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Old 02-22-2013, 01:43 PM   #25
QuantumIguana
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Originally Posted by pl001 View Post
Yeah I'm with you guys, I just don't get this at all. I didn't have much interest in the cheap chromebooks, but at least I understood their purpose and value.

The only thing spec'd good on this thing is the screen, and even then it's an odd non-standard aspect ratio (for PCs anyway). The big selling point the Google diehards are claiming is the 3 years of free 1TB cloud storage, which is an $1800 value. I guess if you need that it's a good deal. But very few people need or want that. Otherwise it's basically an expensive web browser with a pretty screen.

I like my Chromebook, but it was the $249 Chromebook. It's hard to see what the target market is for this device at this price. I don't mind the screen resolution, the 3x2 is a good compromise between 16x9 which is good for movies and TV and 4x3 which is good for documents. I've been impressed with some of the web based apps, but there is still a ways to go before they are fully practical.
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