Google goes mainstream with Haswell-based Chromebooks

By Shawn Knight · 9 replies
Sep 11, 2013
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  1. Google on Wednesday announced a new wave of Chromebooks powered by Intel’s battery-sipping Haswell processors. The search giant revealed the new machines at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco where they claim new generation models will ship with battery...

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  2. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Why do they keep trying?
  3. Good luck keeping any of your information private operating "in the cloud" now that the NSA is busy dismantling internet security.
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Until Google Docs becomes as functional as MS Word, I will not switch.
  5. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    It is not a Windows replacement... yet Chromebooks are getting native apps I hear. Only a matter of time before there are interesting app made by many developers. Few years maybe after the initial push.
  6. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,473   +126

    Might as well make it an Androidbook instead since that works on tablets and smartphone why the push for expensive Chromebooks still. I won't buy one and the Chrome-stick option to turn netbook into a Chromebook still leaves room for error.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,274

    I'm still not sure what a Chromebook is but I suppose it's good news for people wanting to buy a Chromebook.
  8. AlanCasseb

    AlanCasseb TS Rookie Posts: 20

    LOL! Can't see the appeal also.
  9. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    Because a lot of people do buy them.
  10. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    I guess your definition of a lot heavily differs from mine.

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