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2014-08-12 02:54 PM
j0dest3r The hype around tablet type devices is waning even Apple is rumored to be testing arm based laptops with OSX. Microsoft of course is concentrating on keyboard mouse users as well for the upcoming Windows 9. Interesting times, thanks for sharing.
2014-08-12 10:49 AM
four Netbooks 2.0 - aka Chromebooks - will take another shot at displacing Windows at the entry level, according to Gartner...
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/08...education_usa/

In three years the number of Chromebooks sold should match the number of Macs Apple sells.
Assuming they can break out of the North American market that consumes 82% of them.

But it doesn't look like Microsoft will give up this market without a fight...
2014-08-07 09:25 AM
four This doesn't look like a fad
http://www.electronista.com/articles...king.comeback/
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A number of schools that had instituted large-scale programs to supply students with iPads or other tablets are now reconsidering the idea...
2014-03-03 01:39 PM
four Samsung updates its Chromebook lineup
http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/3/546...te-to-a-wildly
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/...-due-in-april/
2014-02-28 11:38 PM
four Microsoft answers Google challenge:
Quote:
What do you do if you have an operating system that nobody likes? If you're Microsoft,
it looks like you bundle it with a search engine that nobody wants to use either.
http://m.theinquirer.net/inquirer/ne...le-chromebooks
http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/28/54...ing-experiment
2014-02-22 10:12 AM
four Isn't competition a good thing, eh?
http://www.phonearena.com/news/Micro...ees-70_id52910
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The fee had been $50 per unit for devices at that price point, but now it will
cost manufacturers just $15. Bloomberg says that the price reduction was a response
to Google Chromebooks, which have been doing extremely well in the sub-$300 market...
2014-02-13 09:50 AM
four
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Originally Posted by four View Post
There is a Horizon View HTML5 client that can be used on Chrome OS devices...
But hopefully VMware and/or Google add a native client...
Just as expected, Google is trying to keep the momentum going
http://www.engadget.com/2014/02/13/g...indows-remote/
http://www.forbes.com/sites/benkepes...romebook-deal/

With the Chromebook already doing quite well in the educational
market, this DaaS can get very tempting for enterprises...
2014-01-22 01:40 PM
j0dest3r I really don't get the point of these. I can see special use cases like pointed out earlier where a company is in the Google Eco system and does everything productive in the cloud anyways, sure but for a general use computer? An HP laptop with Windows is only $40.00 more.
2014-01-17 04:46 PM
hagbard We cracked the screen on our 303 Samsung. How? Closing the screen onto the keyboard. The keyboard actually cracked the screen. That's how cheaply they're made.
2014-01-15 07:52 PM
BGY11 On Best Buy Canada's site, they show the standard US keyboard layout as well, yet here's what I got:
2014-01-15 07:36 PM
four There is just one on sale at the Canadian PlayStore and it looks as standard as it gets...

2014-01-15 07:27 PM
BGY11 I'm hesitant to purchase a Chromebook online (via Google Play, or otherwise) until I can verify that the keyboard layout is not the bilingual one up here. I just picked up the Samsung Series 3 Chromebook, and I can't stand the shortened left SHIFT key. Keep hitting the accented characters key just to the right of it.
2014-01-14 07:23 PM
four Hey, this might help Chromebooks adoption...
http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/14/53...e-os-interface

Really nifty!
Chrome-the-browser turns into CromeOS virtual machine!!
And all this inside Windows 8!

Update to v.32 is required...
2014-01-13 01:14 AM
ExDilbert It looks like Canadians are getting ripped off on Chromebooks. The Samsung Chromebook XE303C12 is $225.00-$249.00 on Amazon.com. It's $330-$597 on Amazon.ca. The Acer C720 Chromebook is $199-$260 vs $299-$399. The HP Chromebook 11 is $339-$399 vs $399. The HP Chromebook 14 is $299-$368 vs $320-$539. (The HP models seem to be the only ones where prices are close to comparable.) They are out of stock on Google Play (Canada) so there is probably some profiteering going on. My take is to wait a few months and prices will drop when supplies increase.
2014-01-11 06:27 PM
DRS In 2013 2.5 million chromebooks were shipped world wide and it is predicted that that number will double this year. They will never replace a windows or mac pc how ever if your computer is used for mostly internet and skydrive or google docs than they become a very credible computer. Low power consumption,fast bootup and shut down, auto backup to the cloud, a simple O/S, compact size and weight, low price are just some of the reasons that this will appeal to many of us that are not as computer literate as you computer geeks out there
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