Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th May 2014 20:54 UTC

If you haven't picked up a Chromebook just yet, you might want to wait a little longer. Intel has just announced plans to roll out as many as 20 new Chromebooks by the latter half of this year. This new set will be thinner, lighter, more powerful and generally more diverse in terms of design. It's clear that Google is making a play for the mainstream.

I applaud any efforts to get people to buy new platforms, but in all honesty, I've yet to see a Chromebook in the wild - in fact, I don't even think I've ever even seen one in a store. Granted, I live in a small country nobody cares about, and the uptake of non-Windows platforms in desktops and laptops has always been pretty abysmal here, but you'd think you'd see more of these things.

What is the current state of Chrome OS? Owners, do you use it every day? What do you miss in a Chromebook that a traditional Linux/Windows/OS X laptop does offer?

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Love my chromebook
by jstead on Wed 7th May 2014 13:01 UTC
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I use it more than any other computer.
The things I like better are fast boot, no administration, just works.

The only thing that I miss is being able to download torrents (I think you can do that now too, but I haven't done it).

I knew I wasn't going to be able to install games, or play movies from a DVD. I didn't buy it for that.

I bought it so I could connect to the internet, get email, get documents, take notes surf the web, do my finances, wherever I was (you can almost always get connected, especially with a mobile hotspot phone). If I couldn't get connected, there was little I would be doing if I was running linux or that other OS.

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