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post #11 of 56 (permalink) Old 05-20-2011, 02:35 PM
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I also disagree with the original poster. In my opinion, what the market wanted and what it will want are two different thing. You are not just talking about another computer. Do you know how many people are excited over a computer with a usable operating system NOT Microsoft based? A lot. Sure the first computers out won't be the greatest, but they will become the greatest over time. This is not just about computers it is about deciding which computer super power you want to side with.
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I prefer Acer.

It's low cost as well as better in computing devices. Just look at design of Acer laptops as compared to Samsung in general. Big difference.
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post #13 of 56 (permalink) Old 05-20-2011, 08:11 PM
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I think Google is actually totally right... people want a compact laptop, not a tablet.... I think Apple is just a hype and fad machine. Google has the right idea for what people need.
Well, the Apple machines certainly have their own huge benefits that Google's baby doesn't. The ChromeOS doesn't exactly seem to be built for heavy-resource applications, i.e. production and editing suites, which Apple is widely used for. That's not to say that the direction Google's taking with a small, cloud-based node doesn't have its own great advantages.
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I think that some people feel that this is a computer replacement. It is a mobile web tool. It is for the everyday user that spends most of their time on the web. I am going to be going with the Samsung, the media slot is important and really how often are you going to be hooking this up to your tv. VGA will work for the average user. HDMI is not necessarily better especially if you are going to be using this on the go.
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I personally don't believe the samsung will "fail" necessarily, but the price to performance ratio will make it do worse than it could have. The Acer has the right price point for what the chromebook is supposed to be; a cheap alternative to a traditional laptop for a user that doesn't need anything more than the internet.

Of course, we all know that the chromebooks are capable of more than "just the internet," and with Chrome's app store quickly growing ChromeOS can do more and more. However, I just don't think that consumers will favor the chromebook over a traditional laptop of the same cost, at least initially.
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I just don't think that consumers will favor the chromebook over a traditional laptop of the same cost, at least initially.
If the Chromebook will be able to do everything my current laptop does...I'm all for it and I'm a consumer. Maybe not "average" because I'm willing to try something new. I think the iPad is cool but opted instead for the Samsung Galaxy Tab for it's ultra-portability & small size. The Tablet, however, is mostly used for fun and research. I want a laptop with an actual keyboard for WORK...and I'm hoping Chromebook is going to be the right choice. I do wish screen on Samsung Chromebook was a little larger....but that also means more weight! A trade-off!
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"The Market" or "A Market"?

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I'm sorry guys but the Samsung Chromebook will be a market failure - yet another. The market has already spoken and they want either powerful notebooks (ie. Macbook Pro, or 15" or 17" screens) or a tablet. It either has to work for serious business computing, or be super-portable (tablet) .... this is neither. It is another class of netbook that nobody wants.

Please re-think and give us a powerful Chromebook with a 15" or 17" screen, HDMI output, 128gb SSD, and lots of goodies.
I believe we heard the same thing said of netbooks, which as memory serves sold like mad when they released, and still hold a profit margin even after the tablets came.

There is a market that prefers a traditional notebook/laptop, there is also a market that wants something bigger and more powerful than their cell phone, and this unit can fill that void. And for those with deeper pockets there is the very successful Motorola Atrix that also shows there is a market for these sorts of technologies.

Nothing wrong with notebooks, I'm posting from one now, and I don't believe for a second that when I get my Chromebook that it will replace my traditional notebook and desktop, but it will definitely augment my setup. 10 second boot time, 8.5 hour battery life, and a real "netbook" cloud style operating system, I can't wait.

Anyway to each their own, if a Chromebook doesn't do it for you, and you still want the security and stability of Linux, then get a Linux Laptop/Notebook, there are companies selling them.
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I'm sorry guys but the Samsung Chromebook will be a market failure - yet another. The market has already spoken and they want either powerful notebooks (ie. Macbook Pro, or 15" or 17" screens) or a tablet. It either has to work for serious business computing, or be super-portable (tablet) .... this is neither. It is another class of netbook that nobody wants.

Please re-think and give us a powerful Chromebook with a 15" or 17" screen, HDMI output, 128gb SSD, and lots of goodies.
"One man's garbage is another man's treasure."

The Chromebook isn't for everyone, obviously not you...but for others, this is going to be a great product. It's the first of it's kind, so you have nothing to compare it to when you refer to the "market".
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Why does it matter if it's Samsung or Acer? Unless it just comes down to brand preference. I don't think there is really going to be that much of a difference....
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If the Chromebook will be able to do everything my current laptop does...I'm all for it and I'm a consumer. Maybe not "average" because I'm willing to try something new.
Oh don't worry, I agree with you and I'm trying to do everything I can to try out one of the new chromebooks. To me, it seems like the perfect portable computer for my needs, and I'm quite excited for it. I just don't think the average consumer will think the same way, as it's "just a browser," or it can't do everything that another laptop of the same price can do.

It will be interesting to see how well they do come June 15th.
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