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Offline CIAA-FAN

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CHROMEBOOK VS. PC?
« on: March 18, 2019, 08:43:54 AM »
I'M CONSIDERING GETTING A CHROMEBOOK TO REPLACE ONE OF MY LAPTOPS THAT JUST DIED.  WHAT ARE YOUR EXPERIENCES WITH THEM?
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Re: CHROMEBOOK VS. PC?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 08:57:08 AM »
Kids have used them for the past 5 years for school. Their first one was a Lenovo. Not the most reliable machine.

They have a google chrome book the past 18 months or do. Better reliability. The other one had keyboard issues and the charger failed at some point. WiFi transmitter on the google device is way better. Almost all of their classwork is google based as well. So that really helped

My wife has a Surface Pro. I like it too. Higher entry point but am more proficient on Microsoft products than google. They are similar but there is a learning curve. Ditto for the family AirMac on the product learning curve.


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Re: CHROMEBOOK VS. PC?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 05:29:54 PM »
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Chromebooks don't last, aren't supported long, and must be replaced with cheap new hardware at a regular clip. As a recurring business model, replacement Chromebooks might make some sense if hardware makers were earning a profit on their low-end hardware. However, cheap Chromebooks are less profitable than PCs, regardless of whether they are growing slightly or not. Note that sales of PCs are down dramatically since the appearance of iPad, so "growing faster than conventional PCs" isn't much of a feat.

Further, outside of K12 education, Chromebooks haven't gained any traction among consumers or in the enterprise — where Google once hoped they might. And of course, if Google can't make money at the prices it currently charges for its premium-priced Pixel branded Chrome OS devices, there quite clearly is "a reason" why Google can't simply lower its prices "as a strategy" to fit itself within the extremely unattractive competitive-commodity market for K12 Chromebooks.

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Re: CHROMEBOOK VS. PC?
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 09:07:05 PM »

Find your self another REAL laptop.   :nod:

 

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