Originally Posted by Andysol
Why buy a Chromebook when you can get a used 11" Air on Craigslist for just a little more? Do I have to remind you that you will be supporting a despicable company (Samsung)?
Forget the fact you're sending your money to crooks- Isn't iCloud/shared contacts/Time Machine (if you have a time capsule)/Find my Mac/etc/Calendar/iMessage/Facetime/Safari Links/Mail not worth it?
Acer, HP and soon Fujitsu and Sony also make Chromebooks so you are not limited to just Samsung. The new Acer C720 with a Haswell CPU is actually pretty nice for 250 bucks. The Chromebooks also include two years of 100GB storage from Google, a 120 dollar value so the Chromebook is then actually only 130 bucks. You can also install Ubuntu over the ChromeOS system or install it in the same runtime as ChromeOS, meaning the two OS's use the same Kernel. CTRL F1 for Ubuntu, CTRL F2 to go back to ChromeOS.
Intel Celeron Haswell 2980U (Don't be fooled by the Celeron badge, the CPU score is 2150 making it faster than some of the i3 processors)
4GB RAM, 2 RAM slots upgradeable to 8GB RAM
16GB SSD (Google's idea is that you would store you data in the cloud, Google Drive is integrated into the system) you can easily replace the SSD to a higher capacity or use a mechanical drive
8 hours battery, removable
4G version available soon