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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".

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.

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)

You're typing on a device that stores trillions of pieces of data and makes billions of computations per second with the ability to grab data on almost anything from around the world in milliseconds, using electricity transmitted from hundreds of kilometers through wires on towers dozens of meters tall connected to megastructures that do things like burn coal as fast as entire trains can pull into the yard, or spin in the wind with blades the size of jumbo jets, or the like, which were delivered to their location by vehicles with computer-timed engines burning a fuel that was pumped up halfway around the world from up to half a dozen kilometers underground and locked into complex strata (through wells drilled by diamond-lined bores that can be remote-control steered as they go), shipped around the world in tankers with volumes the size of large city blocks and the height of apartment complexes, run through complex chemical processes in unimaginable quantities, distributed nationwide and sold to you at a corner store for $1.80 a gallon, which you then pay for with a little piece of microchipped plastic, if not a smartphone, which does all of the aforementioned computer stuff but in a box the size of your hand that tolerates getting beaten up in your pocket all day.

But technology never seems to advance...

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