Hands On With Chromebook Pixel: Google Goes After The Macbook
Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:50 PM
I like Google products too, but I'm not locked in either.
Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:04 PM
Or maybe it is just you that is too poor to afford Chromebooks, and too stupid to understand their benefits - like sub 5 second boot, instant sleep resume when you shut/open the cover, zero maintenance, high security, transparent auto backup of all your work data, the ability to access all your data and apps from any device with a browser etc.
Some people's time is more than your's I guess. If someone is on a high salary, why should they want to wait 3 minutes for their network connected PC to boot up, or spend a fair proportion of their time maintaining and configuring Windows and managing their backups manually. That's why some people buy Rolex watches or Lamborghinis when a $20 digital watch or a Ford Taurus will do.
Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:48 PM
Any of the modern netbook/laptops running Windows 8 in hdmi resolution or any of the Macbooks are a much better option and much more efficient in every direction, except maybe dpi and, with regard to the Windows machines, generally much cheaper.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 06:18 AM
I don't think you understand what a Chromebook is. It isn't a web browser - it is a fully secured and managed networked computer which leverages Internet standards and operates in a client-server mode, which local data and offline apps and data resident on the Internet and cached locally.
Posted 03 March 2013 - 03:28 PM
I passed my original Google Chromebook (thanks Google) on to my disabled and financially challenged sister. She has a generous neighbor who lets her piggyback on her WIFI connection. She has no need for local storage (a good thing since there is none) and no comprehension of how to maintain a computer. The fact that her browser is constantly updated without her input means that she can do the simple things that keep her connected without concerning herself with the minutia that the rest of us deal with to remain safe and secure.
When asked for advice by my son this past holiday season, I even supported his decision to give my granddaughter a (non-Google) Chromebook as a Christmas present. I was initially reluctant but, when I researched the product they had in mind, I was struck by how appropriate it was for someone of her age and interests.
I should add that this is a very Apple-centric family. My granddaughter, at 9, is very independent. She recently bought (with her saved-up allowance) her own, non-Apple phone because it appealed to her and it's the phone her best friend has. Mom & Dad still pay the monthly bill however.
Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:45 AM
For someone in need or want of those storage options, the CBP doesn't seem like a horrible idea. Truthfully, I've toyed with the idea of buying one and selling it on CL...and keeping the storage.