I've been spending the past several days living with Asus's new Chromebox. It's basically the desktop equivalent of a Chromebook -- the same Chrome OS environment in a compact box with ports and slots aplenty.
So what's it actually like to use? I put together some detailed hands-on impressions along with some interesting notes about the device's hardware upgrade potential.
Check 'em out and see what you think:
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Barbara Krasnoff divides her time between writing short speculative fiction and acting as Features & Reviews Editor for Computerworld. In the latter position, she assigns, edits and produces online product reviews; she also blogs and occasionally writes a review herself.
Barbara is a member of the NYC writers group Tabula Rasa, and her short fiction has appeared in a variety of publications, including Space & Time Magazine, Electric Velocipede, Apex Magazine, Doorways, Sybil's Garage, Behind the Wainscot, Escape Velocity, Weird Tales, Descant, Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet, Amazing Stories, and the anthologies Crossed Genres Year Two, Descended From Darkness: Apex Magazine Vol. I , Clockwork Phoenix 2, Such A Pretty Face: Tales of Power & Abundance, and Memories and Visions: Women's Fantasy and Science Fiction .
Recent stories include "In the Household of the Brelsh" in Crossed Genres 29, "Button Up Your Overcoat," in Broken Time Blues: Fantastic Tales in the Roaring '20s, and "Red Dybbuk," in the upcoming Subversion: Science Fiction & Fantasy tales of challenging the norm. Barbara is also the author of a non-fiction book for young adults, Robots: Reel to Real (Arco Publishing, 1982).
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