Thursday, June 23, 2011

Samsung Series 5 Google Chromebook Review - Walt Mossberg - Personal Technology - AllThingsD

Walt Mossberg on Chromebook 1.0

My verdict is that, while the Chromebook is a bold idea that may be a harbinger of the future of computing, it’s too limited and buggy today to be the main computer relied upon by mainstream users. I can’t recommend it over a standard laptop, except perhaps as a secondary machine for techies or early adopters.

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The bottom line: The best and most numerous programs are still designed for Windows and the Mac, and we still live in a world without ubiquitous, speedy, low-cost, unlimited wireless connectivity. So typical laptop users are better off with computers designed for the current hybrid world, where both robust offline and online functions are needed.

Samsung Series 5 Google Chromebook Review - Walt Mossberg - Personal Technology - AllThingsD

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