anon numba uno, 21 Dec 2022I own a chrome book and I do understand the appeal for a low price , low battery confusing la... moreThis is a good point. While Chrome OS now has Play Store support, the app experience is not much different than a standard Android tablet. After all, there are still loads of mobile apps that aren't optimized for large screens. Speaking of Play Store support, most Chromebook still runs on Android 9. Very few recently get Android 11 update and even fewer gets the more recent Android 12L.
anon numba uno, 21 Dec 2022I own a chrome book and I do understand the appeal for a low price , low battery confusing la... moreIkr. The only reason I want to get a Chromebook is because of GNU Linux support. But with the existence of GNU Linux on ARM, mobile virtualization apps like Andronix, and Android Desktop Mode in general (not forgetting custom-developed flavours like Samsung DeX, Huawei EMUI Desktop, Honor Magic Desktop, LG Screen+, and Motorola Ready For), it's hard for me to see the appeal of getting a Chromebook in the first place. Even a four-year-old flagship smartphone SoC still has more power than any budget or entry-level Chromebook.
I'm really curious about the new N100 and N200 CPUs as they're meant to replace both Celeron and Pentium families. But $350 for 4GB RAM and 64GB storage? I see Windows 11 laptops with bigger storage than that. Some can even give 8GB RAM at that price.
I own a chrome book and I do understand the appeal for a low price , low battery confusing laptop thingy for basic web browsing and entertainment ... but why not simply go for linux ?
Companies should try to provide a similar hardware devices but without restrictions of ChromeOS . Removing ChromeOS and getting linux on it is quite complicated and risks bricking the device. Something like a BIOS or option to change OS would be a welcome
underpowered and overpriced (outside the us) products again
Interesting how the HDMI port on the Chromebook is HDMI 1.4 (4K 30Hz max), where the USB-C ports on every Chromebook ever has been USB-C Displaport Alt mode (4K 60Hz max). Intel chipset typically allow for 3 displays, two external and the CHromebook display, so curious how the Intel N100 chips are compared to the outgoing Intel Celeron N4500 it's replacing, and the N200 replacing the Pentium N6000. Hope the screen is 300 nit minimum, but if 400nits, would be a nice upgrade for my niece and her schoolwork! USI support too I hope.
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