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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I'm using one now...
by duraaraa on Wed 7th May 2014 05:12 UTC
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I have one, as well as a Macbook Pro and a Thinkpad W Series. I use the chromebook the most. I have crouton to allow me to switch back and forth with an ubuntu chroot, so I can basically do anything any other laptop can do. With haswell it has good graphics performance and battery life, and it cost all of $150. I'm really, really happy with it and think everyone should get one, so long as they are comfortable enough with linux to use crouton.

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