Moonstone White Chromebook from Acer Runs Intel Celeron

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popatim

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While you are entitled to your opinion, what do you base it off?

My co-worker has been using one for over a year with only some file compatibility problems. While I'm not a fan of the OS (yet) the laptop itself seems to be reliable. He uses it everyday at work.
 

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Stupid question maybe, but why does companies like Acer still use Pentium over last gen Atom for the "low power" laptop?
Are the Atoms that much more expensive? I guess they would provide a really much more powerful computer no?
However I don't like the Chrome OS, I spend too much time on the road without stable internet to really enjoy an OS like this one ^^ But it's a matter of user habits and tastes I guess...
 

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The Haswell Celeron used in the Chromebooks is much more powerful than any Atom chip while still providing excellent battery life.

Also, I think you would be surprised at the offline capabilities of Chrome OS. Google's full Office suite is available along with apps for photo editing, video editing, and web development. Also, there are quite a few offline games available now.
 

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Thank you for your answer about the Celeron!
However I will maybe start a war here, but Google Office is a crap to me. I am working with MS office only. When you really need to work with excel (not just the basic budget computation) there is no real other choice than MS. Aple or Google despite providing interesting tools to compete with PPT and Word are just no match with Excel.
And most of my offline work is related to data management and I use Excel a lot, thus offline chrome is no use for me^^

But I can understand someone could find it adapted to his/her needs, but it doesn't fit to mine ^^

Thank you for the answer anyway!

PS: I almost don't play, but when I do it it's only on "heavy" games. I don't enjoy the time-killer games...
 

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You're forgetting to take the integrated GPU into account which is quite a bit stronger on the Haswell unit. Also, Chrome OS tends to favor single threaded performance.

For those saying no one wants a Chromebook or that they don't sell well, I would encourage a little light reading:

http://www.tulsaworld.com/business/technology/bits-bytes-google-chromebook-s-market-share-gain-worries-microsoft/article_6215c742-616a-59af-b62c-4421c7bd5c8f.html

http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/28/googles-chromebooks-have-hit-their-stride/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2013/12/29/heres-why-microsoft-is-worried-about-google-chromebooks/
 

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Well that what you are encouraging is nice bat you can do some to!
I see this just as a hardware! For some reason Intel is packing ivy GPU in N series (probably not to kill U & Y series) besides open source gpu driver's for intel are in much better shape for ivy then Haswel. Any Linux don't have problems with multitrading, bat most light apps are ment for single.
I couldn't find better comparation because Atoms have ¼ of standard ivy gpu bat top one Atom Z3770 on top turbo frequency (2.39 GHz) is 25% slower then this Haswell based celeron single traded naturally. Unfortunately turbo is disabled on this N Pentium...

Booth processors are capable to spin full Linux or even windows bat you won't fit windows in those 32 GB of NAND.

Some obscure performance comparations of CPUs:

http://www.computingcompendium.com/p/arm-vs-intel-benchmarks.html?m=1
 
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