David Pogue, the New York Times’ personal technology columnist, seriously dissed the new Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks (running on Google’s Chrome OS) in his column yesterday.
A few bullet points from his article:
- The Samsung Series 5 Chromebook is beautiful, and has a MacBook-esque feel. Typing on it is a dream, except there’s no Caps Lock.
- It’s really weird to use a computer that doesn’t have a desktop. It’s like using a computer where you can’t minimize the browser window.
- Chromebooks assume that you are online anywhere you go. We are not quite there yet. When you’re not online, the Chromebook is a three-pound “paperweight.”
And here’s the REAL kicker:
- “Truth is, considering how stripped-down the Samsung is, you have to wonder why it’s as big, heavy and expensive as it is. You can find plenty of full-blown Windows laptops with the same price, weight and size.”
You really should read the whole thing. It’s pretty harsh.
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