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    Chrome OS/Samsung Series 5 Chromebook out...what do you think of it?

    So Samsung has released their Samsung Series 5 Chromebook (Wi-Fi version) for around 349. It's probably the first Chrome OS notebook to be officially released. What's your thoughts on Chrome OS and the Samsung Series 5 Chromebook?

    It'll be interesting to see whether Chrome OS will catch on as a niche platform for people that want an operating system made for web browsing with the portability of a netbook-sized display. I don't think it's a failure that's for sure - I think it'll do quite well.

    What do you think about Chrome OS / Samsung Series 5 Chromebook?

    #2
    I think Microsoft still have the market cornered with the OSs .

    But having said that, it might get its own following. Personally I wouldn't buy any computer thats only / main purpose is just for browsing the Internet. I like a lot more from my computers!

    349 seems a bit expensive as well. The price would have to come way down for me to consider it. What are the specs on the new Chromebook?
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      #3
      I haven't tried the Chrome OS, but I would be interested to test it. I'm curious as to what Google has come up with. However, for 349 I'd rather purchase a tablet PC running Android. I wonder why Samsung was the first company to make these netbooks...

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        #4
        Originally posted by PizzaBoy View Post
        I haven't tried the Chrome OS, but I would be interested to test it. I'm curious as to what Google has come up with. However, for 349 I'd rather purchase a tablet PC running Android. I wonder why Samsung was the first company to make these netbooks...
        Samsung wasn't just the first. Acer also sells (or will be selling shortly) Chromebooks as well. As far as I know Acer doesn't sell their Chromebooks yet, Samsung does. Correct me if I'm wrong as I'm not up to date on the whole Chromebook thing.

        Originally posted by DPS Computing
        I think Microsoft still have the market cornered with the OSs .

        But having said that, it might get its own following. Personally I wouldn't buy any computer thats only / main purpose is just for browsing the Internet. I like a lot more from my computers!

        349 seems a bit expensive as well. The price would have to come way down for me to consider it. What are the specs on the new Chromebook?
        I think it'll get it's own following as well. Some people just want it to go out and about and surfing the web is what they'll commonly be doing. This is an example where a Chromebook is perfect. And three quarters of our computing time (or more) is surfing the web anyway. But I agree, 349 is a bit expensive and it's probably even cheaper for them to produce Chromebooks than Windows counterparts - but because Chromebooks are new they'll probably get away with charging more at first .

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          #5
          Originally posted by Ben View Post
          Samsung wasn't just the first. Acer also sells (or will be selling shortly) Chromebooks as well. As far as I know Acer doesn't sell their Chromebooks yet, Samsung does. Correct me if I'm wrong as I'm not up to date on the whole Chromebook thing.



          I think it'll get it's own following as well. Some people just want it to go out and about and surfing the web is what they'll commonly be doing. This is an example where a Chromebook is perfect. And three quarters of our computing time (or more) is surfing the web anyway. But I agree, 349 is a bit expensive and it's probably even cheaper for them to produce Chromebooks than Windows counterparts - but because Chromebooks are new they'll probably get away with charging more at first .
          They could do I suppose. I spend a lot of my time on the net but basically an internet only machine? Sounds crazy to me. When the Internet was getting big in the late 90s I remember them bringing out Internet only PCs - low memory, virtually no hard disk space etc..... They were selling for a few hundred. But they died a slow and painful death. I mean, its like buying a house with only a bedroom in it because you spend most of your time in there lol .
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            #6
            Originally posted by DPS Computing View Post
            They could do I suppose. I spend a lot of my time on the net but basically an internet only machine? Sounds crazy to me. When the Internet was getting big in the late 90s I remember them bringing out Internet only PCs - low memory, virtually no hard disk space etc..... They were selling for a few hundred. But they died a slow and painful death. I mean, its like buying a house with only a bedroom in it because you spend most of your time in there lol .
            Must be a cheap house then lol . Where can I get one?

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              #7
              Originally posted by Ben View Post
              Must be a cheap house then lol . Where can I get one?
              You can't . They are that unbelievably unpopular (like Internet only machines) nobody with any degree of sanity would agree to build one lol.
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