>>52335121 I think 15in is hitting the wayside because people are preferring portability over screen sizes, not to mention the guts in smaller laptops have improved drastically over the last 10 years, hell, even 5.
Affordability, portability, and power in 13 in laptops or smaller.
Thank god that "netbook" shit is gone. Those were awful.
I would probably say 13 is a nice sweet spot, but for shit like chromebooks, 11 is more than enough for the purpose that they serve.
I mean who the fuck seriously wants to watch a 4k video on a chromebook? Have to be fucking retarded if someone wants to use a chromebook for multimedia purposes like that outside of youtube/basic net videos.
>>52335456 It's nice now that you don't have to choose between either long battery life and unbearably slow performace or fast performance and low battery life. I think the baytrail/cherrytrail atoms in chromebook are fine if you understand you're not going to be doing "intense" things with it.
>>52335458 Anyone remember those $99 netbooks at CVS? It's amazing how fast that Acer chromebook that was on sale for $99 on black Friday is compared to it.
>>52335684 Nice meme Mr Shill. How about some bigger batterys instead? Asus is way ahead in the battery/powerdrain ratio. So the effective runtimes of acers are always shit. How long does yours last max.?
>>52335121 I use a 13.3" MBA as my daily driver. Before that I mainly used 14.1" 4:3 ThinkPads for a lot of years. I actually found the 14.1" 4:3 form factor to be ideal, but the 13.3" is as good as it gets for 16:10 because it's basically the same width while sacrificing a little height. Anything smaller would either mean I would feel cramped for display area or text/elements would be too small for me to see comfortably.
I had a 15.4" MBP for a while and found it to rather large and heavy for lap use, but the larger display was enjoyable.
The main thing keeping me from seriously considering a <15" laptop is screen resolution. Anything smaller than about 1680x1050 gives me flashbacks to when I was stuck with a 1024x768 monitor for years in middle/high school. The x220 would be a very attractive laptop if I could put a decent screen on it.
>>52335741 >>52335804 Yeah my arm chromebook has amazing battery life too. I usually get around 11(?) hours out of it and can leave it closed for days and still have 50% battery life left.
Makes me have hope for arm based laptops and desktops becoming dominant for consumption type users one day. If Google released it's android google play market one day for chromebooks they would probably explod in popularity.
>>52336006 Resolution really isn't something that bothers me at that size. In my X220s case, its a 12 inch screen that I haven't got my nose to. On my lap, I am not close enough to see the pixels. So it no longer matters.
>>52336013 X205 here, I get real 10-13 hours battery runtime. 10 when playing, this thing is truly amazing. Slow, but it's a quadcore, weird Windows experience... It's quicker if you open all programs at once instead of waiting for each one to finish start loading. On the paper an old core2duo would be faster, but it's doesn't feel the same desu,
>>52336013 >Makes me have hope for arm based laptops and desktops becoming dominant for consumption type users one day. If Google released it's android google play market one day for chromebooks they would probably explod in popularity.
That was my thought too once I got hold of an arm chromebook. I know that they're testing the architecture to use Googleplay on chromebooks, and you can even use some Android APKs on a chromebook using Twerk and Archon.
It's kinda come in handy for shit like installing skype to use video chat and shit.
I only hope they officially release the kits necessary to run Googleplay properly.
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