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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)

"Here’s an overview of some of the more telling comments:

"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 can’t do with a Chromebook.

"Gizmodo: It’s not a netbook, Google will tell you. (Vocally.) But your hands will tell you differently. It’s squishy in the middle, when you press on the upper section of the trackpad. Almost like it’s hollow. The rest of the plastic body bends like stale bread. It’s at that weird intersection between meh plastic and good plastic. And it’s thin, notably but not remarkably so."

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