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Waste of a thread.. really.

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Wh1pL4shL1ve_007 said:
Waste of a thread.. really.


Then don't post here, go find a thread that suits you.   I also thought that it is hilarious that the rrod-box fan club has overrun this thread.  I've had to defend this thread left and right, all bc I've only mentioned a new product coming out.  



kowenicki said:
Why would anyone buy a chromebook? Seriously.... Why?

I am.

I've been using only Chrome and its apps on my home PC for months. HAven't needed Windows anything.

Its faster, safer, directly connected to Google Services and its personalization and thus my phone as well.

For home use, I'd wager a great majority of users do not need anything that is Windows based or even better in Windows. That is why phones and tablets are doing so well. Most users are just fine with a web based solution.

How many people with smartphones and/or tablets now say they barely touch their PC?



kain_kusanagi said:
Chrome Books have got to be the worst idea of all time.

"Do you like the internet?"

"Yes"

"Good, because you can't do anything without it."

Seriously, why would anyone pay money for a product that becomes useless the moment you walk outside the building? Honestly, I want to know.

They have a very good offline mode. You're just not thinking.

Same reason tablets sell so well... btw, wifi versions are more popular than data based ones.



disolitude said:
Looks like a stylish netbook with limited functionality.

I'd still get this over that if I needed to choose - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer+-+11.6%22+Aspire+One+Netbook+-+2+GB+Memory+-+320+GB+Hard+Drive+-+Diamond+Black/4156387.p?id=1218456970282&skuId=4156387

Spec wise, the new Chromebook destroys that pos.... and anything that would normally make Windows a better choice than ChromeOS is lost due to that netbook's horrible specs.

Here's the new ChromeBook. https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=chromebook_samsung_wifi

Skeptics? Try using only Chrome and its apps for a week or month. See if it can actually replace your home needs.

Only automatic exclusions would be:
Core gaming through Steam or CD
Work use for most people
Graduate level or minority of specific college students

However, question to ask on those, would you do either of those on a laptop priced less than $500? This ChromeBook is only $250.



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superchunk said:
disolitude said:
Looks like a stylish netbook with limited functionality.

I'd still get this over that if I needed to choose - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Acer+-+11.6%22+Aspire+One+Netbook+-+2+GB+Memory+-+320+GB+Hard+Drive+-+Diamond+Black/4156387.p?id=1218456970282&skuId=4156387

Spec wise, the new Chromebook destroys that pos.... and anything that would normally make Windows a better choice than ChromeOS is lost due to that netbook's horrible specs.

Here's the new ChromeBook. https://play.google.com/store/devices/details?id=chromebook_samsung_wifi

Skeptics? Try using only Chrome and its apps for a week or month. See if it can actually replace your home needs.

Only automatic exclusions would be:
Core gaming through Steam or CD
Work use for most people
Graduate level or minority of specific college students

However, question to ask on those, would you do either of those on a laptop priced less than $500? This ChromeBook is only $250.

Looks like people use "destroys" very losely these days. I don't see any destruction there.

The POS netbook has same screen size and resolution, same RAM amount, more battery life, more hard drive space.

Chrome book is lighter and has an SSD (tiny) and bluetooth. Whoopie doo!

Both of these things are a POS by my standards. But the chromebook comes dressed in a suit and tie.

In any case, you don't seem to realize that people like a cohesive ecosystem not one patched with Google services wherever there are holes. Sure you can use a chromebook for browsing and work and possibly many other things that you do on a day to day basis. But why would you? 99% of the people are used to doing it one way on the Windows PC or a Mac. What is the chrome book doing better than those two that should convince the population to drop what they are doing and support Google's baby OS?

Other than people who are in love with Google and their services, I don't see any reason to buy the Chromebook.



disolitude said:

Looks like people use "destroys" very losely these days. I don't see any destruction there.

The POS netbook has same screen size and resolution, same RAM amount, more battery life, more hard drive space.

Chrome book is lighter and has an SSD (tiny) and bluetooth. Whoopie doo!

Both of these things are a POS by my standards. But the chromebook comes dressed in a suit and tie.

