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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RE: Me!
by Morgan on Wed 7th May 2014 11:10 UTC in reply to "Me!"
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My Chromebook has a physical keyboard and that's what makes it for me. I need that and no tablet can replace that.

I would bring up the Asus Transformer line of tablets with detachable "real" keyboards, but for the abysmal performance of the OS on those. The hardware is beautiful, the keyboard is great, and the combined battery life when the tablet is attached is out of this world. But Android on those machines just limps and stutters like a drunken sailor.

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