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#21 of 32 OFFLINE   DaveF

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Posted July 22 2011 - 07:49 AM

Ars reviews the first retail Chromebook

http://arstechnica.c...-chromebook.ars


I'm surprised, as I thought there were a number of Chromebooks already available, but they say this is the first actual retail model.




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Posted July 24 2011 - 03:36 PM

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#23 of 32 OFFLINE   Cameron Yee

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Posted January 30 2013 - 04:19 AM

I'm giving this thread a bump as the next round of Chromebooks have been out for a bit at lower price point, the primary one being the Samsung at $250 and an Asus for $200.


Do opinions about the Chromebook concept remain? Ars' review of the Samsung was positive.


http://arstechnica.c...t-intel-inside/


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#24 of 32 OFFLINE   Hanson

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Posted January 30 2013 - 08:19 AM

I played around with the ARM Chromebook, and  was pretty impressed. If I had any need for a laptop, I'd definitely reach for one of these instead of a Windows laptop. $250 is actually an amazing price. And while it doesn't run everything, it runs more than enough to be worth the $250. If I really need to work on a Windows desktop, there's always remote desktop (although the Chrome version seems to have a non-configurable resolution and color depth).



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Posted January 30 2013 - 08:26 AM

My free one still sits around unused despite having free unlimited 3G.

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#26 of 32 OFFLINE   Sam Posten

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Posted February 06 2013 - 03:03 PM

Next gen leaks! http://techcrunch.co...n-leaked-video/

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Posted February 07 2013 - 01:45 AM

A lot of people think that's just a fan mock up and not a real device.


That said, I kind of question what the point of it is. It looks like it will cost at least $500, but the real value in Chromebook is the sub $300 price tag. Knowing Google, they'll under-produce these and completely sell out (if in fact this is a real thing). Limited use laptop for $250 is one thing. Limited use for $500? What's the point? Is there even any software for Chromebook that can take advantage of that resolution? Do you even need a touchscreen for editing docs or surfing the net?


I really like the ARM based Samsung Chromebook, but not enough to get it. But make the same form factor with a 9 hour battery life and I'm on it for $250. Even if I don't really need it.


I think it's interesting that Google is staying with Apple's laptop OS =/= Tablet OS philosophy even as people clamor for an Androidbook. And judging by the utter failure of Windows 8, I think it's the right way to go. Touch OS and Keyboard/Mouse OS interfaces glued together are a hell of a mess.


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Posted February 21 2013 - 06:35 AM

It's real, and it's priced by morons... http://chrome.blogsp...whats-next.html

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Posted February 21 2013 - 06:59 AM

Well, I guess the good thing about the pricing is once these things don't sell, we'll see them at their REAL price in six months.


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Posted February 21 2013 - 07:33 AM

They probably made a very limited run of these. I'm sure they will sell out.


For people who do want/need the 1TB cloud storage, it's actually a huge bargain.



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Posted December 07 2013 - 09:28 AM

First they ignore yo, then they laugh at you.....

http://www.theverge....-of-chromebooks

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Posted December 07 2013 - 10:45 AM

2X has their remote desktop app in the Chrome store now. This is a real RDP client and works with any MS RDP host.




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