Just to reiterate what others are saying.... make sure you know what you are buying before you get into a Chromebook.
Personally I feel most people would do better with a tablet around the house for browsing, email or media. For business you need a full power laptop. The only place I find a Chromebook really shines is if you need something to type on with good connectivity and battery life.
Just grabbed this from a retail shop. it was only $10 more than this deal, plus I could return it if I didn't like it. Boot-up is as fast as my gaming rig running an 840pro. The operation system is very efficient, and the dual-core Exynos 5 runs it very smoothly so far. This is the same CPU in the Nexus 10, and the Nexus 10 runs smoothly even at a very high resolution.
I haven't tried the Chrome Remote Desktop yet, but this was something I'm planning to use a lot, since my kids can be on their Chromebooks and will be streaming powerful games that most laptops even over $500 wouldn't run.
What I didn't like so far, is that it doesn't support apps from Google Play like a tablet or phone, BUT on the plus side, phones or tablets doesn't have full flash like the Chromebook!
Last edited by TheMoreYouKnow; 02-25-2013 at 11:28 PM..
I got my Samsung Chromebook for $140 from cowboom, refurbished though. It's a very good machine IF you keep in mind what it was designed to do. This is a minimalist operating system. Most everything runs through Chrome, but there are a few Chrome OS apps like a video player, calculator, Google hangout, etc. Very few Chrome apps are available right now through the Chrome store, but it's still early in the life of Chrome OS.
If you want a device to browse the internet, or do online work, then this is the device for you. The battery life is unmatched, and it is small and light and boots up in seconds. It has replaced my iPad.
DEAD. Bastage raised the price to $299.99, which is idiotic considering that's $50 more than what other retailers sell it for. He probably saw a bunch of orders come in (most likely SD'ers) and thought he could get away with some price gouging. Think again, Johnny.
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