In any case, you don't seem to realize that people like a cohesive ecosystem not one patched with Google services wherever there are holes. Sure you can use a chromebook for browsing and work and possibly many other things that you do on a day to day basis. But why would you? 99% of the people are used to doing it one way on the Windows PC or a Mac. What is the chrome book doing better than those two that should convince the population to drop what they are doing and support Google's baby OS?

Other than people who are in love with Google and their services, I don't see any reason to buy the Chromebook.

You're missing a big difference in the comparison, the OS.

Windows7 on that ASUS makes it run sluggish and crappy.
ChromeOS runs fast and snappy, plus SSD is faster and its size is irrelevant as most or your stuff is in cloud.

You speak of cohesive ecosystem and act like Google's services are not all encompassing?

Yes, people already using all of Google's stuff will like it more right off sure. But the question, why leave Win/Mac, is already answered with people flocking to iPads and other tablets instead of laptops/netbooks. In just the last couple years, tablets have significantly cut into laptop/netbook sales and to a lesser extent desktops. People simply don't need all that in majority of home user scenarios. Now that Android has a real tablet OS post 4.x and the Nexus7, 10 and Note 10.1 are solid alternatives to iPads, that will only continue.

ChromeOS is also growing in features rapidly. Just a few months ago GoogleDocs offline support was read-only. Not you can fully edit. Point is, its rapidly growing and only getting better. Tons of new apps everyday and its going to merge with Android at some point as well.



superchunk said:
disolitude said:

Looks like people use "destroys" very losely these days. I don't see any destruction there.

The POS netbook has same screen size and resolution, same RAM amount, more battery life, more hard drive space.

Chrome book is lighter and has an SSD (tiny) and bluetooth. Whoopie doo!

Both of these things are a POS by my standards. But the chromebook comes dressed in a suit and tie.

In any case, you don't seem to realize that people like a cohesive ecosystem not one patched with Google services wherever there are holes. Sure you can use a chromebook for browsing and work and possibly many other things that you do on a day to day basis. But why would you? 99% of the people are used to doing it one way on the Windows PC or a Mac. What is the chrome book doing better than those two that should convince the population to drop what they are doing and support Google's baby OS?

Other than people who are in love with Google and their services, I don't see any reason to buy the Chromebook.

You're missing a big difference in the comparison, the OS.

Windows7 on that ASUS makes it run sluggish and crappy.
ChromeOS runs fast and snappy, plus SSD is faster and its size is irrelevant as most or your stuff is in cloud.

You speak of cohesive ecosystem and act like Google's services are not all encompassing?

Yes, people already using all of Google's stuff will like it more right off sure. But the question, why leave Win/Mac, is already answered with people flocking to iPads and other tablets instead of laptops/netbooks. In just the last couple years, tablets have significantly cut into laptop/netbook sales and to a lesser extent desktops. People simply don't need all that in majority of home user scenarios. Now that Android has a real tablet OS post 4.x and the Nexus7, 10 and Note 10.1 are solid alternatives to iPads, that will only continue.

ChromeOS is also growing in features rapidly. Just a few months ago GoogleDocs offline support was read-only. Not you can fully edit. Point is, its rapidly growing and only getting better. Tons of new apps everyday and its going to merge with Android at some point as well.

Your arguments here are all over the place. 

First the Chromebook supposedly destroys the Netbook. And now that isn't the case, but the OS destroys it? It may run a little faster, but guess what...I have an Acer W500 tablet hybrid which runs the exact same config as that netbook and Windows 7 runs fine on it. Not laggy in any way. Windows 8 runs even better and I bet as fast if not faster than functionally limited Chrome OS.

They you whip out an argument about Google tablets taking marketshare from the iPad, which is taking marketshare from PCs or something. If you say so. Lets see who takes more marketshare in the next few years. Windows with an actual mobile and unchallenged desktop platform or Chrome OS. Or do we count Android as part of Chrome OS too now? 

I've never seen anyone love a company so much that they are willing to settle for an inferior product to an extent that Chrome OS is inferior to Windows 7/8...



I was thinking about buying one... but it doesn't seem like it would be to useful overall...

I didn't buy it in the end. :P



Carl is a Piplup hater and deserves to be punished eternally.

i'm just happy to use something other then the awful windows for a change