I got a chromebook

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I got a chromebook

Postposted on Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:40 pm

And so far, it's not bad.

I got the gray Samsung Series 5. Bought the 3G version. I'm on day two of using it and I'm considering doing a full writeup with pictures and everything. Would you read it?

Also, have any of you guys gotten a chromebook?
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Re: I got a chromebook

Postposted on Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:37 pm

$450 buys you a HP dm1z.
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Re: I got a chromebook

Postposted on Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:35 pm

Skrying wrote:$450 buys you a HP dm1z.


Listen to the man.

In a couple of years, chromebooks will become viable but right now they are simply missing too much functionality. I would love to move my father to a zero-maintenance system but I can't do that as long as support for e.g. cameras or scanning is lacking. We'll get there eventually, but right now a HP dm1z is a better investment (typing on one of those as we speak - great machine!)
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Re: I got a chromebook

Postposted on Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:01 am

how is chrome book different than a tablet? other than the fact that it has physical keyboard?
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Re: I got a chromebook

Postposted on Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:45 am

Anarchist wrote:how is chrome book different than a tablet? other than the fact that it has physical keyboard?


Battery life, weight, physical dimensions, app library.
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Re: I got a chromebook

Postposted on Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:26 am

I've got a Cr-48. I like it quite a bit as a secondary machine for the living room.
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Re: I got a chromebook

Postposted on Fri Jul 22, 2011 9:43 am

Anarchist wrote:how is chrome book different than a tablet? other than the fact that it has physical keyboard?


Well, it's essentially a netbook that is web-browser only. The iPad has way more apps, but no physical keyboard. Going with the iPad 2 would've been okay by me, but I don't want to lug around a keyboard dock station.
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