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Can I run ProConnect to prepare returns on a Chromebook? If yes, would there be any reason to have a Windows laptop?

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Thanks! That's odd. I chatted with someone that said it was OK but now I'm definitely going to check again.

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Chromebook is sort of a generic term for a COMPUTER that operates via Chrome? What processor will your Chromebook have? 

Does the Chromebook meet those requirements in the link? 

Personally, I still want a PC because of additional tax software that I run. 


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Good point. Thanks. I have an ASUS Chromebook Flip with an intel core m3 processor so I should be fine. I'm going to try a few practice returns before I make a decision on purchasing. If you don't mind me asking what other software do you use that requires Windows?

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I am a long time Lacerte user. I "play" with PTO just to see how it works. You can also do anything you want with PTO for FREE as long as you don't try to Print or e-file. Just log on with your current user name & password.
Here is a comparison of all the products https://proconnect.intuit.com/community/form-1040/help/comparing-lacerte-and-proseries-and-proconnec...

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I also use Tax Tools https://www.taxtools.com/products_tt.aspx and an add on to Lacerte or ProSeries for maintaining source documents and copies of returns known as DMS. 

I am really old school with computers predating Windows and even DOS. I learned FORTRAN on a mainframe with punch cards and my first Lacerte program was run on a KayPro 10, which I still have. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaypro

I believe the biggest screen you can get is a real plus to using PTO, regardless of the type of computer you use. Navigation is (in my mind) quite difficult. 


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