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My lovely little beast,
This review is from: Samsung Series 5 3G Chromebook (Titan Silver) (Personal Computers)
If you do a bit of research on chromebooks, you'll find hundreds of negative reviews about these machines out there. People complain about the lack of processing power and the need for constant connectivity etc. Some reviewers talk about the lack of apps available and the limits of the Chrome operating system. I knew all of this before I took the plunge and bought one but now I really see whats behind it - all of them are completely missing the point!
This is not a machine which is trying to be a high-end powerhouse. Its not intended for that and it makes no apologies for it. You wont run Photoshop on it or do any snazzy gaming - neither of which are a problem for me. But what it does do, and do extremely well, is offer complete simplicity.
All my previous laptops have started to run slow after a year or two. There is something very very liberating In fact, it will only get better. Google maintains the system, including all my files, photos, emails, music, and it feels a bit like having your own IT dept. The battery life is outstanding as well - the product description says 8.5 hrs but i've got closer to 11 with it - I just open it in the morning and can work from it all day. Ultimately, Chromebooks just require very little thought.
If, like me, you cant remember the last time you had to actually install something from a CD, then this is for you. Pure simplicity, it just takes the whole techie aspect out of using a computer and gives you everything you need from a day to day laptop.
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Initial post: 13 Feb 2012 23:28:24 GMT
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Music Reviewer says:
Absolutely spot on! Have had my Chromebook a few days. Yes there are things it can't do (I have a PC for those things) but I'm sitting here in hotel, listening to classic fm browsing the web over a 3G connection (£15 a month for unlimited access from Three) having charged the thing 2 days ago and still showing 42% battery left - now how many laptops can do that?
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