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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    I thought computers were meant to improve over time, but it looks like HP has different ideas. The second gen. HP Chromebook 11 is worse than its predecessor in almost every way.

    HP Chromebook 11 G2 on the way, for better or worse « Liliputing
    I was obviously wrong then as I thought that the general consensus was that technology over time meant that it improved / progressed and went forwards

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    Why are bloggers and journalists still spreading misleading information about Chromebook sales figures?

    Are Chromebooks the new Netbooks, and what does that mean? « Howtogeek

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    Chromebook sales numbers seem surprisingly high. NPD reported that Chromebooks were 21% of all notebooks sold in the US in 2013. If you combine laptop and tablet sales into a single statistic, Chromebooks were 9.6% of all those devices sold. That’s 2/3 as many Chromebooks sold as iPads in the US!
    ^ That's not what NPD reported at all.

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    Media reports two weeks ago that Chromebooks had had a successful 2013 drew criticism from analysts, including one whose data sparked the coverage.

    "There has been a ton of misreporting as many lazy reporters and bloggers have characterized this as all sales, which it wasn't, or even consumer sales, which it most assuredly was not," said Stephen Baker of the NPD Group, in an email reply to questions. "It has been very personally distressing to me that so many reporters/bloggers refuse to read, or don't know what commercial channels mean."

    Baker was referring to information NPD released Dec. 23 that said Chromebooks accounted for 21% of all U.S. notebook sales through the commercial retail channel for the first 11 months of 2013.

    In his email, Baker defined the commercial channel as the distributors -- like CDW and Ingram Micro -- that many businesses, government agencies, schools and other organizations use to buy personal computers and other devices. His data did not include consumer sales, nor PCs sold by OEMs, such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard, directly to businesses. (Source)

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    Google uses disruptive 'poem' tech to announce new Chromebook availability « The Register

    Google has announced that Chromebooks will soon be available to buy in nine more countries.

    The advertising company said on Monday that its eponymous key-slabs would soon be available in New Zealand, the Philippines, Norway, Denmark, Mexico, Chile, Belgium, Spain, and Italy.

    "Chromebooks are coming to nine more nations to improve computing for all generations," the company's Director of Chromebook Marketing and Occasional Versifier, David Shapiro, wrote.

    "When Chromebooks in these countries alight, We hope our new global friends find some computing delight."

    The rest of the announcement was also in verse, which is a legacy technology used to animate scoundrels and damsels in old app-display devices called folios.

    Google launched the Chromebooks in 2011. Sales haven't been huge – 45,000 were sold in Western Europe in the first quarter of 2014, but the company has high hopes the devices could do well in emerging markets.
    @SYNACK. I wonder if Google would accept your iPads as payment for some shiny new Chromebooks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Google uses disruptive 'poem' tech to announce new Chromebook availability « The Register



    @SYNACK. I wonder if Google would accept your iPads as payment for some shiny new Chromebooks?
    Hmmm, Google did put more than half a second into their deployment and management process so they would almost certainly be a less frustrating option

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    Hasn't HP heard of the Trade Descriptions Act?




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    Dell's Chromebook sales go crazy, so company halts sales « PC World

    “Due to strong demand, the Dell Chromebook 11 is currently not available for order on Dell.com. It continues to be available for our education customers and can be ordered through their sales representative,” said Ellen Murphy, a Dell spokeswoman

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    That looks a nice bit of kit, very slim looking much nicer than the HP version

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    This is some topic all right.

    The thing I'm most amused about is how from this topic is very apparent how the younger generation don't seem to care about how their data is used by 3rd parties and they are pretty happy for them to have carte blanche with it.. This isn't just related to Chrome by the way but as a whole.

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    At last! A 13" Chromebook with a 1080p IPS LCD and 4GB RAM.

    Toshiba announces new Chromebook 2 line « AnandTech

    Toshiba now provides a 1080p IPS screen on the higher end model that is worlds apart from the screen used in their original Chromebook.

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    ...with a terrible touchpad!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    ...with a terrible touchpad!
    You're probably right. There's bound to be corners cut elsewhere by the penny-pinching manufacturers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    You're probably right. There's bound to be corners cut elsewhere by the penny-pinching manufacturers.

    1080p IPS, there goes the battery life, the poorly coloured postage stamps on the previous ones were at least a bit more energy efficient, more pixels to push round means more drain on the battery. Looks like the Dell Bingbook we got a hold of, much nicer but heavier and less runtime than the little equivalent.

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    I have a HP 14" chromebook which is very good aside from the few small niggles, i.e. the colour (white was the best of the bad options for me) and RAM options in the UK (this was the only 4gb chromebook) when I bought this, thats the only other thing I felt let the chromebook down - the resolutions available, the panel isnt "bad" imo for a cheap one, it displays everything with clarity, just the resolution options are appalling I think, this one comes with two options 1366x768 which is default and theres a larger option on it of 1536x864 which is pointless as it looks absolutely terrible at that resolution. Even 1600x900 would be a blessing by comparison with the favourites bad on here, everything looks a little squished when browsing, the bars could all do with reducing in size too in the ChromeOS and the address bars the same.

    That being said, I like the look of the toshiba and its nice to see some larger options becoming available regarding the RAM and flash, but I am not wasteful enough to bin off a laptop and buy new for the sake of it, i tend to hold on to all my purchases until they die a horrible death in old age here.

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