sr777, 04 Dec 2015There are Android laptops which are much better than Chrome laptops because of availability of... moreGoogle's working on full Android app support for Chrome OS it's only a matter of time before it happens.
Anonymous, 04 Dec 2015As a university student I need a laptop/tablet that can use MatLab and CodeBlocks! My Asus T10... moreThe article mentions K-12 not university level, which CB is perfectly suited for; try reading before responding next time.
AnonD-210527, 05 Dec 2015Chromebook is a rare sight in Australia. If you want to see them you go to stores. But that wa... moreLmao educators buy CB's because they're cheap and effective for conducting basic tasks, no school will pay close to a thousand for each of the devices you mentioned when they have other more cost effective options.
AnonD-416078, 04 Dec 2015Well, from my perspective Chromebooks are useless, my phone is already capable of doing the th... moreDumbest comment I've read today, CB are great for research and typing lengthy documents and other school related tasks. Nobody gives a ratsass about what your phone can or can't do it's not relevant to what the article is talking about.
Education needs to be cheap! When I heard that my school district was buying ipads 5 years ago for the ipad lab I've got mad. Consumers pay at that time around US$700.00, I do not know how much the school district need to pay for them. I bet much more! And the money the school district have comes from the property tax, that means, I paid for that! Coincidently, the school district performance in the state test drop a lot. Two years to three years ago they moved to chromebooks (and it comes with a keyboard). It is cheap and each student has their own google account thru the school, a office package that covers all they need and cloud storage thru google drive. The schools saved a lot of money. Every student has access to a chomebook 100 % of the time, not limited to the time they go in the ipad labs....and guess what, the school performance is getting better and better just after the switch. Do not take me wrong. I have 1 ipad air and 1 ipad air 2nd generation. They are awesome, super easy to use, fool proof device, pretty much, and they work in a closed environment that Apple dictates. That is the problem. You want your children to be challenged. I want my kids being challenged to have difficulties in life, even if it is a small thing like a OS not working properly.
Google gaining ground by going the cheap $ route. Like all their products are. They use to mine data and sell to buyers.
Chromebook is a rare sight in Australia. If you want to see them you go to stores. But that was year ago. Nothing even in stores now.
I think education needs something like surface pro or ipad pro or galaxy note with stylus. No more textbook.
Well, from my perspective Chromebooks are useless, my phone is already capable of doing the things Chromebook does.
>taxpayer funded garbage tech
That's the only way it could possibly sell, of course.
As a university student I need a laptop/tablet that can use MatLab and CodeBlocks! My Asus T100 is good enough, but not a Chromebook!
Many people already have installed spyware, which mimics browser (I'm talking about you, Google Chrome).
So they decided to switch to OS mimicking browser (that's what Chrome OS is after all).
And still no one dares to try Linux, they even don't know , Chrome OS is "googled" version of OpenSuse, a Linux distro.
Doesn't surprise me, they are fast, reliable/stable and affordable. And unless you're power user (video editor, photographer etc), they do all one needs. Once they create one with a stylus and a Surface Pro form factor, I'll replace my laptop with one. Owned a few, but still need to run Adobe CC so had to sell them as I gave up waiting for someone to release a cloud based competitor to CC with ALL the features.
I used to be skeptical of Chromebooks, like many people--and I admit, for certain applications, they're still not the right choice--but assuming you have an Internet connection at all times (and most of us probably do in 2015), there are a lot of advantages to the Chromebook's style of computing. I'm typing this on a Chromebook Pixel, with which I've been thrilled beyond belief. It does everything I need it to do, and as more and more companies develop web-based versions of their apps, the list of things you CAN'T do is shrinking all the time.
yes, that could be true. since for education they will not need big operating system with so much apps and features which generally act against school students interest towards studying. schools typically will not allow smartphones or computers with good games and apps. in my younger brother's school they will not allow to use a smartphone so he is using a Nokia basic phone. and they will not allow windows or Mac laptops instead provided with a dell Ubuntu laptop beware of games and apps . if they hear about chromebooks they will soon switch to it.
First time when I heard about chromebook concept. I was like 'Why they even exist' because they were quite expensive and you could get a good Windows OS running or Linux running notebook for same price. As a college student I need something comfortable to type on and the thing that Las long. I don't what to carry my Lenovo Y700 because it is quite heavy. So I purchased this Acer Chromebook for a decent price and it is quite good. It has a amazing built quality and insane Battery life.
I have had a chromebook for the past 2 years and i think that it is better then the other os that i have 3 and i use them all much more then i use my windows laptop or my tablet its faster. i use my chrome books for everything and i even use them for work and i am a multi store owner and tbh spent the same amount of money on my laptop as i did my 3 chromebooks and i use them more the problem with windows is that after a bit it starts to slow down and has lots of things going on in the background and android is good in fact i have always had a android phone but for a full web you cant get better then a chromebook and the battery life and boot-up time
There are Android laptops which are much better than Chrome laptops because of availability of apps.
Microsoft used to have similar cheaper category of laptops called netbooks but they were very smaller.
I can see why. In education level, students doesn't need a powerful full-blown OS. What they need is a light OS that can ran on small specs (to keep the price low) and still strong enough for document editing. Windows address this with Windows 8.1/Windows 10 based cheap laptops, but they were too late. By the time they bring them around, ChromeBooks already penetrating the market.
Let's sit back and see how Microsoft will fight their dominance back (if they could).