Whatever happened to the Chromebook?

Discussion in 'General Smartphone/Handheld/Wearable Discussion' started by LandSurveyor, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Drillbit

    Drillbit Mobile Deity

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    You can just get any Windows netbook or notebook, and just install Google Chrome. It does the same thing.
     
  2. jigwashere

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  3. LandSurveyor

    LandSurveyor LandSurveyor

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    Yes, it's asy to install the Chrome browser. But what I'm talking about is recycling an old laptop by wiping out the now hopelessly slow XP entirely and having only Chrome installed.

    $250 makes much more sense than $400 or so.
     
  4. NetBrakr

    NetBrakr Gone With The Wind

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    Yup, even my Samsung laptop cost only $500, it has blu-ray drive too and I got it from Best Buy.
     
  5. Hook

    Hook Hookette says 'Tis the season!

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    I don't get why I would want to ever buy a dumb terminal with a browser. Even $250 seems too much.
     
  6. Varjak

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    I lean toward Hook's point of view; but at least this price point is more arguable. The old proposition was frankly ludicrous.
     
  7. questionfear

    questionfear Google'd.

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    I have a Chromebook (CR-48) and I agree. Cute device, works extremely well for what it does, but what it does is very limited. So it's a hard sell.
     
  8. Mitlov

    Mitlov Shiny

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    Agreed. The inability to do any offline work is a deal-breaker for me. I don't understand the appeal of this over an Android laptop-ish device such as the TF300 hybrid tablet, or perhaps a dirt-cheap Windows device. Hell, you can get an HP Windows 8 netbook for $269 off their website right now; brick-and-mortar stores might have them even cheaper during sales.

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  9. Drillbit

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    The new one looks cheap enough for me to try. I sure like to benchmark that Exynos 5 processor.

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  10. jigwashere

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    What market segment is being targeted for the Chromebook? If what it does meets the needs of a particular market segment, I suppose it could be successful. Perhaps it's for inexperienced computer users (seniors?).
     
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