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post #1 of 81 (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Who has purchased a Chromebook?

It will be great to see who actually has purchased (and received) their Chromebook.

Details of where you bought, ship-date, etc. would be cool!
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post #2 of 81 (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 05:49 PM
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I will have a hands-on review in a few hours after I have my Series 5 all set up.
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I purchased one through the Gilt presale and have been using it since June 7.
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Arrow Still on 'fence'

Still sitting on the 'fence'...
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post #5 of 81 (permalink) Old 06-16-2011, 08:16 PM
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I'm sorry....I'm still hoping to win one!!! As far as I can see, no one has yet (or maybe that's just wishful thinking:-)
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I pre-ordered mine on Amazon several weeks ago and then canceled after reading in depth review on "this is my next" web site. The "lag" the reviewer described reminded me of my Acer netbook. Total waste of money. However, I read several other reviews indicating how the OS would evolve over time and ended up ordering again (from Amazon). Unit arrived today. Set up was easy. Performance has been snappy so far. Will have to get used to the new keyboard arrangement. Only downside so far is the video playback on the CNET website. Many skipped frames. A bad experience. I also tried BBC, and YouTube and playback there is fine.

I was interested in Chromebook because it will play Flash content (a REAL and MAJOR drawback of Ipad). Will be interested to hear what others have to say.
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Placed order for the 3G version with Amazon on the 9th of June expecting it to ship on the published release date of the 15th. I struggled with purchase but unlike many--I love my netbook (Samsung NC10). I liked the idea of fast boot times and the simplicity of everything in the browser. Perfect for most even though the price point may hinder success. I have a powerhouse of a notebook (Sager) for video editing and the like of...But, I often carry my netbook to the fire hall and never plug into the wall for 24 hours if fully charged from the get go. I envisioned my wife browsing email, Facebook, etc. sitting in the easy chair.

Sorry, for the ramble. Just got off the phone with Amazon's customer service. They didn't want to allow much information until I said that I might cancel the order. They then stated that it shows the projected ship date to be on the 25th and delivery on the 27th (Prime). The problem being that I will be out of town for a couple of weeks during that period. Now I'm back to the questions: cancel or change shipping address. Wow, I haven't struggled over a $500 tech purchase in some time. Is it a sign?
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I'm wondering if I should change my BestBuy.com order to an Amazon order.... my Bestbuy order is "backordered" and won't ship for another 10 days
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If Amazon has it, I think you should change the order. 10 days is a pretty long wait. But, they say patience is a virtue. The anticipation is the fun part. Once you get it, then you have it forever. Thanks, for doing the giveaway for us. If I don't win one then I will have to save some money to buy one.
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I think I better wait for the situation to clarify before I order a ChromeBook. Maybe in a month or so, unless some news motivates me first.
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