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(Apple Insider)   So, how well is the Chromebook doing against the MacBook? Not too shabby...if you count outselling the Mac by a ratio of five to one as not too shabby   (appleinsider.com) divider line 244
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2013-12-30 10:16:01 AM  
I'm not Apple fanboy, but I feel compelled to point out the glaring difference between the two.

One is a device that is pretty much hobbled and crippled in functionality and sells with a tiny, razor thin margin of profit (Chromebooks).

The other is full-featured and has the largest profit margin of any personal computer being sold today.

All things being equal, I'd imagine that PC manufacturers would much rather be selling something on the Macbook's level than the Chromebook's.

Also, have you used the Chromebooks before? They're not much good except for the most basic of browsing and note-taking tasks.
 
2013-12-30 11:25:35 AM  
Gee, they've sold five times as many crappy $200 Chromebooks than functional $1200 Macbooks? You don't say?
 
2013-12-30 11:26:50 AM  
does the chromebook even compete with the macbook?
 
2013-12-30 11:28:05 AM  
Apple will tell you up front that it is not looking to appeal to the home or budget-conscious user.

It sells a lifestyle as much as it does a product, which is why it has attempted to diversify out to home entertainment, content delivery (AppleTV), and the mobile phone industry beyond the typical smart phone user (The iPhone 5C(heap), anyone?)

The fact that people on a budget are going to go with a computer which is far more targeted to their price range (I think the "high end" chromebook from Asus is like 399, at most?) and does exactly what they need it to is not surprising. Why would they pay a 300 to 800 dollar user fee for the privilege to use OSX over what even a moderate to high end PC laptop would cost.
 
2013-12-30 11:43:16 AM  
Isn't Chomebook is basically a Light Bright?
 
2013-12-30 11:45:55 AM  

vernonFL: Isn't Chomebook is basically a Light Bright?


Chromebooks are the modern "net appliance", or netbook.

Basically, it's a bare-bones SSD laptop with like 32g of memory, with the rest of the memory stored "on the cloud". Runs on a modified Linux distro called Chromium OS. It's pretty much only good for basic internetin', like browsing news and websites, and checking email, streaming movies over Google Chrome, and the like.

So, it's pretty much either targeted to kids and use in education, people who can't afford a "good" laptop, or the home user who only has need to check their email and bank account, like Grandpa.
 
2013-12-30 11:48:55 AM  

hardinparamedic: vernonFL: Isn't Chomebook is basically a Light Bright?

Chromebooks are the modern "net appliance", or netbook.

Basically, it's a bare-bones SSD laptop with like 32g of memory, with the rest of the memory stored "on the cloud". Runs on a modified Linux distro called Chromium OS. It's pretty much only good for basic internetin', like browsing news and websites, and checking email, streaming movies over Google Chrome, and the like.

So, it's pretty much either targeted to kids and use in education, people who can't afford a "good" laptop, or the home user who only has need to check their email and bank account, like Grandpa.



Thanks, in other words it is completely un-comparable to a Mac Book Pro.
 
2013-12-30 11:49:11 AM  

hardinparamedic: Basically, it's a bare-bones SSD laptop with like 32g of memory, with the rest of the memory stored "on the cloud".


Latency must be horrific.
 
2013-12-30 11:49:44 AM  

vernonFL: Thanks, in other words it is completely un-comparable to a Mac Book Pro.


Pretty much. It's not even marketed to the same groups.

The only thing it has worth writing about is the fact that the OS is built to be hardened and secure, rather than up to the end user.
 
2013-12-30 11:52:03 AM  

FlashHarry: does the chromebook even compete with the macbook?


People are way off base when they think Chromebooks compete with ultrabooks or PCs. They don't. They compete with tablets.
 
2013-12-30 11:54:05 AM  

RexTalionis: The other is full-featured and has the largest profit margin of any personal computer being sold today.


Apple probably has them at least 5 to 1 on total profit.
 
2013-12-30 11:54:28 AM  

hardinparamedic: I think the "high end" chromebook from Asus is like 399, at most?


https://play.google.com/store/devices/details/Google_Chromebook_Pixe l_ WiFi?id=chromebook_pixel_wifi&hl=en

Actually, $1300.
 
2013-12-30 11:56:00 AM  

RexTalionis: Actually, $1300.


www.rigsofrods.com
 
2013-12-30 12:00:03 PM  

RexTalionis: FlashHarry: does the chromebook even compete with the macbook?

