|reply to haroldo |
Re: The $199 iPad killer?
I think there is a market for Chromebooks, but I don't think they compete with iPads.
Take my friend, for example. He is using a laptop from 2004 and uses it for work. His work isn't going to replace the machine any time soon, but he wants his own computer to browse the web and do word processing. The Nexus 7 or iPad mini, the tablets comparable in price to a Chromebook, aren't going to do the trick because they lack keyboards (yes, you can get keyboards for them and buy iWork on the iPad, but those add more $$ to the purchase price) and have small screens, and cheap Windows laptops have shitty battery life and are slow. For my friend, the $250 Samsung Chromebook is perfect.
It all comes down to which product best suits your needs.
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said by steven s:No, not really. Not compared to the 6 hour battery life and ARM CPU in the chromebooks. For $50 more, you should get the same battery life and crappy speed from a $300 ASUS with a dual core AMD processor, and it will be an actual real computer with a real OS. For $120 more you can get an actual real laptop.
cheap Windows laptops have shitty battery life and are slow.
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