Chromebooks - yea or nay?

Discussion in 'General Technology' started by Tom Roeder, Aug 23, 2014.

  1. Tom Roeder

    Tom Roeder Obliviot Staff Member

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    I bought the ASUS CM 300 - I think I am going to return it. I bought it mostly because I was curious about a laptop that cheap with awesome battery life. Well, it really is a cream puff...no balls what so ever. I kind of expected this, but I bought one anyway. I was considering wiping Chrome OS and installing Ubuntu, but I think I will still be disappointed in the muscle.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. madmat

    madmat Soup Nazi

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    No soup for you!
    Personally I'd prefer a netbook even though they're out of vogue.
     
  3. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

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    I need performance, even if I'm just doing simple things. That being the case, Chromebooks are far from being made for me.
     
  4. Tom Roeder

    Tom Roeder Obliviot Staff Member

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    The chrome book pixel is quite stout - but for that kind of money, they are just too far out of reach. I was just drawn to the idea - a laptop with 10- hour battery, with ubuntu installed (if I chose) for $225. Tempting, that is.
     
  5. TechTorpedo.com

    TechTorpedo.com Obliviot

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    Not a fan of chromebooks, prefer those new surface laptops,
     
  6. PhilipTaylor

    PhilipTaylor Obliviot

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    Yeah me too i don't like chromebooks, better check other good laptops
     

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