They compete with tablets.


that's what i thought.
 
2013-12-30 12:00:11 PM  
Thank you for that completely irrelevant piece of information, but I'm really curious about apples vs oranges vs Little Professor sales at the moment.

RexTalionis: Actually, $1300.


$1450 according to that link.

What sort of moron would spend $1450 on a web browser?
 
2013-12-30 12:01:41 PM  

spman: Gee, they've sold five times as many crappy $200 Chromebooks than functional $1200 Macbooks? You don't say?


No they didn't, it's only for the commercial sector, not the total market.

I'd imagine the Macbooks are still outselling Chromebooks.

---

As for your random fanboy stuff. You don't know what you're talking about, maybe you think a 200USD Chromebook is crappy. It probably is to an extend at that price, even with Google subsidizing it. But it's every bit as functional as a Macbook.

Yes, with Chrome OS you're basicly required to be online, wuptidoo, you're always online anyway.

If that's a problem, then just install Linux on it, and enjoy a healthier ecosystem than iOS. Yeah, woops.
 
2013-12-30 12:01:44 PM  

RexTalionis: I'm not Apple fanboy, but I feel compelled to point out the glaring difference between the two.


I guess you can say they are comparing apples to oranges. I R Funny.
 
2013-12-30 12:02:02 PM  

hardinparamedic: Apple will tell you up front that it is not looking to appeal to the home or budget-conscious user.

It sells a lifestyle as much as it does a product, which is why it has attempted to diversify out to home entertainment, content delivery (AppleTV), and the mobile phone industry beyond the typical smart phone user (The iPhone 5C(heap), anyone?)

The fact that people on a budget are going to go with a computer which is far more targeted to their price range (I think the "high end" chromebook from Asus is like 399, at most?) and does exactly what they need it to is not surprising. Why would they pay a 300 to 800 dollar user fee for the privilege to use OSX over what even a moderate to high end PC laptop would cost.


Part of the "lifestyle"* Apple sells is "it just works." In this regard, for the limited applications you mentioned, it competes nicely against Apple's much more capable MacBook products. As I said in another Chromebook thread, it's a tablet for people who prefer the laptop form factor.

RexT nailed everything else I was going to say, so good job, RexT :-)

* I hate this term with a passion
 
2013-12-30 12:02:34 PM  
Basically for word processing and ease of use Chromebook may be the herald of things to come. Yeah it's has no other use than light word processing, youtube, and web surfing but that's what most people do with their rigs. That's like 80% of the market. With accessories like the chromecast the functionality of the Chromebook will only increase. We have moved away from software based towards an app based ecosystem. Google basically has all the tools with Android to kill Microsoft and the open license so companies like Samsung and Asus will eventually blow apple out the water in terms of tablet sales (in terms of functionality Samsung latest tablet the note 10.1 is worlds ahead of Apple). Samsung basically already has apple beat in smartphone sales. Especially in emerging markets like China. Google next logical step is to enter not just consumer sphere but the business software. When that happens Microsoft might become another IBM or worse another BlackBerry. Because that's the nature of the tech game- innovate or die. Apple not Microsoft have really innovated anything in the last year.
 
2013-12-30 12:02:52 PM  

skozlaw: Thank you for that completely irrelevant piece of information, but I'm really curious about apples vs oranges vs Little Professor sales at the moment.

RexTalionis: Actually, $1300.

$1450 according to that link.

What sort of moron would spend $1450 on a web browser?


Old folks are easy to upsell....
/no grandma, you don't need this, no matter what the salesman said...
 
2013-12-30 12:02:55 PM  
I've  been wondering for some time and the internets hasn't answered. Can this chromebook VPN and VNC? or is it just a glorified browser and media player?
 
2013-12-30 12:09:37 PM  

FlashHarry: does the chromebook even compete with the macbook?


Are you seriously asking if laptops compete with each other?

Eh yes, of course they do. They serve the exact same farking function.

The only difference is that Chromebooks compete in all price segments, where as Macbooks only compete in the high priced laptop segment.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/03/25/chromebook-pixel-lightning-r ev iew-the-best-1300-you-can-spend-on-a-web-browser/

I wouldn't personally spend 1300 USD on a Chromebook Pixel, even though it is damn nice. Then again I wouldn't spend 1300USD on a Macbook or anyother laptop either, so that doesn't say much.

