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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

3G? what do you think?

in the chromebook central group the discussion of what we would pay for unlimited 3G came up. and it got me thinking about if I would pay for 3G for the chromebook or not. the more I think about it the more likely I think it is that I would.
Ever since I got my chromebook my use of my Evo phone has dropped considerably. I do occasionally use it for real quick look ups and much more often as a hotspot for the chromebook. the rare occasion when I use the 100MG free 3G on the chromebook is really nice. it just disappears too fast. i have tested a couple 24hour free passes and I loved it. I've noticed in restaurants often the verizon 3G is faster than the unsecure wifi they have. of course I've only gotten the pass a couple times so it's nothing conclusive and I'm beginning to think I may have a wifi issue on unsecure networks. but the thing is. I like it when I use the Evo hotspot in public or in the car when someone else is driving. and since I don't use the phone much anymore I would think about removing it from the phone and paying for it on the chromebook instead if the price was right. because it's so much easier. it makes so much more sense since this is my main access to the net on the road... heck it's my main access from home too. I just absolutely love it. it's my main computer. period. this is my two cents worth. anyone beg to differ?

Monday, November 28, 2011

check out the rumor mill... new things coming for the chromeOS... yay

Friday, November 18, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

ipads vs chromebooks in the school

a wonderful article that really shows why I like chromebook over Ipad... enjoy

Saturday, November 5, 2011

another reason to love my chromebook... we were trying to find a bank and the flash wouldn't scroll properly on my android phone so I pulled out chromebook, signing onto 3G and quickly found the branch we were looking for, threw it back in my purse and we were on our way again. less than a minute... worked great!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

a nice article talking about an upgrade to the power of the samsung... rock it google!

There are several Google Chromebooks on the market right now and they rock netbook spec hardware on the inside. The processor is the Intel Atom N570 and I think most will agree that if you want to do more serious computing on the machines you need a faster processor than that Atom part. Google and Intel are set to put more powerful hardware under the hood of Chromebooks soon according to sources.
DigiTimes reports that Google and Intel will start to offer the Chromebooks with mainstream Core i processors. Sources in the notebook industry claim that Intel is giving a 10-20% discount on the new processors that will be used in Chromebooks. The added performance might capture the attention of enthusiasts that were bothered by having to pay up to $100 more than a competing Windows 7 notebook with more performance.
Google will also apparently help the Chromebook making computer firms with marketing and will target a price range above $500 for the machines using the new processors. I don’t think tossing a faster processor under the hood is the complete answer to more sales for Chromebooks. I think Chromebooks will have to add more performance with the new processor and will need to beat the price of competing Windows machines to be successful on the notebook market.
[via DigiTimes]