Google Chromebook display at Best Buy
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- Exactly. A tablet compared to a chrome book is much more portable and faster and better quality. It can also handle more than just having Internet apps on the chrome browser. They have nice keyboards for tablets now.Nov 14, 2012
- Why not just buy a tablet with a keyboard? I'd say the answer depends on your needs. If you're a touch typist, you're likely to prefer a real keyboard all of the time (not just when you're typing the Great American Novel). And there's something to be said for the laptop/notebook form factor, especially at larger sizes.
I don't have a tablet, but I might be tempted by a Google Nexus 7" tablet, because it's no bigger than a book and is a true "mobile device." If I were buying something with a screen size in the 11- or 12-inch range, I'd definitely prefer a laptop/notebook, especially if I planned to do any typing at all.Nov 14, 2012
- You can't multitask on a tablet.
Edited to add .. unless it's a TouchPad!Nov 14, 2012
- You can't multitask on a tablet.....
That may be a good thing in productivity terms..Nov 14, 2012
Why a Chromebook instead of a tablet? Because it´s cheaper. Buy a good tablet + a keyboard like a MS Surface RT, iPad, Transformer Prime, Nexus10. they are all several hundred $/€ more expensive. Value for money the ARM Chromebook is by far better. the only thing those tablets can do better is playing videos and skyping. Chromebook can multitask, is safer, has multi-user capability (okay, N10 has that too now) and get´s better over time (other than tablets which are outdated after 6-12 month).
I can buy a Chromebook and make a wekend trip or buy a Nexus 4 for the money I would spend on an iPad with keyboard.
But in the end you need to decide what you need/want and what it is worth to you. I rather spend my money on other stuff than tech and thus settle for cheaper, simpler stuff that still does what I need it for.Nov 16, 2012
- Which store was this in? Just want to follow up on something :)
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