“It’s pretty much a brick,” says Pawn Stars’ Rick Harrison as he rejects a Samsung Chromebook brought in by an actor playing a customer. Microsoft really doesn’t want you buying this thing.
But why? Just how big of a threat are Chromebooks, Google’s oft-ridiculed web-only laptops, to Microsoft’s core business?
I’m puzzled too. It doesn’t seem like Chromebooks are that big of a threat – why create terrible advertisements that only provide Google with free publicity?