>Cheap as hell
>No viruses or malware
>Can be wiped completely for linux installs
>Can run linux alongside Chrome OS
>Battery for literal days
>Incredibly simple and easy to use
Why haven't you gotten one of these for your family yet /g/? No more problems with slow ass windows, no more bullshit tinkering to do. It just WERKS
Why don't you have one of your own right now running arch? I
I actually love my cheap little shitposting machine
Id fucking kill myself if it was my only computer, but since I spend 90% of the time on my desktop and only use it for fucking around on the internet before I go to bed and travel its perfect
i rarely even bring the charger when I go on a weekend trip cause the battery is so good
Hey buddy, I'm in the same camp:
I love Chrome OS.
What are the apps in your taskbar?
I've got one of the older Chromebooks, with the traditional HDD. Finally decided that I want my battery life back and ordered a cheap SSD. Will post results the next time I see a Chromebook thread after Wednesday.
Except that netbooks are even more dead than Chromebooks. And with the same specs, ChromeOS comes out faster and more stable than Windows, for less money. Granted, that doesn't keep me from dicking around with my netbook, but my Chromebook has utterly replaced it.
Chrome Web Store. You'll find a fair amount of functionality.
Was looking at the Toshiba 13" Chromebook 2. Is the ability to install linux dependent from model to model as far as replacing Chrome OS? Or is it universal across the various different chromebooks? Honestly if I can guarantee Linux on the chromebook I have in mind, I'm buying it.
>13" 1080p screen
>dual core celeron
>11 hours of use
>$250 at the door
Looking more and more tempting.
Netbooks died out a long time ago. Chromebooks are much better spec/compatibility wise. My father has one, I think he's charged it 5 times within the past 2-3 months. Not entirely sure, but he uses it almost all the time.
the cheap ones are hard to find and have shit specs
and for even just meh specs you way overpay for the hardware
since I don't need new and shiny to show off to people(no one to show off to) I can get better hardware for cheaper, by going refurbished
One way is that if you want a linux netbook, you will get great battery life and perfect driver compatibility if you install linux on a chromebook via Crouton. Crouton will use the same kernel that chromeOS uses so no driver or battery life problems.
Also super cheap chromebooks with 2gb of ram and atom processors will feel faster compared to super cheap windows netbooks with the same specs because chromeOS uses less resources compared to windows.
Actually the dell chromebook 13, which is considered a "premium" chromebook has the best build quality in it's price range.
>locked bootloader with open source BIOS that has to be hacked on, doesn't work with every model and still doesn't work properly with the latest chipset
>most chromebooks have windows alternatives with a generic bootloader and the same specs for the same price
pointless. this is a technology board not a board for consumer whores like you
My C710 works just fine and I had to go and install seabios myself but once I put in the touchpad fix it worked fine
too bad the crubuntu set up is dead I liked how simple it was
Got my parents a Chormebox as they are HOPELESS on both Windows and OSX. Only cost me $150 and they fucking love it (Budgeted for over $300 for a PC xmas present). Yeah, it's a botnet. Let the NSA monitor their Netflix sessions and all the videos of cats my mom looks at.
It boots up fast, it's simple to use, and they can't fuck it up. Automatically works with all Logitech devices. Thing is a god send.