Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th May 2014 20:54 UTC
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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[3]: Comment by shmerl
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 7th May 2014 18:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by shmerl"
Bill Shooter of Bul
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In my friends experience working at best buy, the real money was in the extended warantees. Those had absurd margins.

Even now, last time I bought a laptop at retail. The sales guy went so far as to suggest that I purposefully break the computer shortly before the warantee expiration to get a new computer.

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