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    News - New Haswell based Chromebooks announced by Intel and Google

    A new Haswell based Chromebox joined the party too.
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    Re: News - New Haswell based Chromebooks announced by Intel and Google

    Really? Do these manufacturers have that sort of money to throw away?

    I am amazed they are still trying with Chromebook - all credit for the attempt but logically when they are not selling (and still don't even represent even 0.01% of internet traffic according to netmarketshare)...it just seems mad. The often quoted NDP research from the start of this year (published in July 2013) is really the only source that claims Chromebooks are doing well, and even then its in the education market where I imagine institutions have a few to trial rather than a proper rollout.

    Even a 32gb Windows RT tablet has more functionality/use than one of these. It's a great idea that is years ahead of its time, but until Google decide to invest deeper into their app ecosystem (Cheifly Google Docs/spread sheets/calendar) to make the web-only versions of those apps viable for day to day use, there will be no point in a chromebook.

    This is discussed every time there is a story on them and no-one has ever come up with a reason to buy one yet. Just seems a bit crazy!

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    Re: News - New Haswell based Chromebooks announced by Intel and Google

    It's nice to see haswell in new chrome books but I'm wondering if they are not an overkill for a platform running chrome os?

    Otherwise well done, it's allays good to see battery life improvement .

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    Re: News - New Haswell based Chromebooks announced by Intel and Google

    I think most people buy a Chromebook to wipe and install Linux. It's a way of avoiding paying for Windows, or contributing to Microsoft, which some people like to do.

    I'll do it if and when Samsung build an Enynos Octa Chromebook!

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    Re: News - New Haswell based Chromebooks announced by Intel and Google

    I assume Google are subsidizing the hardware costs?

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