The giant online retailer had big holiday sales, and the Chromebook dominated other computers.
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HP recalled the Chromebook 11 due to a faulty charger issue and it has been unavailable for some time. I found it on Amazon a couple days ago and placed my order.
UK retailers are discounting computers and electronics to coincide with the US shopping day of Black Friday. Here's a round up of what's available.
Are you looking for a clamshell-style laptop? The world's largest online market, Amazon.com, has a huge selection, with cheap Chromebooks at the top of the list. What does that list say about the three very different ecosystems for this familiar form factor?
According to Amazon, the number one selling laptop isn't a Windows PC or a Mac, it's the Samsung Chromebook, which runs Google's Linux-based Chrome OS.
If you are even considering the Chromebook, look at the fine print on the Amazon purchase page to find you get $269 in value-added services for your $249 purchase. Yes, you are getting $20 to buy a Chromebook so if you use these services it is a no-brainer purchase.
UK customers can now pre-order Samsung Series 5 devices running Chrome OS, with prices starting at £350, for delivery in July and August
The Chromebooks will be produced by Samsung and Acer, feature dual-core processors and go on sale in June, while new Chrome OS functionality has been detailed for the first time
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Frugal Networker Ken Hess and I discuss this week's "Jackdotting" effect on content distribution networks, Google's Chrome OS, The price reduction on the Amazon Kindle 2 and talk with Jay Botelho of WildPackets, the network analysis and forensics software company.Click Here to Listen to the July 10, 2009 Frugal Friday Podcast.
Speaking to developers in London, Steve Ballmer has said Microsoft is developing a cloud-computing OS, tentatively entitled 'Windows Cloud'