Why Chromebooks are a Stupid Idea, Part 2: The Reviewers Weigh In
Jun 14, 2011, 09:02 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Broida)
"Hereâ€™s an overview of some of the more
"CNET: The Series 5 works as promised and looks good doing it.
However, for its price you can buy a more capable Windows Netbook
or laptop â€" even if you just want something for couch
use. You can do a lot of things with one of those (or a smartphone,
an Android tablet, or iPad for that matter). Right now, though,
there are just a lot of things you canâ€™t do
with a Chromebook.
"Gizmodo: Itâ€™s not a netbook, Google will
tell you. (Vocally.) But your hands will tell you differently.
Itâ€™s squishy in the middle, when you press on
the upper section of the trackpad. Almost like
itâ€™s hollow. The rest of the plastic body bends
like stale bread. Itâ€™s at that weird
intersection between meh plastic and good plastic. And
itâ€™s thin, notably but not remarkably so."