To me the draw of the Chromebook is that can get a fully functional laptop for 249USD, it surfs the web, does wordprocessing etc. just as well as any other laptop. Good keyboard too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=34-131-403


When I'm at home I use a desktop.
 
2013-12-30 12:10:15 PM  

spawn73: It probably is to an extend at that price, even with Google subsidizing it. But it's every bit as functional as a Macbook.


How is google subsidizing it?  And please define what you mean by "functional"

/as for I see chromebooks useful for POS systems - and maybe education - and that's about it
 
2013-12-30 12:10:37 PM  
One MacBook costs the same as 5 Chromebooks, so that's about right.
 
2013-12-30 12:12:08 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: I've  been wondering for some time and the internets hasn't answered. Can this chromebook VPN and VNC? or is it just a glorified browser and media player?


Chromebooks can use standard VPNs out of the box. That doesn't help me connect to my workplace's hacked-together VPN, but will help for most.  It will run most of the browser apps in the Chrome App Store, and there are plenty of Chrome/Pepper-based VNC, RDP, SSH, etc clients available.   The main thing it's been lacking for me is my preferred password management tool (KeePass), though people have started working on some Chrome App versions of that.
 
2013-12-30 12:12:41 PM  

spawn73: Eh yes, of course they do. They serve the exact same farking function.


No.  They don't.

spawn73: When I'm at home I use a desktop.


That says a lot about you.
 
2013-12-30 12:13:35 PM  
I think the bigger story here is that Apple's laptop share declined 31% year-over-year. Combine that with their precipitous fall in desktop sales and very soon they'll only be the iPad+iPhone company.

Also, the bargain prices Chromebook is the new tablet, which was the new netbook.
 
2013-12-30 12:16:02 PM  

skozlaw: Thank you for that completely irrelevant piece of information, but I'm really curious about apples vs oranges vs Little Professor sales at the moment.

RexTalionis: Actually, $1300.

$1450 according to that link.

What sort of moron would spend $1450 on a web browser?


It has a fantastic display.
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/03/review-chromebook-pixel-is-to o- expensive-and-too-good-for-chrome-os/
 
2013-12-30 12:19:57 PM  

gingerjet: spawn73: When I'm at home I use a desktop.
That says a lot about you.



Yes, that he has 1) a home, and 2) a desktop computer...


MIND == BLOWN
 
2013-12-30 12:20:18 PM  

hardinparamedic: vernonFL: Isn't Chomebook is basically a Light Bright?

Chromebooks are the modern "net appliance", or netbook.

Basically, it's a bare-bones SSD laptop with like 32g of memory, with the rest of the memory stored "on the cloud". Runs on a modified Linux distro called Chromium OS. It's pretty much only good for basic internetin', like browsing news and websites, and checking email, streaming movies over Google Chrome, and the like.

So, it's pretty much either targeted to kids and use in education, people who can't afford a "good" laptop, or the home user who only has need to check their email and bank account, like Grandpa.


You're completely and utterly wrong.

The Chromebook is Googles vision of the future, where all computing takes place in the cloud.

Not unsurprising this vision of course includes people using Googles services (so far they're on track with Gmail, Android and Youtube...).

The problem with your statement is that you're insinuating that it does other tasks less well than other laptops. That's wrong. The photoediting isn't quite were Photoshop is at, but it's good enough for 99.9% of people. The office suite is for all I know as good as Libre/Open Office.

Obviously the email, searching, maps, cloudstorage, streaming video is superiour to anything else. But you already knew that, because you use those services from Google regardless of whether you use ChromeOS.


The one single thing it doesn't do as good as any other laptop would be traditional games. World of Warcraft etc., games that needs to be installed. All the Flask and Java ones (think Candycrush and Angrybirds) is right up its ally. Infact it has the fastest Java engine of all (Chromium).

---

One last thing.

The thing is not locked down. You can run a normal Linux distribution on it, either dealing with the space contraints, or expanding them.
 
2013-12-30 12:21:08 PM  

vernonFL: hardinparamedic: vernonFL: Isn't Chomebook is basically a Light Bright?

Chromebooks are the modern "net appliance", or netbook.

