Samsung Unveils Chromebook 2 Powered by Exynos 5 Octa

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roger smith

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They look nice, but it seems a little much money still for a Chromebook.
maybe now... but give it time. chrome os is theoretically the perfect os for light computer users. i do computer repair and 99% of the problems i encounter are the result of a combination of novice computer users and microsoft windows.
 

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Very nice, especially the white model. This also gives us a Chromebook with a full HD screen for $400. I don't know of any other notebook that offers that. The screens also appear to be matte which is a huge plus IMO. Since these are using ARM chips they should also be fan-less, silent, and cool like the other ARM models are.
 

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This article needs editing. The 13 inch model is listed as 13.3, 13.2, and 13.6. The 11 inch model is listed as 11.6 and 11.5. Either way, the 13 inch is the most interesting of the two.
 

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I was getting excited as the article went on, until the price was revealed. Way too much for a Chromebook. You can get a nearly identical machine for half the price; same functionality just marginally nicer materials on these. Not worth double the price.
 

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Where exactly can you get a 13.3" notebook with a 1080 screen and 4GB of RAM for $200?
 

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Where exactly can you get a 13.3" notebook with a 1080 screen and 4GB of RAM for $200?
Fair enough, I concede the screen is far superior to most of the Chromebooks currently available. I suppose my point was that with regard to pure functionality, I find it hard to justify paying double the price for a machine that performs the same functions as one much cheaper. Others may think the screen is worth the price premium.
 

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I see the point you're trying to make. However, some of us use and purchase Chromebooks for reasons other than price. We have completely replaced our dependency on Microsoft or Apple with them, but would still like hardware that is similar to what we were used to on our old machines. That's why people who make comments like "for that price you could get a real PC" simply don't get it. "Real PCs" running Windows or OS X are exactly what we don't want. Chrome OS has many advantages over them outside of cost.
 

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The Chromebook is a great alternative. I know of several Charter Schools moving to this platform in lieu of tablets. I'd like to see more about the advantages before deciding whether to move in that direction, however. Seems to be one of those disruptive technologies...
 
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