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Will Chromebooks be the dagger in Windows 8's heart?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    I have no doubt pparks will be delighted to hear you think he is brain dead.
    Only if he reads at a 2nd grade level. Nothing I said applies to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
    They seem to be getting popular. You could always install ubuntu on them.


    Quote Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
    I have a chromebook. You can do offline files and work while disconnected. But to really make use if the device, you would need to be online.

    For $249, it was a great purchase. Does exactly what I want it to do.
    They're getting more popular simply because most people are braindead facebook and blogging users. Nothing more to it. You can't do any serious long term work on it.

    A couple months ago, I published an app on the windows 8 store using only my hp envy x2. I wrote the app using visual studio 2012. I debugged it on the x2. And I published it using the x2. And the x2 has an atom processor (gasp).

    The chromebook is a gimmick. Just like the retina display. It sounds good and all to the braindead users. But in the end, you can't do any serious work with it.
    Chromebook is a NETbook..I'd guess that's all it was ever meant to be "Browser hardware" - would be nice to be able to develop android apps on it but that was never the intention.. to each his own I suppose..
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    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    They're getting more popular simply because most people are braindead facebook and blogging users. Nothing more to it. You can't do any serious long term work on it.
    Lots of computer users however don't have a demonstrated need to do any serious long term work, so it could suit them. I would never be able to scale down to just the chromebook and use nothing else, but for a secondary device that works extremely well for me, I really enjoy the chromebook.

    Quote Originally Posted by goodintentions View Post
    The chromebook is a gimmick. Just like the retina display. It sounds good and all to the braindead users. But in the end, you can't do any serious work with it.
    Calling it a gimmick is not fair. It's a very light weight, small, full keyboard device that costs $249. It's not affected by viruses and malware, it can be lost without losing personal data and it can be refreshed in less than 1 minute if it royally gets screwed up. Sure, it's not a full fledged PC for gaming, or application development. It was never intended to be.


    As it pertains to this thread, I don't think the Chromebook will do any damage to Windows 8 overall...but it's a nice little device. For me personally, more bang for the buck than my tablet, and more enjoyeable to use than the surface pro for the typical things I do from home in the evening. It's small, sits out of the way on my coffee table in my living room and boots up real fast.
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    I've never seen one, but I think I'd reject it, much for the same reason I reject metro.
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