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New I don't think there's much market for the PC itself among the drooling masses.
New Oh, there is
Cuz Apple don't play in the "under $600 laptop"* space (and yes, people still buy a lot of those) and even a not-shit Chromebook is that sort of money, too.

Whilst tablets are getting everywhere, there's still a metric fuckload of £300 laptops getting bought. The replacement cycle is slowing down, natch, but the numbers are still in the hundreds of millions.
Or the "under $600 anything space", really, Apple TV notwithstanding.
New ChromeBooks should be eating somebody's lunch.
I got a Toshiba ChromeBook 2 for $280. It's not fast, but its a very, very decent box.

It's $309 now.

My earlier comments on it are here.

Tablets are very limiting for anything other than "consuming content".

Cheers,
Scott.
New My daughter's ChromeBook is a really nice piece of kit
Light, good battery life, fast, good battery life, decent screen, did I mention the battery?

Seriously, compared to any other lapper I've ever touched this thing runs just about forever. And between Google Docs and WordPress there's very little I actually need locally any more.
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Drew
Expand Edited by drook June 1, 2015, 12:11:02 PM EDT
     Mandriva shutting down - (lincoln) - (18)
         Sad, but some Linux consolidation is good. -NT - (a6l6e6x)
         Linux desktop may get one more chance. - (Andrew Grygus) - (16)
             redhat already does that, hasn't slowed down their growth -NT - (boxley) - (6)
                 And RHEL, like Stella Artois, is reassuringly expensive, too. - (pwhysall) - (5)
                     Stella Artois, is not expensive - (boxley) - (4)
                         £4.80 a pint in London, yes it bloody is. - (pwhysall) - (3)
                             wow, draft here is $4 bottles $3.50 in bar 6 pack $8.99 at supermarket - (boxley) - (1)
                                 Can't argue with the methodology -NT - (pwhysall)
                             $8.41 cash price for a 4 pack of 14.9 oz cans here - (lincoln)
             Are you saying... - (pwhysall) - (8)
                 Vice versa for me. - (mmoffitt) - (5)
                     You're hardly one of the drooling masses. - (pwhysall) - (4)
                         I don't think there's much market for the PC itself among the drooling masses. -NT - (mmoffitt) - (3)
                             Oh, there is - (pwhysall) - (2)
                                 ChromeBooks should be eating somebody's lunch. - (Another Scott) - (1)
                                     My daughter's ChromeBook is a really nice piece of kit - (drook)
                 sorry os X is at least $600 dollars - (boxley) - (1)
                     Whev. -NT - (pwhysall)

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