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Posted 20 January 2013 - 14:04
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 19:05
Chromebooks will always get a rough reception on Neowin because the people who Chromebooks are aimed at are not on this forum. Chromebooks are not supposed to entirely replace a PC or a Mac but are supposed to complement it. They are for the many casual users who already spent 90%+ of their PC time in a web browser.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 19:16
Chromebooks will get a rough reception on Neowin because they contain Google products. Hating Google is the norm here. I personally wouldn't buy one as they don't really fit my needs but for basic web browsing machines they're competent, cheap, and secure. Far better than netbooks in my opinion.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 21:04
There is that too, makes Neowin unbearable sometimes because it appears to be a sin to say a bad word against MS.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 21:11
Posted 20 January 2013 - 21:17
Is it a sin to say a bad word against Google then? I see plenty of hate going both ways in this forum.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 21:20
The silly allegations which company mustn't be criticised on these forums aside.. (seriously folks, those arguments are getting old)
Fact is: 90% of all internet users don't need a full fledged PC running Windows/OS X/Linux. Smartphones, tablets, simple laptops like Chromebooks serve their needs perfectly. Microsoft should start to be really worried about the future.
Posted 20 January 2013 - 21:24
Posted 20 January 2013 - 21:30
No it's actively encouraged to hate Google here, there is fire going in both ways but there's a lot more from MS fanboys to MS' rivals.
I picked up the Acer model for an upcoming two week vacation in Hawaii that I didn't want to drag my heavy and private information packed laptop to. With the ability to remote desktop in to both my fiance's and my laptop with the Chromebook even around the house I rarely sit down at my laptop anymore.
The battery life is quite good by comparison and since most of what I do is web based (and I don't hate Google) I'm far more impressed with it than I imagined I would be. I will be dual booting Ubuntu on it once I return and can tinker a bit more.