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Chromebook

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 10:46 am
by Joshua
Like a laptop, but not. Literally just the internet.



What do you think of this?

Re: Chromebook

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 11:49 am
by DarkUFO
It's pretty cool. I'm hoping to get one to test it out.

Re: Chromebook

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 12:50 pm
by b3rt4
I've been following them for a year or so now and they are pretty cool but I think I'd miss all the other functions of a normal laptop.

Re: Chromebook

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 1:24 pm
by Two Sides
I want!

When are they released? If they're not already...? And how much would they cost? :o

Re: Chromebook

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 1:26 pm
by Joshua
DarkUFO wrote:It's pretty cool. I'm hoping to get one to test it out.


Awesome, you'll have to let us know how it is :)

@bert - I see the appeal of it, but I think I would too

Re: Chromebook

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 2:59 pm
by b3rt4
Two Sides wrote:I want!

When are they released? If they're not already...? And how much would they cost? :o

They've worked with Samsung and Acer and will release them on June 15th

http://www.google.com/chromebook/#chromebooks

Re: Chromebook

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 3:24 pm
by DarkUFO
b3rt4 wrote:
Two Sides wrote:I want!

When are they released? If they're not already...? And how much would they cost? :o

They've worked with Samsung and Acer and will release them on June 15th

http://www.google.com/chromebook/#chromebooks


I'm hoping to get a free one from Google ;)

I agree about missing some of the functionality and I think they need to lower the prices a little first to make them popular.

I see them as something between a Laptop and a Tablet. Tablets are great for just consuming content but it's a little hard/restrictive when it comes to creating content etc Plus I hate typing for long periods on a tablet and not having a mouse.

To be honest these days with the exception of the odd utility, like stream capture software, I literally just have Chrome open anyway. All my docs/files are in Google Docs and things like twitter etc are all done inside Extensions like Chromebird and Tweetdeck etc.