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Malone 06-13-2011 12:20 PM

Would you buy this?
 
Instead of the Chromebook, I mean?

Personally, I don't see the point. If you want a desktop version of Chrome OS, can't you just download it to the desktop computer that you already have? I don't get it. :confused:

Chrome-Guy 06-13-2011 12:33 PM

The point of the ChromeBook is to make it the ultimate on-the-go web browsing computer that can't get viruses, spyware, etc . The main benefit is not having to store anything on the computer your using (ChromeBook), everything is in the "clouds". So in the end you get super fast browsing speeds.

Your desktop/laptop on the other hand with Chrome OS installed may not run as efficiently since you do/can store a lot of information and media on your HD, prone to viruses, maybe not be eligible for special ChromeBook features/offers if not on a ChromeBook device.

Carney 07-05-2011 10:29 AM

I wouldn't buy it instead of a ChromeBook, but I'd buy it to supplement one or two, so as to do more serious, extended work, with a true full size desktop keyboard and mouse, and big monitor.

Madiddy 07-06-2011 03:26 PM

Why
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Malone (Post 2819)
Instead of the Chromebook, I mean?

Personally, I don't see the point. If you want a desktop version of Chrome OS, can't you just download it to the desktop computer that you already have? I don't get it. :confused:

I don't see why you would want to put it on your current desktop? Wouldn't you want to keep your desktop fully functional? Or how about the fact that it would take up 50 times the space a Chrombox would.

Driod 07-06-2011 04:55 PM

My Imac really doesn't take up all that space its pretty slim just a really big screen that all, as far as using a Chrome os at home it defeats the purpose-ish as its ment for mobility and files on the go and being able to go anywhere with your chrome book and have the files anywhere without transferring them frmo place to place, it more of a ease of use thing, also come equipped with data(optional feature) and wifi.

russcasey 07-06-2011 06:03 PM

The market for chromebooks IMHO is corporate customers. Organisations that are investing in thin clients for their staff could get chromeboxes for a similar price and discard a load of windows terminal servers. Places like hotels or libraries that provide public web access terminals would do better with them than locked down Windows boxes too.

I don't see them being so popular in the home. A desktop machine and a chromebook is way more functional, as you can use the desktop machine as a server.

seanreads 07-07-2011 09:24 AM

Why not just install ChromeOS on VirtualBox? Of course, I haven't looked into doing so, but that would be my first alternative to buying a dedicated ChromeOS box.

Jason 07-11-2011 12:04 PM

I want one for a HTPC if they bring Netflix over and it will run Hulu Plus in 720p HD...

BenBarker 07-12-2011 07:19 AM

I wouldn't get your hops up for Netflix. Not any time soon at least. I think Chromeboxes are pretty cool. Of course my home office is tiny and I need every little bit of space I can get. Still, I am not sure if I would replace my desktop with a Chromebox or supplement.

Jason 07-14-2011 10:24 AM

Netflix is coming to ChromeOS ..it is just when.

omosh 07-14-2011 04:26 PM

I just read somewhere that the Netfix plan went up a a bit so I am not sure if that is a good thing per se.

I am sure the Chromebox is a good device to go for but I am yet to make my mind about purchasing it.

nextcity 02-11-2013 07:58 AM

My New Chromebook Is A Joke
 
What a piece of crap my new Chronebook is. The screen is a joke. No support for bluetooth audio. I cannot download my movies and tv shows from the Google Play Store. Apps are nothing but bookmarks to websites and web pages. The build quality is garbage. This thing reminds me of WebTVfrom the mid 90's. What a joke.

Namida12 02-13-2013 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by nextcity (Post 10386)
What a piece of crap my new Chronebook is. The screen is a joke. No support for bluetooth audio. I cannot download my movies and tv shows from the Google Play Store. Apps are nothing but bookmarks to websites and web pages. The build quality is garbage. This thing reminds me of WebTVfrom the mid 90's. What a joke.

nextcity,

For 200 hundred dollars I think we may have purchased different machines. I am certain if a modeller got there hands on one of these system it could be bright yellow, or Red with a Ferrari emblem on the cover, or painted with flowers to appear like a garden on the kitchen table, or have airbrushed images that any velvet Elvis or Naked women collector would kill to own.

I like the build, yes it has lots of grey plastic, and the hinges remind me of a Dell Laptop I had to repair several times, via ebay, sold parts. But the Dell was $700 this is a $200 easy replaceable travel system, when they build enough units so they stock them in every big box store in my country.

I am certain hordes of Windows users will find this type of operating system to become far more useful as Netflix gets their act together, or hula and NBC brings their service to the Chrome O/S. No storage, what are you talking about a 64 gig flash sticks are selling for $27.

A normal person would not need more movie and music storage than can be shared easily with these large flash drive. Why do you want to increase the weight with very larger hard drives, and slow down the internet speeds with software to download & save entertainment in a 2 pound device designed to be a malware free computer experence

As for having bluetooth devices, that is always a third party developer with a card table in the CES show that the seed money guys always fails to find or copy. I was hoping that the chromebook would finally marry the phone and computer again, something we have been waiting for since the first production netbook was shown in the Taiwan running Linux, a Webcam, cell phone and bluetooth head set.

Microsoft was caught flat footed with the netbook ready to ship and leaned on Asus to modify the hardware to run winXP. Thus the hardware changes started the doom of the early netbook, and the first Microsoft production models did not have the snappy operation, speed, or cell phone as the first products shipped to the US running Linux.

I am still hoping that the chromebook price structure stays low, and becomes our phone & computer. I used a database in 1993, "Howard & Friends" that had modem capabilities, to dial phone numbers for land lines, and when the early cell phones appeared I could not believe they did not have a meaningful systems to connect them to computers to manage the phone book, but it seems the US phone company influences kept them from any type of marriage.

I still hope to use a ARM computer system, and wear a tethered head set that lets me talk on the chromebook phone while I scroll about a shared Google document or website displayed on the clients screen in real time. I hope the chromebook brings the computer phone capability to market, that Microsoft killed in the original netbook.

JR


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