Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by guest, Nov 12, 2012.
Another good one!
Meet the PC that will be the death of the PC - Quartz
For anyone planning on taking the plunge, I just came across three books on Amazon on the subject of ChromeBooks and the Chrome OS. All three have 4.5 stars! If you need some help in filling in the blanks.... One commenter in one of the reviews asked the perfect question: Can you tell me what type of cord I need to connect the ChromeBook to a television?
1) The Chrome Book: C H Rome: 9781440490897: Amazon.com: Books
2) My Google Chromebook: Michael Miller: 9780789743961: Amazon.com: Books
3) The Complete Idiot's Guide to Google Chrome and Chrome OS: Paul McFedries: 9781615640263: Amazon.com: Books
While I like Chrome on GTV, I absolutely hate the tabbed browsing on the PC. I kept ending up on the Desktop when trying to navigate from one tab to the next. Or trying to hit back to no effect. W/Windows you can go back as far as ya want. A way to turn off tabbed browsing is essential. Also, once I inadvertently x the wrong tab & end up back on the desktop, there is no way to access the last chrome session.
W/Windows clicking on IE takes me back to the last page I was on. Also, there are too many limitations on the Chromebook.
Got enough limitations w/GTV...
Refurbished from Acer, $130 shipped. Indicates HDMI output with dual core Intel Celeron 847 1.1GHz.
Acer 11 6" Chromebook 2GB 320GB Chrome OS C710 2847 886541817969 | eBay
I purchased the Samsung Chromebook last week ($147 from Amazon Warehouse Amazon.com: Samsung Chromebook (Wi-Fi, 11.6-Inch): Computers & Accessories) and definately different experience but having fun with it. Acer seems to be still available after over 4000 being sold.
Although Acer is a top rated eBay seller, very high ratings on refurbished PCs, the refurbished Chromebooks don't fare as well. Of 64 negative feedback the last month, most all are unhappy with a Chromebook. Still the refurbished Chromebook rating overall is probably high enough to buy with confidence if you want one, I don't.
eBay Feedback Profile for acer
There are three new Chromebooks (and one new Chromebox) that are due out around this holiday shopping season. They all run the new Intel Haswell chips. The Chromebox by Asus sounds interesting. Although the specs for the new Chromebox haven't been released yet:
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