[quotemsg=12803067,0,231196]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.[/quotemsg]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.[/quotemsg]
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.