Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 7th Dec 2013 00:55 UTC

"It's pretty much a brick," says Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison as he rejects a Samsung Chromebook brought in by an actor playing a customer. Microsoft really doesn't want you buying this thing.

But why? Just how big of a threat are Chromebooks, Google's oft-ridiculed web-only laptops, to Microsoft's core business?

I'm puzzled too. It doesn't seem like Chromebooks are that big of a threat - why create terrible advertisements that only provide Google with free publicity?

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RE: Simple tools
by iarann on Sun 8th Dec 2013 05:21 UTC in reply to "Simple tools"
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Today mobile phones and tablets have made people aware that they actually can get things done with far less feature complete tools than their desktop office suit. Chromebook will extend that awareness to the desktop, and when that happens nobody will care much if MS Office have x features more than e.g. Google docs and much of the reason people still buy MS-Office will be gone. This is why Microsoft is so scared

Google docs has a long way to go before it even comes close to convincing businesses they don't need Microsoft Office.

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