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    News - Google introduces “Chromebook, for everyone” at £229

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    Re: News - Google introduces “Chromebook, for everyone” at £229

    I'd buy it if it was an 11.6" tablet with keyboard accessory and Android OS. It even pay £329

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    Re: News - Google introduces “Chromebook, for everyone” at £229

    Quote Originally Posted by Scainer View Post
    I'd buy it if it was an 11.6" tablet with keyboard accessory and Android OS. It even pay £329
    Wouldn't buy it even that way. To me I need to move from XP or Windows 7 machines to my laptop without going right.. new OS.. limited here, ok, will do it this way to get around.. Won't work. I need fully functional OS and x86 CPU. All these new Google and Android tablets and netbooks are useless for other than basic browsing and social sites. I have been waiting for a tablet with x86 (so compatible with nearly any software I throw at it) and decent pen/touch support so I could use one for taking notes etc. and saving as PDF or whatever format. Nearly all of them are over €800. I went on Lenovo site today - ordinary laptop ~€400, add pen/touch and becomes ~€1200. Now come on lads..

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    Re: News - Google introduces “Chromebook, for everyone” at £229

    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.

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    Re: News - Google introduces “Chromebook, for everyone” at £229

    The buggers should have brought it in for £199.99, which is the obvious price when doing the old /exchange rate + VAT calculation.

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    Re: News - Google introduces “Chromebook, for everyone” at £229

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarinder View Post
    The buggers should have brought it in for £199.99, which is the obvious price when doing the old /exchange rate + VAT calculation.
    You forgot to add PCWorld/Curry's mark up 8|

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    Quote Originally Posted by edvinasm View Post
    Wouldn't buy it even that way. To me I need to move from XP or Windows 7 machines to my laptop without going right.. new OS.. limited here, ok, will do it this way to get around.. Won't work. I need fully functional OS and x86 CPU. All these new Google and Android tablets and netbooks are useless for other than basic browsing and social sites.
    That's exactly what this hardware is spec'ed for. So Windows 7 is pointless. Hell you'd hardly even fit Windows 7 on 16GB.
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    Re: News - Google introduces “Chromebook, for everyone” at £229

    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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    Re: News - Google introduces “Chromebook, for everyone” at £229

    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).

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    Re: News - Google introduces “Chromebook, for everyone” at £229

    You can get the Samsung Chromebook with £50 cashback now making it £149.

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    Re: News - Google introduces “Chromebook, for everyone” at £229

    Nah, I don't like the idea of getting rid of my Windows and it has low gaming capabilites.

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    Re: News - Google introduces “Chromebook, for everyone” at £229

    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.

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    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.

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    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

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    Re: News - Google introduces “Chromebook, for everyone” at £229

    £229 for hardware to run a... web browser? Not before I get completely drunk.

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    Re: News - Google introduces “Chromebook, for everyone” at £229

    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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