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    News - Expect Lenovo & ASUS to launch $149 Chromebooks early in 2015

    Thanks to Rockchip processors. Will these be the first fruit of the Rockchip-Intel alliance?
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    Re: News - Expect Lenovo & ASUS to launch $149 Chromebooks early in 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    Will these be the first fruit of the Rockchip-Intel alliance?
    Erm, they are arm based.

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    Re: News - Expect Lenovo & ASUS to launch $149 Chromebooks early in 2015

    I know, the answer was 'no'
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    Erm, they are arm based.

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    Re: News - Expect Lenovo & ASUS to launch $149 Chromebooks early in 2015

    We will have to see how well these do against the recently announced Windows 8.1 HP Stream Laptops, I believe they started at $200? Think I would possibly prefer a Full OS, although I imagine the Chromebooks may run faster due to the light OS.

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    Re: News - Expect Lenovo & ASUS to launch $149 Chromebooks early in 2015

    Hmm, I wonder how easy it'd be to ditch ChromeOS and put on a Linux distro? If relatively straight forward then I might be interested. Fancy a light-weight Linux box, but ChromeOS leaves me cold.
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    Thanks to Rockchip processors. Will these be the first fruit of the Rockchip-Intel alliance?.
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    Erm, they are arm based.
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    I know, the answer was 'no'
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    Re: News - Expect Lenovo & ASUS to launch $149 Chromebooks early in 2015

    Tempting for a lightweight word processor/browser... After all for personal use I've found google docs+spreadsheet perfectly adequate. Be interesting to see how the MS stuff competes - Got to love competition!
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    Re: News - Expect Lenovo & ASUS to launch $149 Chromebooks early in 2015

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Tempting for a lightweight word processor/browser... After all for personal use I've found google docs+spreadsheet perfectly adequate. Be interesting to see how the MS stuff competes - Got to love competition!
    Couldn't agree more.

    My girlfriend has a Toshiba Chromebook (and will be purchasing a Chromebook 2 when they are available in the UK so I can have her old one ) and she uses it for her university studies. 13.3 inch screen so it's a nice size too look at (I find 11 inches just to small to work on and she agrees (ooooo-er)) and it's a full sized keyboard. Google docs is more than enough for her and every single square inch around her uni gets super fast wifi so all her class notes are saved auto-magically. But if prices wan't to keep coming down...

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