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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Computer Equals Internet
by Cheikh on Sat 7th Dec 2013 16:03 UTC
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They are scared because there are millions of users that believe a computer equals internet access all other software you can have on Window these users have no use for it; they just want to browse, read Email and chat with their friends which chromebook does very well. Students with limited budget could do most of their work using Chromebook, with new features added on each update even power users like Chromebook.

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