your chrome OS computer.
    Step 2: go to settings and click Gamecube input
    Step 3: click gamecube controller 1 and press emulated
    Step 4: click each individual selection of inputs then match it on the controller
    If done correctly it should work perfectly as if you were on a gamecube console.

  8. kids these days love to complain about chromebooks but they don't realize how much they can do with them. So much more than we could on low end pcs in the 90s/2000s

  9. I have a AMD A4-9120C RADEON R4, 5 COMPUTE CORES 2C+3G Chromebook (yes, I copied and pasted that straight from the chrome:/system tab). I need to run Express Scribe and FTR Player (both Windows software) on my chromebook. Will an emulator work, and which one?
    Severe Non Techie Who Has Exams but Is Stuck With a Chromebook That Ain' Working Out for Me

  10. I'm trying to run Wind Waker with Dolphin on a Lenovo Ideapad 3. I am running into severe latency issues when I load the game. Did you have to adjust the settings within Dolphin to make it run smoother?

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