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I read that Samsung will be launching both a Wi-Fi and a 3G Chromebook. The Wi-Fi will be somewhat cheaper, but if you can't use it everywhere, is it worth buying?
 

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Wi-Fi may actually be the better choice - you have to pay fees for 3-G. I don't think the Acer model even offers 3-G, because it's probably not worth it.
 

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The only reason i would get a 3g is for when I go camping on the river.
I think Acer is going to offer a 3g version as well. But nearly everyplace has free wifi these days...
 

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I think that if you are going to be using it at home most of the time, then a Wi-Fi model would be better. If you are on the road a lot, and don't want to be hunting for hotspots, then 3G is better; in my opinion, anyways. :)
 

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I think Wi-Fi is the way to go. 3G is slow, and you're always going to be counting the MBs to make sure you aren't charged an arm and a leg by going over. With an internet only (nearly) device, 100 MB/month probably wouldn't come close to lasting 30 days for most people.

Remember, the cloud is supposed to change the way we think about computing. 100 MB will probably be the "emergency only" choice, not the bread and butter.
 

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I know I'm going with Wi-Fi. It ends up being a whole lot cheaper in the long run. You can go almost anywhere and pick up a Wi-Fi signal.
 

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I am undecided though leaning towards WiFi too. I could only justify 3G in my current job/leisure situation if I could get a pre-pay data plan. Then I could buy time when I was confident that I would actually need it.
 

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I think that I'll go with WiFi just because it'd probably just be a waste of time and contracts to get the free 100 MB/month. And on top of that, I'm not gonna pay for 3G, too much money!
 

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I am still pretty reluctant about the whole 3G thing. The way you pay for the data is not easy to understand and the unlimited plans make you wonder. I prefer wi-fi myself.
 

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I read that Samsung will be launching both a Wi-Fi and a 3G Chromebook. The Wi-Fi will be somewhat cheaper, but if you can't use it everywhere, is it worth buying?
A lot of smartphones have a personal wifi option now, that you could connect the wifi model Chromebook to and have Internet everywhere, what kind of phone do you use?
 

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Wifi is almost enough, and I would have access to it in about 75% of the places I intend to bring my future Chromebook, but Verizon's daily subscription for Chromebooks' 3g access makes it too convenient to pass up a wifi+3g model.
 

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The 3G option would be nice, and with PAYG 3G dongles available, it would make a good backup option. So I guess it's a question of the extra cost vs how often you find free wi-fi unavailable.
 

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I am using Barnacle WiFi on my rooted Galaxy S 4G to tether 4G...works like a charm, and a lot better than a 3G connection AND paying an extra $70.

Though I did anyway :(
 

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Yeah, I opted for the WiFi because my Android phone has the WiFi Hot Spot.

It's hosting WiFi through the phone/carrier's data plan.
 

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three 3g would be important for remote location and business use.
I still see myself using the 3G option on my Chromebook at some point even though I can tether 4G from my Android phone. Verizon has much better coverage than T-Mobile.
 
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