marubeni wrote: »
Notice that there is another huge benefit if you are running a school: you control EXACTLY what is installed on the machine.
digitol wrote: »
Am I missing something? What a strange comparison to put a full featured laptop (Macbook) against a web-appliance(Chromebook). The title of this article is very confusing, does apple still sell MacBooks? I thought only Macbook Pro. Anyhow, I don't see how the two relate, so I found this little write up ridiculous. It's kind of like saying guess what: More people bought pencils, than Tv's.- how does one relate?
FYI: The US commercial channel sales market, which includes resellers and distributors of computer products.
These `sales' are units shipped to these resellers and distributors and classified as sales final, when they are actually sales pending to an end consumer. In short, these are channel packings to prop up quarterlies and once they surpass the quarter and inventory of products aren't moving the distributor/reseller has an option to reduce the sale and/or ship back the merchandise with a small fee.
Those `units' statistics aren't worth spit. They never have been.
If it plays Flash, it's dead in the water for many schools. A bit extreme I know but kids simply don't know how to use personal internet tools effectively or responsibly, after all they are just kids. Online Flash games make it necessary to severely restrict the use of the internet in most schools, as a result any device that relies on the internet for its key functionality is going to be strangled at birth.
I went to Best Buy on Saturday to pick up a thumb drive and had read this article on another site, and I decided to look at the chromebook they are just plain cheep looking and using them is just as bad, there was only 1 person while I was standing there who came to look at them and they only spent about a minute looking and left, also you should know they only have 1 little table with them on it and not very close to all the other computers and none of the salesmen even close to them to help the customer with.
If the economy picks up next year it may help Apple. People may be buying cheap computers just because their budgets are being slashed to the bone. But they need to remember TCO, and the lower number of problems with Apple products.
Not true. Verizon has never charged a fee for hotspot. AT&T plans now include it. Although some grandfathered plans may not allow it, without leaving the old plan. In both cases you have to pay for the data, but no extra charge for hotspot.
clemynx wrote: »
How many people who got/bought an iPad were looking specifically for an iPad? Almost 100%. How many who bought a Chromebook were looking for one? Certainly a lot less. These people will realize how limited ChromeOS is at the moment and a lot of them won't buy it again.
elroy6 wrote: »
To clarify my previous post: Chromebooks are perfect for K-12 classrooms. Content creation in this domain means writing papers, working with spreadsheets, and creating presentations. While iPads can do all of these things, Chromebooks can do them more efficiently and are much less expensive. There is still a place for iPads in education, but I think they are best suited for unique uses, such as special Ed, or closely targeted activities, such as math drills.
marubeni wrote: »
I did not realize that you could run windows on a pixel, and as for linux, I had read (admittedly, about a year ago) that linux did not support the high res display -- has this changed now?
clemynx wrote: »
You can do a Keynote like presentation on ChromeOS?
You can't even mount networked drives on Chrome OS. It is impossible to do. People who use those have extremely simple needs. Not a bad thing per se, but more an more people use always one drives to play movies on their tv. It's impossible to do on a chromebook.