Read more.Do you want one?
Read more.Do you want one?
I'd buy it if it was an 11.6" tablet with keyboard accessory and Android OS. It even pay £329
Having worked out that exchange rate, nope. I'd just go for a normal tablet, all I need it for is basic note taking in lectures, I have my destop as my powerhouse.
The buggers should have brought it in for £199.99, which is the obvious price when doing the old /exchange rate + VAT calculation.
I wouldn't buy whilst it has a rip UK price vs. US. The price should be less than £200, it's a matter of treating UK customers with respect.
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I'd get it for techy "ooh, ARM Cortex A15" reasons, but back in the real world, I have an E-450 based netbook which can do 10x more and probably is more powerful, has more RAM, more local storage, and runs more than a web browser (although I don't know if ChromeOS now supports local native apps besides the browser).
You can get the Samsung Chromebook with £50 cashback now making it £149.
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Nah, I don't like the idea of getting rid of my Windows and it has low gaming capabilites.
Great in theory but not well implemented, there is no Ethernet port which is a deal breaker for me at least, could they not have made a collapsible plug or even at least bundle an adapter because you can have all the cloud storage in the world but it would be useless without anyway of accessing it. I really hope chrome OS has built in google docs because it is horrible to use when there is huge amounts of latency.
I'd consider one if it had passable video playing capability of .avi, .mkv files, but can't find anywehere that will confirm/deny this. I can live with the largely online Chrome-only thing apart from catching up on TV shows recorded onto USB stick from Windows Media Centre. To be honest I suspect they'll junk it eventually in favour of Android now they've got Chrome ported over.
I reckon I'll buy one just to see what interesting development occurs. ChromeOS is useful sure but Ubuntu or Android would be even more so. That said even if nothing happens I'll still be ok, it has an SSH client
£229 for hardware to run a... web browser? Not before I get completely drunk.
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No - and not because of the price, but because I've used a Chromebook in the past.
When you compare this to Android, it's like a gimped version that needs an internet connection to get the most from it. If you want to read your Gmail offline for example, you need a specific offline version of the app.
I really fail to see why building the apps on top of Android wouldn't have sufficed. Massive app library and no offline issues.
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