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We all know there is no perfect computer. Tell me 2 things you like most about Chromebooks in general (no particular make or model), and 2 things you dislike.

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Nice one Ed...

This should make a nice conversational piece... Thanks for that Ed...

Mine is an Acer C720...

There are numerous things about Chromebooks, that make them attractive, but the one I like the best, is the quirkiness... There are a number of functions that are quite innovative, where the combination and use of certain keystrokes has shown how much improvisation can be built into such a small keyboard... I love it...

Next on my list of likes, is its size and weight... For what that is, this baby packs an adult punch, having the ability to hold its own against more expensive equipment, yet be easily transported in smaller types of handheld luggage... Well done Google...

As for dislikes, they're more difficult to pin down, although the inability to use Skype, springs readily to mind... I use that a lot and although the CB has it's alternatives, I doubt my associates would want to set up a new system, simply to connect with me...

My second 'no - no' is the pointer, that comes in two sizes only... Very large or very small... Adjustment on a sliding scale would be a big step forward...

At that, it's been something of a struggle to find the two most interesting features, matched against two dislikes, because for me, there are far more of the first to play around with than the second...

But come what may, I'm more than satisfied with my purchase and I'm looking forward to what others have to say about this amazing little machine...
 

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Thanks for the reply, Robbie. It would be nice to hear from others because one man's trash is another's treasure. I'm sure some people will have different things they might consider more important in pros and cons.

For me, even though I still don't have one, there are pros and cons I can see from what little I know about them. It seems to me the biggest pro would be that it is always the current version you are working with. I have a first generation iPad that will not run many of the current apps because they require the newer version of IOS, and it is not available for me to download. So this is a strong point for me to consider when I buy again. Of course price is attractive for the CBs.

It's a little more difficult for me to list cons. I use Photoshop, mainly for restoration of old photos. I like the fact that I am able to keep a slightly older version of it on my computer because it fills almost all of my needs without needing the new version, which I understand is only available on the cloud, with recurring payments to use it. So while I understand most programs are free to use on the cloud with CBs, is this something that will change in the near future?

How will people be more or less forced to buy a new CB in the near future after initially buying one? We know how it works with the iPad, and there is almost certainly a plan to make people upgrade their CBs. They can't make CBs that will do everything people want, and have them last for 10 years. I expect the CBs of tomorrow will somehow need much more computing resources to run the programs in the cloud. Any comments from anyone about my thoughts?

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Nobody has any thoughts/opinions on this? I don't know if the batteries on the CBs are user replaceable or not. But if not, and they need to be factory replaced, that could be another way to get people to buy new ones every 2 or 3 years if they don't last longer.

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Re - about chromebooks

Pros:

+ Price point
+ Full size keyboard (vs tablet)
+ Fast boot time/wake up time
+ Almost virus free
+ Great for browsing

Cons:

- Versatility
- Limited local storage (Cloud will be an expense after 1 year free)
- Lack of alternative PC programmes

I feel the CB is a compromise between a Netbook and a Tablet, this suits my needs.
I also feel, as you point out Ed, there may be a time when a price will be put on the free to use programmes from the Cloud.

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Interesting points f view...

You've both added some very interesting points of view here guys... Thanks for that...

I can see Google making some good changes as time goes by and I have a feeling that many of these additions will just be added as standard, without extra cost...

Naturally, with inflation being what it is, one can expect a price rise with forthcoming upgraded machinery, but I'm kinda mindful that Google will hold their prices at affordable levels, making other manufacturers do likewise, or increase the quantitative abilities of their equipment for minimal expenditure...

The clock is running... All that's needed is an abundance of patience...
 

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Great response....

That's a great response Makonnen... You have obviously tested this little machine to its ultimate, unwrapping many features that others might never appreciate...

Personally, I've not used mine to the same extremes, although I have been more than moderately surprised by it's versatility...

I can imagine that what you have said, will answer the questions of many skeptics, who still wonder whether or not to move into the world of chromebook usage...

Once again ~ many thanks for your contribution...

Robbie D....
 
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