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To be fair... Windows 8.1 does boot up freakishly fast on mechanical hard drives compared to previous versions of Windows and having a laptop with x86 cpu for $300 has a much bigger value than any laptop with Linux/Chrome OS since the apps are lolz worthy

With that being said... wtf MS... What the hell do you gain for bullying google? Are you still really that butthurt at Google for not putting an official youtube app on windows phone? Actually, that is something to be butthurt about... Google is practically bullying MS on WP and MS is bullying Google with Notebooks... How wonderful... Companies just can't get along now can they?



             

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selnor1983 said:
Chromebooks - Microsoft doesn't have to worry about them.

They just posted the 2 biggest profit quarters in their history.


They obviously do, hence the commercials.



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BasilZero said:
Chromebooks - isnt the only thing you can do is just surf the internet on Chrome? Other than that I guess you can go into all the weird websites without worrying about getting viruses since you cant really install anything lol.

But still, paying $200 for that? Even if the Asus came with a crappy Celeron or Pentium processor rather get that than a Chromebook ;(.

Chromebooks are for people who want a computer that "just works" for what "they" do.  What do these people do you ask?  They surf the inrernet, use email, watch youtube and play flash games.  For these people Chromebooks are great because it gives them all that without the constant updates & security concerns that Windows can have.

I'd rather get a cheap alternative & run Linux myself, but different people have different needs.  The Chromebook is a fine product for the right users.



chris_wing said:
BasilZero said:
Chromebooks - isnt the only thing you can do is just surf the internet on Chrome? Other than that I guess you can go into all the weird websites without worrying about getting viruses since you cant really install anything lol.

But still, paying $200 for that? Even if the Asus came with a crappy Celeron or Pentium processor rather get that than a Chromebook ;(.

Chromebooks are for people who want a computer that "just works" for what "they" do.  What do these people do you ask?  They surf the inrernet, use email, watch youtube and play flash games.  For these people Chromebooks are great because it gives them all that without the constant updates & security concerns that Windows can have.

I'd rather get a cheap alternative & run Linux myself, but different people have different needs.  The Chromebook is a fine product for the right users.

Bolded stuff you wrote are things that Windows 8 does as good or better or just FUD that is no longer true with Windows 8.

Chromebook is essentially a car you can only drive on weekends but costs the same as a car that you can drive anywhere.

With that said, people like many things and if you like Chromebooks, there ain't nothing wrong with that. I liked a Sega Saturn despite being a "worse" console than the competition. However let's not try to make logical conclusions that Chromebooks are a better choice for some over several existing products, and not just Windows devices.



If Chromebooks are so crappy, why is MS so scared?



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Alby_da_Wolf said:
If Chromebooks are so crappy, why is MS so scared?

Cause they are cheap. We are entering the "good enough" era of computing and price alone can be a threat even if the product is inferior.

If it was a fair world Microsoft would just release poor versions of AdSense and AdWords and show the middle finger to Google in that manner. But there is no incentive for the advertising industry to use inferior porducts. Like I said. when it comes to consumer electronics these days, money talks even when the product is inferior.

Microsofts strategy here is just to let people know that Chromebooks can't do as much as Windows devices... There is absolutely nothing wrong withthat as it is very much true.



disolitude said:
chris_wing said:
BasilZero said:
Chromebooks - isnt the only thing you can do is just surf the internet on Chrome? Other than that I guess you can go into all the weird websites without worrying about getting viruses since you cant really install anything lol.

But still, paying $200 for that? Even if the Asus came with a crappy Celeron or Pentium processor rather get that than a Chromebook ;(.

Chromebooks are for people who want a computer that "just works" for what "they" do.  What do these people do you ask?  They surf the inrernet, use email, watch youtube and play flash games.  For these people Chromebooks are great because it gives them all that without the constant updates & security concerns that Windows can have.

I'd rather get a cheap alternative & run Linux myself, but different people have different needs.  The Chromebook is a fine product for the right users.

Bolded stuff you wrote are things that Windows 8 does as good or better or just FUD that is no longer true with Windows 8.

Chromebook is essentially a car you can only drive on weekends but costs the same as a car that you can drive anywhere.

With that said, people like many things and if you like Chromebooks, there ain't nothing wrong with that. I liked a Sega Saturn despite being a "worse" console than the competition. However let's not try to make logical conclusions that Chromebooks are a better choice for some over several existing products, and not just Windows devices.

You know there are people who refuse to do anything that's not in the browser right?  A lot of older people have become confortable inside the browser but don't dare touch anything else.  For these people the car you can drive everyday just gets in the way of their favourite bicycle.  And I never said I like Chromebook for myself, I just have come across users who it would be a good product for. I'm pretty sure Chromebooks have smaller updates & less security holes/exploits compared to fully functional OS's.  To say it's pointless is to not recognize a market.



That looks like my current laptop. Since mine if a few years old, probably about the same power. The only thing I'm missing is the touch screen.



 

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disolitude said:
Alby_da_Wolf said:
If Chromebooks are so crappy, why is MS so scared?

Cause they are cheap. We are entering the "good enough" era of computing and price alone can be a threat even if the product is inferior.

If it was a fair world Microsoft would just release poor versions of AdSense and AdWords and show the middle finger to Google in that manner. But there is no incentive for the advertising industry to use inferior porducts. Like I said. when it comes to consumer electronics these days, money talks even when the product is inferior.

Microsofts strategy here is just to let people know that Chromebooks can't do as much as Windows devices... There is absolutely nothing wrong withthat as it is very much true.

I get your points, but reacting this way instead of just ignoring it or downplaying it in a more aloof way, they acknowledged it before users' eyes and they gave it more visibility. Even with all its limits highlighted, users like my mom could think "OK, MS, a competitor, just confirmed a Chromebook does everything I need".



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Alby_da_Wolf said:
disolitude said:
Alby_da_Wolf said:
If Chromebooks are so crappy, why is MS so scared?

Cause they are cheap. We are entering the "good enough" era of computing and price alone can be a threat even if the product is inferior.

If it was a fair world Microsoft would just release poor versions of AdSense and AdWords and show the middle finger to Google in that manner. But there is no incentive for the advertising industry to use inferior porducts. Like I said. when it comes to consumer electronics these days, money talks even when the product is inferior.

Microsofts strategy here is just to let people know that Chromebooks can't do as much as Windows devices... There is absolutely nothing wrong withthat as it is very much true.

I get your points, but reacting this way instead of just ignoring it or downplaying it in a more aloof way, they acknowledged it before users' eyes and they gave it more visibility. Even with all its limits highlighted, users like my mom could think "OK, MS, a competitor, just confirmed a Chromebook does everything I need".

You are right that in most cases it is best to play the ignore card...but this case I think is slightly different. Every time I go to Best Buy or similar they tend to merge Chromebooks with Windows laptops in the same section and not really clearly indicate which is which. On the website too that Samsung ARM based Chromebook looks like a hot property for $249, especially to someone that isn't computer savy.

I think Microsofts strategy here is to raise awareness and educate the world that this other product does exist, and that it isn't as good as Windows yet is similarly priced.