Excerpts from Hiawatha Bray on the Chromebook
We don’t really need netbook computers any more. Maybe a few years ago, when small, inexpensive netbooks were ultra-portable, refreshing alternatives to bulky, overpriced laptops. But full-featured laptops are cheaper these days. And if it’s simplicity you want, there’s Apple Inc.’s brilliant iPad 2 tablet computer.
In other words, the Chromebook was designed by and for people who spend 16 hours a day working at Google. For them, it’s brilliant. For the rest of us, not so much.