Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sun 15th May 2011 06:16 UTC, submitted by Sebastian Anthony
Google "Both hardware- and software-wise, [Chromebooks] are nothing special: You can download Chrome OS's open source brother, Chromium OS, for free -- and at around $400 for a Chromebook, you would certainly expect some better hardware than what Samsung and Acer are offering. In fact, for around $300 you can get a cheaper and more powerful netbook with Windows 7 pre-installed -- and it only takes about 30 minutes to wipe Windows and install Chrome OS yourself."
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RE[2]: makes no sense
by Spiron on Sun 15th May 2011 10:30 UTC in reply to "RE: makes no sense"
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except a lot of people use them for offline work as they are both cheep and more portable than a conventional laptop. this is chromeOS big failer, the inability to let the user use ANY offline storage or programs.

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