If you find this thread interesting enough you will like this older thread i made "Why Chromebooks Are a Bad Idea"
Some people don't find the ChromeBook to be a bad idea, just that it's not for them and can't do everything they need it to do.
If your one of those people that feel the ChromeBook isn't for you, you can probably relate to the reasons below, if not post why.
1. Chromebookís a one trick pony
Chromebook is great if you are just browsing the web. However, what about other tasks like say basic video editing? The problem with Google Chromebook is that it does only one thing, and no matter how well it does it, it just canít be used for tasks that are to be done on a normal computer (be it PC, Mac or Linux). There are plenty of tasks that the browser-based computer wonít be able to perform. Thus, you canít completely rely on it, no matter how Google markets it.
2. Too much in the hands of the big G
Although Google is way nicer than Microsoft or Apple, trusting Google completely with almost all your personal data seems a bit difficult. Google has not been the best company when it comes to safeguarding usersí privacy. Moreover, one canít rule out the possibility of a Google employee looking at your private data. So, if you are a privacy paranoid, don't get a Chromebook and invest in a decent netbook or laptop computer with Linux pre-installed instead.
3. The capricious clouds
As mentioned before, Chromebook stores all the usersí data in the cloud. While this may seem like the next big thing, itís not without its share of problems. To start with, the cloud may run into a variety of problems, like a hacker attack or something worse. And sometimes, the cloud may face downtime like Gmail did so many times, no one knows. Though many of these things might not happen, one can never be 100% sure about their data on the cloud.
4. For the data junkies
You have your meticulously curated 100 GB music collection sitting somewhere safe in your hard drive. Youíve even made a back up of it on an external disk. Now, when you open your shiny new Chromebook, it turns out you canít perform your daily head-banging rituals with it. How sad. If you love storing and accessing loads of data on your computer, Chromebook shouldnít be on your buying list right now.
5. You already own a tablet/netbook
If you already own a tablet computer like the iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab, then buying a Chromebook wonít be a good investment. The same thing applies to all netbook owners who are happy with their devices.
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