Weekend Open Forum: Would you get a Chrome OS laptop?

By Jos ยท 57 replies
May 13, 2011
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  1. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,383   +172

    Glee is a very successful and award winning musical TV series, which happens to appeal only to iPhone and iPad users.

    Regarding the current subject, I think an interesting question would be "if you're in the market for a netbook, would you consider a Chromebook instead?" I think that some of the people who dislike the Chromebook will simply not buy anything under a certain level of capability.
  2. nismo91

    nismo91 TS Evangelist Posts: 930   +33

    nope. the only reason worth thinking is that windows 7 starter runs sluggish on those $300 netbooks but it's perfectly usable. chrome os on the other hand, might be faster but does not seem as promising.

    as for the boot time, due to the nature of low-power consumption on those netbooks, why not just 'sleep' it (not hibernate) or better still just leave it on 24/7 like a desktop.
  3. Yeah, you are all smarter then everybody.

    No one should ever buy anything without your permission or approval.

    This is just as stupid as buying a smartphone.

    Everyone should be happy waiting for another Windows virus or constantly reloaded your system because it gets slower and slower and slower...

    Also, to whoever wrote the captcha. Tone it down a little, especially if I login to my account.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,021   +2,550

    Well, why don't you "login to my account", so we can all see how smart and how important you really are. My guess is "not very", but I'm willing to be proven wrong.
  5. tw0rld

    tw0rld TS Maniac Posts: 572   +6

    I've never used "Chrome" - The Browser, and as of late I rarely use "Google" - The search engine. I doubt that I will use "Chrome" - The OS. I hope Google compensate me for the short ad.
  6. Not as my primary PC obviously, but as a cheap disposable laptop/netbook device I can tote around anywhere with and use to access the Internet quickly then Chrome OS is probably perfect.

    Most people in the comments are being ludicrous, unless you're still using your computer like it's 1996 and downloading emails to your hard drive with something like Outlook Express then your most important information is already on stored in the cloud. What do have that's so important on a secondary device that you're paranoid about security? "Oh no, Google have lost/stolen my valuable collection of pornography and lolcat pictures!"
  7. no way.... do they want me to put my videos and personal pics on teh cloud and then the whole world watching them?????? or one fine day they say that i need to subscribe to their services or my data is gone.... we have been through enough pain by microsoft being a monopolist... now google joins the race to suck our money out???? :(
  8. LightHeart

    LightHeart TS Rookie Posts: 155

    I'd rather have a laptop/PC running Linux or Windows over ChromeOS. Linux and Windows give me control over my environment. It seems ChromeOS is more for the Mac crowd, let us take care of everything. Of course since everything is in the cloud your data provider will love you.

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