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Old 12-11-2012, 03:59 PM   #16
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I do know you can buy apps for Chrome or Android that are good at spread sheets. However Google's stuff seems to be free.
If something on the internet is free, you are probably the product...
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I... Google's stuff seems to be free.
Google offers a lot of freebies. But the reality is that its not free. What it costs is you. Your privacy, your information, your likes and dislikes, your interests and hobbies, what you think, where you go and so on and so on ad nauseam. There is NO way I am giving over my entire OS/apps/purchasing/activity behaviours to one entity... and especially not if I cant even store my own stuff on my own computer. Not for me, this latest invasion.

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Yes. For example, facebook: Free.. ya think? I run Abine's Do not track and it blocks facebook from following you on thousands of sites (Facebook is one of several companies that secretly tracks you at millions of websites. You blocked Facebook from tracking you 13282 times on other sites. ). Google +...same thing (Google is one of several companies that secretly tracks you at millions of websites.You blocked Google from tracking you 3624 times on other sites. ). You think all those cute little "like" and "+1" buttons are handy? They are.. but they aren't actually for you. These companies may not charge but they are making money hand over fist on YOUR information, your "stuff".

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Old 12-15-2012, 07:17 AM   #19
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http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/201...g-laptops.html

Friday, December 14, 2012
Chromebooks, Best-Selling Laptops
Who said that Chromebooks aren't popular? If you look at Amazon's list of the best sellers in the "Laptop computers" category, you'll find 4 Chromebooks in the top 11:

#1: Samsung Chromebook (57 days in the top 100) - out of stock
#5: Samsung Chromebook 3G (57 days in the top 100) - out of stock
#9: Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook (199 days in the top 100)
#11: Acer C7 Chromebook (6 days in the top 100)

Samsung's ARM Chromebook is also best selling laptop at Amazon.UK

France, Germany, Spain, Italy - sold out
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:40 AM   #20
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Tried both at BB and I would prefer the Acer.

Only available currently via shipping at this point, BB is out of stock most anywhere close to me. The Chrome market is only a small subset of google's play store is my assumtion?

For $199 I may give it a try though. Reviews seem decent enough but I have a Nexus 7 so maybe lots of duplicity is my first thought.

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Old 12-15-2012, 11:42 AM   #21
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http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/201...g-laptops.html

Friday, December 14, 2012
Chromebooks, Best-Selling Laptops
Who said that Chromebooks aren't popular? If you look at Amazon's list of the best sellers in the "Laptop computers" category, you'll find 4 Chromebooks in the top 11:

#1: Samsung Chromebook (57 days in the top 100) - out of stock
#5: Samsung Chromebook 3G (57 days in the top 100) - out of stock
#9: Samsung Series 5 550 Chromebook (199 days in the top 100)
#11: Acer C7 Chromebook (6 days in the top 100)

Samsung's ARM Chromebook is also best selling laptop at Amazon.UK

France, Germany, Spain, Italy - sold out
I picked up my Chromebook last month, the Samsung model. It seems no one can keep these things in stock. I saw that Best Buy had some one day, so I rushed over. I had to wait a while because it hadn't yet been unloaded from the truck.

There are people who say "why would you want a Chromebook when you can have a tablet?" I have a Tablet, a Kindle Fire. Each device has its own strength and weaknesses. I'd much rather read a book on a tablet than on a Chromebook. But I would rather use the internet on a Chromebook than on a tablet. You can put a keyboard on a tablet, but that seems like an awkward solution. The Chromebook is going to be the right choice for everyone, but I'm happy with it.
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:27 PM   #22
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I picked up my Chromebook last month, the Samsung model. It seems no one can keep these things in stock. I saw that Best Buy had some one day, so I rushed over. I had to wait a while because it hadn't yet been unloaded from the truck.

There are people who say "why would you want a Chromebook when you can have a tablet?" I have a Tablet, a Kindle Fire. Each device has its own strength and weaknesses. I'd much rather read a book on a tablet than on a Chromebook. But I would rather use the internet on a Chromebook than on a tablet. You can put a keyboard on a tablet, but that seems like an awkward solution. The Chromebook is going to be the right choice for everyone, but I'm happy with it.
Browsing the net was good enough from my perspective but is it 4:3 rather than 16:9? I know there were keys to make what one was viewing larger and smaller which I liked alot. And a brightness key as well. I found the Acer display more pleasing to me but I didn't try to adjust the Samsung.

I was rather impressed with my first experience. With the wifi in BB, the Acer was pretty speedy considering everything using that hotspot in the store.

No stock anywhere with zipcodes I checked. No telling how many are out there for availability at this point versus what the demand is. Maybe they cannot make them fast enough but who knows.

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I picked up my Chromebook last month, the Samsung model. It seems no one can keep these things in stock. I saw that Best Buy had some one day, so I rushed over. I had to wait a while because it hadn't yet been unloaded from the truck.

There are people who say "why would you want a Chromebook when you can have a tablet?" I have a Tablet, a Kindle Fire. Each device has its own strength and weaknesses. I'd much rather read a book on a tablet than on a Chromebook. But I would rather use the internet on a Chromebook than on a tablet. You can put a keyboard on a tablet, but that seems like an awkward solution. The Chromebook is going to be the right choice for everyone, but I'm happy with it.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:05 PM   #24
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The Chromebook is going to be the right choice for everyone, but I'm happy with it.
I meant to say "The Chromebook is NOT going to be the right choice for everyone, but I'm happy with it." One little word changes so much...

I think they are all 16:9 these days.
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I meant to say "The Chromebook is NOT going to be the right choice for everyone, but I'm happy with it." One little word changes so much...
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My brother managed to get a Chromebook. I'm pretty impressed with it.
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My brother managed to get a Chromebook. I'm pretty impressed with it.
Yes that is way it is.

'I know guy who knows guy who dates girl who father works with guy who son is electronic guy who got one and sold it double price.'

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Exceptions include free and open source software, at least some of the sites hosting public domain works, and at least some sites hosting works with creative commons licenses.
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Acer showed on website briefly revised C7 chromebook model

had twice ram 4gb
had 500gb hard drive not 320gb
had large battery 5000mAh for 6hour twice old

problem cost is 300USD 150% old cost
Acer took it off site
said just test no decision
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I am still waffling around thinking about it, though Christmas slowed me down. Has anyone first hand experience yet with the two new ones?

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