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HP Unveils Pavilion 14 Chromebook

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HP today announced its first Chromebook, widening the company's extensive PC and workstation portfolio and expanding its multiOS approach to offer customers more choices.

The HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook boasts a display that's approximately 2 inches wider (diagonally) than any other Chromebook in the market today. It provides a fast and easy gateway to a seamless Google experience with popular products like Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive and Google+ Hangouts for multiperson video chat as well as access to apps in the Chrome Web Store. A 14-inch diagonal design provides an ideal balance of mobility and comfort, while the HP BrightView display lets users see and surf easily.

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You know something, all of a sudden I find Chromebook/ChromeOS all that more attractive. Why? Because W8 is now trying to "be" app-centric and is imitating iOS and ChromeOS. So "by default" and on boot, there isnt anything to differentiate it. In fact, iOS and ChromeOS are better. It is no longer the "enthusiast power OS" without hacking but the "girl touch icon" OS for noobies.

Until W8 I would never have considered ChromeOS. It was just too handicapped. But now that trophy goes to W8.

(Yes, I do have a W8 installation, and yes I have installed classic-shell to get it back to normal and yes once that is done and you ignore app-tiles-boot screen, it is OK. But that is not straightforward and takes time... not something for the average user)

The 14" HP chromebook looks nice and is a good price. But they are competing with tablets. They are tablet-with-keyboard... and as such... they really should stick within the boundaries of tablet portability. 14" is OK, but it looks a bit fat and heavy. Therefore giving ChromeOS a bad name. They should have a de-minimus profile requirement... along the lines of ultrabook.
 
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You know something, all of a sudden I find Chromebook/ChromeOS all that more attractive. Why? Because W8 is now trying to "be" app-centric and is imitating iOS and ChromeOS. So "by default" and on boot, there isnt anything to differentiate it. In fact, iOS and ChromeOS are better. It is no longer the "enthusiast power OS" without hacking but the "girl touch icon" OS for noobies.

Until W8 I would never have considered ChromeOS. It was just too handicapped. But now that trophy goes to W8.

(Yes, I do have a W8 installation, and yes I have installed classic-shell to get it back to normal and yes once that is done and you ignore app-tiles-boot screen, it is OK. But that is not straightforward and takes time... not something for the average user)

The 14" HP chromebook looks nice and is a good price. But they are competing with tablets. They are tablet-with-keyboard... and as such... they really should stick within the boundaries of tablet portability. 14" is OK, but it looks a bit fat and heavy. Therefore giving ChromeOS a bad name. They should have a de-minimus profile requirement... along the lines of ultrabook.
And gaming?.......that's what I thought.
 
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I'll put smudges and fingerprints all over it in a day.
 
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I'm on a different planet. Could you translate that please?
Chrome OS and iOS cannot game. If you are using a windows platform to just check your mail then you are a retard anyway. (Not you personally). Windows 8 is for everything iOS and Chrome can do PLUS game and run high end software (Maya and Adobe etc.). Not for Facebook and Angry Birds.
 
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$300 overgrown netbook is not for gaming. Doesnt matter if ChromeOS, iOS or Windows. Anyone buying a $300 machine to run Maya, Adobe, DX11, and with just 1366 x 768 and 16GB HDD/SSD is a moron.

Let's not confuse cheapo-books with high end desktop replacements.
 
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$300 overgrown netbook is not for gaming. Doesnt matter if ChromeOS, iOS or Windows. Anyone buying a $300 machine to run Maya, Adobe, DX11, is a moron.

Let's not confuse cheapo-books with high end desktop replacements.
$300 Windows dollar machine can run Illustrator and InDesign all day without any issues. Hell even Photoshop if you are not working with RAW files or compressed .tifs all that much. Even then it wouldn't be a big deal. My wifes 2 year old laptop can run most games today with the exception of things like BF3 and it was only $400 TWO YEARS AGO.
 
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Anyone putting $1000's of software on $300 of hardware has got the balance wrong. I know such people. They are ready to handicap themselves or others for the opportunity to save threepence. These people are usually called accountants who control the budget spend and the poor employees are left to work on s1ht. I'm glad to hear you haven't got time for such nonsense.
 
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This has to be a joke, why pay 300$+ for a retarded internet only notebook that is entirely limited to a browser and basically a few google apps, than pay 400$ for a reasonably powered laptop, biggest waste of time and money, not to mention a whole host of issues with privacy, usability and limited functionality?[have fun when the internet/cloud goes down lofl and everything you do on it is privvy of google]:laugh:

First it's the cloud, then tablets, then win 8 fisher price moron os, now this crap?
I see a pattern emerging in the computing world, and it's not to our benefit in the long run.:mad:

But by all means, jump on the bandwagon, who wants to be intelligent and think for themselves or "god forbid", want privacy anyway?