Linked by fran on Fri 24th Aug 2012 20:04 UTC
Google A new version of Chrome OS has been released. From the Chrome Blog: "We made the apps list much more compact, so you can access your apps without interrupting your browsing experience. We also added a search box at the top of the apps list, which you can use like an omnibox to search the web, specific websites, or the apps on your computer, visual improvements such as a redesigned Cloud Print dialog and the ability to add custom wallpaper. You can now also save files directly to Google Drive, so you can access files later from any device, including Drive on iOS or Android. Under the hood, we've added audio support for USB and HDMI, additional sandboxing security features, and many more bug fixes."
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RE: I... dont... get... it...
by bassbeast on Mon 27th Aug 2012 16:06 UTC in reply to "I... dont... get... it..."
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Here is what I don't get about Chrome OS...who is it for exactly? I mean you'd think with it being so limited they would be selling it at a cheaper price, but most of the Chrome OS units I've seen are $399-$499 with a lousy Atom CPU, very little storage and not much memory.

Compare your average Chrome OS machine with the Win 7 Starter units they sell at every B&M and its like a bad joke! Last time I walked in wally world they had an Atom dual core with 2Gb of RAM and a 160Gb HDD for $249. You are talking a $150 off for a better unit! And at the same price as the Chromebooks you can have an AMD quad with 4Gb of RAM, 320Gb HDD, and is powerful enough in the graphics dept it can play many mainstream games.

So I just don't get it, I really don't. When I first heard of Chrome OS I thought it was a smart idea, I figured ARM or Atom based at $100-$200 depending on the chips, at that price people would be happy to put up with a less featured OS that depended on the net and Google services, but at $399? Who would want to buy such a crippled system at a cost higher than a full featured laptop?

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