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Bad: Everything is bad about it in the long run!
Comment: Recently there has been allot of products and services added to the CLOUD! Allot of people still don't know what that means!
You have to understand that to the Cloud is really referring to things being done out side of your hands(on companies servers and computers not your own computer with your own full control and desire)!
in the long run if this keeps going you will no longer be able to keep installing what you want, run what you want, download what you want from wherever you want( example Utorrent)!
You will only be able to install what's available, run what's available and download what's available from the Cloud (on-line) server!
Its like if we(big companies) cant control the internet(keep in mind to fight for Net Neutrality, internet freedom www.savetheinternet.com), we can definitely control and design our products however we like!
if you want to experience what available in Google chrome OS then just install the Google chrome browser on your computer and over 90% of features are available plus more since some features require windows!
for example Its ok if Microsoft Office is available in the cloud cause you might have a professional presentation and you computer is not working and stuff like that!
Right now I am looking at Windows 8 and I hate it! its too tablet cloud like and I can feel compatibility issues from 10,000 miles away!
Comment: "Offers few benefits over the free Chrome browser for Windows or Mac OS"
I can't believe how much you've missed the point of this OS. Don't you get it? The whole point of this is to get you thinking with the web. When Windows Vista came out, it wasn't very good, but it forced hardware to become MUCH better in a very short space of time. Well this is infinitely more important and clever than that. Google is going to use this product to bring the modern day web into the future web. It's going to change the way we think about everything.
Google is working on making the Gmail, Docs and many other web based services available offline, and this feature will probably come before the product gets released. I seriously doubt it's going to be a permanent thing that you can't even sign-in until you are online.
Google Chrome 1.0 wasn't amazing when it launched either. But because it's backed by Google, it became very amazing, very quickly, to the point where a couple of years later it's absolutely without a doubt the best thing for browsing the internet, and now we have it deeply integrated with an OS to a level even greater than IE is in Windows. The huge benefits are going to become apparent very soon.
Also, it's meant to be used in conjunction with a regular Windows PC, not as an alternative. And you can make fun of that if you want but the fact is, everyone has a desktop PC, and they're everywhere. Google has been slowly linking everything together as a build up to this point. It's Cloud Print requires a Windows PC to work, and seeing as they're everywhere, it's a seriously cool, future-of-the-web idea. The Google music beta is going to be integrated with Chrome very deeply and hello? Google Chrome itself is already an music player, even on Windows and OSX. You right-click and say, "Open with... -----> Google Chrome" it doesn't take a genius guys.
I can't believe how out of touch with technology this website's staff appear at times.
Good: Instant start, always connected with built in 3G card
Bad: Lack of high-power apps on the web, but that's changing
Comment: The idea of the Chromebook is easy deployment (try to put your IT guy hat on) and super simple user needs. For email, docs, and browsing the web, the thing is a dream. But, if you're a graphic designer or need custom applications (Adobe anything) Chromebooks don't really work for that. What I love is traveling with it because its light and simple and has a Verizon 3G card built right in.
Bad: No offline storage, without access to internet, it becomes a piece of junk
Comment: Whats the use of a notebook, which is just a browser?.
Its not worth even 100$.
Good: Fast ish startup
Bad: Severely limited
Comment: The only good thing seems to be the 9 second startup time. I took a 3 year old Dell, which took 45 seconds to start up with Vista, installed Ubuntu, and then it started up in 10 seconds. That one extra second includes a full file browser, office suite, media player...
The Dell cost Â£299 3 years ago, Ubuntu was free.
So why, exactly, would I want to pay more for less?
Comment: Looks Promising, especially as a heavy user of Google Docs
Good: Cheaperthan an iPad. No risk of data loss. Instantly synced or accessible from any web enabled device
Bad: No local storage, useless when offline. Bit pricey for a web-browser
Comment: Could potentially tether it with my iPhone so it become more portable than just at home/office but still the dependancy on online makes this a worry. A 3G edition might improve things and lets face it devices like iPad don't do much that doesn't require internet access or couldn't be done via a usb/memory card enabled chromebook.
Waiting for 3rd generation (if it isn't vapourware by then)
Good: Speed, simplicity, and a view into the future of computing.
Bad: Still not fully developed to it's true potential.
Comment: I only own the CR-48, which is seems kinda under powered but it does exactly what it needs to do, get you online. It's not going to be for every one but it doesn't have to be. Gamers with still need a high end pc, and video editors will still need a good mac, but for every one else that just wants the internet, this is perfect. And for people worried that it's dependent on the internet, just look at your tv, how useful is it when the cable goes out? Just make sure your 3g is set up and there's no problems. One last thing on the pricing; i'm reading it's going to be 300-400 dollars, not pounds. So much cheaper than this article says which isn't so bad considering there will be a lot less maintenance with no need for virus protection or hard drive failures since almost every thing is in the cloud. Great for less tech savvy people in your family or just as a cheep backup while you're defraging your pc.
Bad: Internet dependency
Comment: I think this is a pretty perfect laptop, it definitely isn't a desktop replacement, but looks perfect for web browsing and word processing whilst on the move. A windows laptop running at this speed would cost thousands, and that just isn't worth it. Especially if you already own a windows desktop.
Bad: Its pointless
Comment: I dont understand googles direction.
Its soooo over priced, and it will not appeal to the general public like the android phones have.
From reading many hands on reviews - most people have to say it starts up fast and thats about it.
I dont get why they dont just bring android to a laptop, have a more powerful version run with a better spec laptop?
Thats the best way to go about it, not a subscription service which is pretty expensive considering the laptop has limited specs
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