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Despite critics, Chromebooks prove their business mettle

Aug 12, 2011, 22:02 (3 Talkback[s])
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"have previously countered ZDnet columnist Ed Bott's claims that Chromebooks aren't Windows killers. Here are of two key points I raised:

"Google's pricing strategy is a step toward IT as a service. By cutting the cost per notebook and business applications to approximately $35 per user per month, Google reduced the total cost of ownership to less than 20 percent of today's cost of acquiring, maintaining, and supporting PC laptops via the IT infrastructure needed per knowledge worker.

"All apps that some users need can run in a browser. Simply put, a Chromebook is not for every employee, but a majority of knowledge workers, specialized workers, and mobile users can adopt a Chromebook with little to no detriment to their workflow."

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