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Old 11-29-2012, 05:43 PM   #1
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Default Chromebook from Google

At $199 it seemed like a good deal, so I got one.

From the box, the thing is lightening fast. Wow.

I guess it should be, it isn't hindered by windows and whatever other junk they left out of this PC.

For HBT, surfing in general, watching video, and email, it is lightening fast and user friendly.

At first glance it is a Macbook. No virus protecion needed, the 2 finger scroll on the touchpad, tap to left click, etc. are all very mac.

Can't load playon or much else on it without purchasing some software that looks questionable about how well it will function.

My verdict? It is awesome, but can't be your only computer.

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Old 11-29-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
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Is that the one with the touch display?

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Old 11-29-2012, 05:59 PM   #3
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i wouldn't say virus protection isn't needed. maybe not vital, but probably needed. like anything electronic, if it can be hacked... it will be. other than that they do look awesome. like a functional netbook.

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Old 11-29-2012, 06:06 PM   #4
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It is NOT touchscreen. It is so much like a big smartphone I find myself urged to touch the screen

It says that Google automatically takes care of virus protection without you seeing it, so it does have VP, I just don't need to do anything. I have tested it

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:51 PM   #5
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It is NOT touchscreen. It is so much like a big smartphone I find myself urged to touch the screen

It says that Google automatically takes care of virus protection without you seeing it, so it does have VP, I just don't need to do anything. I have tested it
oh snap. that's awesome.
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:53 PM   #6
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Can you set your homepage to Bing?

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:54 PM   #7
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oh snap. that's awesome.
Lets hope!

It is Google, and I figure failure in that pledge might be pretty damaging PR, so I am willing to trust it fairly far.

Flip the thing open and it is staring at you like, "OK, ready whenever you are!(WTF is this guy waiting for???)"

Turn it on and it is easily 5 seconds faster than my snow leopard macbook at start-up. And no "ready but still thinking". It is ready. Click "email" and 2 seconds later I am looking at my fully populated inbox.
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:13 PM   #8
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that's freakin' awesome. a side note though, i really don't like google's privacy policies. i think they are way to eager to harvest data and keep my information. i do enjoy my privacy. that being said google is taking over and will eventually dominate. especially if their data service ever actually delivers 700 megs/sec... i guess i'll have to live with them.

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Old 11-30-2012, 01:41 AM   #9
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Don't know...I'll ask it.
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Had one for about two years now. If you're ready to switch to all cloud computing then there is nothing better. Turns on faster than a regular computer can wake up.

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