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Terrible article.
 
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Originally Posted by Marin View Post

Nah, definitely not writing him off because of that especially since there's an abundance of high school age entrepreneurs. Writing him off since the articles terrible. tongue.gif

EDIT: Is this the OP's site...

i was wondering the same thing, judging from the OP's threads.

and yeah its not like i dont have respect for high schoolers...but i'm not going to let an article like this just slide. That last paragraph is a doozie..it's like he interrupts his train of thought repeatedly or contradicts himself.


"it works wonders" oh , but it's only really good for the internet and not much else. rolleyes.gif THEN THE GAMES! again, they're not great, but make you feel good. thumb.gif
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post #33 of 42
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Yeah I saw that as well, but I want the samsung one, it's pretty drool.gif

Want a ubuntu machine that works well?

Go with a xe500.

8-9 (consistantly) hours of battery life in either ChromeOS/Ubuntu makes this machine worth it.

The Atomn570 is weak-ish, but it works and this isn't bought for a gaming machin.

Personlly, I want a 550.

Battery life that out-does some new tablets biggrin.gif.
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No surprise here...cheaper facebook machine tongue.gif and a lot more open
 
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I have the older Atom Samsung Chromebook and even the Atom is enough to run everything just fine and it gets smoother with each update. The updates are pretty frequent and they have really changed the environment a lot as they go along.
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Interesting only because Ubuntu can be installed on these things.

I'm going to get one. Is there anything dodgy trying to install Ubuntu on it, or is it as simple as it should be?
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Somebody tell Samsung that the Netbook is supposedly dead. rolleyes.gif

On a more serious note, the 10.1" Netbook may be because 1024x600 doesn't cut it anymore for many people and software nowadays, so 11.6" 1366x768 is the new Netbook. You guys just wait and see when AMD releases 28nm Kabini and Intel releases 22nm Atom with out of order architecture and IB based graphics, I bet a lot of people are just waiting for real news on the x86 front to start buying them again.

Judging by the performance of my E2-1800, seems pretty decent when GPU acceleration is thrown in. There is small annoyances here and there when I really stress the machine in moderate multi-tasking, but works wonderfully for office, browsing, and moderately well for light photoshop and engineering CAD software. Most netbooks have such poor performance because manufacturers tag them with 1GB of memory and a HDD with horrible seek and random access times. Slab in 4-8 GB of memory and a SSD and the machines really take off.
post #38 of 42
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I'm going to get one. Is there anything dodgy trying to install Ubuntu on it, or is it as simple as it should be?

Depends on the one you get. Google "chrombuntu". The atom and celeron procs are supported for everything(pretty sure) and the exynos (new chromebook) boots and runs ubuntu, but it's still too buggy for normal operation. A few tweaks and it works. I tried it about a month ago, so that might of changed smile.gif. Read the comments on the blog and most everything will be resolved that crops up!

Oh, and minecraft works on the atom chromebooks thumb.gif
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Quote:
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Yeah I've never seen another person with a Chromebook.

Maybe because the macbooks are in the market for years and chromebook only for 2 months ? You can't judge the market share of a tablet by going to your school library where most students there brought their netbooks at the begining of the school year.
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Maybe because the macbooks are in the market for years and chromebook only for 2 months ? You can't judge the market share of a tablet by going to your school library where most students there brought their netbooks at the begining of the school year.

First chromebook was out in 2010. Actual retail models in 2011. Still you are right but they have been out longer than 2 months. I wasn't really judging market share it was just an observation.
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