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Johnnythegeek
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1/31/2013 | 1:00:29 PM
re: Chromebooks Actually Selling, Acer Says
While I think Chromebooks make for a OK experience as a second device. I think much of its sales drive is due to people seeing these Chromebooks as they did Netbooks. A sort of in between device for web surfing. But again as with Netbooks. The buyers expectation might not be inline with what a Chromebook can provide. After all if you run any kind of Windows program like a iTunes or Office or games even. I think your going to find that Chromebooks again are going to be restrictive. Your basically buying into another eco system of apps through Google.
Maybe you can deal with that maybe not. But again I think price has attractive many to Chromebooks. Not sure if that's enough to continue their market increase. A lot of consumers I am sure are very much not going to really understand a Chromebooks limitations until they use it for a while.
Thomas Claburn
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1/30/2013 | 7:03:25 PM
re: Chromebooks Actually Selling, Acer Says
My kids use them and as the defacto family admin, Chromebooks have proven to be less trouble to manage than Macs or Windows machines.
Byurcan
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1/30/2013 | 6:01:15 PM
re: Chromebooks Actually Selling, Acer Says
I was given a free Chromebook on a flight to use a few months ago as a promotional thing for the duration of the flight, it was pretty underwhelming
macker490
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1/30/2013 | 3:59:40 PM
re: Chromebooks Actually Selling, Acer Says
the industry has learned that if you set up a computer such that any program updates are allowed you are going to have a hackers' paradise . that idea doesn't work. for anyone other than the hacker .

approved app libraries seem to be a good approach .


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