Basically, it's a bare-bones SSD laptop with like 32g of memory, with the rest of the memory stored "on the cloud". Runs on a modified Linux distro called Chromium OS. It's pretty much only good for basic internetin', like browsing news and websites, and checking email, streaming movies over Google Chrome, and the like.

So, it's pretty much either targeted to kids and use in education, people who can't afford a "good" laptop, or the home user who only has need to check their email and bank account, like Grandpa.


Thanks, in other words it is completely un-comparable to a Mac Book Pro.


Not really. But consider:

The Wii blew both PS and XBox out of the water for years. KABLOOIE. Why? It tapped a vein that hadn't been hit yet.

The netbook is a really good device for certain people. Those people would be classified as MOST.

The mac book pro is great if you have to do things with heavier software, like music or graphics or games. For work? I'm just browsing email and fark and doing vanilla documents. The chromebook is perfect. Plus if it gets broke or stolen? I'm out $200 for a new one.

If only the ipad had usb ports, the chromebook would be dead.
 
2013-12-30 12:22:00 PM  
There's a lot of "stop liking what I don't like" in this thread.
 
2013-12-30 12:22:33 PM  

Wicked Chinchilla: skozlaw: Thank you for that completely irrelevant piece of information, but I'm really curious about apples vs oranges vs Little Professor sales at the moment.

RexTalionis: Actually, $1300.

$1450 according to that link.

What sort of moron would spend $1450 on a web browser?

Old folks are easy to upsell....
/no grandma, you don't need this, no matter what the salesman said...


It's completely overspecced for ChromeOS but you can toss a full Linux distro on it (not that I'd spend that much on a Linux/ChromeOS only laptop myself).  But if you're into that sort of thing you get a well built device running Ubuntu with an impressive 2,560×1,700 display. 32/64gb of storage still sucks though.
 
2013-12-30 12:23:04 PM  
gingerjet: spawn73: Eh yes, of course they do. They serve the exact same farking function.

No.  They don't.

Yes they do.

spawn73: When I'm at home I use a desktop.

That says a lot about you.


Yeah, that I don't want to sit hunched over a farking laptop like a farking moron when I'm at home.

I guess I revealed what I think about people that use a laptop in their own home. Paying more for an inferiour experience, brilliant.
 
2013-12-30 12:24:25 PM  

RexTalionis: FlashHarry: does the chromebook even compete with the macbook?

People are way off base when they think Chromebooks compete with ultrabooks or PCs. They don't. They compete with tablets.


Because tablets has so farking awesome keyboards. And Chromebooks has such nice touchscreens.

Uhm, no.
 
2013-12-30 12:26:19 PM  

Lawnchair: Uchiha_Cycliste: I've  been wondering for some time and the internets hasn't answered. Can this chromebook VPN and VNC? or is it just a glorified browser and media player?

Chromebooks can use standard VPNs out of the box. That doesn't help me connect to my workplace's hacked-together VPN, but will help for most.  It will run most of the browser apps in the Chrome App Store, and there are plenty of Chrome/Pepper-based VNC, RDP, SSH, etc clients available.   The main thing it's been lacking for me is my preferred password management tool (KeePass), though people have started working on some Chrome App versions of that.


So it sounds like, if my company uses a proprietary VPN/VNC combo I'm boned?
 
2013-12-30 12:26:27 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: I've  been wondering for some time and the internets hasn't answered. Can this chromebook VPN and VNC? or is it just a glorified browser and media player?


VPN? Absolutely.
VNC client? Yep, there's a Chrome app that works on the Chromebooks.
VNC server? Nope.  Remote access to a Chromebook is not officially supported. This is fine for normal use (as the chromebook is just an interface to your remote google drive).  However, it does make remote support for the device difficult.The only thing you can really do in that case is to share your screen (view-only) with someone via Google Hangouts so they can walk you through the process.

Also yes, it is just a glorified browser, as all the apps run in Chrome.  However, web browsers are becoming quite capable in their own way.
 
2013-12-30 12:27:07 PM  
Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: Latency must be horrific.

Although it's fallen out of use, memory can be used to talk about storage.

// and since we're talking about SSDs (flash memory!) it's even more cromulent today than it was about 5 years ago.
 
2013-12-30 12:30:41 PM  

RexTalionis: I'm not Apple fanboy, but I feel compelled to point out the glaring difference between the two.

One is a device that is pretty much hobbled and crippled in functionality and sells with a tiny, razor thin margin of profit (Chromebooks).

