Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd May 2012 22:22 UTC
Google "Sure enough, a product listing provides a lot more detail about the tiny Chrome OS desktop than Samsung gave us in January, including its use of a 1.9GHz, dual-core Celeron B840, 4GB of DDR3 memory, a 16GB solid-state drive and six (not five) USB ports. We haven't seen mention of the promised wireless keyboard and mouse bundle, although the retailer's configuration might reflect a stripped-down trim level: at $330, it's a lot less than the $400 we were quoted at the start of the year." A $400 ChromeOS desktop box? Good luck with that.
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ChromeOS is like butter though...
by dmccrory on Wed 23rd May 2012 03:02 UTC
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2012-05-23

Those who speak ill of ChromeOS machines and think they aren't worth it have never tried one. No matter what laptop/desktop you compare it to, ChromeOS is faster... The boot and awake response times are amazing. While I'm typing this on a MacBook Pro, MacOS is a dog sometimes (like connecting to my work Wifi sometimes just messes it up). ChromeOS machines connect to wifi without problems all the time every time.

Yes, they are a little pricy, but with automatic updates, you don't have to pay for OS updates and while my Chromebook runs Ubuntu as well, ChromeOS is just smoother when doing internet things.

Also, it's a little short sighted to discount them as well, cause everything is moving to the cloud (including enterprises -- who google is targeting with these devices).

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