Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th May 2012 21:32 UTC
Google Two interesting reviews of the new Chrome OS and new hardware. The general gist? While we're all busy focussing on Android, Chrome OS keeps getting better and better - even though it's not there quite yet. Nuance is in the final verdict - The Verge claims it's almost there: "Google is closer than ever to convincing the world that we can live online, that we can do away with the old hard drives and local apps and spend our lives on the web." ReadWriteWeb is already convinced: "The point is, Chrome OS is ready for the market." I have to admit that, for the first time, I feel somewhat compelled by Chrome OS.
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RE: How convinced?
by kragil on Tue 29th May 2012 22:44 UTC in reply to "How convinced?"
kragil
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2006-01-04

Give me a smaller SSD, a thiner body and a ARM SOC and take $250 less from me and I am convinced.

Google really needs to get the ARM port rolling.

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RE[2]: How convinced?
by tessmonsta on Tue 29th May 2012 22:55 in reply to "RE: How convinced?"
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2009-07-16

Generally, yes. They may switch to ARM SoCs after they smooth out the bugs in the Android port.

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RE[3]: How convinced?
by kragil on Wed 30th May 2012 10:54 in reply to "RE[2]: How convinced?"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

Well, ChromeOS is way more than just Chrome. The Android port will help, but ARM has so much more potential so they should take this way more serious.

I always thought when A15 ARM chips are available Google would release ChromeOS to an wider audience.

Why the hell aren't there some really cheap Chinese OEMs who crank out $200 Chromebooks? Eric always said these things are supposed to be really cheap.

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