The other is full-featured and has the largest profit margin of any personal computer being sold today.

All things being equal, I'd imagine that PC manufacturers would much rather be selling something on the Macbook's level than the Chromebook's.

Also, have you used the Chromebooks before? They're not much good except for the most basic of browsing and note-taking tasks.


So they're only good for 98% of what the average person does on a notebook. But hey, this internet thing is just a passing fad anyway.
 
2013-12-30 12:32:16 PM  

falkone32: Uchiha_Cycliste: I've  been wondering for some time and the internets hasn't answered. Can this chromebook VPN and VNC? or is it just a glorified browser and media player?

VPN? Absolutely.
VNC client? Yep, there's a Chrome app that works on the Chromebooks.
VNC server? Nope.  Remote access to a Chromebook is not officially supported. This is fine for normal use (as the chromebook is just an interface to your remote google drive).  However, it does make remote support for the device difficult.The only thing you can really do in that case is to share your screen (view-only) with someone via Google Hangouts so they can walk you through the process.

Also yes, it is just a glorified browser, as all the apps run in Chrome.  However, web browsers are becoming quite capable in their own way.


This along with my other response tells me that these aren't meant for people that periodically rely on their processing power. For instance, I couldn't drop cygwin or VirtualBox onto this and use them to code and compile. I suppose I can't be too upset they aren't catering to what can only be a small fraction of laptop users. Sort of Ironic that google would gyp programmers =P
 
2013-12-30 12:34:26 PM  

skozlaw: Thank you for that completely irrelevant piece of information, but I'm really curious about apples vs oranges vs Little Professor sales at the moment.

RexTalionis: Actually, $1300.

$1450 according to that link.

What sort of moron would spend $1450 on a web browser?


I feel like I am repeating myself a lot here.

But its a shift in paradigm that people don't seem to get. The idea is to work "in the cloud". Your storage is in the cloud, and your programs is in the cloud. The web browser is your interphase to your storage and to your programs.

ie.

"The core services and functionality that were in Google Docs, namely, a free online office suite where files are also hosted, remain intact in Drive. Google Docs is one of the best known free alternative to  , although it's entirely Web-based-there's no software to install to use it (the only downloadable part is the app for local syncing with Drive)."

Source:  http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2403546,00.asp

Basicly you, given the limitations of what software is currently available obviously, do the same things through your webbrowser.

At least when the Pixel was released, it had the best screen, period. That's what you'd be paying for.

I imagine people would use it for photoediting (yes, there's a Photoshop competitor running in the cloud as well).

If I were rich I wouldn't mind having a 2560*1700 res. laptop.

And if you don't like ChromeOS, just install Linux on it. Big deal.
 
2013-12-30 12:35:33 PM  
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2013-12-30 12:35:34 PM  

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: hardinparamedic: Basically, it's a bare-bones SSD laptop with like 32g of memory, with the rest of the memory stored "on the cloud".

Latency must be horrific.


Yeah, but 32 gigs of memory is still quite a lot.  Heck, even my desktop only has 3 gigs accessible because I'm running a 32 bit OS on it.
 
2013-12-30 12:36:59 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: falkone32: Uchiha_Cycliste: I've  been wondering for some time and the internets hasn't answered. Can this chromebook VPN and VNC? or is it just a glorified browser and media player?

VPN? Absolutely.
VNC client? Yep, there's a Chrome app that works on the Chromebooks.
VNC server? Nope.  Remote access to a Chromebook is not officially supported. This is fine for normal use (as the chromebook is just an interface to your remote google drive).  However, it does make remote support for the device difficult.The only thing you can really do in that case is to share your screen (view-only) with someone via Google Hangouts so they can walk you through the process.

Also yes, it is just a glorified browser, as all the apps run in Chrome.  However, web browsers are becoming quite capable in their own way.

This along with my other response tells me that these aren't meant for people that periodically rely on their processing power. For instance, I couldn't drop cygwin or VirtualBox onto this and use them to code and compile. I suppose I can't be too upset they aren't catering to what can only be a small fraction of laptop users. Sort of Ironic that google would gyp programmers =P


I wouldn't look at is at gyping programmers.  You guys still have the pick of a multitude of machines.  What they are doing is providing a machine that suits the needs of people who only need basic computer functions.
 
