Do you like the Google's Chromebook?
Anyone think it's a good value?
It's only a good option if you literally do not use a computer for anything but the internet. On that note most tablets are as powerful and more portable. If you really want the form factor of a laptop a similarly priced Windows laptop can do more.
Personally I'd like to like the Chromebook, just don't see a point where it really fits in or makes sense to purchase.read more collapse
Here is a conversion I had with one of my customers (edited):
Him 'My PC is busted I think I want a different one'
Me 'That PC is very old what do you all do with it, it may be just time to upgrade'
Him 'Bit of internet and facebook'
Me 'no games?
me 'How would you feel about a small lightweight cheap 'laptop' that only does internet and facebook?'
Him ' why did you air quote laptop?'
Me 'because it stores all your data on google's website'
him (gets crazy look)
Me 'no hear me out, 5 years ago we downloaded our email (silly at the time because we all had dial up and every one was sending huge joke emails so your computer would sync for like 20 minutes just for mail only for you to delete the mail without even looking at it) That seems crazy now right? Now imagine 5 years from now. Why do you want a PC that has viruses and antiviruses and programs that you need to manage? Why do you share your browsing history with other PC users in the house?
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