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    Chromebooks have arrived

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    I don't know how I feel about these yet. I think a tablet would be just as useful and smaller.



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    Re: Chromebooks have arrived

    They need to be a couple hundred bucks cheaper. Theyre too expensive to be a netbook (which is what theyre really competing with) and not full featured enough to be a full-use laptop, which at their price they should be.



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    Re: Chromebooks have arrived

    I think for a device that I'm just surfing the web on I would prefer a tablet. Main drawback of a tablet compared to a netbook for me would be the lack of a keyboard but for web surfing it wouldn't really matter.



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    Re: Chromebooks have arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    They need to be a couple hundred bucks cheaper. Theyre too expensive to be a netbook (which is what theyre really competing with) and not full featured enough to be a full-use laptop, which at their price they should be.
    Agreed, I think $199 would be a very successful price point for these.



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    Re: Chromebooks have arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    They need to be a couple hundred bucks cheaper. Theyre too expensive to be a netbook (which is what theyre really competing with) and not full featured enough to be a full-use laptop, which at their price they should be.
    I was looking at the Samsung ones and they go for 500$. Crazy.



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    Re: Chromebooks have arrived

    I'm going to wait for more models to come out before I consider getting one. If the Samsung was the same price as the Acer and had a HDMI port I would probably get it.



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    Re: Chromebooks have arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by TitanClone View Post
    I'm going to wait for more models to come out before I consider getting one. If the Samsung was the same price as the Acer and had a HDMI port I would probably get it.
    I'm with you on this one. What I read so far, they say there wont be a HDMI port?



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    Re: Chromebooks have arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy4Patriots View Post
    I'm with you on this one. What I read so far, they say there wont be a HDMI port?
    The Samsung doesn't but the Acer does I think.



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    Re: Chromebooks have arrived

    I see the entry level is at $249. Would this be a good first "PC" for a 5th grader? Research... writing reports
    ... email... web chat with her mom... and some games? I'm wanting child net safety stuff too... is that available On these units as i havent seen info on that topic or should I use my Cisco router parental controls?



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    Re: Chromebooks have arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    I see the entry level is at $249. Would this be a good first "PC" for a 5th grader? Research... writing reports
    ... email... web chat with her mom... and some games? I'm wanting child net safety stuff too... is that available On these units as i havent seen info on that topic or should I use my Cisco router parental controls?
    It may work well for that but realize you can't much stuff. But when you sign in with a gmail account anywhere you will have access to all your files.



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    Re: Chromebooks have arrived

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy4Patriots View Post
    I was looking at the Samsung ones and they go for 500$. Crazy.
    Simply overpriced when you can go to Best Buy and buy a bare bones but legitimate Toshiba or HP laptop for $350.


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    Re: Chromebooks have arrived

    I think my Toshiba laptop will continue to be my almost constant companion. We have become very good friends since I dumped the Vista and installed Ubuntu.



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    Re: Chromebooks have arrived

    I want to like these things but after owning a netbook, I just can't pull the trigger.

    I have a netbook, a laptop(just installed an SSD drive), an Ipad, and a PC(homebuilt).

    The usage is something like this

    Netbook 0%
    Laptop 10%
    Ipad 40%
    PC 50%



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