Do those analysts not know that Android devices use the Google Play Store for apps, and google Chrome also uses those same apps?Analysts, however, aren't too keen on the device. "I don't see any benefit of getting a Chromebook," said Jack Gold, an analyst at J. Gold Associates. It's "basically a netbook with a Web-based OS on it. Why not just buy an Android device and actually be able to use plenty of apps?"
then you are infinitely better off with a cheap netbook or laptop, they can be had for the same price with better specs, can still do EVERYTHING the chromebook does (can even run chrome on it if you like), but without all the silly limitations of this chromebook and much more local storage.Guys, it's really not that hard to imagine why someone would use one of these. I'm a college student who already has a high-end gaming PC. All that I need is a device that is capable of taking notes and web browsing while i'm in class. That's it. That's all I need. No more functionality. I can't emphasize that enough. Even if I could find a comparable netbook for the same price, difficult but not impossible and it most certainly wouldn't have the same battery life, I would NEVER use any of the other functionality available. Also, even if I suddenly decided that I did want that other functionality, I wouldn't make use of it on a netbook anyway. I've tried that before and it's so horribly slow I would just rather wait until I got home to my PC. So yes, for my purposes, I would certainly take the cheaper device with less functionality so that the functionality I do need is actually more responsive than I would see on a netbook.