According to many tech analysts the Google Chromebook has been flying off the shelves since its launch. It has been praised for its simplicity and price and has apparently bucked the falling PC and laptop trend. If that is true then where are they all?
Personally I like the idea of the Chromebook. It is simple to use, very quick to boot up, no viruses and updates automatically. Yes you can’t install native Windows software on it or save files to the hard drive but with Google Drive and Google Apps it is very plausible to use one as your daily workhorse. If you are a person (or business) who does everything online (of which I know quite a few) then this could be the laptop for you. For instance I have just purchased two for a business client who just needs access to two websites for their business and don’t need anything else. The Chromebook fits their requirements rather nicely.
The trouble is I haven’t seen a single one in either the local home or business markets (bar the two I have bought) or even heard many people actually speaking about them.
When the netbook emerged everyone was talking about them replacing their laptops but as yet the Chromebook hasn’t had the same effect. I fully appreciated that the central belt of Scotland is not the be all and end all of computing sales but I would have expected to see more of them.
I really hope that people are buying them as like I said earlier I like the concept so come on people speak up, where are all the Chromebooks?
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Hi I’m Chris Wakefield the owner of ComTech IT Support. I provide Windows and Linux based IT Support, laptop repairs and computer repairs to both business and personal clients in Stirling, Falkirk and Perth.
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