I would be seriously looking into the Acer model if they were going to be released in Canada on launch day. Might be worth a trip down to the States! Anyone know if a U.S. bought chromebook will work in the Great White North?
i wonder how well it will work with large scale hot spots in addition to local wifi
also, i thought the price point was supposed to be lower....looks like i am going to have to look into the specs more....
Only a week more to go! I remember when Nokia Booklet 3G was launched I wanted it so bad to be one of the first owners but I kept my cool. This time, I will do the same. I'm going to wait until the first batch has been tested by the public.
I'm not real savvy on the difference between the WiFi and 3G. How does that impact most users? I have high speed internet at home, and at the local cafe. Does that change anything?
In a nutshell, 3G is a cellular connection that allows access to the internet from wherever you are granted you have proper reception (just like a mobile phone), while Wi-Fi is just another means of connecting to an already existing broadband/high-speed internet connection, such as in your home or at a cafe. The main advantage of 3G is portability (Wi-Fi does not follow you). The main advantage of Wi-Fi is speed (3G only clocks in at about 1mbps - Wi-Fi ranges from 5mbps to 50+mbps).
"Mbps", btw, refers to Megabits Per Second. 3G connectivity is "ok" for surfing the web (such as reading Engadget or posting on ChromebookForum.com) but undesirable for streaming/downloading media (such as Netflix or Hulu).
Now that I think about it, I'm a little surprised that Google didn't push for 4G. This would be just the deal for T-Mobile to get back on their feet!