Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th May 2014 20:54 UTC
Google

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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by Kancept on Thu 8th May 2014 02:29 UTC
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I have an original Chromebook (Mario Fish) and I use it in the garage. I have Macs all throughout the house (me, wife, kiddos) and can't find where the Chromebook fits with us having small, light laptops already. If I had a guest room, I'd put it in there, but I don't.

So, since I don't want to work on my motorcycle and use my Macbook Air, I use the Chromebook out there, as I feel it's more "disposable" if you will. I don't feel bad typing with a greasy finger or something to scroll through a teardown or change the music.

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