Poll: Are you buying a Chromebook?

Poll: Are you buying a Chromebook?

Summary: The web is buzzing about the upcoming Google Chromebook so it is time to see what you smart folks plan to do about them. This poll is simple, just to give us a feel for how well they are going to sell.

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I am being bombarded with conversations from all directions about the Google Chromebook. These conversations are centered around whether participants are going to buy one or not. That means it is poll time at Mobile News.

I will keep this one simple: simply indicate if you will buy one or not. I've added a third response for those of you who are on the fence about them, to get a feel for the interest in these web computers. This is not scientific by any means, but it will be interesting to see what very smart people are planning about the Chromebook.

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  • RE: Poll: Are you buying a Chromebook?

    Simple. No. The cloud, and more specifically, Google, doesn't have my trust at all.
    The one and only, Cylon Centurion
    • RE: Poll: Are you buying a Chromebook?

      @Cylon Centurion 0005 Apple, Microsoft, Dell, Toshiba, etc. don't have my trust either, but you have to use something...
      Real World
      • RE: Poll: Are you buying a Chromebook?

        At least you don't have to keep all your data on their server...

        I don't see a web-based PC getting traction. The concept is not new:
        http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/networking/1998/12/05/us-report-sun-cuts-nc-prices-hopes-javastation-will-shine-2070139/
        http://www.zdnet.com/news/ibm-slashes-ncs-to-500/99162
        Scrabbler
    • RE: Poll: Are you buying a Chromebook?

      @Cylon Centurion 0005 <br>So I guess you don't use the web or smartphones?<br>Every time you use the web or a smartphone you are using the cloud. Do you text message? You are using the cloud... Do you use e-mail? You are using the cloud.. Do you keep your precious contacts info on a smartphone? You are using the cloud.. Do you buy products online with your credit card? You are using the cloud... Do you bank online? You are using the cloud... You don't do online banking? Your banking info IS still in the cloud... You have been using the cloud for years even before it was called The Cloud. So now that it has a name you don't trust it? silly-head...
      mktpostal@...
  • q

    well for those prices you could get a better laptop and just load the OS manually?
    Hasam1991
    • RE: Poll: Are you buying a Chromebook?

      @Hasam1991
      Or you can dual boot with a computer that comes with Windows. You could also dual boot with a Mac. ChromeBoot only allows Google and nothing else... Same price as a Windows netbook though? Why not just get what works both online and off?
      audidiablo
  • RE: Poll: Are you buying a Chromebook?

    no. I'm not crazy.
    brucewilliams4
    • RE: Poll: Are you buying a Chromebook?

      @brucewilliams4 Agreed, I can buy a better specced Windows notebook for less, which will let me work when I don't have a network connection and still use the Google cloud services, when connected...

      I really don't see the point, at least not at those prices. They need to crack the $199 price barrier, if not the $149, to be taken seriously.

      As to "free" with a data contract, I have tethering on my htc and my iPhone, why would I want another contract?
      wright_is
  • RE: Poll: Are you buying a Chromebook?

    I'm not. I will only store files locally or thorugh secured copy (scp) in Linux if I don't have enough space in my laptop or a tablet.
    Grayson Peddie
  • RE: Poll: Are you buying a Chromebook?

    I'm still not clear on what it offers me over a traditional PC. The ability to access my files anywhere? Gee, a secure SSH connection to my home machine pretty much gets me that, and if you're not a techie, then PCAnywhere or LogMeIn or any number of similar services can get you the same. I think this hype to push everything to the Cloud is weird, and offers more benefits to the companies involved than to their customers.
    Andre Richards
    • RE: Poll: Are you buying a Chromebook?

      @Andre Richards

      All your base are belong to us!

      They set us up the bomb!

      Why hand over your data and your rights? Protect your own data and back up your own data and keep it secure elsewhere at your reach at any point. Cloud can be a nice addition but not solution.
      audidiablo
  • RE: Poll: Are you buying a Chromebook?

    No, it doesn't offer me anything I would need on it.
    LoverockDavidson
  • I only buy what

    Steve Jobs tells me to buy.
    davebarnes
    • RE: Poll: Are you buying a Chromebook?

      @davebarnes
      Buy an iPad - Steve.
      global.philosopher
    • RE: Poll: Are you buying a Chromebook?

      @davebarnes

      You, sir, sound like you could use a revolutionary MacBook Wheel.

      -Steve
      Sent from my iPad
      The one and only, Cylon Centurion
      • RE: Poll: Are you buying a Chromebook?

        @Cylon Centurion 0005
        Steve is doing something right... look at their profits...
        Hasam1991
      • RE: Poll: Are you buying a Chromebook?

        @Cylon Centurion 0005 Been reading the Onion eh? Why are they so hard on Apple. I guarantee they use Adobe CS on a Mac.
        jeff.fostermedia@...
    • RE: Poll: Are you buying a Chromebook?

      @davebarnes LOL
      jeff.fostermedia@...
  • RE: Poll: Are you buying a Chromebook?

    No, never....
    All this is about force you to buy data plan and pay monthly fee, just like today's smartphones.

    today one cannot buy smartphone without data plans, I am still using old smartphone with no data plan, and use lots of applications on it.
    bhardrm@...
  • RE: Poll: Are you buying a Chromebook?

    I think that the concept is great, but I am nt ready to give up the processing power of my laptop or desktop. I feel that this product is good for a basic user, but not a power user. What about applications like CAD, GIS, Photoshop... What about data driven applications like filemaker and access? Not ideal for involved business use.

    For my parents who do not much more than email, web, simple spreadsheets, and media viewing I think this is ideal.

    Also, this king of device needs to be in a tablet format for the ultra mobile user.
    apetti