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: A great idea...five years ago
by thegman on Thu 8th May 2014 05:07 UTC in reply to "A great idea...five years ago"
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I'd probably say the opposite, I think the Chromebook is a terrible idea in theory, but in reality, it's catching on fairly well.

Why terrible? Well, other than price, there is just no reason to get one over a Mac or PC. They are simpler of course, but you pay through the nose for the simplicity with an incredible lack of functionality.

I do sort of like them, but price really is the only advantage over a PC or Mac.

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