Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 8th Oct 2013 22:42 UTC
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Until now, Chromebook buyers have had to make a choice. You could get either a cheap laptop with cheap components or the premium-but-ridiculously-expensive Chromebook Pixel. When Google says that HP's new $279 Chromebook 11 is 'inspired' by the Pixel, it's not about components - the Chromebook 11 lacks the high-resolution touchscreen, the high-end Ivy Bridge CPU, and the solid aluminum construction - the Pixel's banner features. Rather, it's about making a laptop that makes enthusiasts happy without the Pixel's sticker shock.

The first non-Pixel Chromebook that actually looks decent and makes me want to buy it - except, what's with the crappy battery life? Only 6 hours on such a small ARM laptop?

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RE: Netbook?
by joekiser on Wed 9th Oct 2013 10:52 UTC in reply to "Netbook?"
joekiser
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2005-06-30

So it's a netbook, except that it can't run my software?


No, but it can run my parents' software, which means less tech support from two states away, and less time cleaning crap off the computer when I'm home for Christmas.

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RE[2]: Netbook?
by bipbip on Wed 9th Oct 2013 12:03 in reply to "RE: Netbook?"
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2013-06-24

And no more virus removing, OS error fixing, windows reinstalling ... real holydays

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