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- Frank Wu+1That is why it came with long power cord for desktop based purpose.Nov 15, 2012
- One difference I've noticed between the C7 and the Windows version I referenced in a previous comment to this post is that the C7 lacks an SD card slot while the Windows version has it.
Are you going to be giving Netflix and Bastion a go on it ? I assume it should be fine as it is x86.Nov 15, 2012
- actually, the C7 does have an SD card slot on the front; I missed it in the video, but used it last night. I've already used both Netflix (don't watch Skyline, BTW) and Bastion and they work as expected.Nov 15, 2012
- Thanks very muchYou are the tech journalist Gotham deserves! ;-)Nov 15, 2012
seems to be able to handle 4GB max ram according to acer. maybe 8gb if it's completely identical to the acer aspire one windows model but chrome OS can only handle 4gb(?). curiously, they both use same battery+chips but the windows model is rated at 4.2hrs instead of the 3.5hr of the chromebook. also the windows model with 4gb ram is priced $350 as opposed to $200.
thanks for your continued coverage of the chromebooks.Nov 15, 2012
- ChromeOS is probably 32bit, hence the 4gb ram max.
My biggest curiosity at the moment is how the screens, the touch pads and keyboards contrast on the C7 and the ARM versions.
I have seen a lot of praise for the keyboard on the Samsung particularly.
I do like that Acer has left not only the caps lock key but also given a function key and a search key. They have also left a 'delete' key.
Other than that I would be curious to know if ChromeOS can support bluetooth USB dongles as the ARM version includes USB but the Acer doesn't. I am in the process of converting any sound equipment around the house to be able to handle bluetooth audio as it is so convenient with tablets etc. So it would be nice if the Chromebook could take advantage of that too.Nov 15, 2012