On an absolute basis, one device is clearly better than the other; but the expectations for what a Chromebook is supposed to do is so much lower that, relatively, Acer's C720 Chromebook feels like a better device than it really is. Asus' popular T100 budget hybrid, on the other hand, gets compared to other Windows laptops (or the iPad Air) and doesn't look as good in the comparison.

Yet, there exists a popular narrative that Chromebooks are disrupting Windows PCs -- I disagree.

People with low computing needs don’t buy Chromebooks because they offer a better experience; they buy them because of price.

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