Chromebooks have arrived

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  1. Cy4Patriots

    Cy4Patriots Well-Known Member

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    Chromebook

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

    alarson Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. 3TrueFans

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    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.
     
  4. CyFan61

    CyFan61 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, I think $199 would be a very successful price point for these.
     
  5. Cy4Patriots

    Cy4Patriots Well-Known Member

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    I was looking at the Samsung ones and they go for 500$. Crazy.
     
  6. TitanClone

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    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.
     
  7. Cy4Patriots

    Cy4Patriots Well-Known Member

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    I'm with you on this one. What I read so far, they say there wont be a HDMI port?
     
  8. TitanClone

    TitanClone Well-Known Member

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    The Samsung doesn't but the Acer does I think.
     
  9. keepngoal

    keepngoal Jobless Jerk
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    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?
     
  10. cytech

    cytech Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  11. jdoggivjc

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    Simply overpriced when you can go to Best Buy and buy a bare bones but legitimate Toshiba or HP laptop for $350.
     
  12. iowa_wildcat

    iowa_wildcat Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  13. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    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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