2013-12-30 12:38:46 PM  

Thrag: So they're only good for 98% of what the average person does on a notebook. But hey, this internet thing is just a passing fad anyway.


This.

People on here are ripping on old people as a potential consumer of the Chromebook, while exhibiting all the telltale "change is stupid" behaviors of old people.
 
2013-12-30 12:39:05 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: This along with my other response tells me that these aren't meant for people that periodically rely on their processing power. For instance, I couldn't drop cygwin or VirtualBox onto this and use them to code and compile. I suppose I can't be too upset they aren't catering to what can only be a small fraction of laptop users. Sort of Ironic that google would gyp programmers =P


Google is coders, sorta, but is 'cloud' more.  That is, run your compiles in a nice dust-free well-backed-up datacenter somewhere, run your VMs in a nice dust-free well-backed-up datacenter somewhere.  And you seamlessly seamlessly switch between your dual-24" home coder-station and your 12" Chromebook at the coffee shop and your tablet and your phone and...

Now, that all falls apart on a plane flight or visiting my inlaws in rural South Dakota.  These are places that Google isn't really comfortable admitting exist and will continue to exist for many years.
 
2013-12-30 12:40:04 PM  

Wicked Chinchilla: Uchiha_Cycliste: falkone32: Uchiha_Cycliste: I've  been wondering for some time and the internets hasn't answered. Can this chromebook VPN and VNC? or is it just a glorified browser and media player?

VPN? Absolutely.
VNC client? Yep, there's a Chrome app that works on the Chromebooks.
VNC server? Nope.  Remote access to a Chromebook is not officially supported. This is fine for normal use (as the chromebook is just an interface to your remote google drive).  However, it does make remote support for the device difficult.The only thing you can really do in that case is to share your screen (view-only) with someone via Google Hangouts so they can walk you through the process.

Also yes, it is just a glorified browser, as all the apps run in Chrome.  However, web browsers are becoming quite capable in their own way.

This along with my other response tells me that these aren't meant for people that periodically rely on their processing power. For instance, I couldn't drop cygwin or VirtualBox onto this and use them to code and compile. I suppose I can't be too upset they aren't catering to what can only be a small fraction of laptop users. Sort of Ironic that google would gyp programmers =P

I wouldn't look at is at gyping programmers.  You guys still have the pick of a multitude of machines.  What they are doing is providing a machine that suits the needs of people who only need basic computer functions.


I'm cheap and no matter what I get it dies in a year =/. I prefer a $200 disposable lappy to a $2000 disposable lappy.
 
2013-12-30 12:42:04 PM  

Lawnchair: Uchiha_Cycliste: This along with my other response tells me that these aren't meant for people that periodically rely on their processing power. For instance, I couldn't drop cygwin or VirtualBox onto this and use them to code and compile. I suppose I can't be too upset they aren't catering to what can only be a small fraction of laptop users. Sort of Ironic that google would gyp programmers =P

Google is coders, sorta, but is 'cloud' more.  That is, run your compiles in a nice dust-free well-backed-up datacenter somewhere, run your VMs in a nice dust-free well-backed-up datacenter somewhere.  And you seamlessly seamlessly switch between your dual-24" home coder-station and your 12" Chromebook at the coffee shop and your tablet and your phone and...

Now, that all falls apart on a plane flight or visiting my inlaws in rural South Dakota.  These are places that Google isn't really comfortable admitting exist and will continue to exist for many years.


This is all what I was suspecting from my searches, but it's good to confirm. Now I can discount this machine as I search for this year's laptop. cool
 
2013-12-30 12:43:55 PM  

Mister Peejay: Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: hardinparamedic: Basically, it's a bare-bones SSD laptop with like 32g of memory, with the rest of the memory stored "on the cloud".

Latency must be horrific.

Yeah, but 32 gigs of memory is still quite a lot.  Heck, even my desktop only has 3 gigs accessible because I'm running a 32 bit OS on it.


He was talking about storage. The $200 chromebooks have 2GB or RAM.
 
2013-12-30 12:45:46 PM  

Mister Peejay: Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: hardinparamedic: Basically, it's a bare-bones SSD laptop with like 32g of memory, with the rest of the memory stored "on the cloud".

Latency must be horrific.

Yeah, but 32 gigs of memory is still quite a lot.  Heck, even my desktop only has 3 gigs accessible because I'm running a 32 bit OS on it.


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