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Chromebooks - Do You Have One?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by James, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. James

    James Well-Known Member

  2. TheLaw

    TheLaw Well-Known Member

    For practically the same price I'd rather have something that comes with an OS that runs all my applications. That's just me...
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  3. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    16 gb harddrive? I don't think so.
  4. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Its really only useful if you need only a browser and webapps.

    Almost everything is stored off of the system, so a large hard drive is unnecessary.

    I have 2x Cr-48, and I'll probably buy another Chromebook when a commercial one is released that I find interesting.

    I mostly use it when I only need to do light webapp based work (Google Docs, TeamBox etc) and it is really good for what it is.

    Like most gadgets, it has its uses, but past that its not as useful as other alternatives.
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  5. SRK

    SRK Member

    I feel tablets are better than Chromebooks.
  6. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Tablets and Chromebooks/Netbooks have a completely different use.

    A tablet isn't really useful when you're looking at doing productive (typing up a large document) whereas a Netbook or Chromebook would be a much better choice (Asus Transformer is an exception due to keyboard dock).

    A Chromebook's main use is for web based work. If you're using Google Docs (or Aviary which is an alternative to Photoshop) a Chromebook makes sense as they are made specifically to use webapps or widgets.

    If you're going to need an actual program (Microsoft Office) you'd use a Netbook.

    If you need something that requires more processing power, and more RAM you'd use a laptop.

    They all have their uses but each tool fits their specific task differently, even if there is a bit of overlap (You can use a Laptop for all of that, but you'd have lower battery life and they're larger).
  7. FredC

    FredC Well-Known Member

    To expensive for what they do.. I couldn't ever see myself having a use for one of these personally.. I keep a tablet in my car, a smart phone in my pocket, and a 17 inch notebook (desktop replacement) in my living room.. I think im all set. :p

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