Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 2nd Sep 2018 23:32 UTC
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Among the new hardware launched this week at IFA in Berlin are a couple of premium Chromebooks. Lenovo's $600 Yoga Chromebook brings high-end styling and materials to the Chromebook space, along with well-specced internals and a high quality screen. Dell's $600 Inspiron Chromebook 14 has slightly lower specs but is similarly offering better styling, bigger, better quality screens, and superior specs to the Chromebook space.

These systems join a few other premium Chromebooks already out there. HP's Chromebook x2 is a $600 convertible hybrid launched a few months ago, and Samsung has had its Chromebook Plus and Pro systems for more than a year now. And of course, Google's Pixelbook is an astronomically expensive Chrome OS machine.

These systems should cause ripples in Redmond.

In a way, Google is employing the same tactic Microsoft used to get people hooked on DOS and Windows. Back in the late '80s and early '90s, people wanted the same computer at home as they were using at work, which were DOS and Windows machines. Now, it may be that younger people going off to college want what they were using primary and high school - Chrome OS machines.

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Comment by smashIt
by smashIt on Mon 3rd Sep 2018 06:30 UTC
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My guess:
People will by the Yoga and slap Windows on it.

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RE: Comment by smashIt
by Kochise on Mon 3rd Sep 2018 08:55 in reply to "Comment by smashIt"
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2006-03-03

Without a mate screen, not even close to me. Seriously, what's the hype about these "clear"/"glossy" screens ? Why not swapping them for semi-translucent mirrors directly ? What's the point of having a notebook in the outside just to have the surrounding reflecting in your screen ?

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